APA Announces New Changes to Drafts of the DSM-5, Psychiatry’s New ...

The APA has overhauled the DSM several times in the past—always a laborious and controversial process. This time, the association is doing things a little differently. Psychiatrists within and outside the APA have long criticized the revision ...

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Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration, ...

Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers. Heart rate monitors were attached to computer users in a suburban office setting, ...

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Emotion Reversed in Left-handers' Brains, New Implications for ...

The way we use our hands may determine how emotions are organized in our brains, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE by psychologists Geoffrey Brookshire and Daniel Casasanto of The New School for Social Research in New York. brain ...

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Pointing a Finger Works Much Better Than Using Pointed Arrows

Images of pointing fingers are much better at diverting people's attention than directional arrows, new psychology research suggests. Dr Nicola Gregory and Professor Timothy Hodgson compared the influence of eye gaze, finger pointing, arrows and ...

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Low cost test may screen for autism

Autism is difficult to diagnose because of a lack of specific biological markers and a variability of symptoms, ranging from mild in some individuals to severely disabling in others. Now a team of University of Washington and Battelle scientists ...

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Does Texting Hinder Social Skills?

Texting has become an everyday facet of our lives. The feature serves as a platform that absolutely allows us to stay connected to others with instant communication. However, there is something to be said about the ways in which it has the potential ...

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A jolt to kick out the blues

For the first time, a research team from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, has shown that ECT affects the way different parts of the brain involved in depression 'communicate' with each other. In a paper published in the journal Proceedings Of ...

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Oxford Docs: We Can Prevent PTSD - With Tetris

At least according to one research team out of Oxford University, who claim that Tetris — yes, the ubiquitous, tile-stacking videogame of your youth — can actually prevent PTSD-related flashbacks. Those harrowing moments of recall are among the ...

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Is this the death of conversation?

The New York Times recently declared the death of conversation. While mobile phones may at last be falling victim to etiquette, this is largely because even talk is considered too intimate a contact. No such bar applies to emailing, texting, posting ...

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Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay

One theory is that homosexual urges, when repressed out of shame or fear, can be expressed as homophobia. Freud famously called this process a “reaction formation” — the angry battle against the outward symbol of feelings that are inwardly ...

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Are Afghans Too Depressed to Beat the Taliban?

Maybe the reason that the Afghan counterinsurgency has been such a flop is that the people there are too traumatized and depressed to make nation-building work. In an unpublished paper, Col. Erik Goepner, currently serving as a military fellow at ...

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Keeping Secrets Weighs You Down, Literally

Can you keep a secret? We refer to keeping secrets as if they are material things. And a new study suggests that when we know a secret, we perceive ourselves as being physically burdened. Researchers recruited participants to write a description ...

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Psychotic Disorders And Mood Impacted By Impaired Mitochondrial ...

A discussion of recent data from a large range of human and animal studies that strongly support the hypothesis that impaired mitochondrial function may disrupt neural plasticity pathways and decrease cellular resilience, which in turn, potentially ...

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New Form of Intellectual Disability Discovered

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. CAMH Senior ...

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