Not all young adults adapt to change easily. According to a new study, those who are adaptable are more likely to have a higher self-esteem.
Health programs should focus on men’s strengths to help them thrive amid societal stressors
When confronted with adverse situations such as the loss of a loved one, some people never fully recover from the pain. Others, the majority, pull through and experiment how the intensity of negative emotions (e.g. anxiety, depression) grows dimmer with time until they adapt to the new situation. A third group is made up of individuals whose adversities have made them grow personally and whose life takes on new meaning, making them feel stronger than before.
A decade after the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, studies have shown that the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among troops is surprisingly low, and a Harvard researcher credits the drop, in part, to new efforts by the Army to prevent PTSD, and to ensure those who do develop the disorder receive the best treatment available.
Despite the demands of military service and the threat of long separations, marriages of military members are not more vulnerable than civilian marriages, according to a new study.
Women can feel better about their bodies when they receive high family support and limited pressure to attain the "thin and beautiful."
Women who have experienced diverse forms of violence are more likely to take sexual risks, according to a new study.
Parents of teenagers' friends can have as much effect on the teens' substance use as their own parents, according to a new study.
Children who experience severe trauma are three times more likely to suffer from schizophrenia when they grow up, a new study found.
Consumers are suggested to be vigilant when shopping in a state of deprivation, specially under global financial crisis.
Drug abuse and sexual risk behavior was found to increase parole revocation, according to a new study.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
Unexpectedly migrant women show resilience in their ability to control their environment through work.
Methylphenidate may help induce recovery from several anesthetic drugs, improve patient safety.
Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed – and more compassionate and aware of others’ feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with the most current scientific methods for regulating emotions.