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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...

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...

Depression Risk For Migraine Sufferers
2013-10-18 04:25:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who suffer from migraines are roughly twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who do not experience the chronic, debilitating headaches, according to new research published online in this week’s edition of the journal Depression Research and Treatment. Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair of the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and her colleagues report that the...

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...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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