Made a bad decision? Perhaps anxiety is to blame

Scientists have discovered a mechanism for how anxiety may disrupt decision making.

Mar 16

Categories: Anxiety

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Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain

By learning a complex task over a long period, we all have the power to break down barriers in the brain that were thought to be fixed.

Mar 16

Categories: Academic Issues

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Parent's Depression: Link to Child's Asthma?

A new study is underway to determine whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve the child’s asthma.

Mar 15

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

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New intervention program reduces bullying in early childhood

A relatively short intervention program recently developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo can lead to significant reductions in some of these behaviors.

Mar 15

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Healing the healers

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is promoting action to deal with low morale, stress and depression among mental health professionals.

Mar 15

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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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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