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Even Depressed People Believe that Life Gets Better

Even depressed adults seem to share the typical belief that the future will be brighter, but this optimism may not lead to better outcomes, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring cerebellar activation and schizophrenia; working memory, decision making, and externalizing behaviors; and reward processing in children of depressed parents. ... More>


Teenage Girls Are Exposed to More Stressors that Increase Depression Risk

Rates of depression increase in adolescence, especially among girls. New research indicates that this may result from girls’ greater exposure to stressful interpersonal events. ... More>


Alcohol Makes Smiles More “Contagious,” but Only for Men

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, indicating that alcohol increases their sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors. ... More>


Brief Intervention May Prevent Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school. ... More>