By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice - a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome.
Date Posted: June 8, 2013
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
Some call it neurological diversity, others see it as autism's fight back. People diagnosed as "on the spectrum" are suddenly in demand by employers seeking a competitive advantage from autistic workers more used to being considered disabled than ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
University of Illinois graduate student Neha Gothe and her colleagues found that 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants’ reaction time and accuracy in tests of cognitive function. Gothe is now a professor of kinesiology at Wayne ...
Categories: Mindfulness MeditationGO
What runs through your mind when someone tries to persuade you? Say they start telling you about their preferred make of car, the right area to live in or why you should vote this way or that. How do you react?
As Father's Day draws near, psychologist Jeff Cookston says dads should ask their children for a little more feedback than they might get with the yearly greeting card. Just being a good parent may not be good enough, said Cookston, professor of ...
More than a third of marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online, according to new research at the University of Chicago, which also found that online couples have happier, longer marriages. Although the study did not determine why relationships ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
The trial, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, focused on patients who had not responded to medication. Using customised computer software, the patients created avatars to match the voices they had been hearing. After up to six therapy ...
In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of ...
Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...GO
Founders of successful companies tend to exhibit personality traits that make them more socially engaging, creative and able to handle stress than nonentrepreneurs, according to new research from the University of Jena in Germany and The University ...
Nonverbal communication is just as important — if not more important — than verbal communication. Sometimes we focus so much on what we are saying or what’s being said, we don’t think of the nonverbal ways we are communicating. There are ...
Sometimes kids just don't listen! But yelling rarely works. So Doctor G has a few things to try before (or after) the screaming ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ParentingGO
Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens. An international team of researchers, including the Miller School's Charles B. ...
Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child and/or Adolescent IssuesGO
I now know why I gained more than 13 kilograms in my early 20s: I was lonely. I had left for school and a job in the Upper Midwest and I knew no one. I filled my lonely nights and days with food, especially candy, cookies and ice cream. I could not ...
Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social IsolationGO
A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence ...
Using technology before bed may be stressing us out, preliminary results from a new study suggest. In the study, people who surfed the web or sent a text message within two hours of going to bed reported higher levels of stress than those who ...
Research has shown that healthy behaviors are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, especially those that occur ...
Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, DementiaGO