|Anorexic For The Holidays
||Eating disorders and holidays go together like oil and water. If you are suffering from anorexia or bulimia, I completely understand how you feel around this time of the year. … ...
|When You Can’t Relate To People
||All my life I’ve felt like I was alone. Like I’m in one dimension and everybody else is in another. I’m in the world, but not part of it. Maybe … ...
|Biomarkers outperform symptoms in parsing psychosis subgroups
||Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, in sorting psychosis cases into distinct subgroups on the basis of brain biology. The biotypes were more biologically homogeneous than categories based on observable symptoms. Just as fever or infection can have many different causes, multiple psychosis-causing disease processes -- operating via different biological pathways -- can lead to similar symptoms and confound the search for improved treatments.
|Should Bullying be Made Illegal?
||Police Chief Ault authored an ordinance that fines the parents of repeat offenders of bullying. The ordinance, which imposes a $124 fine, turns school disciplinary codes into law.
||“For anyone who has ever felt broken: Wholeness is the goal, but wholeness does not mean perfection, it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of your life. So, every … ...
|If You Give a Man a Gun: Men, Evolution, & Mass Shootings
||A lack of attention from others results in a lack of status, resulting in a lack of access to women. Combined with a young man’s testosterone, it creates a toxic, combustible mix.
|Can Aromatherapy Really Help Anxiety and Depression?
||I’m not an aromatherapy expert, but I often wonder whether or not there is any science behind it. Do aromatherapy essential oils really pack healing power, or do they just … ...
|We Should Live: Surviving After Catastrophic Death
||The moving story of how a community rebuilt itself after the deadly and devastating Japanese tsunami.
|This Sex Really DOES Have A Better Sense of Direction
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|Overweight, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Depression – Part...
||The Vicious Cycle In Part 1 of 2, we curated and reviewed study findings that focused on the question: “Does overweight and obesity increase the risk of developing depression, or … ...
|4 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
||Each year during the holiday season, my otherwise carefully constructed routines become derailed. Despite my best intentions, I find myself overindulging in multiple ways every late fall and early winter. In addition, I experience a level of stress that far surpasses what I typically allow … ...
|The Behavioral Economics of Stage Fright
||When something changes the way we feel about a decision, it will probably change the way we think about it, too.
|Mental Imagery Can Cure and Can Kill
||In a case study published in a major medical journal, cardiologist Bernard Lown reports on a patient admitted with irreparable heart damage following a massive heart attack. In the days … ...
|They Got It Right, But Deny The Diagnosis
||I have to admit that I have only watched two episodes of the show River (released in November on Netflix), but I am stunned by the portrayal of the main … ...
|Eating disorder prevention program reduces brain reward region response to supermodels
||At baseline, when young women at risk for eating disorders viewed images of supermodels while undergoing fMRI, a reward valuation region of their brains was activated. After the intervention, this reward valuation was more activated by exposure to images of healthy, normal weight women than by exposure to thin models. Participants in the control condition did not show this change.
|There are Many Ways to Solve Problems
||There once was a remote, peaceful village in a quiet secluded forest. One day a small boy and his family settled into their new home. As the boy unpacked he … ...
|Study establishes biomarkers to help diagnose, treat psychosis
||A comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis, a groundbreaking study has demonstrated.
|Today I Love Good Friends Getting Help
||Today I love good friends getting help. Friends who need help with their health or with moving or even with just getting some things moved from one place to another. … ...
|New schizophrenia treatments may be effective for subgroup of patients
||Mounting evidence indicates that disturbances in the brain's glutamate pathway contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia. Thus, the glutamate pathway has become the target of a number of new drug therapies. Findings suggest that at least one of these drugs may be an effective treatment for individuals in the early course of the illness.
|If you make impulsive choices you should blame your parents: It's genetic
||'Delay discounting' is the tendency to take a smaller reward now rather than waiting for a larger one available later. According to a report, delay discounting is strongly influenced by genetics. Studying 602 twins, researchers found that genes accounted for about half of the individual differences in this trait, which can profoundly affect daily life and psychiatric well-being.