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Depression in soldiers linked to brain disruption from injury Using multiple brain imaging techniques, researchers have found that a disruption of the circuitry in the brain’s cognitive-emotional pathways may provide a physical foundation for depression symptoms in some service members who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in combat. The researchers will present their findings today at the annual meeting of the Radiological [...]
Phone snubbing — or ‘phubbing’ — could be ruining your love life The majority of our relationships are in shambles. The U.S. divorce rate hovers at 40 percent, but that’s not the whole story. Many intact relationships are on life support. According to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center, 60 percent of people in a relationship say they’re not very satisfied. There are some familiar [...]
Researchers analyze how brain regions are connected to each other to facilitate high-level cognitive reasoning Your brain is never really at rest. Neither is it in chaos. Even when not engaged in some task, the brain naturally cycles through identifiable patterns of neural connections–sort of like always practicing your favorite songs when learning to play the guitar. Constantly cycling through brain region connections may make it easier to call to [...]
Disrupting the brain’s internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body’s master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain’s internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, which have been [...]
Young children’s spatial talk predicts their spatial abilities It’s not how many words a kid knows; it’s how they choose them that tells Hilary Miller the most about their spatial skills. That grasp of the layout of their physical word — understanding where they are relative to a friend, imagining how to rotate puzzle pieces to fit them together, conjuring a mental map [...]
Amphetamine may slow rise of body temperature and mask fatigue to enhance endurance, study finds Amphetamine may slow down the rise of temperature in the body and mask fatigue, which could allow athletes to run significantly longer but result in potentially dangerous overheating of muscles, according to a study. Researchers at Georgia State University and Indiana University have identified a new mechanism underlying the physical performance enhancement effect of amphetamine, [...]
Parents should avoid pressuring young children over grades, study says New research from ASU suggests parents shouldn’t obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness. Doing so, the study says, can work against helping kids become well-adjusted and successful later in life. “When parents emphasize children’s achievement much more than their [...]
New study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain As the U.S. races to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, a new, large scale brain imaging study gives reason for caution. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), a sophisticated imaging study that evaluates blood flow and activity patterns, demonstrated abnormally low blood flow in [...]
8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Manage Anxiety at Work *Head desk* I have an anxiety disorder. I have always had one. My mom says when I was a baby I would freak out for no reason and just start wailing. Not a lot has changed since then, to be honest, except now I am … ...
Non-invasive brain stimulation may help people manage their drive for gambling, sex, alcohol or overeating A new study looks at theta burst stimulation as an intervention in problem behaviors. The study shows how non-invasive brain stimulation might be used as an intervention in sexual desire difficulties, to improve sexual decision-making, or to curb impulsivity in problem behaviors.
Brain pattern flexibility and behavior Researchers have analyzed how brain regions are connected to each other to facilitate high-level cognitive reasoning.
Hire Emotionally Intelligent People It is not difficult to spot those who are, or are not, emotionally intelligent. Certainly emotional intelligence is a high benefit in the work place for all concerned
Enzyme research provides a new picture of depression Depression is the predominant mental disease and constitutes the most common cause of morbidity in developed countries. Now researchers have managed to find a connection between development of depression and the existence of an enzyme in the brain of the fetus.
Too Much Self-Esteem May Be Keeping Millennials Single If you're a Millennial, you may be more skilled at being alone than you are in relationships. Learn the relational skills you missed if you grew up during the self-esteem movement.
It’s Not Always Your Mother’s Fault “Everything’s always the Mother’s fault.” My Mom said this to me recently and it is not the first time she has said something along those lines. It’s kinda a clique to … ...
“Everything’s Always the Mother’s Fault.” My Mom said this recently and it is not the first time she has said something along those lines. It’s kinda a clique to blame everything wrong in someone’s life … ...
Depression Rates Highest In These 17 Jobs There are four things about a job that are likely to make it have high depression rates. 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
Is There a Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and... Does your child have Sensory Processing Disorder and anxiety? Have you ever wondered why? My initial therapy sessions with parents often start out the same. I can almost guess what … ...
The Personality Trait Linked To Doubling Of Heart Disease Risk How pessimism and optimism independently influence the death rate from heart disease. 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
Cheat to Keep or Cheat to Reap? Are people more likely to behave unethically to avoid falling behind or to get ahead? New research has the answer.