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“Depressed freak.” “She’s lost it.” “Mental case.” “When are you going back to IMH?” “Alien.” These are just some of the labels I heard in reference to myself, either directly or indirectly, from relatives, schoolmates and ...

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The Autistic Child – More Than Meets the Eye

Until recently, the sensory integration issues that plague many individuals on the autism spectrum have taken a back seat to the more commonly identified social and communication issues traditionally used to diagnose the disorder. In fact, the ...

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Short Bouts of Exercise Boost Self Control

Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control, indicates an analysis of the published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The resulting increased blood and oxygen flow to the pre-frontal cortex may explain ...

Mar 11

Categories: Control Issues

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In a Relationship with Someone Who Has ADHD? A Few Difficulties You ...

The challenges facing a person who is married or in a relationship with someone who has untreated Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD) can be difficult to navigate. These challenges may be ...

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The Benefits of Optimism Are Real

Patrizio Solitano Jr. (Bradley Cooper) has come home after an eight-month stint being treated for bipolar disorder at a psychiatric hospital, where he was sentenced to go after he nearly beat his wife's lover to death. Home from the hospital, ...

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UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other ...

What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists at UCLA have measured the release of a ...

Mar 9

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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How the body affects the mind

Psychologists and philosophers have long thought of the brain as the primary tool for all abstract thinking, like reasoning or judgment. But recently, science has been changing its mind on this. Over the last decade researchers have produced ...

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Psychologists Launch a Bare-All Research Initiative

A group of psychologists are launching a project this week that they hope will make studies in their field radically more transparent and prompt other fields to open up as well. With a pledge of $5.25 million from private supporters, they have set ...

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Better Living through Mindfulness

A new study from the University of Utah shows that individuals who describe themselves as being more mindful have more stable emotions and perceive themselves to have better control over their mood and behavior throughout the day. Higher mindful ...

Mar 8

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Will "Call of Duty" Be Assigned for 10th Grade (Gaming) Homework?

Two prominent neuroscientists have published a commentary in the Feb. 28th Nature suggesting that video games might be crafted to improve brain function and enhance personal well-being. In “Games To Do You Good,” they cite prospects for ...

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Seniors Who Play Video Games Report Better Sense of Emotional ...



New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being. The study found that participants who played video games reported higher ...

Mar 7

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Relationship Anxiety Is Hard On The Immune System, Study Says

Relationship anxiety is known to be tough on a person's mental well-being, but a new study suggests that fear of rejection -- and worry that someone doesn't love you enough -- can also serve as chronic stressors that tax the immune system. In a ...

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Portion of Hippocampus Found to Play Role in Modulating Anxiety

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found the first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus, a portion of the hippocampus, can reduce anxiety without affecting learning. The findings suggest that therapies ...

Mar 7

Categories: Anxiety

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Mental Practice Makes Perfect

If you were to undergo brain surgery, would you care if the surgeon regularly carried out mental practice of the operation? Or, would you only be interested in the physical practice? Quite naturally you'd probably be much more interested in how ...

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New gene variant may explain psychotic features in bipolar disorder

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found an explanation for why the level of kynurenic acid (KYNA) is higher in the brains of people with schizophrenia or bipolar disease with psychosis. The study, which is published in the scientific ...

Mar 6

Categories: Bipolar

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