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Bipolar Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder Introduction You may have met someone who has been diagnosed with both Bipolar Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. It is worth noting that Bipolar Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder both … ...
Bulimia: An Integrated Map of Nine Key Elements Sparked by a recent research on personality factors and eating disorders, this post maps out nine key components to help understand the development of bulimia.
EEG reveals information essential to users In a recent study laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects' EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.
Honeybee memories: Another piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle? The honeybee can form complex memories through processes much like those happening in human brains. This study shows that DNA methylation is one molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity and re-learning, and as such, could control how experiences are integrated over a lifetime.
Researchers find the incident commander in the brain's defence system Researchers have come closer to answering the question of how the brain defends itself against viral infections. In the long term, the discovery may turn out to be very important for the treatment of diseases of the brain in which the immune system is involved such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and potentially also psychiatric disorders.
Drug use strong predictor for postpartum mental health problems New research finds that a woman's lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth. The finding could help health-care providers screen pregnant women for mental health problems and provide relevant treatment.
Scientists track restoration of communication in minimally conscious patient A severely brain injured woman, who recovered the ability to communicate using her left eye, restored connections and function of the areas of her brain responsible for producing expressive language and responding to human speech, according to new research.
Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable In children on the spectrum, anxiety is often masked by the symptoms of autism. But a new variant to a standard anxiety screening method has now proven effective in separating the two and it is leading to important diagnoses.
The Three Relationship Killers and How to Overcome Them... As a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of couples. And over and over, the demise of marriages and relationships in general, is not over money, children, or health but crummy communication styles. Unfortunately we were not taught in … ...
Negativity: Planning, Preventing and Controlling the Future... Antagonism is a term used to describe attention seeking in the form of blame, criticism and intimidation. When you are angry, you are vulnerable to antagonism. Your logical thought processes … ...
Working to Live or Living to Work? Here are three simple ways to improve your work-life balance.
Treating Childhood ADHD with Nutritional Supplements The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as nutritional supplements, is common in children with ADHD, despite limited evidence for its effectiveness. Many consumers use these treatments, often without telling their physicians. Asking patients about them allows for a discussion of the risks … ...
Do You Overeat? You Might Want to Blame Childhood Stress Eating only when you are hungry: That’s a real luxury.
Today I Love The Persistent World Today I love the persistent world and all the people in it that keep going. I love the way people find unique ways to ease their sorrows, and that they … ...
Deep brain stimulation fails to improve memory in new study New findings temper the hope that deep brain stimulation might also be useful in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Surgeon General sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes The developing brains of teens and young adults are more vulnerable to the negative health effects of nicotine use.
Heavy alcohol use changes adolescents' brains Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters the development of brain, according to a recent study. Cortical thinning was observable in young people who had been heavy drinkers throughout their adolescence.
How Do People View Men with Tattoos? A forthcoming study reveals our altered perceptions of tattooed men.
Thinking About Thinking Are minds computers? Yes and no.
PODCAST: Why Does Depression Make Us Feel Guilt or... In this week’s Psych Central Show, Gabe and Vincent discuss feelings of guilt surrounding a mental illness diagnosis.   Lots of us feel guilty about our diagnosis or our symptoms.  We feel badly for the effect it has on our loved ones, especially when they don’t sympathize.  Where does … ...