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Migraine surgery for teens — good results in initial experience As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don’t respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS Member Surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD, Emeritus professor of plastic [...] The post Migraine surgery for teens — good results in initial experience appeared first on PsyPost.
Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. The available evidence questions the previous notion [...] The post Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment appeared first on PsyPost.
Mental Illness and Alcohol Lead to Poor Decisions A poor decision, lapse in judgement, a moment of indecision can cost you your life when you mix mental illness and alcohol.  A poor decision that  includes speed, manual or motorized, … ...
Is Popularity Relevant to Your Life as an Adult? The level of popularity you experienced in childhood and as a teenager is still affecting you today in ways that you may not even realize. And that ignorance could be holding you back in your life — in your career, your relationships, and more. Popularity, … ...
Women Rising My own daughters' accomplishments reflect what's going on in American society generally
Spike activity 29-05-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Psychologist has a great piece by leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on mistakes, mystery and the mind. When Does Consciousness Begin and End? Interesting piece from PBS. The Lancet Psychiatry has a great piece on a unique suicide crisis resolution house in London. Who […]
Suicide: A Symptom of Global Spiritual Malaise? Recently my cousin wrote a brave letter to her local newspaper in response to two suicides that affected her children. Her posting picked up a lot of attention because it … ...
I CAN’T DO THIS…BUT I’M DOING IT ANYWAY I CAN’T DO THIS…BUT I’M DOING IT ANYWAY   Some people refer to us as “bipolar sufferers” and that may well be true. Personally, I like to refer to myself … ...
Auditory processing: Are expectations more important than sound? What affects how we hear? Do we hear sounds as they are, or do our expectations about what we are going to hear instantaneously shape the way sound is processed? These are questions that Bournemouth University’s (BU) Dr Emili Balaguer-Ballester and colleague Andre Rupp of Heidelberg University have been considering in their research into auditory [...] The post Auditory processing: Are expectations more important than sound? appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers ID part of the brain for processing speech A team of New York University neuroscientists has identified a part of the brain exclusively devoted to processing speech. Its findings point to the superior temporal sulcus (STS), located in the temporal lobe, and help settle a long-standing debate about role-specific neurological functions. “We now know there is at least one part of the brain [...] The post Researchers ID part of the brain for processing speech appeared first on PsyPost.
A patient's budding cortex -- in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human 'organoid' Scientists have perfected mini cultured 3-D structures that grow and function much like the outer mantle -- the key working tissue, or cortex -- of the brain of the person from whom they were derived. Strikingly, these 'organoids' buzz with neuronal network activity. Cells talk with each other in circuits, much as they do in our brains.
What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love? In the idyllic state of romantic love, you typically attempt to secure the object of your passion by putting their wants and needs ahead of your own. It’s as though you’re saying to yourself: “So I can make you mine, I’ll make fulfilling your desires more important than my own.” But that relational stance yet includes a crucial contingency clause. . . .
Our children's children's children* On top of old worries about whether humankind will survive the next few centuries come new concerns about whether our descendants will even be human in a sense that we would recognize. The centuries ahead could be very interesting, indeed.
Social work researchers create easier, accurate way to analyze TSCC trauma results A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile justice system.
Alzheimer's culprit causes memory loss even before brain degeneration A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, according to new research.
Disaster Recovery Myths and Facts Because PTSD is a mental health diagnosis, we usually think of trauma as an individual condition. But traumatic events happen to communities all the time and recovery happens on a … ...
I Want Revenge: Finding Forgiveness Client: “If I forgive them, it will be as if I were condoning what they did.” Therapist: Don’t confuse forgiveness with excusing. To condone means to “let pass without punishment.” … ...
Plastic Surgery, Addictive? Who Would Have Thought It wasn’t that long ago that plastic surgery was used to repair birth defects or do an occasional nose job. Now, people, led by Hollywood’s example, are appearing to become … ...
Faith May Heal Depression But Don’t Stop Taking Your... At least once a month I get an email from someone who says she has read my blogs and she knows what I should do: Rely on Jesus and let my faith heal me. Now I know her heart is good and she speaks from … ...
What Your Brain Is Doing When You Think It’s Doing Nothing Solved? Long-standing mystery about what the brain is doing when it's doing nothing. » Continue reading: What Your Brain Is Doing When You Think It’s Doing Nothing » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Debunked: ‘Right-Brain’ and ‘Left-Brain’ Personalities How the Brain Stores Memories Dementia: The Brain’s Weak Spot Found How The Brain Works During The Two Main Types of Meditation How Attention Works: The Brain’s Anti-Distraction System Discovered