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Research advances understanding of opioid addiction in face of public health c...
WASHINGTON, DC -- As the United States grapples with the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic, researchers are making progress in advancing our understanding of opioid addiction-related health issues, according to studies presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. Approximately 90 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
More adults use marijuana in states where it is legal
November 13, 2017 -- Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana laws in effect, according to researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. Marijuana use among those younger than 26 years old was generally unaffected by changes in the law. The results of the study are published online in Prevention Science . In states with medical marijuana laws, d ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
Surviving Mealtimes With a Picky Eater
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, delicious food is on everyone s mind. For many of us, eating a large meal with friends and family is a happy occasion, and one that we and our stomachs often look forward to. In fact, I look forward to dinnertime almost every night. At least I did, until I had my son. These days, mealtimes aren t quite as much fun, as they mean sitting across the table from a 2-year-old who will likely refuse everything I put in front of h ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
Kindness is a Risky Business
In a follow up to my recent blog post Gods and Demons The Politics of Disgust , I wrote a blog post for The Garrison Institute on the risky business of kindness and how it can break through the toxic haze of moral disgust. You can read the full post here and below. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moral disgust is currently the default emotion in our politically-divided country ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
Transitioning to Middle School
One of the most difficult transitions faced by parents and youth is that of going from elementary to middle school. Parents are often dismayed that their child who once confided every detail now spends more time alone or with friends. This may be the first time parents are called by a teacher and told their child is less focused on school than in the past. While this can be disheartening, it may help to know that much of this is a normal developmental proc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
Are Sexual Predators and Harassers Everywhere? Yes!
The public revelations of so many famous sexual harassers, abusers, and predators accused in recent days, weeks, and months including Hollywood celebrities Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C. K., Bill Cosby, Woody Allen , politicians Roy Moore, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump , news media people Bill O Reilly, Robert Ailes makes one wonder if sexual harassment and exploitation are everywhere. And sadly, the answer appears to be yes Additionally, recent s ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
Old Marshmallow Experiment Illuminates Trump's Weaknesses
Remember the famous Marshmallow Experiment In the late 1960s, researchers at Stanford University in California gave child after child a single marshmallow. They told each child that he or she could eat the marshmallow right away or wait 20 minutes and be given a second marshmallow. A video record is on YouTube you can see lots of kids try ever so hard to be patient. You can also see some who don t even bother to try.
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
What Can 10,000-Pound Juvenile Delinquents Teach Us?
The regal African elephant Loxodonta africana stands 12 feet tall, weighs upwards of 10,000 pounds, and can live 70 years. Its trunk, a wonder of nature , has tens of thousands of muscles. And the social behavior of these animals, especially their family dynamics, is as complicated, subtle, nuanced and, as spectacular as any species. People have been fascinated with African and Asian elephants Elephas maximus for thousands of years, but we are only just be ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 13
Studying sleep's profound and extensive effects on brain function
WASHINGTON, DC -- Although the general benefits of a good night s sleep are well established, one-third of American adults do not get a sufficient amount of sleep. Recent research sheds new light on the extensive effects of sleep on the brain, as well as the harms caused by sleep loss. The studies were presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world s largest source of emerging news about brain science and h ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
Harmful effects of stress on the brain and promising approaches for relief
WASHINGTON, DC -- Stress can have numerous harmful effects on the mind and body, both immediately and over long periods of time. New research reveals mechanisms by which stress exacts its toll throughout the body, from the brain to the male reproductive system, and points to potential paths for reducing the negative effects of stress. The studies were presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world s largest ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
6 Questions To Ask A Therapist Before You Make It Official
This article was originally published on Healthline . It turns out that one of the most healing factors of therapy is the relationship I have with my therapist. She knows when to be a sympathetic ear, when to challenge me and accepts who I am. I m free to be open and vulnerable in a safe, nonjudgmental space. As a result, this reparative relationship allows me to grow, heal and stick with the therapy process. According to the American Psychological Associa ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
The Symptom Of Depression We Don’t Talk About
The Symptom of Depression We Don t Talk About was published on The Mighty . Written by Jenna B. You may think you know a lot about depression . You know people with depression can feel sad and empty much of the time, have changes in appetite or sleeping habits, be fatigued, have decreased feelings of pleasure in things that would normally bring them joy and possibly even have thoughts of death and dying. But the one symptom of depression you probably don t ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
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