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How To Overcome Racing Thoughts With Bipolar Disorder Introduction According to calm clinic, “Anxiety changes the way you think. Sometimes it can make you think more negatively. Sometimes it can make you obsess over things you shouldn’t obsess … ...
Surround Yourself With People Who Are Exerting Mental Effort... Many people who work from home have a hard time staying focused on the task at hand, due to the many distractions that present themselves, which is completely understandable. Staying … ...
Recovering from Childhood Abuse: The Past Keeps Getting Clearer... In trauma recovery it is said, “You’ve done the hardest part — you survived the abuse.” After a year of accepting that I was sexually abused as a child, I’m finally starting to understand that recovery isn’t the hardest part. The shame is less automatic … ...
Genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease may be detectable even in young adults A genetic risk score may detect those at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear—even possibly in healthy young adults, according to a new study.
People with anger disorder have decreased connectivity between regions of the brain People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction.
Practicing self-affirmation linked to psychological well-being People who regularly practice self-affirmation may be better off emotionally, as suggested by a new study published in the Journal of Health Psychology. People generally tend to view themselves positively, but what happens when someone or something threatens that positive self-perception? “One coping strategy is self-affirmation, or focusing on one’s personal values and strengths,” said [...]
Different effects of stress on the brains of men and women related to empathy The different effects of social stress on the brains of men and women are related to their response to empathy for pain, according to a study published this July in the International Journal of Psychophysiology. The study provides evidence that each sex may engage in distinct mechanisms to cope with stress. Empathy is an essential [...]
Medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use, study finds Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. The savings, due to lower prescription drug use, were estimated to [...]
Artificial intelligence may aid in Alzheimer’s diagnosis Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that allows computer programs to learn when exposed to new data without being programmed. Now, researchers in The Netherlands have coupled machine learning methods with a special MRI technique that measures the perfusion, or tissue absorption rate, of blood throughout the brain to detect early forms of [...]
Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, study finds Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. In fact, if you could look into their brain at that very moment, you’d see lots of activity in the part of the brain that responds to rewards. But for people who’ve been using marijuana, that rush [...]
Religion shown to steer adolescents away from pornography A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions. The study, conducted between 2003 and 2008, which surveys adolescents on their pornography usage into young adulthood (between the ages of 13 [...]
Is viewing online pornography bad for your romantic relationships? The world of internet pornography is a pervasive and wide reaching technology, growing at a breathtaking rate. It is a $13 billion-a-year industry in the US. Nine out of 10 boys in America are exposed to it before the age of 18, and men are 543% more likely to be users than women. By 2017, [...]
Attention problems in early childhood can have lasting impact Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance. “There’s not a lot out there about how early attention problems affect academic outcomes over such a long time frame,” said David [...]
The Importance of Being Moral Perceptions of morality and competence matter. But which of these dimensions dominates?
Parkinson’s disease biomarker found in patient urine samples For more than five years, urine and cerebral-spinal fluid samples from patients with Parkinson’s disease have been locked in freezers in the NINDS National Repository, stored with the expectation they might someday help unravel the still-hidden course of this slow-acting neurodegenerative disease. Now, research by Andrew West, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Alabama [...]
Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking By activating particular neurons, we may be able to influence alcohol drinking behavior, according to new findings published by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The group’s prior research showed that alcohol consumption alters the physical structure and function of neurons, called medium spiny neurons, [...]
New brainstem model reveals how brains control breathing Scientists from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have discovered how the brain controls our breathing in response to changing oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood. The control of breathing is essential for life. Without an adequate response to increased carbon dioxide levels, people can suffer from breathing disturbances, sickness, and panic. In worst-case scenarios, it [...]
‘Hunger’ neurons in the brain are regulated by protein activated during fasting Neurons in the brain that control hunger are regulated by AMPK, a protein activated during fasting, report researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Neuron on July 6, 2016. High AMPK activity levels significantly increase the firing of “hunger” neurons known as AgRP neurons, leading to [...]
Love Thy Neighbor… What happened to the days when someone moved into a new neighborhood and was immediately greeted by a neighborhood welcome committee or welcomed by the next door neighbor with a … ...
10 Rules for Successful Living How would you define “successful living”? Is it to become a CEO? Or, is it to live in a woodland cabin equipped with high-speed wi-fi? Whatever your notions of success, when I asked 2,500 Americans to “share the wisest quote you have heard or read, … ...