Chemical Hearts Captures the Joy and Agony—and the Lasting Scars—of Teenage Romance

In troubling times, it sometimes helps to look back on even more troubling times. As a character in the romantic melodrama Chemical Hearts puts it, the teenage years are an unavoidable limbo between childhood and adulthood: “Adults are just scarred … Read more…

The woman who brought transgender workers’ issues before the Supreme Court will have a lasting legacy

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Journalist Maria Ressa faces a conviction in the Philippines, the WNBA is set for tip off, and—thanks to Aimee Stephens—we take an essential step toward basic fairness in the workplace. Have an inspired Tuesday. – This … Read more…

Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression

A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism

New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias — and that the treatment lasts. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL UPDATE:

Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children’s mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and after a catastrophe. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL UPDATE:

Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual’s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass … Read more…