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.
A new study shows that the frontal lobe of the brain is bigger in people who have a larger number of friendships.
While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated.
A study of more than 18,000 children across England found that embedding mental health support in schools as part of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme led to greater improvements in self-reported behavioural problems among primary pupils.
New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health.
Bringing pet dogs to work can reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for other employees, according to a new small study.
Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary. However, as a melting pot of disorders with different genetic causes is concealed behind manifestations of schizophrenia, research has still not been able to identify the main gene responsible to this day.
Contrary to old studies that women carried sexual fantasies only once in a while, a more accurate study conducted by the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, says that women happen to have more sexual imagination during their ovulation.
Seventh-grade students have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner, including being shoved, grabbed, hit or kicked, a survey of middle schoolers showed on Thursday.
Studies have found that our minds are wandering half the time, drifting off to thoughts unrelated to what we're doing - did I remember to turn off the light? What should I have for dinner?
In a widely noticed study, developmental psychologists reported that 14-month-old infants imitate an unusual action if it was chosen deliberately by the person they observed, but not if it could be attributed to external constraints. This selective imitation was put forth as evidence for an early understanding of rational action and action goals.
Advertisements have more influence on children's food choices than their parents, according to a study from Texas.
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, who has turned a proud mother by adopting four-month-old Jackson last week, is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Working with genetically engineered mice and the genomes of thousands of people with schizophrenia, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they now better understand how both nature and nurture can affect one's risks for schizophrenia and abnormal brain development in general
The results show that 63 percent of children with