ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning ...

Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the ...

Aug 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center ...

Aug 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read ...

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, ...

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Living in an Imaginary World

When Rachel Stein (not her real name) was a small child, she would pace around in a circle shaking a string for hours at a time, mentally spinning intricate alternative plots for her favorite television shows. "Around the age of eight or nine, my ...

Aug 22

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The computer will see you now

ELLIE is a psychologist, and a damned good one at that. Smile in a certain way, and she knows precisely what your smile means. Develop a nervous tic or tension in an eye, and she instantly picks up on it. She listens to what you say, processes every ...

Aug 22

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Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, ...

In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention.

Aug 21

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Therapy plus antidepressants help patients with severe, nonchronic ...

Patients with severe, nonchronic depression had better rates of recovery if they were treated with cognitive therapy (CT) combined with antidepressant medication (ADM) compared to ADMs alone.

Aug 21

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to ...

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.

Aug 20

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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Opioid users breathe easier with novel drug to treat respiratory ...

People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. A study found that a new therapeutic drug, GAL-021, may reverse or prevent respiratory depression, or inadequate breathing, in ...

Aug 20

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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The Relationship Between Depression and Arthritis

Both arthritis and depression are common in the United States, with age and obesity trends likely to increase the number of people who suffer from both conditions simultaneously.

Aug 19

Categories: Depression

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Ways to Combat Insomnia

If you find yourself tossing and turning for hours, unable to go to sleep or stay asleep, you could be suffering from insomnia. Nearly 40 percent of Americans report some symptoms of insomnia in a given year. It can take a toll on one's emotional, ...

Aug 19

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Passengers who survived terrifying Air Transat flight in 2001, help ...

An extraordinary opportunity to study memory and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a group of Air Transat passengers who experienced 30 minutes of unimaginable terror over the Atlantic Ocean in 2001 has resulted in the discovery of a ...

Aug 18

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

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PTSD Can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and the University of California Los Angeles.

Aug 18

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

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Overhaul of our understanding of why autism potentially occurs

An analysis of autism research covering genetics, brain imaging, and cognition led by Laurent Mottron of the University of Montreal has overhauled our understanding of why autism potentially occurs, develops and results in a diversity of symptoms.

Aug 18

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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What Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful

Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing people together. Now a new study finds that music of the right kind can transform the listener's sense of power.

Aug 16

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