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Violence spreads like a disease among adolescents, study finds A new study of U.S. adolescents provides some of the best evidence to date of how violence spreads like a contagious disease. Researchers found that adolescents were up to 183 percent more likely to carry out some acts of violence if one of their friends had also committed the same act. But the spread of [...]
Study confirms ‘sniff test’ may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer’s disease Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published today in the Journal of [...]
Multi-social millennials more likely depressed than social(media)ly conservative peers Compared with the total time spent on social media, use of multiple platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety among young adults, researchers have found in a national survey. People who report using seven to 11 social media platforms had more than three times the risk of depression and anxiety than their peers who use zero to two platforms, even after adjusting for the total time spent on social media overall.
Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that, contrary to what is often believed, around two thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders. Recovery from bulimia tends to happen more quickly, but while less than a third of participants with anorexia were determined to [...]
Climate change skepticism may hinge on personal experience In early 2014, freezing air from the polar vortex at the North Pole swept into the United States. The resulting record cold temperatures and snowfall grounded planes, knocked out power, and caused unusual weather across the country. Even states with normally balmy weather, like Georgia and Louisiana, saw freezing rain and declared states of emergency [...]
Study details the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have detailed the structure of a molecule that has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing the shape of the molecule — and how that shape may be disrupted by certain genetic mutations — can help in understanding how Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases develop and [...]
Something To Hide… Most families have an unspoken creed that you don’t talk about what goes on behind closed doors. The drama that unfolds every so often in any household is no one’s … ...
When Worrying Takes Over There are many worriers out there: The man who constantly worries about whether he has or will get cancer or another terrible disease. The woman who lies awake at night, fearing that she will never meet the right one. The grandmother who can’t let go … ...
Counseling for Compassion Fatigue So you’ve decided, or maybe you’re thinking, that it’s time to conquer compassion fatigue once and for all and you want to invest in personal counseling. That’s great! But how … ...
Loss. Fear. Hope. Loss. Today would be my Mother’s 78th bday. Warm and sweet with a love of people of all races, colors and walks of life, my mom liked chocolate, diet soda, … ...
The Inciting Word of Sports Worried you are getting too angry over football? Here are four things you can do.
117 Autistic Children and Adults Who Died Deserve Better Legislation targeting wandering behavior in the developmentally disabled is controversial, but it shouldn't be. Here's everything opponents got wrong about Kevin and Avonte's Law.
Love as Attachment Compulsive care-seekers, compulsive caregivers and avoidant individuals typically do not have a loving response that matches that of their partners.
11 Most Popular Psychology Studies of 2016 Foods that psychopaths like, new view of depression, memory tricks, surprising psychological effects of common drugs, and more... Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Brain generates replacement cells after stroke Researchers report that they have initiated brain repair following white matter stroke in animals, identifying a possible therapeutic target to combat this common cause of dementia
How brain begins repairs after 'silent strokes' Researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired — and brain function can be recovered — after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important implications for treating a mind-robbing condition known as a white matter stroke, a major cause of dementia.
The Secrets of Shyness Being shy is not just about being fearful or timid. Shyness takes many forms, and is part of what makes us human.
Are Shy People Really “Shrinking Violets”? Being shy is not just about being fearful or timid. Shyness takes many forms, and is part of the oddness of being human.
The Biggest Misconceptions About Self-Compassion There are so many (too many) misconceptions about what self-compassion really is and what it looks like. And it’s precisely these myths that stop us from practicing self-compassion. It’s these … ...
Perfectionism vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD is often misunderstood as a disorder that simply means being overly detailed or perfectionistic, when in fact this disorder can be debilitating for those who are affected.