Rising crime rates are the tip of an insidious iceberg, as methamphetamine abuse cases soar in Australia. The methamphetamine drug called ice is the drug of choice among young people, and so powerful that it can take just one hit for its users to become addicted.
Date Posted: April 11, 2014
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Swedish researchers have found similarities in the dopamine system between highly creative individuals and those with schizophrenia.
In a new study published in the journal Memory, the researchers say that people from diverse cultures experience the "fading affect bias" (FAB), the tendency for negative emotions to fade away more quickly than positive ones in our memories.
Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental ...
Last week, at the Yale School of Management's Art, Mind + Markets conference, Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota with an extensive psychology background, gave a talk called "Effect of Visual Order on Creativity." Her ...
An imbalance in serotonin levels seems to cause anxiety and depression. Researchers have provided a new model system for investigating the mechanism underlying these dysfunctions in cell cultures as well as living organisms by using light.
In 1952, the same year that chlorpromazine was introduced as the first effective drug treatment for schizophrenia, Aaron Beck first employed a form of cognitive-based talk therapy to treat delusional thinking. While chlorpromazine inaugurated the ...
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Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling fatigue. Unfortunately, the causes are not well understood. Neuroinflammation—the ...
According to new research, too much homework is associated with academic stress, a lack of balance in children’s lives and even physical health problems. The new study into 4,317 students at 10 high-performing US high schools questions whether ...
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Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how. The clinical term for this experience is alexithymia and is defined as the ...
People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute ...
When you've done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner. A ...
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Scandinavian research has shown that the emotional centre in the brains of young motorists develops and matures ahead of the frontal lobe, and that this varies between risk-willing and risk-averse groups.
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I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...
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Human beings are abysmal at detecting lies consciously, but their subconscious mind may have a better nose for deceit, new research suggests.
Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on ...
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