The results bolster the argument for making cognitive behavioral therapy more widely available for treating the disorder, which affects more than one in 50 people in the U.S.
Divided attention does impair memory, but a UCLA study found that people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re distracted.
The study, led by UCLA professor Jaana Juvonen, surveyed more than 4,300 sixth-graders in Southern and Northern California.
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way than drugs.
Paradoxically, the strong relationship between stress level and the tendency to forget course material was most prevalent among students who are most confident in their own mathematical abilities.
“Stigma — Lead the Change,” presented in partnership with the nonprofit organization Bring Change 2 Mind, will include presentations from three internationally known mental health experts, who will explore the current challenges and opportunities within the community, on college campuses and beyond.
Professor Shlomo Benartzi writes that when it comes to saving money people recognize the benefit of protection from one’s self.
The study is the first to evaluate the medication as a possible treatment for alcoholism.
The pain of loneliness can cut deeper than a knife. But its implications go beyond inner turmoil and the corrosion of emotional health. It can contribute to a host of debilitating and sometimes lethal diseases.
Joan Asarnow is working on a pair of projects aimed at combating rising suicide rates among young people and changing prevention and care throughout the U.S.
Researchers compared how long babies looked at faces of adult women of different ethnicities to gain more understanding of social development.
UCLA scientists have already established national and international collaborations, begun a series of studies and implemented a program that screens and treats students for depression.
Cassie Mogilner Holmes has been exploring the relationship between happiness, time and money for almost a decade. She’s looked deeply into such intriguing questions as: Does the meaning of happiness change as people age?
Among the strategies that people use to cope with the disorder are avoiding stressful situations, staying away from alcohol and drugs, and trying to interact with people who are supportive and non-judgmental.
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 outstanding achievement prizes, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.
UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings, published today.
UCLA study shows that 42 percent of girls with ADHD were diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, compared with just 5 percent of girls without it.
A 25-year-old man made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA that uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus.
Professor Greenfield, director of the Children’s Digital Media Center @ Los Angeles, in a candid conversation at Zócalo Public Square.
Professors Sholmo Benartzi and Alan Castel say that as people age, they tend to focus on positive memories and those blindspots to past negatives can have bad financial consequences.
With decades of experience in helping people with psychosis regain their place in society, UCLA neuroscientist Michael Green and his team of 10 psychiatrists, psychologists and other neuroscientists will look for ways to help formerly homeless veterans make the same transition.
Combining workouts with traditional behavioral therapy helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine.
The research found that the phenomenon holds true around the world — and that when people hear two women laughing together, they are likely to assume the women are friends.
UCLA researchers found that workouts, in addition to brain games, appear to trigger a protein that restores connections between neurons.
Psychology professor A. Janet Tomiyama notes that some 34.4 million of the 70 million-plus Americans categorized as “overweight” by BMI were perfectly healthy.