Therapy And Wellness News

Botulinum neurotoxin in plastic surgery -- what's the evidence for effectivene...
August 30, 2016 - Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin BoNT products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles--but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Scientists report on safe, non-addictive opioid analgesic in animal model
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Aug. 29, 2016 - Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn t addictive and doesn t cause respiratory arrest with increased doses. Now scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report that in an animal model a novel pain-killing compound, BU08028, is not addictive and does not have adv ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Bipolar adolescents continue to have elevated substance use disorder risk as y...
A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five years later, particularly among those with persistent bipolar symptoms. The report from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , also fi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme
A research group under the leadership of Link 246 ping University Professor Markus Heilig has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences. The discovery is now published in the number-one ranked psychiatric journal from the Nature ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Upward trend in happiness for older people year on year
Conventional notions have described aging as an ongoing process of physical and cognitive decline, with mental health mirroring the downward trend. However, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine suggests that people become happier about their lives decade after decade.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 29
How Parents Prolong the "Terrible Twos" Into Adolescence
John Rosemond, the least favorite parenting authority of the ADHD Pediatric Bipolar apologist crowd See my post Immaturity is Now Officially a Disease and None Dare Call it Acting Out , writes wickedly excellent newspaper columns about problematic modern parenting practices that create the misbehavior that is then diagnosed as a psychiatric disorder. One excellent example appeared way back in May ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 29
Is Authenticity Worth It?
In the early 1930s, Dorothy Lucille Tipton took up piano and saxophone and eventually joined the high school band. By 1936 Dorothy was pursuing a career as a performing jazz musician, but didn t get many gigs. A close relative, Billy Tipton, by most accounts no better than Dorothy, got most of the gigs instead. It matters how others see us. If they think we have what it takes, we will get the gig. ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 29
More Evidence Regarding the Causes of Homosexuality
The initial inspiration for beginning my blog was a critique I had written of the logic underlying a Lady Gaga song, Born This Way, which I felt committed itself firmly to the naturalistic fallacy. Specifically, many aspects of the development of homosexuality both the male and female varieties were not as well understood as they should be to make some of the claims that many people felt confident ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 29
Less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment
NEW YORK, NY August 29, 2016 -- New findings suggest that most Americans with depression receive no treatment, while raising the possibility that overtreatment of depression is also widespread. Less than a third of American adults who screened positive for depression received treatment for their symptoms, whereas over two-thirds of adults receiving treatment for depression did not report symptoms ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 29
'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
August 29, 2016 - For people with nearsightedness myopia , the lens doesn t compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The results add a new piece of evidence to a longstanding ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 29
Use it or lose it: UMD study shows that stopping exercise decreases brain bloo...
We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains New research led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults ages 50-80 years before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exerc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 29
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Backward Semantic Inhibition in Toddlers Janette Chow, Anne M. Aimola Davies, Luis J. Fuentes, and Kim Plunkett Studies in adults have suggested that backward inhibition , or inhibition of an initial stimulus, occurs when the next stimulus belongs to a different category of semantic representation e.g., switching from the word 8220 ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 29
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