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|If You Give a Man a Gun: Men, Evolution, & Mass Shootings
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|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.
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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.
|Antidepressant with novel action appears safe, effective in clinical trial
||A small clinical trial of a novel antidepressant that stimulates neurogenesis -- the production of new brain cells -- shows that the compound appears to be safe and may be effective against depression.
|What to buy someone with depression for the holidays?...
||There is nothing you can put a bow on that will really mean much to someone in a deep depression. Jewelry, flat-screen televisions, perfume - none of these things will lift us out of our depression. Believe me, if we could buy our way out of depression, we would have...
|Best of Our Blogs: December 8, 2015
||How’s your Tuesday, Psych Central readers? Maybe you’re waking up with a cup o’ joe, sneaking a few minutes to yourself during your lunch break, or settling in for some enlightening reading before bed. Whatever the case, our Psych Central bloggers have put together just … ...
|How cultural messages can lead to eating disorders
||Existing research shows treatment doesn't take into account cultural factors that come into play in minority communities.