What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds

There's no evidence that typical levels of internet use harms adolescent brains, according to a new review of 134 studies. On the contrary, the report, to be published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science, finds some positives associated with ...

May 31

Categories: Child Development

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Many Children Affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Traffic ...

Nearly every third child in Sweden who is injured in traffic is subsequently affected by posttraumatic stress disorder. Every fifth child is still suffering from mental and psychosocial problems one year after the accident. These are the conclusions ...

May 30

Categories: Child Development

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Therapist creates beautiful music with the heartbeats of dying ...

A musical therapist who works with terminally ill children and their families at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has begun creating musical memories using the heartbeats of dying patients. Brian Schreck records the thump of a patient's heartbeat ...

May 30

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Lack of Sleep Affects Performance and Damages Brain Cells

Everyone knows that bad night sleep can easily affect the whole day ahead. Even a relatively small (2-3 hours) loss of sleep leads to the fall in mood and mental performance. Regular or frequent sleep disturbances can even have much more ...

May 29

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Social media users urged to consider rising suicide rates

AUSTRALIA - LIFELINE and one of the country's top mental health experts have urged social media to take greater responsibility as suicide rates in Australia hit a 10-year high.

May 29

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Brain imaging reveals clues about chronic fatigue syndrome

A brain imaging study shows that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may have reduced responses, compared with healthy controls, in a region of the brain connected with fatigue. The findings suggest that chronic fatigue syndrome is associated ...

May 29

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Remembering, as an Extreme Sport

If not quite Ali-Frazier or Williams-Sharapova, the duel was all the audience of about 100 could ask for. ...

May 28

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Mental illness can reduce life expectancy 'more than smoking'

Serious mental illness can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking, Oxford University scientists have said. They say the illnesses can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years - a loss equivalent or worse to smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

May 28

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Screening for Autism: There's an App for That

Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students - not to prescribe glasses, but to identify ...

May 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Heartbreak Makes You More Suicidal

According to a new research by the Australian National University's Center for Mental Health Research and the Center for Research on Ageing, Health and wellbeing, individuals who have recently seen the end of a de-facto relationship or marriage have ...

May 27

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Suicide Prevention

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A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD

Bessel van der Kolk sat cross-legged on an oversize pillow in the center of a smallish room overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur. He wore khaki pants, a blue fleece zip-up and square wire-rimmed glasses. His feet were bare. It was the third day ...

May 27

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

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Cultivating emotional intelligence in children

The publication of Daniel Goleman;s breakthrough book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, introduced the public to the then radical idea that "there are other ways of being smart," couldn't have been more timely. Goleman defined 'emotional intelligence' ...

May 27

Categories: Child Development, Emotional Intelligence

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Brain Sex in Men and Women - From Arousal to Orgasm

Now, with hundreds of neuroimaging studies on human sexual behavior, results from these studies are finally being integrated for meta-analysis, allowing for improved precision in identifying activated brain areas. This article reveals the neural ...

May 26

Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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How the gut feeling shapes fear

We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our 'gut instinct' has a significant impact on ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups

The so-called ‘cheerleader effect’ is the phenomenon that people seem more attractive when they are in a group than when they are alone. At least, so urban legend has it.

May 26

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