Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.
Date Posted: November 18, 2014
Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as a marker ...
Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DepressionGO
Learning to pay attention to your emotions is a more powerful weight-loss strategy than greater nutritional knowledge, a new study finds.
Categories: Eating DisordersGO
Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn Hospital has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain ...
If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...
A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults.
New research finds that when adolescents believe they are better than their peers, the belief will probably cause relationship difficulties.
A new review argues that for the 800,000 UK citizens who experience it all or most of the time, loneliness itself is the disease: it directly alters our perception, our thoughts, and the very structure and chemistry of our brains.
New research suggests the amount of education a woman has along with having children later in life are key predictor’s of a child’s success in adulthood.
The best way of treating autism involves training parents how to work with their children in the home environment, new research finds.
Life is full of events that ignite emotions. When these events occur people may react by performing an action or expressing an emotion that may be opposite of the actual emotional state. The actions and even our use of seemingly contradictory ...
People thought Kat, 17, was being an "emo" teenager, but the truth was far more complicated. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with depression. She says: "As the symptoms of depression include being irritable and having mood swings, my family and ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
It is often asked why good people do bad things. Perhaps the question should be when. More likely, it's in the afternoon or evening. Much less so in the morning.
The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Categories: Drug AddictionGO
Australians who suffer from moderate obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated just as effectively by a virtual therapist as a face-to-face practitioner, according to research to be released by the Australian Psychological Society on Tuesday.
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO