Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.
Date Posted: June 11, 2014
If you are aiming to lose weight by revving up your exercise routine, it may be wise to think of your workouts not as exercise, but as playtime. An unconventional new study suggests that people's attitudes toward physical activity can influence what ...
Can exercise reduce behavior problems and enhance cognition in children with ADHD? Results from multiple studies indicate that exercise mitigates aging-related declines in cognitive functioning and that it may ...
Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)GO
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.
Postpartum depression has many negative consequences for the mother and her child, and society is right to promote awareness of this condition. But now, a study of new mothers indicates that depression is more common four years after childbirth than ...
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It all comes down to willpower, right? Strength of purpose. Muster the resolve to skip dessert, and you have a shot at losing that spare tire hanging off your belly. Succumb to your temptations, however, and you are simply being weak. But is it ...
New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, SchizophreniaGO
SINGAPORE - Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of mental health. A local recruitment agency, The GMP Group, revealed that ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition. Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time. They've done the pre-race math - keep at a ...
Categories: Sports PsychologyGO
Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...
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Here is what Steve S. and Sarah B. do when they fight: They take a breath, go to their smartphones, and click on Couple Counseling & Chatting, a free app created by their real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff.
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When you're drowsy, new research shows that what's happening on your left often sounds to you as though it's happening on your right. Perhaps that's why it can be so tricky to land a punch on the alarm clock in the morning!
Too much eye contact can make other people more resistant to persuasion, a recent study finds. The results fly in the face of the common advice to make strong eye contact with another person when you want to persuade them.
Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication - using hypnosis.
Categories: Hypnosis, Sleep DisordersGO