|Greater proportion of men than women suffer from marijuana psychosis
||New research by health scientists at the University of York has revealed that a greater proportion of men than women suffer from cannabis psychosis. There has been much research exploring the nature of the relationship between cannabis — the most widely used illicit drug in the United Kingdom — and psychosis, however the role of [...]
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|Scientists identify schizophrenia’s ‘Rosetta Stone’ gene
||Scientists have identified a critical function of what they believe to be schizophrenia’s “Rosetta Stone” gene that could hold the key to decoding the function of all genes involved in the disease. The breakthrough has revealed a vulnerable period in the early stages of the brain’s development that researchers hope can be targeted for future [...]
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|Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response
||The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism. While the exact nature of those signals [...]
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|Does concussion impact men and women differently?
||New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of [...]
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|Diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment
||Nailing the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment, according to Mark Zimmerman, M.D., a clinical researcher at Rhode Island Hospital. His opinion editorial was published online today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “During the past 35 years, we have witnessed a revolution in the treatment of psychiatric [...]
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|Research links premature birth to withdrawn personality
||New research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism. The study was led by Professor Dieter Wolke at the department of psychology and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a socially [...]
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|Know it’s a placebo? Study shows the ‘medicine’ could still work
||You don’t think you’re hungry, then a friend mentions how hungry he is or you smell some freshly baked pizza and whoaaa, you suddenly feel really hungry. Or, you’ve had surgery and need a bit of morphine for pain. As soon as you hit that button you feel relief even though the medicine hasn’t even [...]
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|2 Steps to Rewire Unhealthy Relationship Patterns
||Perhaps you’re both the problem AND the solution… You just can’t seem to avoid it — the same dead-end relationship with the same type of person. These partners not only have the same personality but the same issues as well, and it always seems to … ...
|52 Jobs With Psychology Degree
||So you have earned your degree in psychology -- now what? Here is a list of 52 jobs available to you, including some options you might be not even aware of. In addition, we added some nontraditional but lucrative industries where your skills are very much in demand.
|Scary health effects of sleep deprivation during the teen years
||Ninety percent of teenagers are sleep deprived, and the health costs could be significant.
|Study raises concerns about veterans' mental health
||A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.
|Kim Richards Talks About Struggles with Alcohol: ‘I’ve Always...
|| Most recently seen in Sharknado 3, Kim Richards is best known as one of the stars of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but she’s also made headlines for speaking … ...
|Toxic coworkers linked to worse mental health for college students
||Working college students were more likely to have mental health problems if they had toxic relationships with co-workers than if they were on friendly terms with colleagues.
|A Balanced Diet Means a Balanced Mind
||Recently, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research completed a study on the research, importance and future of nutritional psychiatry. Their conclusion was, understandably, entirely positive, citing research that has … ...
|Should Polygamy Really Be Legal?
||With gay marriage now legal across the USA, some are suggesting that legal polygamy should be next. But would this really be a good idea?
|Psychological Challenges of Feminism — in Dating and Marriage...
||Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, exposed the misery of well-educated suburban housewives and catalyzed the women’s liberation movement. In the 1970s, feminism confused me. Who should pay on dates? Should men still open doors for women? The guys were perplexed, too. … ...
|How Personal Writing Can Help You
||Before I started blogging on here, I ran a style blog and a humor website. I enjoyed it. But I had trouble coming up with content. I thought blogging about … ...
|Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions
||People diagnosed with a personality disorder may find it difficult to function in society due to difficulties in regulating emotions -- but also healthy individuals differ in how often they become irritated, angry or sad. Scientists have published a study where they show that the affected brain areas in people with a clinical diagnosis are also affected in healthy individuals.
|Medical Marijuana: A “Don’t” for Bipolar Disorder...
||Marijuana is a popular drug-of-choice. Anywhere from 25-45% of bipolar disorder patients have used it at some point. It’s legal in twenty-three states and Washington, D.C. In four of these … ...
|Are You Tone Deaf?
||The musically gifted often foist the “tone deaf” label on those whose music production abilities aren’t up to their expectations, but most have music perception skills in the normal range.