Distinct developmental PATTERNS identified in children with autism ...

In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns of language, social and motor development in the ...

Nov 1

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Tone deaf people less able to read emotions in others

The importance of pitch in music is obvious. In speech too, communication of emotion depends on changing pitch, known as 'speech prosody'. "We all know people who have difficulty perceiving tone of voice. They just don't get it when we're being ...

Nov 1

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ADHD and Me

Children’s voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it’s like to have treatment.

Oct 31

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Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflict

Employees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict, a study by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows. A worker’s actual salary is as important as pay satisfaction in ...

Oct 31

Categories: Career Development and Change, Family Problems

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Alcoholism and Social Exclusion

Treating alcoholism is incredibly difficult on many levels. One of the most difficult areas to deal with is social interaction, how people with alcoholism can interact with others. Alcoholics can have many problems with social exclusion. This is ...

Oct 31

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The Island Where People Forget to Die

I met Moraitis on Ikaria this past July during one of my visits to explore the extraordinary longevity of the island’s residents. For a decade, with support from the National Geographic Society, I’ve been organizing a study of the places where ...

Oct 30

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Researchers Identify Area of the Brain That Processes Empathy

An international team led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has for the first time shown that one area of the brain, called the anterior insular cortex, is the activity center of human empathy, whereas other areas of the ...

Oct 30

Categories: Empathy

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Parents Tend to Downplay Kids’ Worries

A new study implies that parents, perhaps naturally so, are positively biased toward their child’s abilities and emotions. Psychologists at the Center for Mind and Brain, at the University of California, Davis, discovered parents consistently ...

Oct 30

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Autism early intervention found to normalize brain activity in ...

An intensive early intervention therapy that is effective for improving cognition and language skills among very young children with autism also normalizes their brain activity, decreases their autism symptoms and improves their social skills, a ...

Oct 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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How Does The Cleanliness of Money Affect Our Spending?

With the rise of credit cards, PayPal and other ways of transferring cash electronically, real cash-money is in decline. Like CDs and books before it, the folding stuff looks certain to be another victim of technological advances. But not just ...

Oct 29

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Traumatic consequences long after fall of the Berlin Wall

One in three former political prisoners of the GDR still suffers from sleeping disorders, nightmares and irrational fear. Professor Andreas Maercker from the University of Zurich and PD Matthias Schützwohl from Dresden University of Technology ...

Oct 29

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

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How self-discipline works

Converging scientific evidence tells us that self-control is an important ability. It helps us keep our cool, get things done, and resist the things that tempt us. Numerous studies have found evidence for the idea of self-control as a limited ...

Oct 27

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Video game with biofeedback teaches children to curb their anger

Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Noticing that children with anger control problems are often ...

Oct 27

Categories: Anger Management, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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South Korea takes steps to reduce suicides on Seoul bridge

South Korea has some of the highest suicide rates in the country — and yet people still won't talk about how to get help. But the Seoul government is trying to combat the problem, by changing the atmosphere and environment on one bridge that has ...

Oct 27

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How to Find A Good Psychotherapist

It is a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. But more difficult than the decision to go to therapy is the decision of who to go to for therapy. So, how does someone find a ...

Oct 25

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