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OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity
Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. They found that the connectivity of key brain networks is improved, suggesting new targets for therapy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 25
Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study confirms the link between inflammation of the brain and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in people diagnosed with major depression. This is the first study of its kind to measure relevant biomarkers in living individuals.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 25
How Long Does Public Empathy Last After a Natural Disaster?
To many of us, it may seem like there has been a much higher than average number of natural disasters this summer. They have disrupted the lives of millions of people all over the world. For disaster victims, it takes a considerable amount of time, measured in years instead of months, and abundant resources that include money, social support, goods, and services, to recover from a major hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire. As I have written recently on this ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Oreos Bullying Lawsuit
Author s Transparency Declaration I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. Trigger Warning This article may challenge your cherished beliefs about bullying . If it will distress you, you should not read it.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Restore Consciousness
Neuroscientists in France have identified that vagus nerve stimulation VNS can restore consciousness even after someone has been in a vegetative state for over a decade. This outcome challenges the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible, the researchers stated. This study, Restoring Consciousness with Vagus Nerve Stimulation , was published Sept. 25, 2017, in the journal Current Biology. Since ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Sex Researcher Turned Journalist Challenges Sexual Dogma
Debra W. Soh writes about the science of sex and its politicization. She is a columnist for Playboy and the Globe and Mail . Her writing can also be found in Harper s , the Wall Street Journal , the Los Angeles Times , CBC.ca, Scientific American , the Chicago Tribune , Newsday , New York Magazine , Men s Health , the Independent , the Weekend Australian , Quillette, the Korea Herald , Salon, and Pacific Standard . Debra holds a Ph.D. in sexual neuroscienc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Lonely College Student
Much has been written about how people are lonelier than ever before. The emerging reliance on social media has made us simultaneously more connected and disconnected. We may be in touch with many more people than ever before and may have hundreds or even thousands of friends but far fewer with whom we share deep, meaningful, reliable and durable emotional connection. Social psychologist Sherry Turkle writes that we are alone, together and that not only ar ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual
A gloomy start Uncertainty and the brain Life is full of uncertainty. We experience the vast complexity of our world as one great blooming, buzzing confusion James, 1890 . We know all too well how this buzzing confusion can make us feel. But life s uncertainty takes on a new meaning the moment we peer inside the inner workings of the brain. For all its myriad complex functions, it s generally agreed upon in neuroscience research that the brain s chief job ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian d...
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determination of death DCD , according to a new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 161043 Before 2006, deceased organ donation traditionally occurred after neurologic determination of death NDD , commonly kn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study finds
Among police officers, there s a maxim Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it s hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them up. The research, conducted by Leah Schinasi, PhD, assistant research professor, and Ghassan Hamra, PhD, assistant professor, both of Drexel s Dornsife School of Public Health, was published in the Journal of Urban Health and used a decade s worth of crime data in Philadelphia from 2006 u ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression
Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7603 employees from across 1041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Public Health . Dr. Ida Elisabeth Huitfeldt Madsen, National Research Centre for the Working Envir ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in Newark, N.J. They were between 20 and 86 years old, with an average age of 55. Depression was found in 40 percent of the patients, and 3 out of 4 of those patients were never diagnosed or treated for it, researchers found. The study was p ...
Healthday - Mon. Sep 25
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