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How to Cope with Pain from the Past One of my favorite quotes, referenced in a piece on Tiny Buddha, states: “If you get lost in a trigger that thrusts you to a painful event, take a deep breath and remember: we can’t change that we’ve been hurt before, but we can choose not to suffer now.” That...
Three Ways To Use Holiday Stress To Connect It is such a contradiction. The idea of coming together, spending time with loved ones, celebrating another year of being together, and yet it is the time of year when we also experience the greatest amount of stress. Why is it that spending time together — whether it be consuming...
Why do people with autism see faces differently? The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples’ faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal. “The evaluation of an individual’s face is a rapid process that influences our future relationship [...]The post Why do people with autism see faces differently? appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers shed new light on the genetics of memory performance In the largest study of the genetics of memory ever undertaken, an international researcher team including scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have discovered two common genetic variants that are believed to be associated with memory performance. The findings, which appear in the journal Biological Psychiatry, are a significant step towards better understanding [...]The post Researchers shed new light on the genetics of memory performance appeared first on PsyPost.
With age, we lose our visual learning filter Older people can actually take in and learn from visual information more readily than younger people do, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 26. This surprising discovery is explained by an apparent decline with age in the ability to filter out irrelevant information. “It is quite counterintuitive [...]The post With age, we lose our visual learning filter appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Most people with dementia never have screening The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in the November 26, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, 55 percent of the people with dementia had never had an [...]The post Study: Most people with dementia never have screening appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story Some people say that reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read. Researchers from CMU’s Machine [...]The post Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story appeared first on PsyPost.
Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among juvenile detainees. However, far less is known about the young people after they leave detention. Karen [...]The post Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention appeared first on PsyPost.
Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth Ontario students between grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI, according to research.
Alone on Thanksgiving? In typical grass-is-greener fashion, many people spending time with family would love to have a day all to themselves. However, if it’s not a choice, it’s hard not to feel ashamed that there isn’t anyone to spend time with; that something must be wrong with you. However, many wonderful people...
Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested? Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill, more than half of seniors with these symptoms haven’t seen a doctor about them, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues say their findings suggest that as many as 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia [...]The post Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested? appeared first on PsyPost.
Your Inner Voice: Friend or Foe? Who is the person you speak to most frequently? Why, it’s yourself, of course. And what is the nature of those conversations? Do you tend to be harsh, nasty and punitive about who you are and what you’ve done (or haven’t done?) Do you frequently expect too much of yourself?...
Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry Mental illness is a major public health problem in the United States. Suicide alone takes the lives of 38,000 Americans each year, more than double that from homicide. Medical and surgical patients who also have mental illness often experience worse outcomes. And yet, in the face of these glaring challenges, we struggle with an ongoing [...]The post Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry appeared first on PsyPost.
Make Gratitude Great Fun for Kids! What can simple gratitude exercises do for us? The research correlates gratitude with a lot of amazing things: Greater optimism Less materialism Increased self-esteem Better sleep Boosted energy More exercise Greater resilience Less aches and pains More willingness to help others Deeper relationships More friendships Boosted goal achievement Better decision...
How to Navigate Anger When You’re Used to Stuffing Many of us are afraid of our anger, so we shove it down. We may worry that if we express it, we’ll do damage to ourselves or others, said Selena C. Snow, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anger management in Rockville, Md. We may say or do things...
10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History In fiction, kings and queens who succumb to madness are a great time. In reality, not so much. It's no fun having huge chunks of the world controlled by someone who is irrational and unstable. Here are ten kings and queens whose craziness changed the course of world events....
Which Is Better: Chocolate or Exercise? Chocolate is an excellent example of how difficult it is to differentiate food from drug. A recent study reported improved memory and enhanced blood flow in the brain of elderly humans who consumed extracts from cocoa powder. The problem is that no one should eat the incredible amounts of chocolate that are required to achieve any cognitive benefits.
Dogs hear our words and how we say them When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said -- those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences -- but also to other features of that speech -- the emotional tone and the speaker's gender, for instance. Now, a report provides some of the first evidence of how dogs also differentiate and process those various components of human speech.
Eating on Thanksgiving And During The Holiday Season You will see plenty of articles about the average number of calories in a Thanksgiving meal and how horrifying this is supposed to be. You’ll see plenty of articles on which foods you can eat and which foods you should never ever ever consume. You’ll see articles portraying food as...
Brain researchers pinpoint gateway to human memory An international team of researchers has successfully determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before. To this end the scientists used a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging technology.