|New test measures effectiveness of treatments for Huntington's disease
||A new test allows physicians to measure the effects of gene silencing therapy in Huntington's disease and will support the first human clinical trial of a drug that targets the genetic cause of the disease.
|When Your Friends Are Further Along Than You
||I was a tremendously unpopular child. Nobody wanted to hang out with me except two brats from the playroom at IKEA and my special-ed friend Heloise. Things got better in … ...
|How to Join the Peace AND Prosperity Club
||When you read today’s post title, you probably thought to yourself, “That sounds great – sign me up for that club!” And I agree – I’d like to join too! But … ...
|Brain's ability to dispose of key Alzheimer's protein drops dramatically with age
||Some of the key changes in the aging brain that lead to increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease have now been identified by a team of researchers.
|Anger at Our Children
||Your reaction to the child's behavior depends completely on how you feel about yourself.
|The Best Sleep Position For Clearing The Brain of Waste
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|Study Decodes the 5 Types of Facebook Status Updates
||Want to know your personality type? A new study says your Facebook page says it all.
|Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is Worth Consideration...
||The Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a web-based community and non-profit organization founded by licensed professional counselor, Paul Fugelsang. His goal was to help make high quality, affordable psychotherapy more accessible to the public. Those seeking therapy through Open Path pay a one-time membership fee … ...
|The Language of Bipolar Disorder Part I
||There’s a lot of jargon in the medical world. Medications, procedures, abbreviations. It’s a lot to take in, especially with a new diagnosis. Treatment for bipolar disorder also develops over … ...
|How to Finish Your Summer Projects
||The last Quick Fix cartoon is titled Maybe Your Man Should Join the Circus. But I try not to judge. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: August 7, 2015
||Have you had one of those days lately? On the verge of tears, you reach a point where can’t do it on your own anymore. That’s a rough place to be. We’ve all been there. But there is no weakness in needing help. There is only courage, … ...
|Learning From Life With ADHD
||I’ve finally found something that I can concentrate on, focus on, pay attention to … It’s not a good thing. I’m having some breathing troubles … again. And it’s not … ...
|Is Your Child a Victim of Bullying?
|| Signs of Victimization A child with Bipolar Disorder is not automatically going to be a target for bullying. However, some children with Bipolar Disorder may … ...
|Critical strategies for free will experiments
||Benjamin Libet’s experiment on the neuroscience of free will needs little introduction. (If you do need an introduction, it’s the topic of my latest column for BBC Future). His reports that the subjective feeling of making a choice only come after the brain signals indicating a choice has been made are famous, and have produced […]
|Intelligence: One Thing or Many?
||Do you think the data....and there is lots of it...for general intelligence (g) or multiple intelligence? Have we simply gone too far in our
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|Study finds breakups hurt women more, but men feel the loss longer
||The average person goes through three breakups before 30, at least one of which is painful enough that it lowers the quality of life for weeks or months.
|Maryland Psychology Instructor Earns APA Award
||Prince George’s Community College professor recognized for commitment to excellence in teaching
|Study: Women hurt more by breakups but recover more fully
||Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also more fully recover, according to new research from Binghamton University. Researchers from Binghamton University and University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96 countries to rate the emotional and physical pain of a breakup on a scale of one (none) to 10 (unbearable). They [...]
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|Watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report makes people believe climate change is real, study finds
||New research has found that The Colbert Report and The Daily Show — two of the top political comedy TV shows in the United States — can shape viewers’ beliefs about climate change. “These results dovetail with, while also extending, previous research showing that satirical television news can shape public opinion about other public affairs [...]
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|Punishing a child is effective — if done correctly
||While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and “no drama” discipline, psychologists presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention said don’t put timeout in timeout yet. “Parental discipline and positive parenting techniques are often polarized in popular parenting resources and in parenting research conclusions,” presenter and researcher Robert [...]
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