Parents with Anxiety Pass it on to their Kids – Stopping the Cycle

In an article to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers from John Hopkins School of Medicine found that parents with anxiety disorders are up to 7 times more likely to have children with anxiety disorders. The researchers looked at 40 families and had half get 8…

From teen smoking to adult depression

Research published online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology links adolescent smoking to depressive symptoms in adulthood. Rats were given either nicotine or saline doses in adolescence. Behavioural changes resembling depression or anxiety, including repetitive grooming, reduced consumption of rewards, and freezing in anxiety-provoking situations, were reported. Even a single day of nicotine exposure had long-lasting effects….

Compassion, Part 2: How Compassion for Yourself Changes Your Life Experience

Research has found that self-compassion affects peoples’ experience in significant and surprising ways.

Divorce and Widowhood Linked To Poorer Health

Research has shown that men typically benefit healthwise from marriage and that women typically benefit financially. In fact, men who remain married live longer than unmarried men and have a better chance of surviving surgery. The latest research in this area comes from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University. It shows the divorce…