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My Experience of Psychosis
The diametric model of mental illness spans the whole range of mentalism from autistic hypo-mentalism to psychotic hyper-mentalism, with normality in between. And although the model implies that everyone has a mental configuration somewhere on that continuum, few get to sample completely different positions on it in one lifetime. Nevertheless, radical cancer surgery last summer gave me the opportunity to test the theory on myself and the fact that it is Me ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
The Evolutionary Psychology of Humility
You may be somebody s landlord ... You may even own banks but you re still going to have to serve somebody Dylan 1979 .
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
The effects of laxatives may provide new clues concerning Parkinson's Disease
In a recent retrospective analysis, investigators discovered that the year-on-year increase in rigidity found in Parkinson s disease flattened off with the regular use of laxatives to manage constipation. The findings lend support to the team s previous research indicating that changes in the gut -- and perhaps a disturbed balance in the microbes that reside there -- may affect aspects of Parkinson s disease. The group is working on elucidating the precise ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Hormone may offer new approach to type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and Oxford University have found a hormone that may offer an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, has skyrocketed over the last few decades, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The report says that there were 108 million adults with diabetes in 1980, but by 2014, that number had grown to 422 million. Many p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Heart failure patients with predominant central sleep apnea at higher risk for...
ATS 2016, SAN FRANCISCO -- Chronic heart failure CHF patients with predominant central sleep apnea CSA are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea OSA , whether or not they receive adaptive servo-ventilation ASV therapy. These interim results from the ongoing FACE Multicentre National Cohort Study, a French prospective observational study, were presented at the ATS 2016 International C ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Sleep disorders common in athletes -- but easily fixable
Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, however, systematic examination, counselling and individual treatment planning can improve the quality of their sleep. Published in the Journal of Sports Sciences , a new Finnish study clearly shows for the first time that systematic measures can improve the sleep of professional athletes. The study carried out by the University of Eastern Finland and Oivauni Sleep Cl ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
What can help dropouts?
DURHAM, N.C. -- Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but interventions and treatments can improve the odds for dropouts, a new study finds. The study, available online today in the June edition of Journal of Adolescent Health , followed 585 children from age 5 to age 27. It looked at what factors elevated children s risk of dropping out, how high school dropouts fared later in life and what factors prevented n ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Excessive drinkers, high income households pay majority of state alcohol tax i...
BOSTON -- People who drink too much and those with higher household incomes would pay more following an increase in state alcohol taxes than those who drink less and have lower household incomes, according to a new study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center BMC and published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease , a publication of the CDC. Across all states, excessive drinkers would pay more than 5 times as much as nonexcessive drinkers on ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Study finds alcohol interventions unsuccessful for fraternity and sorority mem...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A new study from The Miriam Hospital and The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies found that interventions targeting fraternity or sorority members at colleges around the country were unsuccessful in reducing alcohol consumption and related problems. The study recommends that more robust interventions be created for use with student members of Greek letter organizations. The paper was published today in Health Psycho ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Your gender-stereotypic genes may be giving you a leg up in dating
Your success at speed-dating might be influenced by your genetic make-up and your potential partner s ability to detect so-called good genes, or genetic fitness. This is according to a study in Springer s journal Human Nature by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, in the US. The research team found that participants who were more likely to be asked on a second date had genotypes consistent with personal traits that people often desire in a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment
New research shows colorectal cancer patients who have depression when they are diagnosed are significantly less likely to make a good recovery following surgery than patients without depression. The researchers say the groundbreaking study shows the important role mental health plays in cancer recovery and the need to cater for each patient s individual needs before, during, and long after their treatment has finished.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 18
Can money buy happiness? Yes, but only $83,000 worth of it.
Can money buy happiness Yes, but only 83,000 worth of it. Drs. Kahneman and Deaton conducted a now famous study in which they showed that an increased yearly income level predicted an increased happiness level only until 75,000, at which point further increases in income did not affect happiness 1 . This study was conducted with data from 2008 and 2009 the inflation-adjusted happiness limit in 2016 would be 83,000 2 . It is important to note that the origi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 18
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