Children's impulsive behaviour is related to brain connectivity

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions ...

Jul 23

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease – What's The Link?

Diabetes mellitus is an emerging global epidemic that affects millions of people worldwide. This systemic disease affects the blood sugar level causing far-reaching consequences for the human body.

Jul 23

Categories: Dementia

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How exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively ...

It has been found that exercise and relaxation activities literally change the way people perceive the world, altering their perception so that they view the environment in a less threatening, less negative way. For people with mood and anxiety ...

Jul 23

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Sleep problems that persist after a divorce can be harmful to your ...

Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds.

Jul 23

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Sleep Disorders

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Using Storytelling to Decrease ...

Sometimes a pencil is just a pencil. And sometimes, a pencil is a great deal more. Writing is a powerful tool for those dealing with mental health issues. It might be especially important in cases of trauma where integrating memory is a critical ...

Jul 23

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Complex PTSD, Depression, Post ...

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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science

Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments, urge Emily A. Holmes, Michelle G. Craske and Ann M. Graybiel.

Jul 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For ...

Jul 23

Categories: Depression

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Self-Help for Schizophrenics

In spite of the existence of stigma, the first crucial step in dealing with schizophrenia is acceptance by that individual that he or she has a mental illness.

Jul 23

Categories: Schizophrenia

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The best way to reduce stress is, of course, to identify the source and get rid of it. If only this were possible. You can try to avoid people who stress you out, say 'no' to things you know will cause you stress, and generally do less stuff. ...

Jul 23

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

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Twin study suggests language delay due more to nature than nurture

A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared with single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared with 31 percent of nonidentical twins. Overall, twins had twice the rate of late ...

Jul 22

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Smoking may contribute to suicide risk

Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don’t smoke, studies have shown. This reality has been attributed to the fact that people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide rates, also tend to smoke. But new ...

Jul 22

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention

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Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions

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Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Several medications can help people with alcohol use disorders maintain abstinence or reduce drinking, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions

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Autistic traits seen in parents of kids with autism

Studying children with autism and their parents, researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, as measured by a ...

Jul 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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How the brain stabilizes its connections in order to learn better

Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorise. The brain is indeed made up of complex networks of neurons and synapses that are constantly re-configured. However, in order for learning to leave a trace, connections must be ...

Jul 19

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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