5 Disorders Share Genetic Risk Factors, Study Finds

The psychiatric illnesses seem very different — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Yet they share several genetic glitches that can nudge the brain along a path to mental ...

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ADHD Takes a Toll Well Into Adulthood

The first large, population-based study to follow children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder into adulthood shows that ADHD often doesn't go away and that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders as adults. ...

Mar 5

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

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How a Mental Disorder is Diagnosed, Treated

Sometimes you just need to know the basics. For instance, if you think something is wrong with your mind, your emotional life, and you want to get help for it, where do you even begin? With today’s knowledge, the steps toward getting a valid ...

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"Happiness = marriage + money ($50-75K) + no kids

The interplay of money and happiness is subject to diminishing marginal returns, noted Gilbert, who showed a graph revealing a correlation between the two increases at lower income levels and lower returns at higher levels. What’s the sweet spot ...

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Praising Children for Their Personal Qualities May Backfire

Praising children, especially those with low self-esteem, for their personal qualities rather than their efforts may make them feel more ashamed when they fail, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “This ...

Mar 4

Categories: Child Development

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How to deal with jerks: Give 'em the silent treatment

Giving someone the silent treatment may not always be such a bad thing. It may actually be a good way to deal with someone who is acting like a jerk, a new study finds. The research reveals there are benefits to cutting off conversation with a ...

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Surviving anxiety: Solome Tibebu at TEDxTC

Hear from the founder of Anxiety in Teens about what it is like to suffer from compulsions and how to manage anxiety problems.

Mar 2

Categories: Anxiety, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Do Music Lessons Make You Smarter?

Practice makes progress, if not perfection, for most things in life. Generally, practicing a skill—be it basketball, chess or the tuba—mostly makes you better at whatever it was you practiced. Even related areas do not benefit much. Doing ...

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No Scientific Basis for Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage, Key ...

"Empirical research demonstrates that the psychological and social aspects of committed relationships between same-sex partners largely resemble those of heterosexual partnerships," the briefs state. "Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples form ...

Mar 2

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Physical Therapy In Autism Spectrum Disorders

The CDC estimated a 1% worldwide prevalence for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In the United States, 1 out of 88 kids is diagnosed with ASD (according to data from a survey conducted in 2008). Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by ...

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New studies link gene to selfish behavior in kids, find other ...

Most parents would agree that raising a generous child is an admirable goal — but how, exactly, is that accomplished? New results from the University of Notre Dame’s Science of Generosity initiative, which funds generosity research around the ...

Mar 1

Categories: Child Development

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Can People’s Personalities Change?

For many years personality psychologists gave the same answer as any pessimist: no, people's personalities don't change. This was even more true once they got to 30-years-old. By that time, it was thought that if people preferred their own ...

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Please, Don't Be This Couple

Couples retreats, group bike rides, dinner reservations for four? Yup, sounds like you're in love—and so are a bunch of your friends. But when was the last time you booked a table with an odd number of seats? According to new research in the ...

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Pain can be a relief

When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant, a new study reveals. These findings may one day play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse. If you accidently kick your toe against a doorframe ...

Feb 28

Categories: Pain management

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Your spouse is trying your patience. Instead of freaking out, do this

Maybe you are outraged by the dirty socks strewn across your bedroom floor. Or you are frustrated that your anniversary has gone unacknowledged – again. Whatever the reason, your spouse is trying your patience. How do you bring back that loving ...

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