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Changes in teenage brain structure provide clues to onset of mental health problems Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers’ brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge and [...]
New theory explains how beta waves arise in the brain Beta rhythms, or waves of brain activity with an approximately 20 Hz frequency, accompany vital fundamental behaviors such as attention, sensation and motion and are associated with some disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Scientists have debated how the spontaneous waves emerge, and they have not yet determined whether the waves are just a byproduct of [...]
Study: The pain of rejection makes us more likely to commit fraud People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study in Frontiers in Psychology has found. Many of us might not professional criminals, however when an insurance company rejects our claims, we are more likely to inflate the claims. Insurance companies take note: we are more likely to submit false insurance claims [...]
Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at Notre [...]
Hearing test may identify children at risk for autism Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings, which were published in the journal Autism Research, could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at risk for the disorder at an early age. “This study identifies a simple, safe, and [...]
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The Allure of the Forbidden Ask anyone: My puppy Marley is one spoiled dog. She never wants for anything, whether it’s food, a toy or attention. But you wouldn’t know that if you saw her … ...
Fear of Inadequacy and What to Do About It More than we notice, we're driven by fear of inadequacy. Here's the way to manage it.
Parenting Teenagers with Special Needs: 12 Tips to Help...   Parenting teenagers can be both rewarding and challenging. Bodily, emotional, and hormonal changes can be a difficult adjustment for teens as well as parents. Whether your child has special … ...
Differentiating Shame from Guilt: It’s Not So Easy It is clear that toxic shame is a destructive emotion that saps our energy and robs us of the joy of being alive. But does that mean that all shame is bad Brene Brown defines shame as “The intensely painful feeling or experience of believing … ...
6 Easy Steps To A Blissfully Relaxed State of Mind Try these steps a few times a week and enjoy the benefits of feeling your mind open up.  
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is NOT All In The Mind, Study Concludes Scientists have now discovered more evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is not a mental illness but a physical disorder.  
Research opens 'black box' of malignant melanoma A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first stages and permit early intervention.
Using tau imaging as diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease The accumulation of ?-Amyloid and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind to tau in neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. So, could tau imaging become a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease and provide insights into the pathophysiology of the neurodegenerative disorder that destroys brain cells?
Why Are Young Adults so Insecure? She said, what if I never meet Mr. Right? What if I can’t get pregnant? What if I’m not enough? What if he cheats? What if I have a panic … ...
5 Reasons You May Still Be Depressed Have you tried medications, therapy or other self help programs and still feel depressed? That is depressing in and of itself! That is when you start to lose hope and … ...
Why Do We Do Things We Know Are Bad... Over the last couple decades, it has become common knowledge that we’ve got some problems with the environment. “Global warming” has become a household word, and people are starting to realize that some of the ways we do things aren’t sustainable. At the same time, not much has changed in...