Service dogs help to reduce PTSD symptoms

A study conducted by Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that military veterans with PTSD have an improved psychological measure score if they have a service dog. This results show that service dogs may improve well-being ...

Jun 22

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

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Tackling Bullying Could Help Reduce Depression in Autistic Teens

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism, have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.

Jun 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Parent-Child Therapy Helps Young Children With Depression

New research demonstrates that an interactive therapy involving parents and their depressed preschoolers can reduce rates of depression and lower the severity of children's symptoms.

Jun 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Can gaming become a disorder?

Gaming disorder has received much controversy from international professions, as many are uncertain if the inclusion of this disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) would be more beneficial or harmful.

Jun 20

Categories: Addictions

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New drug target for Depression

Different treatments for depression exists, but most scientists believe in the same chemicals, Serotonin and Norepinephrine, are the key drug targets in depression. Most drugs such as mono amine drugs and SSRIs target these 2 hormones in the ...

Jun 20

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Negative vs. Positive Social Media Experiences and Depressive Symptoms

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms. The finding may be useful for designing interventions and clinical recommendations to ...

Jun 19

Categories: Depression

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EEG Can Determine Treatment for Depressed Patient

A simple, in-office EEG-based test can help determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy as part of their course of treatment.

Jun 19

Categories: Depression

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Camping Together Is Good For Families With ADHD

Research has shown that going camping has benefits when it comes to ADHD. The time spent in nature has been shown to help soothe some ADHD symptoms, and the time spent with family helps to strengthen relationships that can be stressed by symptoms.

Jun 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Early stress is linked to brain maturation

A longitudinal study that lasted for 20 years was carried out by Radboud University regarding brain maturation. The researchers found that early exposure to stress leads to accelerated brain maturation during adolescence, and late exposure to stress ...

Jun 18

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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The brain model of PTSD

Recent studies have shown that a crucial step in the treatment of PTSD is to correct these trauma memories, rather than to suppress them.

Jun 18

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

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Consumption of saturated fats may be linked to poorer stress ...

According to a study by Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, adolescent rats which were fed with food that were high in saturated fats developed poor stress management skills. Regions of the rats' brains that were changed by the diet resembled the ...

Jun 16

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

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Is Yoga a potential treatment for ADHD?

Yoga is well known for its calming effects and is a popular way of relieving stress. Its benefits to people with ADHD also extends beyond the yoga session. Some studies have shown that consistent yoga sessions help to alleviate some of the symptoms ...

Jun 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Meditation

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Content of Service Members' Art Linked To Their Trauma Levels

A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.

Jun 14

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

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Dementia Risk Increased in 50-Year-Olds With Blood Pressure Below ...

New findings have found that 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold that is used when deciding to treat the condition, were at increased risk of developing dementia in later life.

Jun 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, ...

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