Big Changes for Diagnosing PTSD

The effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can dismantle the lives of not only those who suffer from this illness, but also those of family and friends. The federal government, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and professionals within ...

Jun 24

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

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Babies Seeing Violence Show Aggression Later

Aggression in school-age children may have its origins in children 3 years old and younger who witnessed violence between their mothers and partners, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. “People may think children that young ...

Jun 24

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain

It happens to all of us. Our brains are wired to get caught up in the routine of everyday life. It seems like the older we get, the more responsibilities we have and the easier it is to practice that continuous fractured attention that we’ve all ...

Jun 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or ...

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Is your Dog like a Child to You?

People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behaviour is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their kind. For domesticated animals the ...

Jun 22

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Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting landed him in the emergency ...

Jun 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The Well-Travelled Road Effect: Why Familiar Routes Fly By

Here's a common experience for motorists: you are driving somewhere new and you're late. As you drive down unfamiliar roads it seems that everything is conspiring against you: other cars, the road-layout, the traffic lights and even suicidal ...

Jun 21

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Pitt research paves way toward giving educators tools to recognize, ...

A student who shows up on time for school and listens respectfully in class might appear fully engaged to outside observers, including teachers. But other measures of student engagement, including the student’s emotional and cognitive involvement ...

Jun 21

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How to Become More Resilient

I clearly remember the day in the ninth grade that a classmate accosted me in the hallway of my junior high to recruit me for the high school debate team. I thought he was crazy. My heart would beat frantically at the prospect of answering a ...

Jun 21

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Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school ...

Mindfulness – a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel – could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote wellbeing among school children, according to a new study ...

Jun 20

Categories: Mindfulness

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Simple fist-squeezing procedure helps athletes avoid choking under ...

The next time you're faced with a high-pressure situation in sport, try squeezing your left fist tight for thirty seconds. According to a team of German sports psychologists, doing so will activate your right hemisphere, aiding automatic, skilled ...

Jun 20

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Emotions Based on Brain Activity

For the first time, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have identified which emotion a person is experiencing based on brain activity. The study, published in the June 19 issue of PLOS ONE, combines functional magnetic resonance imaging ...

Jun 20

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Where We Are Shapes Who We Are

IN the early 1970s, a team of researchers dropped hundreds of stamped, addressed letters near college dorms along the East Coast and recorded how many lost letters found their way to a mailbox. The researchers counted each posted letter as a small ...

Jun 19

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Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk ...

Women in the U.S. exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It ...

Jun 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Sibling aggression linked to poor mental health

Fights between siblings – from toy-snatching to clandestine whacks to being banished from the bedroom – are so common they’re often dismissed as simply part of growing up. Yet a new study from researchers at the University of New Hampshire ...

Jun 19

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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