Are Positive Consequences as Motivating as Negative Ones?

Are Positive Consequences as Motivating as Negative Ones?

NCR participants were asked to report the negative consequences that might occur if their goal(s) were not accomplished (an interviewer summarized the consequences and provided empathy in a nonjudgmental manner).

Why You Should Laugh at Celebrity Instagram Images

Why You Should Laugh at Celebrity Instagram Images

Scientists out of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of West England and the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University in Australia recently published a study investigating whether viewing parodies of thin-ideal promoting Instagram posts might reverse some of the negative outcomes associated with seeing all those perfected photos of celebrities.

The Powerful Link Between Insomnia and Depression

The Powerful Link Between Insomnia and Depression

In other cases, some mental health professionals may recommend you see a sleep specialist to receive cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

"Viewing idealized made up images, with or without the addition of no-makeup images, did not significantly impact women’s overall appearance satisfaction or mood." The researchers write, "Regularly promoting #nomakeupselfies on social media may be one way to reduce any negative impact of viewing idealized images of attractive others online.".

How to Treat Anxiety and Depression in People with Dementia

How to Treat Anxiety and Depression in People with Dementia

Depression , anxiety , irritability, and agitation are some of the most common mood and behavior problems that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia experience.

A Medicine That Treats Mania

A Medicine That Treats Mania

Cariprazine, a medicine approved by the FDA in 2015 for the treatment of manic episodes in bipolar I disorder, was effective in reducing depressive symptoms in bipolar I disorder patients in a phase 3 clinical trial reported March 8, 2019 in the American Journal of Psychiatry .

Repeated Giving Feels Good

Repeated Giving Feels Good

Studies also suggest that giving a gift, leaving a nice tip at a restaurant, or donating to charity also boosts your mood. In the first round, happiness with winning was about the same for the participants who won for themselves or who won for the charity.

John Stamos shares video of son Billy laughing for those who 'need a good smile'

John Stamos shares video of son Billy laughing for those who 'need a good smile'

“The funniest things make you laugh,” Stamos says in the video before he pretends to spit something out that he said was caught in his teeth, sending little Billy into a giggle fit.

Global Trend: Mindfulness in Schools

Global Trend: Mindfulness in Schools

Countries such as England and India that systematically teach mindfulness are setting up their students to become emotionally intelligent – not just simply book smart.

Meet the women who believe they've been pregnant for years

Meet the women who believe they've been pregnant for years

I don't want it anymore." The evidence just isn't there Dr Phil offered Zona and another woman who believed she was carrying a cryptic pregnancy to undergo an examination and ultrasound with an experienced obstetrician-gynaecologist.

Divorce and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Divorce and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Hence, it is important that the adults noticing these changes in the child's or teenager's behaviors, mood, and attitude further explore underlying feelings of loss, grief, helplessness, guilt, blame, and anger that could be fueling the anxiety.

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

While she thinks a more inclusive name like "perinatal mood and anxiety disorders" might help women, she said being open makes the biggest difference.

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

A new study , published in the November issue of Behavioural Brain Research , suggests that positive changes in cognition (i.e., thinking and processing of information) may predict antidepressant responsiveness. Cognitive changes as predictive of antidepressant responsiveness Why might improvements in thinking processes occur before ones involving emotions and mood?

Why Is That Your Favorite Song?

Why Is That Your Favorite Song?

Another school of thought is that there are songs that become favorites not so much for the musical structure or lyrics that generate a specific emotion, but rather for what that song represents in our memory.

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Uric Acid and Bipolar Disorder In this new study , scientists observed that people hospitalized with major depressive disorder who also happened to have higher levels of uric acid in their blood were more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the next eight to eleven years.

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

In modeling the relationship between symptoms of depression and social anxiety, the authors identified connections among irritability, feelings of worthlessness, mood instability, depressed mood, positive affect, social avoidance, and social fear.

Negative Moods May Trigger Inflammation

Negative Moods May Trigger Inflammation

That said, negative affectivity may trigger more inflammatory cytokines than " Positive Affectivity ." New research ( Graham-Engeland et al., 2018 ) has identified a correlation between negative moods and inflammation.

The Many Heath and Sleep Benefits Of Music

The Many Heath and Sleep Benefits Of Music

Music has powerful and diverse effects on both the body and mind, influencing breathing and heart rate, triggering the release of hormones, stimulating the immune system, and boosting the brain’s cognitive and emotional centers.

Family of girl with rare blood type overwhelmed by support

Family of girl with rare blood type overwhelmed by support

People worldwide are offering to donate blood to help Zainab Mughal, who has a rare blood type, and her family feels grateful for the overwhelming support. Ideally, they’d like to have about 10 donors to supply the blood that Zainab needs during her cancer treatment.

Post natal depression and sleep deprivation go hand in hand

Post natal depression and sleep deprivation go hand in hand

The effects of prolonged sleep deprivation appear very similar to the symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety such as feeling despondent, sad, or crying for no reason as well as having sudden mood swings.

Infant study finds most babies don't sleep through the night

Infant study finds most babies don't sleep through the night

“At 6 months of age, according to mothers’ reports, 38 percent of typically developing infants were not yet sleeping at least 6 consecutive hours at night; more than half (57 percent) weren’t sleeping 8 hours,” Pennestri and colleagues wrote.

'I was in denial': Woman recounts experience with postpartum depression and chronic pain

'I was in denial': Woman recounts experience with postpartum depression and chronic pain

Kolke has postpartum depression (PPD), which affects one of seven women after giving birth. More recently, researchers have looked at the role of pain during labor, delivery and after childbirth for women who experience postpartum depression.