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Structural brain connectivity as a genetic marker for schizophrenia Schizophrenia has been considered an illness of disrupted brain connectivity since its earliest descriptions. Several studies have suggested brain white matter is affected not only in patients with schizophrenia but also in individuals at increased risk for the disease.
The Syrian Refugee Issue. Why Does Fear Turn Us Into Bigots? Humans have historically become tribal and bigoted towards others at times of peril. As much as we lament how ugly we behaved in hindsight, we are doing it again toward Syrian refugees. the psychology of risk perception explains why this behavior is so instinctive.
The Syrian Refugee Issue: Why Does Fear Turn Us Into Bigots? Humans have historically become tribal and bigoted towards others during times of peril. As much as we lament how ugly we behaved in hindsight, we are doing it again toward Syrian refugees. The psychology of risk perception explains why this behavior is so instinctive.
This Is The Root of Happiness In Your Brain Happiness has two components which predict the size of this brain region. » Continue reading: This Is The Root of Happiness In Your Brain
Causes of Students’ Emotional Fragility: Five Perspectives The high and apparently increasing rates of emotional disorders and problems of everyday living among college students have generated great concern on campuses throughout the nation. Here I present a sample of views expressed by K–12 teachers, professors, employers, parents, and students about the sources of students’ emotional and coping difficulties.
Six rules I follow to avoid depression during the... Yesterday, as I was sitting on the front porch I was smacked upside the head by a Hallmark moment. An SUV with license plates from another state pulled in the … ...
Different kind of anesthesia a possible treatment for stress induced cardiomyopathy Stress induced cardiomyopathy after cerebral hemorrhage has been shown to increase the risk of further brain damage. These patients can now be identified by a simple blood test, and a possible treatment for stress induced cardiomyopathy has been discovered - a different kind of anesthesia than that currently being used.
Today I Love Decadent Morning Pastries With Icing Today I love decadent morning pastries with icing. I love the feeling of misbehaving that I get when I think that as a child such things were considered frivolous treats … ...
Goodbye, Ms. Singleton I walk out of her room with a heavy heart. Her bed lies empty in the glow of the hot August sun creeping in through the blinds. Earlier, I had asked the CNA standing outside attending to the medicine cart, about Ms. Singleton. She had … ...
5 Hidden Relationship Killers We all know about the obvious things that cause relationships to go downhill, such as cheating, lying or domestic violence. However, often these are only the surface things and are … ...
Bipolar Disorder: Do you recognize your mood changes? One of the best ways to manage treatment for bipolar disorder is symptom awareness. Basically, if you know you are experiencing symptoms, you’re better able and more likely to seek … ...
Setting Boundaries Around the Holidays The holidays are a good time to set boundaries. That’s because there are a lot more demands coming from all directions, said Meredith Janson, MA, LPC, a relationship expert and therapist in private practice in Washington, D.C. This might include everything from buying gifts and … ...
The ADHD Lies We Tell I never said I was going to get everything done, I just never said that I wouldn’t. The truth is that I never gave it much thought. I guess I’d … ...
Wasted Days As you may know if you follow this blog, I am currently dealing with some bipolar depression. Uffff. It’s like I was riding in a canoe and it tipped over … ...
4 Ways to Manage ADHD Without Medication My sister and her husband choose not to use medication as a way of managing their son’s ADHD. It’s a personal decision which they thought and prayed about for a … ...
Hallucinations? They may just be caused by a fold in the brain Imagine hearing a voice that screams, “You’re no good at this and you’re going to fail every exam” but not knowing where it came from. Or suddenly seeing a poisonous snake slithering towards you. Even if you’ve never had a hallucination – a sensory event that is experienced as real, despite having no material world [...]
The psychological benefits of our Thanksgiving rituals When Americans gather together around a table groaning with favorite dishes on the fourth Thursday of November, what are we doing beyond filling our bellies with turkey and pie? We convened four experts in the psychology of family traditions and shared meals for a roundtable discussion about what ritual means in the context of Thanksgiving. [...]
‘Connector hubs’ are the champions of brain coordination Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball? A new University of California, Berkeley, study suggests the human brain’s aptitude and versatility can be credited in large part to “connector hubs,” which filter and route information. [...]
‘Sport shoppers’ bargain hunt simply for the thrill of it, new research finds The finish line is in sight, the rush of victory just past the cash register, the trophy flung hastily into a shopping cart. For some, shopping is a pursuit akin to an athletic competition, according to San Francisco State University professors Kathleen O’Donnell, associate dean of the School of Business, and Judi Strebel, chair of [...]
Researchers urge caution in prescribing methylphenidate — a common ADHD drug Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate. The Cochrane Library publishes one of the most comprehensive assessments to date on the benefits [...]