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Self Reflection Depression Increases Mental Activity
2013-11-07 10:08:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE, a UK neurology team has found that people going through a depressive episode had increased brain activity when they were asked to think about themselves. The study team said their findings are significant because they open the door for more research and bridge the gap between psychological and neural processes. To make their discovery, the team used functional magnetic resonance imaging...

2013-11-04 10:36:26

Bipolar drugs lose effect during pregnancy, so women need higher doses to stay well New Northwestern Medicine® research offers one of the first in-depth studies of how physiological changes during pregnancy reduce the effects of a commonly used drug to treat bipolar disorder, making women more vulnerable to recurring episodes. The new findings will help psychiatrists and physicians prevent bipolar manic and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which are risky for the health of the mother...

2013-10-30 15:32:22

Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain. A new study out today in SAGE Open finds that among those with mental illnesses, left-handers are more likely to suffer from psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia than mood disorders. "Our results show a strikingly higher prevalence of left-handedness among patients presenting with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, compared to patients...

Exercise Prevents Depression
2013-10-30 07:44:20

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People who regularly exercise are well aware of the endorphin rush that follows a good workout. Scientists are increasingly recognizing that physical activity is an effective way to treat depression. George Mammen, PhD candidate at Toronto University, has recently published a review further exploring the relationship between depression and exercise. Not only is exercise effective at treating depression, Mammen has found that regular...

Nurturing Parents Offset Poverty
2013-10-29 16:33:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine, children who live in poverty without nurturing parents may end up dealing with long-lasting negative consequences. According to the research, children living in poverty are less able to deal with stress and are more likely to develop life-long depression and learning disabilities. Conversely, those children who are nurtured are more likely to avoid these...

Brain Injury Increases Depression Risk Kids
2013-10-25 12:52:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several previous studies have looked into the connection between brain injury and depression in adults, but few have focused on the connection in children. A new study presented on Friday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando looks to remedy that gap by analyzing data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. According to the study analysis, children who suffer a brain...

2013-10-17 23:00:25

Author Gives Hope and Help to Bipolar Individuals and Their Families in ‘Bipolar Battle Plan’ Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 5.7 million adults suffer from bipolar disorder in the United States. Author and engineer Troy Gillem, diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1993, has had many ups and downs over the years, but after a particularly dark time in his life, he decided he needed a plan of attack. The result...

2013-10-17 11:42:33

A study by psychologists at the University of Liverpool has found that traumatic life events are the biggest cause of anxiety and depression, but how a person thinks about these events determines the level of stress they experience. Researchers from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society analyzed the responses of over 32,000 participants, aged 18 – 85 years, who completed the BBC's `Stress Test', an online survey to explore the causes and consequences of stress....

2013-10-15 20:51:14

Support structures do little to ease depressive symptoms among mothers of low-income families Being married or having the support of neighbors to rely on does little to alleviate the symptoms of depression associated with economic hardship often experienced by poor mothers. With these findings, published in Springer’s American Journal of Community Psychology, Sharon Kingston of Dickinson College in the US challenges the growing perception that marriage and other forms of interpersonal...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.