Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, ...

A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study suggests.

Mar 14

Categories: Dementia, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Brain maps highlight autism disorders

Brain maps of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show different levels of connectivity between parts of the brain compared with typical individuals, scientists report.

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness ...

Middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Mar 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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School entry age may impact risk of ADHD diagnosis

The age at which a child starts school may influence their likelihood of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, suggests a new study.

Mar 12

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Gamers don't notice the ads when they're busy killing

When people playing violent video games focus on killing and maiming, they don't often remember the corporate brands they see along the way.

Mar 12

Categories: Other

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Society can have a strong influence on how honest we are

The societies we live in can have a direct influence on how dishonest people may be, according to a new study.

Mar 12

Categories: Other

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Potential Bipolar Disorder Therapies Coming

In the new study, the researchers focused on a gene known as PDE10A, one of the many genes that has been linked to bipolar disorder, and the proteins this gene produces.

Mar 11

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Dementia plaques attack language center of brain

Peering into brains of living persons with Alzheimer's language dementia offers insight into disease process, language loss.

Mar 11

Categories: Dementia

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Oxytocin can improve compassion in people with symptoms of PTSD

Oxytocin -- "the love hormone" -- may enhance compassion of people suffering from symptoms of PTSD, according to new study.

Mar 11

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

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Can social support be a bad thing for older adults?

Social support from family and friends does not have an entirely positive effect on mental health but is instead a 'mixed blessing,' say researchers.

Mar 10

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Depression

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Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young ...

High video game usage was associated with a 1.75 times the odds of high intellectual functioning and 1.88 times the odds of high overall school competence.

Mar 10

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Can yoga help those experiencing depression, anxiety or PTSD?

Potential benefits of yoga for people who experience mental health problems related to trauma.

Mar 10

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

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Depression, anxiety may reduce chances of IVF pregnancy

Depression and anxiety, and not necessarily the use of antidepressant medication, are associated with lower pregnancy and live birth rates following in vitro fertilization, according to a large register study in Sweden.

Mar 8

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Mom Gives Daughter Her Emotional Brain Structure

It is the first evidence that brain structure implicated in depression may be inherited.

Mar 8

Categories: Parenting

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Talk about yourself on social media?

A network of brain regions involved in self-disclosure on Facebook has been determined, according to a new study.

Mar 8

Categories: Other

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