Latest News

Mothers of Children with Autism Benefit From Peer-Led Intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examined two treatment programs in a large number of primary caregivers of a child with a disability. Participants in both groups experienced improvements in mental health, sleep and overall life satisfaction and showed less dysfunctional parent-child interactions.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Scientific literature overstates psychotherapy's effectiveness in treating depression

  • Screening for mental health issues in a pediatric emergency department

  • Does knowing high-status people help or hurt?

  • Cellphones can damage romantic relationships, lead to depression, say researchers

  • Insight on how a new class of antidepressants works

  • Psoriasis, risk of depression in the US population

  • Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones

  • Cognitive-behavioral prevention program for teens at-risk of depression shows benefit

  • Cognitive behavior therapy intervention effective for depression but not self-care for heart failure

  • Primary care-based addiction treatment lowers substance dependence in people with HIV