Mental Health

The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain

Jun 2, 2014

In her new book, author Barbara Strauch takes on some popular assumptions about aging. She joins Barbara Lewis to discuss "The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain." Strauch cites evidence showing that older brains develop and remain flexible, and she’ll argue that grown-up brains perform better at tasks such as making judgments and recognizing patterns.

You Are Not Your Brain

Jun 2, 2014

Our brains can develop bad mental habits. But psychiatrist and author Rebecca Gladding, M.D., will explain that people have more control over their thoughts than they realize.

The Great Recession's Effect On Our Health

Jun 2, 2014

The Great Recession affected millions of jobs and caused many families to lose their houses, but how did it affect our health? According to research by Sarah Burgard, Ph.D., the Great Recession changed major health indicators for those affected by job and other losses. However, her study found unexpected changes such as a drop in mortality in infants and from accidents and heart disease among adults. She talks about how economic downturns have countervailing effects on different groups of people.

What Happens When We Don't Sleep?

May 31, 2014

Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., discusses what happens when we don't sleep with Jerome Seigel, M.D.

ADHD In Minority Children

May 31, 2014

ADHD has become one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health problems in kids. But did you know that minority children are much less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD?

How College Students Can Stay Healthy

May 31, 2014

Having a relationship with your grandparents is fantastic, but did you know that it may help ease the symptoms of depression?

Family Time Can Improve Health In Children

May 22, 2014
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Family activities are nice ways for parents and kids to spend time together. But did you know that they can also improve the social and emotional health of young children?

Study Links Hearing Loss And Depression

Mar 30, 2014
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Losing your hearing is troubling for many reasons. But did you know that it may lead to depression?

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