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More Than A Myth: Drink Spiking Happens Sexual assault a main motive, but not only one, study finds, noting limitations of the research
Can adults get a different kind of ADHD? New studies raise questions about whether attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults is distinct from the condition diagnosed in children.
How Does Anger Impact the Body? Do you remember the Incredible Hulk? Dr. Bruce Banner was a mild mannered man, going from town to town doing good deeds. Then he’d cross paths with someone who would … ...
The return of extinguished fear of public speaking Extinction cues, a set of behavioral therapeutics technique involving using physical or mental reminders to reinforce the loss of a fear that has effectively been eliminated, are not effective at reducing the rebound in anxiety about public speaking after successful treatment, according to a study to be published in the journal Behavior Modification. Fear of [...]
Loss of Y chromosome is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease The loss of the Y chromosome in batches of blood cells over time continues to develop as one biological explanation for why men, on average, live shorter lives than women. Researchers reporting May 23, 2016 in the American Journal of Human Genetics found that men with blood samples showing loss of chromosome Y developed Alzheimer’s [...]
Neuroscientists identify how brain connects memories across time Using a miniature microscope that opens a window into the brain, UCLA neuroscientists have identified in mice how the brain links different memories over time. While aging weakens these connections, the team devised a way for the middle-aged brain to reconnect separate memories. The findings, which were published today in the advance online edition of [...]
Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies? A new study from the University of Rochester suggests that human intelligence might have evolved in response to the demands of caring for infants. Steven Piantadosi and Celeste Kidd, assistant professors in brain and cognitive sciences, developed a novel evolutionary model in which the development of high levels of intelligence may be driven by the [...]
Extreme beliefs often mistaken for insanity, new study finds In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. After studying the 2011 case of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers are suggesting a new forensic term to classify non-psychotic behavior that leads to criminal acts of violence. “When these [...]
Study reveals success of text messaging in helping smokers quit A new study from The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that smokers who received a text messaging intervention were more likely to abstain from smoking relative to controls. The paper is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. “Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable global [...]
Study shows disparities in treatment for children with traumatic brain injuries Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries can face a difficult road to recovery, requiring services such as physical therapy and mental health treatment for months or years to get their young lives back on track. When those children come from low-income households with limited English proficiency, there can be significant barriers in getting them the [...]
Why children confuse simple words: Kids have ‘and or’ problem despite sophisticated reasoning Imagine, for a moment, you are a parent trying to limit how much dessert your sugar-craving young children can eat. “You can have cake or ice cream,” you say, confident a clear parental guideline has been laid out. But your children seem to ignore this firm ruling, and insist on having both cake and ice [...]
How our emotions affect store prices Let’s say you’ve just found a nice jacket in a store and are deciding whether to buy it. It’s a little pricey, so should you wait and hope it goes on sale in the future? Perhaps. Then again, the jacket might go out of stock before that happens, and you might never acquire it at [...]
7 Ways We Are Imperfect Advocates My friend, mentor, fellow writer, and feminist, Anna March, wrote this essay for Salon about her passion for the music of Bob Dylan. In the essay, March questions her almost … ...
Why You Should Support Your Child’s Interests My 11-year-old son Tommy collects stuffed bananas. You know, stuffed banana plush toys. He found his first one (and all of them, in fact) at the thrift store. This initial stuffed fruit was not just an ordinary banana, it was a stuffed Rastafarian banana complete … ...
Hemp Oil: An ‘Essential’ Remedy for Depression Pharmaceuticals are often the first line of defense against depression, yet they don’t work for everyone, or may have side effects that are worse than the initial problem. Some of … ...
The Next Eastern Therapy In need of inspiration and rejuvenation? "Forest bathing" may be the remedy.
Lady Dynamite Hits All the Right Notes on Bipolar... Bipolar disorder—mental illness in general—has not fared well in popular culture. “Crazy” patients and “crazier” doctors populate story lines based on stereotypes and stigma. The last few years have seen … ...
Justin Bieber Calls Out “Hollow” Awards Shows in Thoughtful... Justin Bieber was just 12 years old when he gained fame and, in the years that have followed, the world has watched him experience all of the ups and downs. … ...
From Alcohol Dependence To Natural Recovery Alcohol dependence is a wide spread problem that affects tens of millions of people throughout the globe. There are many more additional people touched in some indirect way with the … ...
The Opportunity of Suffering Suffering is an opportunity.  We usually see suffering as an obstacle to life – and it is most certainly that! – but it is also an opportunity.  How so?  You … ...