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Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less

A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children.

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Psychiatric Symptoms Impact Mental Health Court Engagement

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People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. It is estimated that 1 million people with mental illnesses are arrested and booked in the U.S. each year. As such, interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular in communities across the country. New research from the University of Missouri finds that for mental health courts to be successful, every professional engaged in the process should be aware of the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and participant engagement within the system and connect participants with comprehensive treatment and services as early as possible.

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Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen.

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IU Study Finds Infant Attention Span Suffers When Parents' Eyes Wander During Playtime

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Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology by psychologists at Indiana University.

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Ocean Views Linked to Better Mental Health

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Here's another reason to start saving for that beach house: New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed.

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American Psychological Association Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Barriers to Care

Events will address challenges for older adults, children, LGBT population and minority boys and men.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Rosemary Aroma Can Help Older Adults to Remember to Do Things

The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future.

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Saudis to sell stake in state-owned oil: Experts Needed

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Distracted Parenting

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Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons

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Need to Remember Something? Better Draw It, Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

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New Officers Join Leadership of the American Physiological Society

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APS is pleased to introduce the new members of its leadership: President Elect Dennis Brown, PhD, and Councilors Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD; Willis K. Samson, PhD; and Harold D. Schultz, PhD. The new officers were elected by the APS membership and took office in April.

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, Becomes 89th President of the American Physiological Society

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, was installed as APS president in April. Reckelhoff is a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, director of the Women’s Health Research Center, director of research development for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Patients at High Risk for Psychiatric Symptoms After a Stay in the Intensive Care Unit

Results of a multi-institutional national study of nearly 700 people who survived life-threatening illness with a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) suggest that a substantial majority of them are at high risk for persistent depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder — especially if they are female, young and unemployed.

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Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space

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Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed by what they describe as the magic such a perspective brings. This phenomenon is called the "overview effect," and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center are studying it to better understand the emotions astronauts commonly recount.

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When Inhaling Media Erodes Attention, Exhaling Provides Focus

People who often mix their media consumption — texting while watching TV, or listening to music while reading — are not known for being able to hold their attention on one task. But sharpening their focus may be as simple as breathing. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have shown that heavy media multitaskers benefited from a short meditation exercise in which they sat quietly counting their breaths.

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Thompson Reuters Names Faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers

Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professors were named to the prestigious 2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) list.

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Sexist Video Games Decrease Empathy for Female Violence Victims

Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist, violent video games show less empathy than others toward female violence victims, a new study found.