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Researchers see way cocaine hijacks memory A mechanism in the brain that facilitates the pathologically powerful role of memory in drug addiction has been identified by a group of researchers. Their discovery opens a new area of research for targeted therapy that would alter or disable the mechanism and make drug addiction less compulsive.
Bioelectricity plays key role in brain development, repair Bioelectrical signals among cells control and instruct embryonic brain development and manipulating these signals can repair genetic defects and induce development of healthy brain tissue in locations where it would not ordinarily grow, biologists show for the first time.
Gene networks for innate immunity linked to PTSD risk Researchers at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in New York and the United Kingdom, have identified genetic markers, derived from blood samples that are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The markers are associated with gene networks that regulate innate immune function [...]The post Gene networks for innate immunity linked to PTSD risk appeared first on PsyPost.
More weight-loss strategies needed for people with neurological disabilities A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with neurological disabilities, according to a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. Interventions are overwhelmingly geared toward muscular disorders, leaving a gap in approaches that could help people with neurological disabilities [...]The post More weight-loss strategies needed for people with neurological disabilities appeared first on PsyPost.
Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition In a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from the RAND Corporation report that for people receiving food assistance there are significant links between depression, poor dietary quality, and high body mass index (BMI). They suggest that understanding the risk of depression among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [...]The post Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition appeared first on PsyPost.
Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study suggests Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests. Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition. The relationship between autism and intelligence is not clear, researchers say. Although up [...]The post Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study suggests appeared first on PsyPost.
Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers When it comes to buying things, our brains can’t see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees. That’s the conclusion of a study at The Ohio State University, which found that people who were shown product images in color were more likely to focus on small product details–even superfluous ones–instead of practical [...]The post Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers appeared first on PsyPost.
Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust People who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off, according to new research from The University of Manchester. Being made redundant or forced into unemployment can scar trust to such an extent that even after finding new work this distrust persists, according to the new [...]The post Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust appeared first on PsyPost.
Extra! Extra! Using a Newsletter for Your Private Practice If there is anything you’ve taken from reading posts on Private Practice Toolbox, it likely has to do with the importance of having a strong online presence to educate and serve your community. There’s a lot to consider: social media, blogging, podcasting, SEO, etc. But there’s another aspect of building...
Tips for Moms to Make Time for Themselves Moms wear many hats and tackle a slew of responsibilities every day. Depending on your children’s ages and circumstances, you might do everything from dressing and feeding your kids to picking them up from school and helping with homework. Then there are the household chores to deal with, too. In...
The Borderline Father Women are more likely to have Borderline Personality Disorder, but men can be impacted as well. Here's how a Borderline father can affect you and some tips about what you can do about it.
This Video Will Save You From Wasting So Much Time Arguing Online If you're familiar with the original definition of "meme," you know that ideas can spread and mutate. But what makes memes spread faster? Anger. Here's a video that explores how "angry thought germs" can spread, and reinforce opposing viewpoints. ...
What’s Next for Retired NFL Players? When Tom Brady took a knee to conclude Super Bowl 49, the 2014 season officially came to an end. With it, hundreds of careers ended as well. The average NFL career is a mere 3.5 years. As many players prepare (or are forced) to begin their retirements, their lives quickly...
Womb for One The single-chambered womb of women is rare among mammals, which mostly have two separate womb chambers. Through developmental accident, a double womb occasionally recurs in women, but surprisingly does not stand in the way of successful pregnancy. Reduction from two chambers to one in evolutionary has some connection with single births, but there are twists in the story.
How NOT to Raise a Narcissist Narcissism is more than believing “I’m great!”; it’s believing “I’m better and more important than you!” Here's how NOT to raise a narcissistic child.
The Importance of Disconnecting The uniqueness of personality is often obscured by the clamor of society, a carnival of distractions.
Excessive Parental Praise Could Be Turning Our Kids Into Narcissists A longstanding theory in psychoanalytic theory contends that cold and unloving parents contribute to the rise of narcissistic tendencies in their children. A new study is now throwing this idea on its head by suggesting too much praise is the problem....
The Second Myth about Positive Emotions By unraveling myths, we will make substantial inroads into emotional problems and emotional well-being. In my first post, I described the first myth about positive emotion regulation. In this second post of the series, I describe the second myth.
How Much Should You Reveal About Your Addiction Recovery? When my colleague Patricia Meyers got clean in 1997 after years of alcohol and drug use, she wanted to tell the whole world. Her father, however, urged silence. “I remember on a trip when I was in early recovery, he said, ‘You need to know if something happens, if something...
10 Ways to Spot the Everyday Sadist When we think of sadism, it’s often the “50 Shades of Grey” variety. However, sadism doesn’t just live in the bedroom. This 10-item quiz will help you find out who secretly harbors an unnatural desire to harm.