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Depression in Late-Life: New Ideas About an Old Problem By the year 2030, there will be 65 million Americans over the age of 65 and although we are living longer, the quality is impacted by the increased prevalence of illness.
Communication: What am I Trying to Achieve? One way to improve your communication is to reflect on your motivations, by asking yourself “What am I trying to achieve?” Is the conversation about “winning” an argument or is it … ...
New study examines the effect of ecstasy on the brain The effect ecstasy has on different parts of the brain has been the focus of recent study. Researchers found that ecstasy users showed significant reductions in the way serotonin is transported in the brain. This can have a particular impact on regulating appropriate emotional reactions to situations.
How children perceive faces: Seven-year-olds show different brain activities than adults Humans are experts in facial perception. But not from birth. At which point do children become as skilled at it as adults? Fifteen children took part in a new study that gives new information to answer this question.
Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding, breaking the cycle of addiction Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region involved in the brain reward system. These new data confirm the tendency to smoke and low smoking cessation rates of people with schizophrenia.
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The Criminal as a "Religious" Person Another arena for a criminal's use and abuse
Derailed train of thought? Brain's stopping system may be at fault Study suggests that the same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition. The findings may give insights into Parkinson's disease. The brain circuitry implicated in 'over-stopping' motor activity in these patients might also be keeping them over-focused. More speculatively, it may be worth investigating if this circuitry plays a role in conditions characterized by distractibility, such as ADHD.
11 Inspiring Quotes for Anxious Children Sometimes it takes the words of others to soothe our own soul. If you’re feeling anxious or have an anxious child, write a few of these down or print them … ...
Today I Love This Perfect Dawn Today I love this perfect dawn. I love the gold piled up on the eastern horizon like it was left there for someone to pick up. I love the way … ...
Rekindling the Spark in a Long-Term Marriage People tend to work very hard to get into that “once in a lifetime” relationship. The honeymoon phase of courting and dating requires great effort to let the other know that they are special, that they are “the one.” Falling in love with your partner … ...
ADHD, Online and On Point I have discovered something. Something about working online. It’s not good. I’ve also discovered that it’s not bad. Yep, it’s another ADHD dichotomy. A paradox of ADHD making. And I’m … ...
Five Questions to Help Clients Move Toward What Matters... Benjamin Schoendorff, Ph.D. and Kevin Polk, Ph.D. are experienced psychologists and practitioners of acceptance and commitment therapy. During the course of their work, they’ve observed that the complexity of the ACT model can at times be confusing to both clinicians and clients alike. So they … ...
Wentworth Miller Proves That Body Shaming Happens to Men... Right now, there’s a huge movement going on to promote inclusiveness and body positivity among women. Actresses such as Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham have been very outspoken … ...
How to Catch Yourself When You’re Falling There is a beautiful quote from Baal Shem Tov: “Let me fall if I must fall. The one I will become will catch me.” Which always reminds me that we … ...
Talking about one’s self predicts worsened symptom in depressed patients Excessively talking about yourself is rarely a desirable personal trait, but recent research suggests that it may be a sign of something even worse. One of the linguistic hallmarks of a self-centered perspective is an abundance of first-person pronouns (like “I” and “me”). While evidence exists to link depression symptoms to self-attention, there remains a [...]
Are men with beards really more sexist? Only in some cultures, replication study finds Are men with beards more likely to be sexist? That may depend on where you live. Research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2015 found a connection between facial hair and negative attitudes about women. But a replication of that study, recently published in the same journal, has failed to find the same [...]
The evolutionary origins of laughter are rooted more in survival than enjoyment Laughter plays a crucial role in every culture across the world. But it’s not clear why laughter exists. While it is evidently an inherently social phenomenon – people are up to 30 times more likely to laugh in a group than when alone – laughter’s function as a form of communication remains mysterious. A new [...]
Neuronal structures associated with memory sprout in response to novel molecules Chemists at the University of California San Diego have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories. These drug candidates also prevent deterioration of the same neuronal structures in the presence of amyloid-beta, a protein fragment that accumulates in the brains of people [...]
Study: More than 40 percent of retired NFL players had brain injury More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to [...]