Serotonin transporter a crucial pharmacological target of ...

In the central nervous system, serotonergic transmission is critically regulated by serotonin reuptake through the serotonin transporter.

Sep 3

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Making new friends through expressions of gratitude

Parents have long told their children to mind their Ps and Qs, and remember to say thank you. Now the evidence is in on why it matters.

Sep 3

Categories: Friendships, Happiness

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ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, often lasting into adulthood. Though it is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, there have been concerns that such drugs could ...

Sep 2

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with plants, say researchers who conducted the largest field study of its kind.

Sep 2

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression - is it a myth?

A new study in mice suggests that serotonin deficiency may not play as influential a role in depression as has previously been thought.

Sep 2

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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6 Things to Say to Someone with Depression or Who's Depressed

Lots of people experience depression, while others just have bad days or just are feeling down on themselves. No matter why they're depressed, sad, or unmotivated to do much of anything, one thing is certain — it's a tough feeling to experience. ...

Sep 1

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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The psychology of wearable computing - does Google Glass affect where ...

A new study finds that while wearing gaze-monitoring devices may initially encourage more socially-acceptable looking behaviours, the effect doesn't last.

Sep 1

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Previous depression can lead to brain networks becoming ...

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously experienced the mental illness have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in the ...

Sep 1

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Understanding the Psychology of Gambling

Gambling is perceived by many individuals as merely a form of entertainment – an outlet for stress and perhaps even a form of "therapy" where person can kick back and have fun. Over the past few years, gambling has grown into a popular global ...

Aug 30

Categories: Gambling Addiction

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End the Nightmare of Not Enough Sleep

Research indicates that ADHD sufferers are more likely to have sleep abnormalities, a harder time getting to sleep, and a harder time staying awake during the day.

Aug 30

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sleep ...

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Managers, conservatives, Europeans and the non-religious show higher ...

Mention psychopathic personality traits and the mind turns to criminals. The archetype is a callous killer who entraps his victims with a smile and easy charm. However, recent years have seen an increasing recognition that psychopathic traits are on ...

Aug 29

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Electric current to brain boosts memory

Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Aug 29

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

Aug 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Oppositional & ...

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Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders.

Aug 28

Categories: Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

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During pregnancy, future parenting behavior can be predicted by ...

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives.

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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