Autistic Minds Work More Rationally
Thursday, October 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Unknowing observers often see autistic individuals as introverted, obsessive and “out of the loop” - as if living in their own self-made realities. But their minds actually play a far more... more


Psychotherapy Effective For Complex Mental Illness
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

  Psychotherapy has served as the source of many in-jokes and inspired at least one critically acclaimed television series (not to mention much of Woody Allen’s early career), but academic... more


Heart Patients Should Be Screened for Depression
Thursday, October 02, 2008 By editor
Category: Depression

The link between heart disease and depression grows more apparent with ongoing research. In its most recent press release, the American Heart Association recommends ongoing depression screenings for e... more


Nicotine Dependence in Non-Smoking Children
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 By editor
Category: Addiction

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Teen Neuroses Point Toward Chronic Anxiety
Thursday, September 25, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

A groundbreaking longitudinal anxiety study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health has already produced significant findings at its halfway point. The study, which has been running for f... more


Stress While Pregnant Impairs Language Development
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

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New Brain Protein Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
Thursday, September 18, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

The genetic nature of Alzheimer’s disease is well established. If your parents or siblings suffered from the condition, you are considerably more likely to fall under its influence. A new study ... more


Treadmill Desks Working Their Way Into Workplace
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

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New Antipsychotics No Better Than First Generation
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

The supposedly new and improved or “atypical” variations on popular antipsychotic drugs carried the weight of great expectations when they debuted in the 1990s. Unfortunately, a large-scal... more


Nicotine Nasal Spray Not Effective For Teenagers
Monday, September 15, 2008 By editor
Category: Addiction

While efforts to better educate teenagers and parents about the risks of smoking have been somewhat successful, the American Lung Association estimates that there are still 4-5 million teenage smokers... more


Autism/Vaccine Link Disputed Again
Thursday, September 11, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

A new study has struck another blow in the ongoing battle over the supposed link between childhood vaccinations and autism spectrum disorders. This debate started in earnest in 1998 after a study publ... more


Risk of Bipolar Disorder Rises with Age of Father
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 By editor
Category: Bipolar Disorder

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Winter Blues a Very Real Phenomenon
Monday, September 08, 2008 By editor
Category:

People living in unforgiving climates will testify that the winter blues is a very real phenomenon affecting millions each year as the seasons change and the greens of summer turn white. A recent Cana... more


Tragedy During Pregnancy Lowers Birth-Weight
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

It has been firmly established that stress during the early years of development can stunt a child’s physical and mental growth. Doctors have suspected that this vulnerability to stress begins i... more


Stress Can Exacerbate Allergies
Thursday, August 21, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

Millions of allergy sufferers await the pollen assault of Spring with fear and resignation. When their eyes water and their noses run, they may feel like there is nothing that they can do but stock up... more


Memoryís Role in Drug Use Examined
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 By editor
Category: Addiction

For those striving to overcome substance abuse and addiction, avoiding relapse can be a struggle, but recent research may point toward more effective ways to help addicts achieve a successful rec... more


Bipolar Disorder Linked to Ion Imbalance
Monday, August 18, 2008 By editor
Category: Bipolar Disorder

The debilitating mood swings associated with bipolar disorder may be caused in part by disruptions to the balance of calcium and sodium ions in the brain, according to a new report published in Nature... more


Exploring Role of Dopamine Plasticity in Addiction
Saturday, August 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Addiction

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Teens Have Easy Access to Prescription Drugs
Friday, August 15, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

Another unfortunate survey reveals the growing prevalence of hazardous prescription drugs in the lives of American high-schoolers. While alcohol and marijuana remain the most commonly used substances,... more


Troops Develop Alcohol Problems After Deployment
Thursday, August 14, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

Soldiers try to cope with the stress of war in a variety of ways, from the healthy support of a therapist to the illusory help of drugs. The extent of their unhealthy coping methods is finally being r... more


Postpartum Depression Connected to Neural Activity
Friday, August 08, 2008 By editor
Category: Depression

Postpartum depression has devastating consequences for new moms and their families. The stress of childbirth combined with changing hormone levels can contribute to feelings of sadness and anxiety (a ... more


PTSD Raises Risk of Heart Disease
Thursday, August 07, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) can ruin a sufferer’s mental health with a plague of nightmares and panic responses. Doctors have long suspected that PTSD can also raise the risk of a vari... more


Depression's Effects Persist During Remission
Monday, August 04, 2008 By editor
Category: Depression

  The brains of depressed individuals respond differently to pleasure-inducing stimuli, and these changes continue to affect related mechanisms even when the condition has been in remission for ... more


OCD Linked to Low Activity in Brain Area
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

An examination of brain activity may lead to more effective ways of diagnosing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), as new research from the July issue of Science indicates. Researchers from the Unive... more


Passive, Active Learning Affect Brain Similarly
Thursday, July 17, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Learning through observation may be an effective way to improve motor skills following a neurological injury or illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth College. Their w... more


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