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Hyperactivity of brain regions observed during ruminative thinking in teens recovering from depression The process of rumination activates additional regions of the brain in adolescents recovering from major depressive disorder compared to healthy adolescents, according to a study recently published in Cognitive Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience. Adolescents diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) suffer with many distressing outcomes including increased risk of suicide, increased likelihood of being hospitalized [...]
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Counseling A Person With A Multiple Personality Disorder Dissociation is a coping mechanism. A person literally dissociates himself from a situation that's too violent, traumatic or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.
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On Coping with Political Strife On Social Media and Beyond A conversation about struggling with what to post on social media in these times of social and political strife.
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White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehension A new reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regions are the most important for speech comprehension and shed light on potential contributions of temporal lobe network connections in understanding spoken language.
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Dealing with Stress at School in an Age of Anxiety A stress epidemic threatens students' learning and mental health. Understanding the sources can help teachers, leaders, and parents create a culture of reslience at school.
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Firmer, fitter frame linked to firmer, fitter brain To determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer, more elastic hippocampus—a region of the brain associated with memory.
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Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories. Disrupted connections in the amygdala, an ancient part of the brain, are linked to anxiety disorders such as PTSD. The research marked a major shift in understanding the brain's ability to adapt and regenerate.
Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team of researchers reports.