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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...

2013-11-05 23:21:43

The evaluation's findings, published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, demonstrate significant and equivalent reductions in depressive symptoms among older and younger veterans New York, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Researchers have found significant and equivalent reductions in depressive symptoms for both older and younger veterans undergoing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression (CBT-D), according to an article to be...

2013-11-05 10:28:32

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Childhood neglect and abuse, whether physical or psychological, confers a lifetime vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and mood problems. Such early-life stress is also suspected to contribute to the development of chronic pain in adulthood. In fact, there is growing concern that chronic pain syndromes may be a complication of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, this link is particularly challenging to study because many stressful...

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...

2013-10-31 23:38:17

Depression is a common symptom for adults who suffered childhood abuse. In recognition of National Depression Awareness Month, Praeclarus Press announces Act It Out, a self-help book that provides exercises that can help abuse survivors improve their physical and mental well-being, and decrease their risk of depression and other symptoms of past abuse. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse can cause long-term harm, often lasting well into...

2013-10-31 23:36:40

The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care, published by Praeclarus Press, shows how people who care about new families can best support them and help them navigate the shoals of the postpartum period. Postpartum care can help mothers breastfeed, lessen the risk of postpartum depression, and make motherhood more enjoyable. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 For new families, the birth of a baby is only the beginning. But for many new parents, postpartum is stressful, and many new...

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...

2013-10-30 10:16:47

TAU research shows children of Holocaust survivors react differently to trauma Modern medicine usually considers trauma — both the physical and the psychological kinds — as unequivocally damaging. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are lending support to a more philosophical view of suffering, finding that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct psychological benefits. Last year, junior investigator Dr. Sharon Dekel and Prof. Zahava Solomon of TAU's Bob Shapell School of...

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...


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Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.