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Research leads to brain cancer clinical trial A discovery that could prolong the life of people living with glioblastoma -- the most aggressive type of brain cancer -- has lead to the opening of a human phase I/II clinical trial as early as Spring 2015, scientists report.
Elements of Freud's Life in the Case Histories. How much of his own life is in Freud's case histories?
The Secrets of Well-Being from Deepk Chopra & Charles Koch What I learned about well-being from conversations with members of the Deepak Chopra Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute in the same week. two powerful organizations led by two powerful individuals with two distinct approaches to enhancing well-being in the workplace and beyond.
The Secrets of Well-Being from Deepk Chopra and Charles Koch What I learned about well-being from conversations with members of the Deepak Chopra Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute in the same week.
Autism Explained: Simple New Theory Links Confusing Array of Symptoms New theory may explain the complex set of symptoms seen in autism. 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:Autism Begins During Pregnancy Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental Delays Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Children With Autism Exposed to More Steroid Hormones in The Womb Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism
This Moderately Immoral Study Shows How We Misidentify Our Emotions In today's experiments, one of the most common tricks that experimental psychologists play is giving people placebos instead of drugs . In the past, it was pretty much the reverse. Doctors would call people in, tell them they'd get an innocuous substance, and then inject them with something a thousand times more powerful....
Scientists sniff out unexpected role for stem cells in the brain For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were born only during the early development period and could not be replenished. More recently, however, they discovered cells with the ability to divide and turn into new neurons in specific brain regions. Scientists now report that newly formed brain cells in the mouse olfactory system -- the area that processes smells -- play a critical role in maintaining proper connections.
Timing is key for traumatic brain injury treatment Two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury have been found to be most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred. Laboratory studies have confirmed that changes in brain water channels over time play a critical role in traumatic brain injury.
We Must Empower, Not Stigmatize Abuse Victims Intimate partner violence poses numerous barriers to victims who want to leave abusive partners.
Institutional rearing may increase risk for attention-deficit disorder by altering cortical development Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these infants to thrive. Infancy and childhood are critical life periods that shape the development of the cortex. A generation of research suggests that enriched environments, full of interesting stimuli to explore, promote cortical development and cognitive function. In contrast, deprivation and stress may compromise cortical development and attenuate some cognitive functions.
Fear Itself Drawing on research in evolutionary biology and an informed interpretation of American history and literature, Chris Walsh analyzes the relationship between courage and cowardice, the distinction between physical and moral cowardice, and argues that the idea of cowardice has faded in significance recently, and reappeared with somewhat different connotations.
Parkinson's: How toxic proteins stress nerve cells Parkinson's Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. The focus of the disease is the progressive degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the midbrain, the substantia nigra. Misfolded proteins are the cause. Until recently, it was unclear why damage is confined to specific nerve cells. A team of researchers has now defined how this selective disease process begins using a genetic mouse model of Parkinson's disease.
Guest Post: Tips for Writing Notes Part 2 – Guest Post by Dr. Maelisa Hall. This is part 2 of a 3 part series on clinical documentation. There is one phrase every therapist needs to ask before, during, and after writing clinical case notes: “Could another therapist read this and know my actions were appropriate?” You’re a professional and you’re held to specific standards....
12 Things Narcissists Think How Narcissists view themselves - 12 surprising answers
Best of Our Blogs: October 14, 2014 What drew you here today? Was it an illness, relationship issue, health question? Most likely you’re coping with a problem you’re anxious to resolve. That sense of urgency, the need to know, is an affliction that befalls all of us problems big and small. Here’s the answer you weren’t expecting....
College Mental Health Primer Published by Higher Education and Psychological Organizations Publication points out myths about mental health, provides resources for campuses
ADHD Awareness Month Road Trip Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain ADHD at all. Just watch me live my life, and you’ll pretty much have it. I don’t mean “have it” as in have it. ADHD, thank goodness, is not contagious (as far as we know, but to watch some people’s reactions...
Should You Make Your Child Apologize? A Therapist’s View Like all parents, there are a lot of things I make my child to do. I make her brush her teeth. I make her to go to school when she doesn’t want to. She is not allowed to ride her bike without a helmet or to walk around the block...
21 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship Is it possible that you are being abused and not even know it? Domestic violence is once again in the forefront of the news. This is in part due to abusive incidents with sports figures or celebrities that have become very public. Abuse is not always as obvious as being...
Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease. The study, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at 56 women and 254 men diagnosed with heart disease enrolled in a [...]The post Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women appeared first on PsyPost.