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Do antipsychotic medications affect cortical thinning? People diagnosed with schizophrenia critically rely upon treatment with antipsychotic medications to manage their symptoms and help them function at home and in the workplace. But despite their benefits, antipsychotic medications might also have some negative effects on brain structure or function when taken for long periods of time.
3 Obstacles that Stop You from Being Assertive &... Being assertive can seem easy in theory. You simply tell someone what you’re thinking, feeling, wanting or wishing. You express yourself in a clear, firm and respectful way. But there are many things that can prevent us from being assertive. It might be everything from … ...
Work-Life Fit Linked to Employee Engagement, Motivation and Job Satisfaction Men more likely to use child care benefits, flexible schedules and other work-life programs, APA survey finds
Estranged is Just Strange Estranged. Such a weird word. Sounds like someone is getting strangled. And it sounds uncomfortable. This is my life right now. I am estranged from my husband. I don’t even … ...
Getting to the Source Reflecting on all the buzz about the "Reproducibility Project," I thought it might be worthwhile to provide some perspective from one of the 270 cast members in the Collaboration about what the experience was like - and intended to be - on our side of the fence.
Scientists see motor neurons ‘walking’ in real time When you’re taking a walk around the block, your body is mostly on autopilot–you don’t have to consciously think about alternating which leg you step with or which muscles it takes to lift a foot and put it back down. That’s thanks to a set of cells in your spinal cord that help translate messages [...] The post Scientists see motor neurons ‘walking’ in real time appeared first on PsyPost.
Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we’re down in the dumps and we often talk about “feeling blue” — new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor. The results of two studies indicate that feeling sadness may actually change how we perceive color. [...] The post Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: ‘Guilting’ teens into exercise won’t increase activity Just like attempts at influencing hairstyles or clothing can backfire, adults who try to guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won’t get them to be any more active, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. The study, which appears in the September issue of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found [...] The post Study: ‘Guilting’ teens into exercise won’t increase activity appeared first on PsyPost.
Texas A&M team finds neuron responsible for alcoholism Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two, which could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions. A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, finds that alcohol consumption alters [...] The post Texas A&M team finds neuron responsible for alcoholism appeared first on PsyPost.
Reward, aversion behaviors activated through same brain pathways New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don’t work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered brain pathways linked to reward and aversion behaviors are in such [...] The post Reward, aversion behaviors activated through same brain pathways appeared first on PsyPost.
Hiring more minority teachers in schools gives fairer perception of discipline Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. The study also found white students who attend schools with a higher number of minority teachers are more likely to believe discipline from [...] The post Hiring more minority teachers in schools gives fairer perception of discipline appeared first on PsyPost.
Diabetes and brain tangles may be linked independently of Alzheimer's disease Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A new study looked at the relationship between type 2 diabetes, the loss of brain cells and their connections, the levels of beta amyloid (a sticky buildup of plaques) and tau or tangles of protein in the spinal fluid of the participants.
How to Set Better Boundaries at Work For you, a standard workday just isn’t enough. Your boss depends on you to be available day and night, and you often bring work home on the weekends. Your colleagues and clients rely on you so much that you plan to be on call during … ...
Why You Shouldn’t Give Friends Unsolicited Love Advice Despite our good intentions, our advice to our loved ones may not be welcome... and may not be helpful either. Giving unsolicited advice, particularly unsolicited advice about someone’s relationship, is fraught with difficulties. Here are some reasons why you should reconsider before giving unwanted advice.
Stress isn’t always a bad thing. When you have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, there are things that can exacerbate your symptoms. In psychological circles, these are known as triggers. The trigger … ...
Genetic tests offer new clues to autism A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life.
Sleep: The Best Medicine Picture this. A long day of working from 8 to 5, you probably skipped breakfast or had a rushed lunch. Finish work only to get home cook dinner, help with … ...
Why men get tongue-tied Testosterone may finally be an explanation for why men are often less verbally adept than women at expressing themselves.
Celebrate The Small Victories There are times when our illnesses bring us to the lowest points and it’s during these times when I find myself fighting to stay afloat. I can’t tell you how … ...
How protein tangles accumulate in brain, cause neurological disorders The appoptosin protein initiates a path that leads to the accumulation of tau, a key component of brain lesions, scientists report. The findings create new opportunities to target this key protein that leads to the brain lesions found in patients with impaired motor functions and dementia.