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After yesterday's deadly train crash in Hoboken, some people may be feeling anxious if they or a loved one are taking public transit. Here are a few tips to help you cope.

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What personality trait(s) can help you build and maintain popularity in the long run?
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Anxious about the presidential debate tonight? Dr. Lynn Bufka of APA’s Stress in America team, offers some tips on how to keep your stress in check during the debate:
• Mentally prepare yourself before the debate starts, and think about how you will respond if you feel your emotions taking over. For example, you may wish to take a break, turn off the TV or plan to read the analysis tomorrow.
• Moderate your alcohol intake. Alcohol is a depressant and slows down the brain and nervous system functioning. It can heighten emotions and increase anxiety, so if you anticipate getting worked up during the debate, you may wish to avoid alcohol altogether.
• Remember, this is one debate only. Worrying about the future just increases anxiety and distress.
• Make a plan for after the debate. If you are upset or agitated, consider going for a walk, reading a book or listening to music to de-stress before you go to bed.
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Did you know suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States? September is suicide prevention month. What are some things you can do to help save a life?
In this blog post, APA President-elect Nadine Kaslow and her colleagues offer parents advice on how to prevent teen suicide. By Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Polina Kitsis, Mili Anne Thomas, MA, and Doria…
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"Suicide prevention has traditionally focused on the downsides of social isolation and the role of mental illness. But the new findings show how community needs to be considered when assessing vulnerabilities, and why prevention organizations should no longer view social connectedness exclusively as a positive force in measuring suicide risk."
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How can high levels of anxiety increase a man's risk for cancer?
Men over 40 who are plagued with the omnipresent of generalized anxiety disorder are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than are men who do not have the mental affliction, new research finds. But for women who suffer from severe anxiety, the research found no increased risk of cancer death.
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How could meditation reduce the need for opioid painkillers in some patients?
Doctors at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital are testing if meditation can reduce patients’ needs for narcotic painkillers after back surgery
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Pretty sure distraction and meds are the best way to get rid of pain after surgery.
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How can implicit bias negatively affect preschool students?
Teachers are more likely to expect young black children -- especially young black boys -- to misbehave, according to a new Yale study: "Implicit biases do not begin with black men and police. They begin with black preschoolers and their teachers."
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How can a physical brain injury leave someone more prone to developing PTSD?
Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.
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Yes because if a 20 month child gets yelled in their face by their mom or dad, most likely the child will develops PTSD.
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Why would having a happier partner lead to a healthier you?
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How can you tell if a potential therapy is legitimate?
Desperate for therapies, parents of kids on the spectrum are sinking thousands of dollars into footbaths, detoxifying diets, and psychics.
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Could radar one day be used to determine your mood?
System that uses reflected radio signals has potential applications for smart homes, offices and hospitals
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Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 122,500 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.