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Halting schizophrenia before it starts A new type of program in California aims to prevent schizophrenia before it officially begins.
Overcoming obesity and making it last Even a modest weight loss can improve overall health.
Biochemical cause of seasonal depression (SAD) confirmed by researchers New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems. A longitudinal study has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin in comparison to the majority of the population.
See-through sensors open new window into the brain Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team has now described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses.
What Parents Can Do When Their Kids' Friendships End Badly What can you do for your child when he or she is on the receiving end of a sudden deep freeze from former friends?
Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression Preexisting differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual’s immune system to stress confer a greater risk of developing stress-related depression or anxiety, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Inflammation [...]The post Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression appeared first on PsyPost.
Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills. This is the finding of Magdeburg neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older [...]The post Physical exercise in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age appeared first on PsyPost.
How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than “Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?”...
Scientists say national Alzheimer’s plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 The U.S. Government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer’s researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. Government’s National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded in order to [...]The post Scientists say national Alzheimer’s plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 appeared first on PsyPost.
Why your brain makes you reach for junk food Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse [...]The post Why your brain makes you reach for junk food appeared first on PsyPost.
Why is Employee Recognition Always a Problem? Readers Answer One issue that recurred in literally every employee survey I was involved with over several decades was lack of employee recognition. Providing such recognition should be easy for management, but it isn't. Why is that? I asked readers and received insightful answers.
Why Is Employee Recognition Always a Problem? One issue that recurred in literally every employee survey I was involved with over several decades was lack of employee recognition. Providing such recognition should be easy for management, but it isn't. Why is that? I asked readers and received insightful answers.
What Life Has In Common With An Ultra-Marathon Recently, while traveling to Greece with my husband who competes in the grueling 153 mile race known as the Spartathlon every year, I began to wonder if the runners who compete in this race every year — and there are several who consider this race a yearly tradition — share...
This Is What Depression Feels Like Today I am depressed. It started yesterday – the fatigue, the extreme irritability. I just thought I was crabby, but then I woke up this morning and my old friend, Depression, was lying in bed next to me. I got up and took care of the dogs (as I always...
Violence Risk Reduction Planning While the murder rate in the U.S. is down as a whole, the mass murder rate has been rising. Many have been broadcasting the fact that we are seeing an overall decline in the murder rate in this country but the U.S. still has the highest violence and incarceration rates of all advanced nations in the world.
20 Ways You Might Be Punishing Yourself Many issues we face would make much more sense if we simply admitted up front that we feel we deserve to be punished. And our various problem behaviors and feelings serve that purpose. Seriously. At least we’d be starting from a practical and productive place. Instead, most of us start...
Brain activity provides evidence for internal ‘calorie counter’ As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, you may be thinking about how each food will taste and whether it’s nutritious, or you may be trying to decide what you’re in the mood for. A new neuroimaging study suggests that while you’re thinking all these things, an internal calorie [...]The post Brain activity provides evidence for internal ‘calorie counter’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months. Published in the October Journal of the [...]The post Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months appeared first on PsyPost.
Ketamine restores pleasure-seeking behavior ahead of other antidepressant action A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of – and ahead of – its other antidepressant effects, in a National Institutes of Health trial. Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom – loss of interest in [...]The post Ketamine restores pleasure-seeking behavior ahead of other antidepressant action appeared first on PsyPost.
Sexual preference for masculine men and feminine women is an urban habit In a world of matinee idols and cover girls it’s easy to assume that humans want their men to be manly and their women womanly. But a groundbreaking new study suggests that, rather than being a preference passed down through a long process of social and sexual selection, it’s a relatively new habit that has [...]The post Sexual preference for masculine men and feminine women is an urban habit appeared first on PsyPost.