Dr. Ronald Leaf

Bio

Specialties:

  • Psychology

Affiliation:

  • Autism Partnership

Location:

  • Seal Beach, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.

    After a traumatic brain injury, children req...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A part of the brain that responds to bad experiences acts in an unexpected way in people with depression, a small study finds.

    One theory suggested that the pea-sized structure called the habenula was overactive in people with depression, so resea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle habits.

    For the study, rese...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that vets who were given pet dogs showed significant improvement in their PTSD symptoms.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests.

    Previous studies found a link between increased suicide risk among Americans and economic downturns. So, investigators from the University o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

    The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide attempts in the military aren't necessarily combat-driven. At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army soldiers most likely to try to kill themselves were never deployed, new research shows.

    Moreover, risk was greate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

    As Brown University researcher Lori Scott-Sheldon put it: "Current intervention methods appear to ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.

    Looking at 33 years' worth of data, the researchers found that states with more gun owners generally had more suicides by firearm among b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender people can face big difficulties, but a new study shows their journey is made much harder when family members reject them.

    The researchers found that risks for attempting suicide more than tripled for transgender adults who experience...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that's offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates.

    "This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families facing cancer," study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years.

    Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They found that close to 70 p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hallucinogenic compound found in "magic mushrooms" shows promise in treating depression, a small, preliminary study found.

    "Depression continues to affect a large proportion of the population, many of whom do not respond to conventional treatmen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain.

    The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids as young as 11 see alcohol ads on a daily basis, through television, billboards and signs, new research shows.

    Black and Hispanic children were especially likely to be exposed to such ads, as were girls, the study authors added.

    The r...Full Article