Oxytocin slows down aging in lonely prairie voles A new study finds that giving isolated prairie voles daily injections of oxytocin prevents telomere shortening, a common sign of aging.

Loneliness ages you faster. But hormones can help! A recent study shows that oxytocin prevents cellular aging in lonely prairie voles.

Telling people it’s a placebo does not stop it from working After being given a placebo and viewing negative images, people felt less distress, even though they knew their treatment had no active ingredients.

Does giving a placebo require lying to a patient? This study concludes…no! Placebos still work even when the patient knows, at least for emotional distress.

Chronically trapped in your own negative thoughts? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is linked with a penchant for unshakable negative inner dialogues and intrusive thought patterns that just won’t quit.

Our understanding of trauma’s effects on mental health continues to increase. #trauma #rumination #mentalhealthawareness

People with complex-PTSD report less social support than those with PTSD Poor social support is a risk factor for PTSD, but it is unknown if poor social support is also a risk factor for Complex PTSD. This study found that those with CPTSD are less likely than PTSD to describe themselves as having a strong social support system.

Poor social support is a risk factor for PTSD, but it is unknown if poor social support is also a risk factor for Complex PTSD. This study found that those with CPTSD are less likely than PTSD to describe themselves as having a strong social support system.

Spend a lot of time online? It may affect your sleep. In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.

In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.