Teens who spend more time in extracurricular activities and less time in front of screens have better mental health, study finds

“If you’re worried about your kids’ mental health, particularly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing mandates, less screen time and more extracurricular activities will help, says a new study. Adolescents — especially girls — who spend more time in extracurricular activities and less than two hours of screen time after school have better mental health, according […]

CBT Corrects Brain Abnormality in Patients with OCD

“Researchers have discovered a brain abnormality in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that may help predict which patients are most likely to respond to treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), according to a study published online in Brain Imaging and Behavior. “The hemodynamic response function (HRF) represents the transfer function linking neural activity with the functional […]

Coping with Online Burnout

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, online communication increased considerably, causing an increase in burnout. Apps, such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, and Cisco Webex were key in keeping the educational, economic, and health sectors alive and ongoing during the pandemic. “Prolonged time facing screens, tablets, and smart devices increases stress and anxiety,” said lead author of the […]

Study Shows How Perfection And Anxiety Can Lead To Helicopter Parenting

“The negative effects of helicopter-parenting on children are well documented. Research shows it can lead to psychological distress, narcissism, poor adjustment, alcohol and drug use and a host of other behavioral problems in young adults ages 18 to 25. But why do some parents teach their children to fish and others feed their children fish? […]

Managing Pandemic OCD

Courtney Barich | Marketing: As a 26 year old woman living in New York City, I was having a hard time the first few months of this pandemic. I am used to being in a routine. On a regular day, I wake up, I go to work, I workout and then I go to dinner […]

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