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More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
College students aiming for an academic edge may explain a surge in the misuse of a stimulant commonly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , new research suggests. Among U.S. adults, the number of Adderall prescriptions stayed stable from 2006 to 2011, but misuse of the drug jumped 67 percent and related visits to emergency rooms went up by 156 percent, researchers found. The majority of adults who are using Adderall nonmedically a ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
Being pregnant may decrease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in some women, new research suggests. PTSD can be caused by a traumatic event such as combat, traffic crashes, robbery, sexual assault, childhood or domestic abuse, natural disasters and house fires. The new study included 319 pregnant women with the stress disorder. Those with high levels of PTSD in early pregnancy saw symptoms decrease as they got closer to giving birth, the find ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
A New Look at Visual Thinking
People who don t think visually often have a hard time imagining the mental lives of those who do. By thinking, I mean conscious planning, problem-solving, imagining, and reminiscing. Most mental processes occur unconsciously, but my research focuses on the lived experience of thought that varies from one person to another. In an early study of visual mental imagery , Francis Galton found participants who did not consciously experience visual mental images ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
A Long-Term Study of Changing High School Start Time
An increasing number of school districts across the U.S. are changing school start times from earlier to later. It is important to know how the changes directly affects] students, but in most cases, the changes have been too recent for very much evaluation of the effects of the changes to have been done. Any new study that comes out will be given a lot of scrutiny. One study was published recently in the journal Sleep, Thacher amp Onyper, 2016 . The author ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
Loneliness Stems From Neural Roots in the Back of Your Brain
Homo sapiens are one of the most social animals on the planet. Because we re hardwired to be social creatures, most of us have an innate drive to connect with other humans and maintain strong social bonds. That said, some of us are perfectly content being alone for long stretches of time without feeling lonely. Obviously, many people thoroughly enjoy spending time alone or prefer the company of a favorite pet to that of a fellow human being. Why are some o ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
Can We Co-Create Emotional Unavailability?
I want you I do, Almost as much as I don t All Nite Rave, Not Wanting You I know, I know, says Leila, I ve heard it a thousand times and seen it a million if I keep choosing an unavailable person it means I m unavailable. And even though I know it, I still keep doing it Leila had diligently examined herself enough to know that she unconsciously sets up situations that she ends up complaining about. When asked what was so terrifying about getting close to s ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
A Recipe for the Happiest Marriage in the World
Day after day, decade after decade, I work with the unhappiest marriages you can imagine. I know the turf all too well couples who have affairs in order to stay together couples who live parallel lives in order to remain coupled in name only couples who bitterly attack their partners behind their backs. Unhappily married people are driven to shameful behavior to try to fill the void that comes from marital loneliness . Once a couple travels the path of mar ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
The Care and Feeding of Myths: Breastfeeding and Weight
The origin of our Milky Way began with a reluctant breastfeeding. Or so the Greco-Roman myth goes, as described in an ancient Byzantine text Geoponica the god Jupiter had an illicit affair with a mortal and wished his offspring Hercules to obtain immortal powers. To bring this about, Jupiter gave the infant to nurse at the breast of his sleeping goddess wife Juno, but when Juno awakened, she became furious and violently pulled her breast away, only to have ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
'Invisible work' takes toll on unpaid caregivers
Unpaid family and friends who assist older people with disabilities by coordinating doctor appointments and managing medications are significantly more likely to experience emotional, physical and financial difficulties than caregivers who don t provide this type of support, new research finds. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, reporting in the Feb. 15 JAMA Internal Medicine , say such caregivers are also three times more likely ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 15
Raising a child has a bigger effect on the immune system than gastroenteritis
Raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than the seasonal flu vaccine or travellers gastroenteritis, a study by researchers at VIB and KU Leuven in Belgium and the Babraham Institute in the UK has found. The research took a detailed look at the immune systems of 670 people, ranging from 2-86 years of age, to understand more about what drives variation in our immune systems between individuals. From an assessment of the effects o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 15
Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger
How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher. Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep as adolescents have a significantly higher chance of developing insulin resistance than those who more closely maintained their slow-wave sleep as they got older. These boys are then also at greater risk for dev ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Feb 14
What You Need to Know About Date Night
Conventional wisdom holds that the time married couples spend alone together is their happiest time together. Ask a random married couple with kids what parents should do to keep their romance alive, and you re likely to hear the words, date night.
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 14
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