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Experimental cancer drug reverses schizophrenia in adolescent mice An experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental illness. The drug is one of a class of compounds known as PAK inhibitors, which have been shown in animal experiments to confer some protection from brain damage due to Fragile X syndrome, an inherited disease in humans marked by mental retardation.
Can a State-Controlled Media Be More Truthful Than An Independent One? George Gerbner was one of the earliest researchers to study how television affected the public. He believed that TV shows were communicating a lie about how awful life is. Not one show. All of them put together.Read more...
Banker suicides leave sector concerned as coroners probe Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the ...
Can you die of a broken heart? The evidence that extreme emotions can impact the heart goes back decades.
Vitamin D may help prevent Alzheimer's disease Vitamin D deficiency exists in 70-90 percent of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Schools increasingly check students for obesity No consensus exists on the usefulness school based-measurement programs or the effect they have on attitudes, and behaviors of youth and their families.
Child 'leashes': Are they helpful or humiliating? Staying connected with the kids takes on a literal meaning for many parents who turn to child safety harnesses to keep their children close.
Anthropomorphic Animals Make It Harder To Learn Science "Yum, these grass and plants are delicious!" Mother cavy thinks as she eats her breakfast. "I will feed some to my baby cavies too!" she says. The baby cavies love to play in the grass! But they've gotten all dirty! "Time for your bath," Mother cavy says. Mother cavy and her babies like to spend the afternoon sunbathing. At night, Mother cavy tucks her babies in to bed in a small cave. "Mom, I'm scared!" says the baby cavy. "Don't be afraid," she says. "I'll listen for noises with my big ears and keep us safe."Read more...
Two new genes linked to intellectual disability discovered Two new genes linked to intellectual disability have been discovered, according to two research studies. About one per cent of children worldwide are affected by non-syndromic (i.e., the absence of any other clinical features) intellectual disability, a condition characterized by an impaired capacity to learn and process new or complex information, leading to decreased cognitive functioning and social adjustment. Although trauma, infection and external damage to the unborn fetus can lead to an intellectual disability, genetic defects are a principal cause.
10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination ...and the very best tip is the easiest (hint: it's the first one).→ 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:How to Fight the Four Pillars of Procrastination 6 Quick Tips To Get Your Brain in High Gear Fast How to Fight Excessive Doubt Self-Handicapping: Why Making Excuses Hurts You 6 Psych Tips For Creating The Ideal Workspace
Psychologists Available to Discuss Child Abuse Prevention April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Tylenol in Pregnancy and ADHD Tylenol use during pregnancy correlates with a linear increased risk of ADHD in offspring. Should the use of Tylenol as a "safe" painkiller during pregnancy be reconsidered?read more
Introverts Are Excellent Just As They Are For those unable to watch the video on my blog, you can watch it directly on the TED Talk website, Susan Cain: The power of introverts. Here is a great 19-minute TED Talk by Susan Cain, author of the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Below are excerpts […]
Meditation Can Reduce Loneliness in the Elderly First study to show that mindfulness meditation can reduce loneliness in older adults.→ 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:Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain Meditation Benefits: 10 Ways It Helps Your Mind Meditation Can Make You More Creative Meditation Can "˜Debias' the Mind in Only 15 Minutes
4 Essential Marital Bed Death Questions President Obama says, "yes we can,"; 20 million sexless American marriages say, "no we don't," which may be a very positive sign for human evolution. read more
The Unconscious Mind Can Spot a Lie Even When the Conscious Mind Fails New study finds that the unconscious mind may hamper our abilities to detect lying.→ 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:Automatic Drive: How Unconscious Cognitive Biases Help Fire Our Motivation Lying: False Denials Are Harder to Remember Than False Descriptions How to Live With an Unknowable Mind Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep Highly Trusting People Better Lie Detectors
4 Ideas for Managing Selfish People An acquaintance recently told me that she wished her grown children recognized how hard she had worked for them. "They're so selfish," she said. "They're greedy and self-centered." By contrast, she made it clear that she had been a selfless and generous mother.read more
Can Working Memory Training Help in ADHD Treatment? Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by ...
Optimistic women more likely to have healthy habits Women with a sunny disposition may also have an easier time adopting healthy habits, according to a new study.
Are you a food addict? Experts disagree on whether food cravings rise to the level of addiction.