Software That Knows You're Suffering: How SentiMetrix Sees PTSD With ...

When Dr. David Yusko speaks with people who've suffered traumatic experiences -- roadside explosions, gunshot wounds, rape -- he sometimes has difficulty coaxing people to open up. Patients will shrug off questions, give one-word answers or decline ...

Jun 11

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

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How Pink And Blue Became Gender-Specific

Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Of course our society allows exceptions now and again, but imagine showing up to a boy’s baby shower with a pink bib and matching pink shoes. There would be whispers that either you’re nuts or you must not ...

Jun 8

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MIT study sheds light on what causes compulsive behavior, could ...

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 ...

Jun 8

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Thinking differently: Autism finds space in the workplace

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 ...

Jun 8

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

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 ...

Jun 7

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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9 Ways The Mind Resists Persuasion and How To Sustain or Overcome Them

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?

Jun 7

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Study says fathers should ask kids: 'Am I the dad you need me to be?'

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 ...

Jun 7

Categories: Parenting

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Meeting online leads to happier, more enduring marriages

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 ...

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Avatars ease voices for schizophrenia patients

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 ...

Jun 6

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

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 ...

Jun 6

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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UT Austin Psychologist Helps to Map Countries’ Entrepreneurial ...

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 ...

Jun 5

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Nonverbal Communication

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 ...

Jun 5

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5 Tricks to Stop Yelling at Our Kids

Sometimes kids just don't listen! But yelling rarely works. So Doctor G has a few things to try before (or after) the screaming ...

Jun 5

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

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Changes in Brain Structure Found After Childhood Abuse

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. ...

Jun 3

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Loneliness can hurt more than the heart

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 ...

Jun 3

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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