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'Mini-stroke' may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder About 30 percent of transient ischemic attack or 'mini-stroke' patients had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) results from a new study show. Those with PTSD had more depression, anxiety and reduced mental and physical quality of life. Patients overestimating their stroke risk and who don't cope with their mini-stroke well are at higher risk to develop PTSD.
Are Selfies and Smartphones the New Comfort Food? Millennials have an almost compulsive attachment to all things digital. Using Phillip Cushman's concept of the "empty self," we can try to understand this behavior by considering whether it is an unconscious way of compensating for what is not being provided in the culture and society in which they live.
Connecting to Our Core Selves In her piece on the power of story and the quest for our true selves, Justine Musk includes this poem by David Whyte (the last few lines are my favorite): This is not the age of information. This is not the age of information. Forget the news, and the radio,...
Are Kids Victims of Divorce? Q: In our previous conversation about my ex-wife you said some things I didn’t like hearing, but it turned out to be very helpful. Today I’d like to talk to you a bit about how my wife is harming my poor kids. A: Your ‘poor kids’ that your wife is...
Discovery could prevent development of brain tumors in children A mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumor found in children, has been discovered by researchers. The team found that a protein known as Sonic Hedgehog induces DNA damage causes the cancer to develop.
Discovery could prevent development of brain tumours in children A mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumour found in children, has been discovered by researchers. The team found that a protein known as Sonic Hedgehog induces DNA damage causes the cancer to develop.
Factors associated with childhood brain tumors identified Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research.
The Best Leaders are - Always - Self-Aware "How would you experience your actions if you were on the receiving end?" It's a critical question for anyone in a management role to ask himself or herself. A new book explores the role of self-awareness in business leadership.
Man's Parkinson's Tremors Vanish With The Touch Of A Button – But How? The short answer is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a targeted form of electrotherapy used to treat brain disorders like Parkinson's disease and OCD. The long answer, i.e. why DBS is sometimes so remarkably effective, remains poorly understood – but researchers this week took a big step on their path to understanding the technique....
How curiosity changes the brain to enhance learning The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to learn information about that topic. New research provides insights into what happens in our brains when curiosity is piqued. The findings could help scientists find ways to enhance overall learning and memory in both healthy individuals and those with neurological conditions.
Link between depression, abnormal brain response to visceral pain in patients with IBS High rates of anxiety and depression amongst patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have led many researchers to believe there could be a causal relationship between psychological factors and IBS symptoms. Now, scientists have found clear evidence that patients with IBS process pain signals from the gut abnormally, and that disturbed brain responses to pain are particularly pronounced in patients with more depression symptoms.
The Psychology of Journaling I would hazard a guess that the majority of writers keep a journal and that they have kept a journal from the moment they could write. If writing is in your soul, there is a fundamental need: to express, to expose, to exorcise — freely and often, across all forms....
12 Signs of Sexual Depression Depression manifests itself in a variety of ways. Recently I have found myself sexually depressed and, although it has been a challenge for me, it has taught me that sexual depression is a real thing.  Here are 12 signs that you might be suffering from sexual depression: You don’t feel like masturbating The...
Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.
Ways to deal with a toxic co-worker A co-worker who is unhappy at work and shows it in a negative way can foster an emotionally draining situation for everyone else.
Helping kids take criticism constructively Receiving feedback is a skill, and like most skills, it requires practice, and a willingness to change and improve.
Judgment and decision-making: Brain activity indicates there is more than meets the eye People make immediate judgments about images they are shown, which could impact on their decisions, even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information, a study of brainwaves has found.
Doing math with your body You do math in your head most of the time, but you can also teach your body how to do it. Researchers investigated how our brain processes and understands numbers and number size. They show that movements and sensory perception help us understand numbers.
What Sea Turtles are Teaching Me About Our Shared I first became aware that outer differences do not equal inner differences when I was six. At the time, we attended a local church, and every so often we had special lessons to teach us about different religious practices. I don’t remember what the lesson was on this particular day....
This is How Exercise Protects You From Stress-Induced Depression New study reveals how exercise helps the body remove toxic substances linked to depression. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study Chronic Stress Early in Life Causes Anxiety and Aggression in Adulthood A Blood Test for Depression Why Exercise and Relaxation Techniques Benefit The Socially Anxious How Long-Term Stress Causes Serious Mental Disorders