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Today I Love Excitement Today I love excitement and my ability to find it in little things as well as big things. I love the drama that the numbers from the magazine I work … ...
Antibody provide a more exact Alzheimer's diagnosis radioactive tracers For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the brain. This resulted in more precise information being obtained than with regular radioactive tracers. The study provides hope for more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease and improvements in monitoring the effects of medication.
Fatal overdoses of common anxiety meds are spiking Overdoes involving common anxiety drugs are at an all-time high, and scientists fear plenty of lives will be lost before they fully understand why.
Your brain performs better when it's cold outside The latest science says we humans are better at dealing with winter than we usually give ourselves credit for, both in terms of our mood and the basic functioning of our brains.
Have researchers found "ground zero" for Alzheimer's? A small region in the brain stem called the locus coeruleus might be “ground zero” for Alzheimer’s, research suggests.
Bonobos Publicly Protest Unfair and Unexpected Treatment Exciting new research shows that these intelligent and emotional great apes have social expectations about how they should be treated and vocally protest when treated unfairly.
Robert Berezin on the Psychotherapy of Character The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Berezin on the psychotherapy of character.
The Benefits Of ADHD Camp For Children Introduction Spring is approaching. Before you know it, the school year will be over. Are you thinking about how your children who are suffering from ADHD are going to spend … ...
How to Be a Responsible Smartphone Owner If You... I’m now a proud iPhone owner, but I held off getting a smartphone for as long as possible. As someone already prone to distraction and obsessive email checking, I knew … ...
Early Risk of Psychosis and Prodromal Syndromes CCPR: Dr. Bearden, please tell us about the prodromal phase and how it is identified. Dr. Bearden: When a young person meets a set of criteria that appears to indicate he or she may develop a psychotic disorder, we call it a “putative prodromal syndrome.” … ...
ADHD, Wicked Humor and Poor Judgment What’s a boy to do? I have a witty and rapid mind. I often find the funny where others don’t suspect there is any. And then I reveal it. I’m … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 19, 2016 If you’re constantly berating yourself for a misdeed, you need to stop it right now. Our guilt for saying the wrong thing, for example, can play over and over in our minds rotting our insides, marring the moment, and injuring our relationship with others and … ...
Five Things Everyone Should Know About Verbal Aggression The lasting effects of verbal abuse shouldn't be understated. What science knows and you should too.
5 Realities of Living With Bipolar Disorder Living with bipolar disorder is awful. It’s hard to explain to people who have never experienced it. Even those of us who have it aren’t really able to fully understand … ...
A Quick Guide to Debunking All Those Claims about... For many years, I have been trying to explain why you should not believe all those claims about how single people would be happier and healthier and all the rest, … ...
Scientists unveil a key mechanism that could improve brain function A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain. The research, published in the current issue of the journal Science, demonstrates that brain cells, known as astrocytes, which play fundamental roles in nearly [...]
Motion-controlled video games may improve real world skills Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of researchers. Participants in a study who played 18 rounds of a video golf game that used a motion controller to simulate putting did significantly better at real-world putting than [...]
THE i’MPOSSIBLE PROJECT: Reengaging With Life, Creating A New... I’ve been reading this book – A Three Dog Life. It is great. The author has great command of language, but some of it is so sad. It just makes … ...
Are treatment guidelines on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder just plain wrong? The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has become a byword for unbiased, evidence-based healthcare advice. Its recommendations strongly influence which treatments are made available on the NHS. We wouldn’t expect NICE to make recommendations that are unsupported by evidence or, worse, contain contradictory evidence. However, two recent NICE publications recommend psychological therapies [...]
An FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug could help smokers quit Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt. University of Pennsylvania researchers Rebecca Ashare and Heath Schmidt saw potential for a permanent cessation solution in a class of FDA-approved medications used to improve cognitive impairments from Alzheimer’s disease. In a study consisting of [...]