Pay attention to research because its significance can often warn, contradict or confirm our suspicious about various topics. While many people discount research, giving the age-old reason that ‘what one study says, another contradicts’, you must keep in mind the source of the research, the length of time conducted and the number of participants in each experiment.
Some findings below may pique your interest.
- A Finnish study has concluded that tendencies toward the need for psychiatric help when children reach adolescence and/or young adulthood, can be identified in children as young as eight years of age. A link to the study appears below.
- Drink Coffee, Stay Happy?
4 Cups Daily Linked With 20% Lower Risk of Depression in Women, but Mental Health Expert Urges Caution
Sept. 26, 2011 — Some coffee drinkers may have a reason to smile — or keep smiling.
Drinking several cups a day is linked with a lower risk of depression, according to a new study that looked only at women. The benefit seems to start at two cups a day. This does not apply to decaf coffee.
The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
“We found that women with the highest coffee intake — those in the top 20% — had a 20% lower risk of developing depression,” says researcher Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH. “The top 20% drank about the equivalent of four cups of coffee per day.” Ascherio is professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Spirituality Helps Cure illness, Improves Mental Health
PTI Oct 31, 2011, 06.02AM IST
WASHINGTON: Saints and religious gurus have been saying this since ages; now a new study has reinforced their idea that spirituality improves health outcomes for both men and women facing chronic illnesses.
Researchers at the University of Missouri in the US found that being involved in religious or spiritual activities improves women’s mental health, while men experience better physical health as well as improved mental health. “The new findings reinforce the idea that religion or spirituality may help buffer the negative consequences of chronic health conditions,” study author Stephanie Reid-Arndt said.
Ann Kochenberger, published author of Out Of Focus…Again, took a serious interest in research findings shortly after she was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Check out her website at www.OutOfFocusAgain.com.