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Spinal cord mass arising from neural stem cell therapy A spinal mass was identified in a young woman with complete spinal cord injury 8 years after she had undergone implantation of olfactory mucosal cells in the hopes of regaining sensory and motor function. The case is reported and discussed in “Autograft-derived spinal cord mass following olfactory mucosal cell transplantation in a spinal cord injury [...]The post Spinal cord mass arising from neural stem cell therapy appeared first on PsyPost.
Why people with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder – guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ones. The study by the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool, published today [Wednesday 9 [...]The post Why people with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers appeared first on PsyPost.
Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital report today in PLOS ONE. The study highlights gaps in [...]The post Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment appeared first on PsyPost.
Discovery of a new means to erase pain A study published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience by Yves De Koninck and Robert Bonin, two researchers at Université Laval, reveals that it is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity using a new method that involves rekindling pain so that it can subsequently be erased. This discovery could lead to novel means to alleviate chronic pain. The [...]The post Discovery of a new means to erase pain appeared first on PsyPost.
What drives a child to abuse alcohol? By looking at 40 different factors in 14 year old teens, including brain structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can predict with 70% accuracy who will go on to develop binge drinking within the next two years. Impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, and other variables such as life events and [...]The post What drives a child to abuse alcohol? appeared first on PsyPost.
Sitting and Thinking About Sitting and Thinking New research finds that some people would rather shock themselves that sit quietly with their thoughts, which sounds dire. But perhaps pleasurable woolgathering requires more than just a quiet room.
Can Romantic Comedies Improve Your Marriage? Recent Research Says New research gives you an excuse to lure your partner into seeing that rom-com with you. Fall 2014 brings the release of yet another Nicholas Sparks novel-turned movie The Best Of Me. While chick flick lovers are rejoicing, rom-com haters are simultaneously sighing. I’ve heard complaints many times from my...
Value from Suicide Attempts: The Way Forward (Video) People who've been suicidal share recommendations from the report The Way Forward....
5 Tips for Living a Life you Love I have many roles and responsibilities as I’m sure many of you do, as well. Others may find their identity mostly coming from one main area of life such as their long-term career or being a parent or a combination of the two. For each person, the ideal life probably...
Treatment of Dissociative Disorders with Bethany Brand This week, we get to hear from Bethany Brand, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert in trauma and dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder. Catch up with Part I: Complex Trauma and Dissociation and Part II: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Explained. Today we learn about the largest and only international treatment outcome study on DID,...
The Mindfulness Backlash? True or False. It seems like every day interest in mindfulness is reaching new heights. All the major news networks have covered it and recently Sharon Salzberg was on the Katie Couric Show explaining how to achieve mindfulness. But the question on many people’s minds is; has mindfulness become another form of snake...
Can and Should We Prevent Crime with Neurotechnology? (Video) A cool short animated video on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime....
Cheaters, Spoil-Sports, Magic, and the Fallen Hero Fan Psychology and the Tour de France
4 Myths About Marriage You Probably Believe Close to half of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce. What is going on? Are we going about the business of marriage all wrong? Are we picking the wrong people? Or don't we know what to do when things start going south? A look at what science knows and we don't.
End Procrastination for Good! How to Revise Your Life Script If you weren’t conflicted about doing something, you’d do it, right? The problem is that much of the time, as regards tackling a task or pursuing a project, you’re of two separate minds. One part of you knows it should be done and is ready to do it. The other part, and for any number of reasons—eight of which I’ll enumerate below—doggedly resists your best efforts.
When Someone You Love is Unhappy Love is what connects us to others. It provides us with fond memories of those around us. The truth about love, though, is that it often links our own happiness with the happiness of others. We feel compelled to make those we love who are unhappy, happy. It is because...
Advice to Kanye West: Lean In You haven’t asked my advice, Kanye, but I’ll give it anyway. I like to help people. You got yourself into another media maelstrom yesterday by allegedly suggesting that dealing with the paparazzi is like rape. Needless to say, you offended just about everyone in the process. Your comment was inexcusable;...
L-dopa medication could be helpful in treatment of phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder A drug used to treat Parkinson's disease could also help people with phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists report. They are currently exploring the effects of psychotherapy to extinguish fears in combination with L-dopa. This drug does not only help movement disorders, but might also be used to override negative memories.
Study cracks how brain processes emotions Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study. “Despite how personal our feelings feel, the evidence suggests our brains use a standard code to speak the same emotional language,” one researcher concludes.
The Real Reason Why Meetings Are Boring And Unproductive Ever come out of a meeting knowing that no person there has the slightest bit more information than they went in with? Of course you have. There's a documented reason why this is very likely to happen....