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Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate? A new study of adolescents shows that youth who mentally take a step back from their own point of view when thinking about something troubling can [...] The post Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions appeared first on PsyPost.
Depression and diabetes associated with increased dementia risk Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared with people who had neither condition, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Diabetes and major depression are common in Western populations and [...] The post Depression and diabetes associated with increased dementia risk appeared first on PsyPost.
Dealing with Surprise Stressors I took a break. This break-up is akin to a divorce. We’ve been together 6 years in July and have lived together for almost 4 & 1/2 years. This isn’t … ...
Hire an Au Pair? Help Yourself; Help Her; and Help the World So many moms, and dads as well now, have too much to do with juggling work and home life. Ever thought your family could use a nanny? A nanny may also need you!
The Silence of Mindfulness Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good night’s sleep? A busy, racing, out-of-control mind is the driver for all symptoms of anxiety and depression. Practicing the skill … ...
Study examining ‘epigenetic tags’ suggests paternal sperm may hold clues to autism In a small study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition. A detailed report of their findings will be published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology on April 15. Autism spectrum disorder [...]The post Study examining ‘epigenetic tags’ suggests paternal sperm may hold clues to autism appeared first on PsyPost.
How oxytocin makes a mom: Hormone teaches maternal brain to respond to offspring’s needs Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors – findings that could lead to a better understanding of how oxytocin and other hormones could be used to treat behavioral problems resulting from disease or trauma to the brain. The [...]The post How oxytocin makes a mom: Hormone teaches maternal brain to respond to offspring’s needs appeared first on PsyPost.
The neural network necessary for ‘normal face’ recognition The neural network necessary for normal face recognition has been not fully understood yet until now. Here, the research group of Dr. Daisuke Matsuyoshi (present affiliation: The University of Tokyo) led by Prof. Ryusuke Kakigi and Prof. Norihiro Sadato of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), by using [...]The post The neural network necessary for ‘normal face’ recognition appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists uncover how molecule protects brain cells in Parkinson’s disease model Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found how a widely known but little-studied enzyme protects brain cells in models of Parkinson’s disease. These findings could provide valuable insight into the development of drug candidates that could protect brain cells in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The study, published recently [...]The post Scientists uncover how molecule protects brain cells in Parkinson’s disease model appeared first on PsyPost.
One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. Among women, 34 per cent of those with ADHD reported they were sexually abused before they turned 18. [...]The post One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood appeared first on PsyPost.
High rate of healthcare visits before suicide attempts Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. The study also identifies racial/ethnic differences that may help to target suicide prevention efforts in the doctor’s office and other health care [...]The post High rate of healthcare visits before suicide attempts appeared first on PsyPost.
Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops California man Mike May made international headlines in 2000 when his sight was restored by a pioneering stem cell procedure after 40 years of blindness. But a study published three years after the operation found that the then-49-year-old could see colors, motion and some simple two-dimensional shapes, but was incapable of more complex visual processing. [...]The post Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops appeared first on PsyPost.
Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Florida’s ‘Prescgram’ program Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a team of UF Health researchers. The drop in fatalities could stem from the number of health care providers who used the program’s database to [...]The post Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Florida’s ‘Prescgram’ program appeared first on PsyPost.
Video games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for players. In a study of people’s experiences with video games, players indicated that they not only enjoyed playing games, but that they [...]The post Video games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences appeared first on PsyPost.
Expanding the Self We should reciprocate the gift of our own lives..... To be focused narrowly - worrying excessively about our personal skills and accomplishments and about the public's regards of these - is to remain forever a child.
Death and Taxes Caption: Death and Taxes “Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes.”     Also See: Death hunt | Death & Taxes | Death Penalty |Brush … ...
Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the 'central executive' function of working memory, a new study finds. The results knock another chip off theories that Stone Age hand axes are simple tools that don't involve higher-order executive function of the brain.
How to avoid disappointment in love. Don’t read this hoping to learn what love is; it is up to you to decide what it means to you. After all, how you define love affects the outcome of what you’ll … ...
Cities Are Green After All Many of us are accustomed to think of urban smog as a root cause of global warming and environmental degradation that is pushing us to an existential precipice. Leading environmentalist Stewart Brand thinks otherwise. He explains why he was weaned from the village romanticism of a Mahatma Gandhi.
What is more rewarding: Soccer goal or prize money? Soccer fans hold their breath in situations like these: Two players on a team are in front of the opponent's goal with the attacking player having to make an important decision: Is it better to pass the ball to the teammate or to take the shot yourself? What happens in the brain during the course of such situations and upon scoring a goal is very similar to the processes and reward sequence with monetary incentives, researchers have discovered.