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Powerful new data on the aging brain and traumatic brain injury The Allen Institute for Brain Science has announced major updates to its online resources available at brain-map.org, including a new resource on Aging, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. The resource is the first of its kind to collect and share a wide variety of data modalities on a large sample of aged brains, complete with mental health histories and clinical diagnoses.
Treating pregnant women for depression may benefit baby, too Research shows that depressive symptoms in expectant mothers is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and a baby's small gestational age.
Boot camp for the Internet-addicted China has established military-style treatment centers for young people addicted to the Internet.
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Military Drone Operators and PTSD: Left in the Lurch   Drone warfare is man’s latest monument to insidious ways to kill our fellow man. The casualties aren’t limited to the battlefield. Situated tens of thousands of miles away, the … ...
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Recovery Advice To My (Relatively) Younger Self As part of Eating Recovery Day, I have been asked to share some thoughts on eating disorder recovery. Specifically, what I would tell my “younger self” (I was forty-six years old) just starting out in recovery. Today, I am just over nine years into recovery … ...
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Despite their small brains ravens and crows are just as clever as chimps A new study shows that ravens are as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the birds' brains play an important role in terms of their intelligence.
Despite their small brains, ravens and crows may be just as clever as chimps, research suggests A new study suggests that ravens can be as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the birds' brains play an important role in terms of their intelligence.
Inside the Psychological Care for Refugees in Germany How do therapists work through linguistic and cultural barriers to help their trauma-afflicted clients?
Alternative Types Of Treatment For ADHD Introduction Medication is one type of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, on a more important note, there are other types of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in … ...
Abnormally low blood flow indicates damage to NFL players' brains The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical professionals, and the general public about the impact of repetitive head trauma. Using sophisticated neuroimaging and analytics, researchers have now identified abnormal areas of low blood flow in living professional football players. These findings raises the potential for better diagnosis and treatment for persons with football related head trauma.
Immuno-psychiatry: When your body makes its own 'angel dust' A new study reports structural brain damage from an autoimmune encephalitis that impairs behavior in ways that are somewhat similar to the effects of "angel dust". The body sometimes makes substances that have effects on the brain in ways that resemble the effects of illicit drugs.
Light-activated nerve cells: Understanding the causes of anxiety, depression Anxiety and depression are two of the most frequently occurring mental disorders worldwide. Light-activated nerve cells may indicate how they are formed, report scientists.
New light shed on causes of movement disorders in Parkinson's disease A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Researchers have discovered that this group of patients have increased concentrations of a certain type of protein.
Today I Love My Own Tenacity Today I love my own tenacity and how I’ve pushed myself to keep mostly quiet while I let this bug run its course. I love that I’ve done little more … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 26, 2016 Stressing over a friend’s disapproval? Upset over your relative’s rejecting comment? Furious about your co-worker’s insensitive response? Your suffering isn’t because of them. It’s a direct result of the stories you tell yourself. Her eye roll or his hurtful remark could reflect their feelings about … ...