Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

A large Australian study has discovered that medical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The study is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies...
AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a healthcare albatross lurking in the background to prey upon our aging population. Despite considerable attention to detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), significant gaps remain. While many traditional memory assessment tools...

Sleep Issues Tied to Poor Mental Health in Natural Disaster Survivors

Sleep problems appear to be closely linked to mental health problems among natural disaster survivors even two years after the event, according to a new study that surveyed survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The findings suggest that sleep health should be a...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...

Parents Don’t Have to Be Perfect, Just ‘Good Enough’

New research finds that caregivers need only “get it right” 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby. For the new study, Dr. Susan S. Woodhouse, an associate professor of counseling...