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A Disturbing Number of Americans Are in Pain An analysis conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found that an alarming number of Americans experience varying levels of pain on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, people who suffer from frequent bouts of severe pain are also having to cope with diminished health....
Brain plasticity after vision loss has an 'on-off switch' A molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss has been discovered by biologists. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by tactile input from the whiskers. When the switch is off, only the other eye will take over. These findings may help improve patient susceptibility to sensory prosthetics such as cochlear implants or bionic eyes.
Target healthy cells to stop brain cancer 'hijack' New research into brain cancer suggests treatments should target the cells around a tumor to stop it from spreading.
Relationship Breakdown Hits This Sex Harder Survey of almost 100 countries reveals which sex hurts more after a breakup. » Continue reading: Relationship Breakdown Hits This Sex Harder » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:How Just One Night’s Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship This Rewarding Way of Seeing Your Life Can Protect Heart Health Women 3 Times More Likely to Wear Red or Pink When Fertile Study Tests If More Relationship Sex Really Boosts Happiness The Different Types of Infidelity Which Make Men and Women Most Upset
Why Are Millennials Still Living with Their Parents Now... Millennials have been the targets of a lot of bashing lately. They have been described as basement kids, nest dwellers, generation stuck, the go-nowhere generation, and the “failure-to-launch” group, all … ...
9 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Chances For Success Many new parents may be too busy to realize it, but Tovah Klein of Columbia University argues that “the ages from two to five are crucial for your child’s long-term healthy development and success—for laying the foundation of who they will become over time.” Here are 9 ways to improve your child's chances for success from "the toddler whisperer."
Loneliness rooted in relational trauma “To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain.” –Jean Vanier (Becoming Human) Many of the … ...
The Language of Bipolar Disorder Part III Since bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed, you can go into your appointment with confidence after having done your research and tracked your symptoms. It’s helpful to you and your doctor. … ...
Their Pain Is Not Your Pain: 5 Tips for... “You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” That quote comes from Emilie Autumn’s psychological thriller novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. I used it a few months … ...
Mental Health As A Crime I am aware that there a disconnect between the systems that determine guilt and punishment, and the systems that would be needed to remediate the failed aspects of a person’s … ...
Parenting: 5 Reasons Why Children with Mental Illness Are... What kind of a parent would you consider yourself to be? Are you a good parent, firm parent, or somewhere in the middle? For many parents they would quickly identify … ...
Mental Health 101 What if psychological principles guided the entire academic experience for college students? With ongoing mental health innovations, the possibilities are plentiful.
Birth and brain functioning: C-sections could influence babies’ ability to focus, study finds Being delivered through a caesarean section influences at least one form of babies’ ability to concentrate. It slows their spatial attention, which plays a role in how well they are able to prioritize and focus on a particular area or object that is of interest. These are the findings of Scott Adler and Audrey Wong-Kee-You [...] The post Birth and brain functioning: C-sections could influence babies’ ability to focus, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Birth and brain functioning: C-sections could influence babies’ ability to focus, study finds Being delivered through a caesarean section influences at least one form of babies’ ability to concentrate. It slows their spatial attention, which plays a role in how well they are able to prioritize and focus on a particular area or object that is of interest. These are the findings of Scott Adler and Audrey Wong-Kee-You [...] The post Birth and brain functioning: C-sections could influence babies’ ability to focus, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Socratic questioning: One technique therapists use that really helps depressed patients Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key. Researchers examined how cognitive therapy for depression achieves its positive effects. Their study is the first to show that depressed patients see substantial improvements in their depressive symptoms when their therapists use a technique [...] The post Socratic questioning: One technique therapists use that really helps depressed patients appeared first on PsyPost.
Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia and autism The loss of a critical receptor in a special class of inhibitory neurons in the brain may be responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and schizophrenia, according to new research by Salk scientists. The importance of the receptor, called mGluR5, in other areas of the brain had been previously established. Until now, however, no one [...] The post Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia and autism appeared first on PsyPost.
Behaviors linked to adult crime differ between abused boys and girls, study finds The signs that an abused child might later commit crimes might not be obvious — that boisterous playground behavior from a third-grade boy, for example, or the 10-year-old girl who seems a little anxious or withdrawn. But new research from the University of Washington suggests that troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can be predictors [...] The post Behaviors linked to adult crime differ between abused boys and girls, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Machine teaching’ holds the power to illuminate human learning Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we’ve picked something up nearly effortlessly. What if a fusion of computer science and psychology could help us understand more about how people learn, making it possible to design [...] The post ‘Machine teaching’ holds the power to illuminate human learning appeared first on PsyPost.
Stressless Aging I don’t mean to stress you out, but according to a growing number of scientific reports, stress makes us age more quickly. Research suggests that from our skin to our hearts, brains, and even cells, the more we stress, the older we get. The question, … ...
Embracing Men’s Mental Health   Robin William’s tragic suicide, one year ago today, sparked a much needed conversation surrounding men’s mental health and suicide. According to the World Health Organization, someone around the globe … ...