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Autism may reflect excitation-inhibition imbalance in brain, study finds Key features of autism reflect an imbalance in signaling from excitatory and inhibitory neurons in a portion of the forebrain, and that reversing the imbalance could alleviate some of its hallmark symptoms, explain researchers in a new article.
Very Popular Food Linked To Anxiety And Depression Average intakes of this food exceed the level linked to common mental health problems. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Getting therapeutic sound waves through thick skulls Ultrasound brain surgery has enormous potential for the treatment of neurological diseases and cancers, but getting sound waves through the skull and into the brain is no easy task. To address this problem, a team of researchers has now developed a ceramic skull implant through which doctors can deliver ultrasound treatments on demand and on a recurring basis.
Neurobiology: Use it or lose it A new study reveals that sound-evoked activity of neurons in the auditory system of the mouse increases the thickness of their myelin sheaths -- and enhances the speed of signal transmission -- both during development and in the adult brain.
'Sherlock' and the case of narrative perception 'Chunking' is the means by which individual items or words are grouped together into larger units so that they can be processed or stored as single ideas. But until recently, there was no way to observe this phenomenon in the neural activity of the brain. Now researchers are reporting a way to use fMRI to investigate how the brain segments experiences during perception and how these experiences become long-term memories.
Success-Syndrome: The Ambition-Depression Connection When she was just 13 years old, Jenn Cohen fell in love with the circus and was determined to make a career out of it, which was highly unusual at the time.She explained in an inspiring TEDx talk that she worked incredibly hard to get … ...
Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe Even as we cheer for George and Amal Clooney's commitment to schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, let's remember the mental health needs of refugee children everywhere.
Tips for Marketing Your Private Pay Practice with Lee... Jennifer Rollin recently spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough about the best ways for providers to market their private pay practices. Jennifer: How should someone starting out in practice begin to organize his or her marketing efforts? Do you recommend a marketing plan, if so what … ...
Molecular link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s disease There is increasing evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increases the risk of developing dementia later in life. Researchers now shed light on the molecular mechanism that links the two disorders.
Locus of Control How do we determine our successes and failures?
Why You Can’t Be Without Your Phone Do we become attached to phones as human attachment substitutes? Anxiously attached people keep their phones close to be in constant contact with other people.
What to Do When You Feel Lonely You are home on a Friday night without any plans. You feel so lonely. Or you’re sitting in a restaurant with a group of friends, and yet you still feel lonely. Or you’re sitting on the subway, on your way to work, and the feeling … ...
How Dementia Can Be Prevented For One-In-Three There are 9 risk factors for dementia, which can all be reduced. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Many avoid end-of-life care planning People with chronic illnesses were only slightly more likely than healthy individuals to put their wishes down on paper in a living will.
APA Reaffirms Support for Research with Nonhuman Animals Notes contributions to advancing scientific knowledge
Is Our Western Happiness Fetish Causing Depression? In a series of experiments, we showed the high value we place on happiness is not only associated with increased levels of depression, it may actually be the underlying factor.
Narcissism and Capacity for Change Might some narcissists benefit from therapy?
Safety Planning with At-Risk Families: Exploring the Benefits... Warning signs, safety measures, plan of action and supports. These are all vital components of crisis response and safety planning in the field of mental health. Safety planning can be considered a helpful resource to assess safety needs for each family member and develop awareness … ...
Brain 'switch' tells body to burn fat after a meal Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.
Seven Ways to Fight the Body Image Blues Let’s reclaim some of that time we spend despairing about our bodies and get back to what really matters.