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How fruit flies could help us understand brain injuries Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These injuries occur most frequently from falling, but can also result from military combat, car accidents, contact sports or domestic abuse. Recently, physicians and researchers have become increasingly concerned [...]
Study shows the deep evolutionary roots of ‘gaze following’ Walking through Harvard Yard, you see it every day – one person stops to look up at a tree, perhaps trying to catch a glimpse of hawks that call the area home – and soon most passers-by are stopping to look in the same direction. It’s a phenomenon known as “gaze following” – and although [...]
PTSD linked to low levels of the fat hormone adiponectin Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories. Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio now report a biological mechanism that might explain why these individuals are less able to extinguish the fear [...]
Study finds more psychotic symptoms among children living in cities Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers at Duke University and King’s College London finds. Previous research has also identified higher rates of psychotic symptoms among children in cities. The new study, available online this week in Schizophrenia [...]
Alcoholism Facts – Facts Of Alcoholism You Should Know... Alcoholism facts can help one better understand the extent of alcoholism and alcoholism warning signs. One of the alcoholism facts is that alcoholism is a type of drug addiction that … ...
10 Warning Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship... Are you a codependent person? “Ugh, I am so not a codependent person,” said the codependent person. “I’m way too independent and responsible to depend on another person like that. In fact, it’s all the other people in my life with the issues, and I’m stuck … ...
Depression May Double Stroke Risk Harvard Study Links Chronic Depression and Long Term Risk of Stroke Baby Boomers, beware. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that chronic depression might … ...
Could flies help us understand brain injuries? Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research suggests.
What’s the Difference Between ADHD & ADD? Therapists, doctors and other mental health professionals often get the question, “What’s the difference between attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?” It’s a fair question, since a lot of times you’ll hear a doctor or see an information resource use only … ...
Welcome Back to Healthy Living! Welcome back, sweet readers! Or…welcome back, me? Better yet, welcome back, healthy living. As you may or may not have noticed (depending on how familiar you are with this blog), … ...
Brain imaging links Alzheimer's decline to tau protein Using a new imaging agent that binds to tau protein and makes it visible in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, scientists have shown that measures of tau are better markers of the cognitive decline characteristic of Alzheimer's than measures of amyloid beta seen in PET scans.
American Psychological Association Launches Text and Citation Data Mining Service: PsycINFO Data Solutions™ The new APA service allows researchers to gain deeper insights for their research
Brazilian Zika virus strain causes birth defects in experimental models Researchers have described the first 'direct experimental proof' that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth defects.
13 Things You Must Know if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist Divorce is hard enough under any circumstances, especially if there are children in the mix, but divorcing a narcissist can be hell on earth. Here's what you should prepare for.
Words: A Vessel For Healing or Harm?     Speech is the vessel with which we receive the flow of blessings. According to the words, so is the blessing. —The Advice Book What shape is your vessel in? … ...
'Communication breakdown' during general anesthesia Some anesthesia drugs work in a straightforward manner by dampening down neurons in the brain. The mechanism of one anesthetic, however, has proved elusive: ketamine. When ketamine is used for general anesthesia, two connected parts of the cortex turn to 'isolated cognitive islands,' researchers have found.
Mouse models of Zika in pregnancy show how fetuses become infected Two mouse models of Zika virus infection in pregnancy have been developed. In them, the virus migrated from the pregnant mouse's bloodstream into the placenta, where it multiplied, then spread into the fetal circulation and infected the brains of the developing pups.
Empathy Is Killed By Popular Painkiller Found In 600 Different Drugs Every week almost one-quarter of Americans use this drug. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Should You Have Kids If You’re Depressed? “Were you frightened to have children with your history of suicidal depression?” a young woman asked me the other day. “Did you have to stop medication while you were pregnant?” In the last 10 years writing about mental health issues, these two questions keep surfacing, especially … ...
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