Gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities that affect ...

University of Granada researchers have analysed similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function when comparing cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. The study reveals that gambling addicts present brain function ...

Nov 12

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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Gesturing While Talking Influences Thoughts

If you ask someone to show you how to tie their shoe-laces or play Jenga, they will almost certainly use their hands to do so. In a study investigating how gestures interact with thoughts, Beilock and Goldin-Meadow (2010) had participants trying to ...

Nov 10

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Addicts May Be Seeking Relief from Emotional Lows More than Euphoric ...

Cocaine addicts may become trapped in drug binges - not because of the euphoric highs they are chasing but rather the unbearable emotional lows they desperately want to avoid. In a study published today online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers ...

Nov 9

Categories: Addictions

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Singaporean youths struggle to cope with eating disorders

Singapore -- More teenagers, some as young as 13, are being treated at Singapore's public hospitals for eating disorders. Figures from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) show that 95 youngsters aged 13 to 19 suffered from anorexia or bulimia last ...

Nov 9

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Study finds mending ruptures in client-therapist relationship during ...

In order for prolonged exposure therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, to reach its full potential, any misperceptions or ruptures in trust and communication between therapist and client need fixing, according to a new Case Western ...

Nov 9

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

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ADHD's Wider Definition Could Lead to Unnecessary Treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to focus and a lack of control over behaviors often leading to an overactive state. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, who are usually ...

Nov 8

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

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Older Aussies with Mental Illness Experience Lack of Care

A lack of support and rehabilitation services is one of the major concerns for older people living with mental illness, new research by an Australian health charity has found. SANE Australia’s study, Growing Older, Staying Well – Mental health ...

Nov 8

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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People Are More Moral in the Morning

A lot of bad behaviour goes on at night. Too much drinking, eating, fighting and all the rest. But is this just down to the fact that people are mostly at work during the day, or is it more than that? Could it be that people’s self-control is ...

Nov 7

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Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News First?

There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want to hear first? That depends on whether you are the giver or receiver of bad news, and if the news-giver wants the receiver to act on the information, according to researchers at the ...

Nov 7

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New acupuncture treatment for addictions introduced

SINGAPORE: Patients diagnosed with addiction disorders can now undergo acupuncture treatment on top of their existing psychiatric and psychological treatments. A new acupuncture clinic has been set up by the National Addictions Management Service ...

Nov 7

Categories: Addictions

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Antidepressant drug induces a juvenile-like state in neurons of the ...

For long, brain development and maturation has been thought to be a one-way process, in which plasticity diminishes with age. The possibility that the adult brain can revert to a younger state and regain plasticity has not been considered, often. In ...

Nov 6

Categories: Depression

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Why job interviews don’t work

My colleague, Tim Wilson, has long advocated that the psychology department at the University of Virginia stop interviewing potential graduate students or job applicants. We conduct unstructured interviews, as most departments do, meaning the ...

Nov 6

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, ...

Nov 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting, Stress ...

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Treating Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder Differently

Psychopathology may be represented as residing on a continuum, ranging from, at one end “psychotic” to at the other end, “normal”. “Personality disordered” and “neurotic” lie between the two. However, there are general differences in ...

Nov 6

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia

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Can putting your child before yourself make you a happier person?

While popular media often depicts highly-involved parents negatively as “helicopter parents” or “tiger moms”, how does placing one’s children at the center of family life really affect parental well-being? This paper finds that parents who ...

Nov 5

Categories: Parenting

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