Want to help your mate beat the blues? Show them the love

Want to help your mate beat the blues? Show them the love

The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new University of Alberta research. It can be tempting to pull back, but tough as it may be, helping your loved one stick it out through a bout of depression can help their...

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Why busy college counseling centers aren’t a bad sign

Why busy college counseling centers aren’t a bad sign

Increased demand at college counseling centers doesn’t necessarily mean students are less well than in the past. Instead, the increase may be due to national prevention and awareness efforts over the past decade. “The results we are seeing are the outcomes we would expect to see from suicide prevention efforts...

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Brains of depressed kids don’t react strongly to rewards

Brains of depressed kids don’t react strongly to rewards

Brain waves show that clinically depressed children don’t respond to rewards the same way as other children do. Previous research from the same group of scientists found that a reduced ability to experience joy is a key sign of clinical depression in young children. The findings in the new study...

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