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Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to new research.
Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia Researchers are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia. In the very first results, the researchers show that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain's immune cells.
Best of Our Blogs: March 14, 2017 In my hour and half yoga session, I gained something greater than toned thighs. My teacher taught me one simple and easy self-care trick I’ve been using to help me with everything from what I eat to what I say to myself. Ask yourself, “Is what … ...
How Popular is Sexting Among Teens? Researchers from Utah have returned to a high school after four years to track changes in the popularity of sending sexual images via smartphones.
Medications for Bipolar Disorder: Antipsychotics There are generally four different classes of medications used to treat bipolar disorder- lithium, anticonvulsants, antidepressants and antipsychotics. Most people with bipolar take a combination of different medications. Which medications … ...
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Demystifying the Child Sexual Abuse SOL Reform To clear up any confusion about the New York child sexual abuse SOL reform bills currently cycling through the Senate and Assembly, I’ve compiled a handy FAQ, thanks to my … ...
Coping With My Mental Health Symptoms With schizoaffective disorder and social anxiety, I have a number of different types of symptoms to cope with. For me, psychotic symptoms can be the hardest to deal with. The … ...
Brain Awareness Week 2017: I’m A Brain! #brainweek I was thinking: how in the world can I start off Brain Awareness Week? My mind was riddled at its core with components of ideas; the conceptual dreamscapes of possibilities. … ...
Study: Narcissism and Machiavellianism not necessarily linked to short-term sexual behaviors New research published in Evolutionary Psychological Science suggests that the Dark Triad of personality traits does not reflect a common social or sexual strategy. The two-party study of 1,116 adults examined the relationship between Dark Triad traits and sociosexuality. The “Dark Triad” refers to the three menacing personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. Sociosexuality [...]
Parenting practices play a central role in the development of narcissism, study finds Parenting style plays an important role in the extent to which offspring develop narcissistic personality traits later in life, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Research in Personality. Narcissism is a personality trait that includes a variety of characteristics such as feelings of superiority, a lack of empathy, exploitative behaviours and [...]
Study finds white matter abnormalities in synthetic cannabinoid users Synthetic cannabinoid use results in white matter abnormalities and vulnerability to psychosis, according to a pioneering study recently published in European Neuropsychopharmacology. Synthetic cannabinoids are becoming increasingly popular as a recreational drug among young people, and little is known about the long term effects of taking them. Synthetic cannabinoids are artificial substances that are often [...]
Scientists can now use brain imaging to predict crime knowledge states in the human mind Judges and juries always ponder whether people act “knowingly” or “recklessly” during criminal activity — and neuroscience has had little to add to the conversation. But now, researchers, including computational neuroscientist Read Montague of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, have discovered that brain imaging can determine whether someone is acting in a state of [...]
First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia. The method, reported in Experimental Physiology, will help identify people whose depression or schizophrenia involves signalling via a receptor called NMDAR, and differentiate between the two diseases. At present, there are no diagnostic tests to help [...]
How I Kicked Depression in the Cojones (and you... They say that when you stop trying, good things will come to you. Oddly enough, it’s true. Ever heard of couples who quit trying to conceive, maybe even adopt, and … ...
Tackling depression by changing the way you think Depressed individuals “don’t need to worry and ruminate,” says Professor Roger Hagen, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Department of Psychology. “Just realizing this is liberating for a lot of people.” Hagen and NTNU colleagues Odin Hjemdal, Stian Solem, Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair and Hans M. Nordahl have recently published a scientific [...]
Depression, alcohol, and marijuana linked to later use of synthetic marijuana among teens In the first prospective study of synthetic cannabinoids or SCs – the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana – researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana was linked to an increased risk of SC use one year later. Synthetic cannabinoids are a large group of chemicals that [...]
Never before seen images of early stage Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world – to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. The unique images appear to contradict a previously [...]
There’s a close association between magnetic systems and certain states of brain activity Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven for the first time that there is a close relationship between several emerging phenomena in magnetic systems (greatly studied by condensed matter physicists) and certain states of brain activity. The researchers, who have published their work in the journal Neural Networks, have studied a brain model [...]
Yes, she’s smiling: Most people agree on Mona Lisa’s facial expression It is perhaps the world’s most famous painting: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The ambiguous facial expression of Mona Lisa was long thought to be one of the main reasons for its great appeal: Is she happy or sad? Scientists at the Medical Center – University of Freiburg, the Institute of Psychology of the University [...]