|4 Truths About Children Showing Signs of “Multiple Personality...
||At what age did you (or someone you know) have an imaginary friend as a child? Were you able to “see” this imaginary friend and hear his or her voice? … ...
|Mental health effects of bullying worse than effects of abuse by adults
||According to a new study, those bullied by peers often suffer even worse long-term mental health outcomes than those maltreated by adults early in life.
|Girls diagnosed with autism later than boys, study finds
||A new study proves that in addition to being diagnosed less, girls are also diagnosed at a later age than boys.
|What To Do With Your Therapist
||Ways To Use Psychotherapy There are times when people who are thinking about seeing a therapist hesitate because they are not exactly sure what to expect, or what to even … ...
|3 Creative Ways to Heal Broken Trust
||Trust is the single most important aspect of any relationship. The success of a relationship depends in large proportion not only on the existence of trust but also how much … ...
|Game of Zoë
||Following simple rules, people move around in a group until interesting patterns emerge. One sees this more clearly, though, in a computer simulation.
|Cocaine changes brain, makes relapse more common in addicts
||Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward centre of the brain that influences how recovering cocaine addicts might relapse after stressful events. Importantly, the study identifies a potential mechanism for protecting against such relapses with treatment.
|Cocaine changes brains makes relapse more common in addicts
||Cocaine use causes ‘profound changes’ in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward centre of the brain that influences how recovering cocaine addicts might relapse after stressful events. Importantly, the study identifies a potential mechanism for protecting against such relapses with treatment.
|3 Ways One Mother Helped Her Daughter Overcome Anxiety
||Sleepless nights, lack of appetite, bursting into tears at the mere suggestion of doing laundry — the signs were all there. I felt like a helpless failure. How did I not notice that my daughter was struggling and what I was doing wasn’t helping? I … ...
|Age at autism diagnosis differs between boys, girls
||Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later than boys, possibly because females exhibit less severe symptoms, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego. To study gender differences in age at diagnosis and compare symptom severity between boys and girls, [...]
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|Victims of bullying fare worse in the long run than maltreated children
||Children who have been bullied by peers have similar or worse long-term mental health outcomes than children maltreated by adults, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, April 28 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego, and to be published in The Lancet Psychiatry at the same time. The mental [...]
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|Study: A minority of women seek health care after military sexual assault
||Despite growing public awareness of sexual assault of women during their military service and increased efforts by the Department of Defense to deter sexual crimes and encourage reporting and help-seeking, a Veterans Affairs study suggests most female service members who experience sexual assault are still unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the [...]
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|Research shows brain differences in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia
||University of Washington research shows that using a single category of learning disability to qualify students with written language challenges for special education services is not scientifically supported. Some students only have writing disabilities, but some have both reading and writing disabilities. The study, published online in NeuroImage: Clinical, is among the first to identify [...]
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|Switching on one-shot learning in the brain
||Most of the time, we learn only gradually, incrementally building connections between actions or events and outcomes. But there are exceptions--every once in a while, something happens and we immediately learn to associate that stimulus with a result. Scientists have discovered that uncertainty in terms of the causal relationship -- whether an outcome is actually caused by a particular stimulus -- is the main factor in determining whether or not rapid learning occurs.
|Couldn't Have Said It Better: Baltimore Riots 2015
||A short piece that explains why some of the responses in the media to the Baltimore riots feel particularly damning to Black Americans, especially when considered in context.
|Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia
||Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.
|The Horrors of Self-Esteem
||Our predecessors thought that self-esteem was a horrible notion. They were right.
|The Deepest War Wound May Be the Anguish of Moral Injury
||That the military code — never abandon a buddy, bring all your troops home, don't put innocents at risk — is impossible to meet doesn't always register deep down. The result may be shame, and all too often suicidal shame.
|Andrea Yates 14 Years Later – Should She Be Free?
||Most of us can remember the shock we felt in June 2001 when the story of Andrea Yates surfaced. The mother of five waited for her husband, Rusty, to leave … ...
|Can Women Ever Be Taken Seriously?
||Gravitas, or the assertion of power through body language, is a concept usually associated with men. However, it is possible under the right circumstances for women to have a piece of the power dynamic pie.