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Treating depressive symptoms from their roots A wide range of compounds is on the market to ameliorate depressive symptoms, however their efficiency is achieved only after long periods of treatment and not in 100 percent of patients. Researchers identified early cellular changes in the brain for the emergence of depressive symptoms, and a novel promising drug target.
Optimizing Academic Performance Through the Poetics of Space As Detroit teachers organize 'sickouts' to protest the condition of their public schools, new research confirms the impact classroom environments have on academic performance.
Best of Our Blogs: January 26, 2016 If you could get rid of your problems forever, you would. But what if that wasn’t possible or more importantly, what if it wasn’t even preferable to do so? The idea seemed foreign to me until I heard these words from The Fear and Anxiety Solution … ...
Race Differences in Androgens: Do They Mean Anything? What can group differences in androgen levels tell us about racial differences in reproductive strategies? Probably not much.
The Other Side of Domestic Violence Face it, when it comes to domestic violence, most people think of man on woman terror. Husbands beating up wives, and boyfriends terrorizing girlfriends. Domestic voilence seems to happen so … ...
Study shows brain function differs in obese children The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found. Diet and exercise may not be enough to restore normal weight or prevent overweight children from becoming obese, they conclude. It may [...]
Separate brain circuits for taste and calories helps explain the power of sugar Sugar’s sweetness and calorie content combine to give it lethal power to destroy diets, many scientists have assumed. However, new study by Yale University researchers says the brain responds to taste and calorie counts in fundamentally different ways. And only one of these responses explains why most New Years’ resolutions have already disappeared under a [...]
Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development–and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found. The findings, funded partly by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are published online [...]
Mailing free nicotine patches to smokers does help some of them quit Mailing free nicotine patches to smokers, without any behavioral support, does help some of them quit, according to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Smoking is a leading cause of preventable disease worldwide, and 13 per cent of Ontario adults reported that they smoked daily in the most recent CAMH [...]
Group therapy helps autistic children to cope better with everyday life Social difficulties are one of the main problems for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Especially when their intelligence is unaffected, they become more and more conscious in the course of their development of the fact that they are different. In the framework of group therapy developed at Goethe University Frankfurt, children and [...]
Link found between food advertising and child food consumption New research by University of Liverpool health expert Dr Emma Boyland has confirmed that unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children. Researchers, led by Dr Boyland from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health & Society, reviewed and analysed 22 separate studies that had examined the impact of acute, experimental unhealthy food advertising exposure [...]
The best way to help homeless youth is hardly ever used Teens without homes, many of whom have suffered at the hands of those entrusted with providing them care and kindness, often refuse to seek warmth and nourishment at shelters. But there’s new evidence that drop-in centers — safe havens with fewer rules and no older adults — could open doors to jobs, sobriety and housing [...]
Disturbed Dreaming in Depression (and other mental illness) Depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorder have been associated with frequent and distressing nightmares, along with several other qualities of disturbed dreaming.
Is Bipolar Still In Disorder Really The Best We... A common refrain in the bipolar disorder community is “I’m doing the best I can.” Every time I hear this or a similar phrase my heart weeps. I know all too well … ...
The New Demonic Possession How we deal with the mentally ill depends what we think caused the disorder.
Brain function differs in obese children, study shows The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers have found. Because of this, mindfulness, a practice used as a therapeutic technique to focus awareness, should be studied as a way to encourage healthy eating and weight loss in children, the new research suggests.
Researchers uncover how dopamine transports within the brain The mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells has been uncovered by researchers, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder... TCPR: Dr. Levy, there are so many different “brands” of therapy for personality disorders. Can you start by giving us a little background on how and when transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) was developed, and the evidence that it’s helpful for patients? Dr. Levy: Sure. TFP is … ...
Neuroscientists uncover how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells Researchers at University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The researchers, including Habibeh Khoshbouei, Pharm D., Ph.D., an associate professor of neuroscience in the [...]
Dude! I’m Your Daughter, Not Your Wife! Cringe-worthy. Kinda weird. Definitely uncomfortable. But also, flattering. My emotions ran this gamut every Tuesday and Sunday evening, the times Dad demanded I schedule to be spent, alone, with him. … ...