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Study Reveals Racial and Demographic Disparities in Clinical Trials
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How Hypnosis Can Alter the Way Our Brains Process Information
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How a Year at Home Turned Us All Into Online Shoppers
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A UCLA Study Measures The Toll that Discrimination Takes on Black Men
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Measuring racism's psychological impact on Asian Americans
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How Are Most Children With Autism Doing? Really Well, Study Confirms
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How Exactly do Brains Understand Sentences? A.I. Mapping Can Help Explain
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Childhood Trauma Could Predict Performance-Enhancing Substance Use
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Stress Reduction May Alleviate Seasonal Allergies, Study Finds
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4 Ways Doctors Showed Mental Strength This Year Amid Burnout
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Prolonged Focus on Negative Moments May Impact Mental Health
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Here’s What Happens in Your Brain When You Lose Yourself in a Good Story
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Here’s the Verdict on TikTok’s Most Popular Anxiety Hacks
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Reflecting on Your Own Capabilities May Boost Resilience, Study Finds
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New Research Explains Why Scent Triggers Such Powerful Memories
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The Link Between Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Racism
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Legislation Nationwide Seeks To Ban Trans Girls From Playing on Girl's Teams
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Laughter Therapy May Increase Life Satisfaction, Study Finds
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Moral Outrage, Acting on Beliefs Appeal to Women in Search of Partner, Study Shows
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Speed of Facial Expression Linked to Perception of Emotion
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Women May Have Faster Cognitive Decline in Old Age
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90% of Women Report Using a Filter on Their Photos
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Spreading BS Could Make You More Likely to Believe It, Study Shows
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Placebo Effect May Explain Benefits of Psychedelic Microdosing
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Substance Use, Mental Problems on the Rise for Those with Obesity
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Amid Ongoing Mental Health Crisis, Therapists Struggle to Meet Demand
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Low-Income Black Women With Hypertension Show Signs of Depression, Study Shows
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CBT Can Help With Depression—and Your Job Search
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Housing Uncertainty Leads to Difficulty Sleeping, Study Shows
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Irregular Sleep Schedules May Be as Bad as Too Little Sleep
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Bullies May Face Higher Risk of Substance Use in Adulthood
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Overcoming the Stigma That Unfairly Links Violence and Mental Illness
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Psychedelic-Based Therapy Blends Traditional and Alternative Treatments for Depression
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A New Approach to Combat High Recidivism Rates Amongst Black Men
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How Your Brain May Trick You Into Conforming With Peers Against Your Beliefs
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Can Tai Chi Help Older Adults Sleep Better?
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Time Management May Ease Work-Related Anxiety, Overall Wellbeing
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Can a Smartphone App Change Your Personality?
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Street Trees Near Your Home May Reduce Risk of Depression
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New Study Explores How Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy Works
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For Gift Giving, Research Shows It's the Thought That Counts
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How Social Pressure to 'Be a Man' Can Influence Aggressive Behavior
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Guided or Not, Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help With Depression
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New Test Could Accurately Predict Depression, Bipolar Disorder
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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Concussion Symptoms, Study Suggests
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Humor Promotes Spread and Retention of News, Study Finds
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How Well You Age Might Be Linked to Late Life Expectations
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Mindfulness Works, But Not for Everyone
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Attractiveness Affects How Sexual Harassment Claims Are Received
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10 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Depression
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Higher Sensitivity to Pleasurable Effects of Alcohol Can Predict Alcohol Use Disorder
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Happiness Doesn’t Top Out at $75,000, Study Says
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The Mental Health Impact of President Biden's Landmark LGBTQ Rights Executive Order
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Seniors May Lack Access To Critical Online Therapy
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Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Justice System Contact
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Frequent Travel Can Make for Happier Life, Study Shows
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Dating Apps Don't Inhibit Love, Study Finds
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How Rap Music is Lifting the Stigma of Mental Illness
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Dry January: The Benefits of a Month Without Alcohol
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America's Mental Health Is the Lowest it's Been in Two Decades