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2013-07-10 15:18:26

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry Many people with schizophrenia have marked problems with motivation, failing to initiate and persist in goal-directed behavior. These negative symptoms of schizophrenia can be disabling and prevent individuals from realizing their potential. For many years it was thought this was due to an inability to experience pleasure associated with successful goal attainment. However, recent laboratory studies have shown that hedonic experience is actually...

2013-07-02 23:26:22

HealthForumOnline (HFO) has recently updated Medical Masquerade: Psychological Disorders and Medical Illnesses, one of over 80 online CE courses available in HFO’s library of nationally-approved online CE courses for mental health professionals. To facilitate informed diagnosis and targeted intervention, this online CE course discusses medical illnesses and their associated medication side effects that can "masquerade" as psychological disorders within several relevant disease...

Motivation Lacking For Many Marijuana Users
2013-07-01 13:30:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Long-time marijuana smokers have a lack of motivation to work or pursue normal interests, according to a new study. Scientists at Imperial College London, University College London (UCL) and King's College London found long-term marijuana users tend to have lower levels of dopamine in a part of the brain called the striatum. They said this finding could explain why some users appear to have a lack of motivation. The team used PET...

2013-06-19 23:00:59

The Journal of Parasitology features a commentary on a case of image manipulation in a 2004 article published in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society. The article´s methodology and results have also been criticized, although it does not appear that the authors intentionally misrepresented the evidence. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The Journal of Parasitology — Although altering or improving photographs is common with today´s computer software, it creates...

2013-06-11 23:28:50

Schizophrenia myths are prevalent in our society. As SchizLife.com celebrates its one-year anniversary, the community is working to provide accurate information about schizophrenia by creating a safe-haven for thoughtful and intelligent dialog, and debunking common but harmful myths. (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 “Living a full life with schizophrenia” is possible. This is the creed of SchizLife.com (“Schiz Life”), an online resource for schizophrenia...

2013-05-24 23:16:55

New memoir reveals a success story despite a life-changing diagnosis. EASTLEIGH, England (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 In his new memoir “Paranoid Schizophrenia: My Label, My Life” (published by AuthorHouse), author Bruce Venter opens up about his life, including the frightening and difficult events surrounding his struggle with a serious mental illness. “Paranoid Schizophrenia: My Label, My Life” traces the path of Venter´s life experiences from a happy childhood to...

2013-04-29 20:50:00

Neurons in the nose could be the key to early, fast, and accurate diagnosis, says a TAU researcher A debilitating mental illness, schizophrenia can be difficult to diagnose. Because physiological evidence confirming the disease can only be gathered from the brain during an autopsy, mental health professionals have had to rely on a battery of psychological evaluations to diagnose their patients. Now, Dr. Noam Shomron and Prof. Ruth Navon of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of...

2013-04-19 17:58:56

Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), new research shows. Researchers from The University of Manchester found the risk of developing psychosis was more than halved for those receiving CBT at six, 12 and 18-24 months after treatment started. The team from the University´s School of Psychological...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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