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Scientists see iron-containing inflammatory cells in Alzheimer’s brains Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia — specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become inflammatory — in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation. In post-mortem brain tissue [...] The post Scientists see iron-containing inflammatory cells in Alzheimer’s brains appeared first on PsyPost.
Borderline personality disorder is a hurtful label for real suffering – time we changed it Standing in the cold, dark bathroom, she hacked into her wrist with a razor blade and quietly stared at the blood that flowed from the cut. She told herself she was a bad person and deserved the pain. A part of her felt reassured by the sight of the blood – it showed she was [...] The post Borderline personality disorder is a hurtful label for real suffering – time we changed it appeared first on PsyPost.
Iron-containing inflammatory cells seen in Alzheimer's brains Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation.
Creativity for Better Performance A long term-patient told a fascinating story a couple of weeks ago which points to the power of creativity in strengthening critical thinking. The person’s identity is well-disguised so no confidentiality is breached. For several years I have been treating a young man (we’ll refer … ...
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APA’s Letter to its Council of Representatives The following letter was penned by Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Past-President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, its President-elect. It was shared with APA members on its listservs. Dear Council Colleagues: We promised more frequent updates. So this is … ...
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Poverty's most insidious damage is to a child's brain An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. Now, even more compelling evidence has been provided suggesting that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain.
Four Temperaments: Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric, and Melancholic Personality Types Ancient concept of four personality types -- sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic -- explained. Find out where it comes from, how it's used today, and what is your personality type according to the four temperaments model.
The Psychological Effects of Too Much Testing   How do I recall my years in elementary school? I surely remember assignments and standardized tests, but I can also conjure up images of snacks and story time and recreation with my peers in order to forge social relationships (which, in my opinion, is … ...
Want to Be Mentally Strong? Harness These Five Strengths...     I used to think that mentally strong people had superhuman qualities. I thought that they were bestowed with some sort of cybernetic strength that they – and only … ...
Learning To Let People Accept You I’ve always had friends, but I tend to keep them at arms’ length. I’m scared they’ll get to know the real me. I’m scared that once I get comfortable enough … ...
Are You Catching Too Many Z’s? Sleep is vital to our overall health and happiness. When we sleep, our bodies go to work cleaning up waste throughout the body. Muscles and organs are repaired. Cells clean … ...