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July 3, 2018
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Students on the Autism Spectrum Benefit from Teachers with Specialist Training

July 3, 2018 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Researchers have found students with autism spectrum disorder benefit from teachers who have received specialised autism training. Students in classes with teachers who received such training interacted more with their teachers and peers, participated more frequently in class activities and had a higher frequency of two-way conversations. [More]

May 28, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Depression Lead To Cognitive Decline In Your 70s And 80s? This New U.K. Study Says Yes It Can

May 28, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Did you know that after 70 years of age, your chances of developing a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety doubles every five years? The same is true for cognitive decline such as impaired memory. Here's another fun statistic to look forward to: By age 85, one in four of us will have the luxury of suffering from both conditions simultaneously. But researchers are trying their best to prevent this from happening. [More]

March 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Time change, circadian rhythm and mental illnesses

March 13, 2018 21:17 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Setting the clock ahead an hour in the spring, or back an hour in the fall, is known to make people feel sleepy and cranky while they adjust to the time change. The body's natural circadian rhythm can be briefly--and negatively--impacted by these time changes. And now, researchers are recognizing that jet lag from long distance travel can cause negative effects not only to one's physical--but to one's long-term psychological health. [More]

February 24, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Therapists see real improvements with virtual reality

February 24, 2018 01:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Virtual reality is most recognizable these days as the next great tool for games and simulated travel. But for professionals and researchers in the field of mental health, virtual reality may just be the right tool for people with social anxiety, and other mental health disorders, to gain access to near-real environments with real solutions. [More]