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2012-12-13 12:23:05

Light instantly triggers or reverses depression-like states in rodents -- NIH-funded studies A specific pattern of neuronal firing in a brain reward circuit instantly rendered mice vulnerable to depression-like behavior induced by acute severe stress, a study supported by the National Institutes of Health has found. When researchers used a high-tech method to mimic the pattern, previously resilient mice instantly succumbed to a depression-like syndrome of social withdrawal and reduced...

2012-12-11 21:49:30

Persistent unemployment, disability leads to significant public health burden Unemployment poses a significant burden on the public no matter what the cause. But for those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, chronic unemployment is often coupled with significant health care costs. A Rhode Island Hospital study compared unemployment rates among those with various psychiatric disorders, and found that borderline personality disorder is associated with as much unemployment as...

2012-12-05 05:03:08

Alaska Northern Lights offers a low cost alternative treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), without the need for dangerous drugs. Reno, NV (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 This time of year, the news is rife with stories on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), at one time called the winter blues. The U.S. News & World Report story "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don´t Let It Get You Down" by Laura McMullen published on December 3, 2012 clearly demonstrates the large number of...

Depression And Anxiety Linked To Media Overuse
2012-12-04 20:16:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology offers the promise to make life easier. This has been the promise for years, but according to research released this week, some technology could actually be impacting the health of its users, especially when used in excess. On Tuesday, researchers at Michigan State University released the findings of a study that suggested using multiple forms of media at the same time — such as playing a computer game while...

2012-11-29 14:13:25

Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker — a biological indicator of a disease — for young adolescents who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety. Their findings were published today, 28 November, in the journal PLOS ONE. The test for the unique cognitive biomarker, which can be done on a computer, could be used as an inexpensive tool to screen adolescents for common emotional mental illnesses. As the cognitive biomarker may appear prior to the...

2012-11-20 22:49:38

Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Örebro University Hospital and a doctoral candidate at Örebro University in Sweden. Regular dance training can thereby be regarded as a strategy for preventing and treating low spirits and depression. Dance also brings enhanced self-esteem and a...

A Relationship With The Internet May Lead To Psychosis
2012-11-20 17:47:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet was a phenomenon when it came on the scene in the early 1990´s. As the technology has grown, psychiatrists have struggled to recognize and identify a whole host of mental health issues that have arisen as a result of the increased amount of time people spend online. Dr. Uri Nitzan of Tel Aviv University´s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Shalvata Mental Health Care Center has produced a new paper, to...

Gender Differences Impact Diagnosis of Depression
2012-11-15 15:42:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Men are from mars, women are from Venus” is the title of a book written by John Gray, a relationship counselor and author from the United States. Gray highlighted how relationship problems between males and females could be caused by gender differences, especially in terms of how each handles stress differently. The idea of male and female differences can be seen in a new study from the University of...

Lights Out At Night Or You Might Get Depressed
2012-11-15 06:12:54

[ Watch the Video: Light Exposure Leads To Depression, Learning Issues ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Night owls beware: scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently revealed that when people routinely work late at night, they have an increased risk of developing depression and learning issues. This change is not only due to lack of sleep, but also a result of the exposure to bright light at night from items like computers, laptops and iPads. The...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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