Archive for 2007

The Effects of Media Violence on Kids

December 24th, 2007
kid computerResearchers have published a study that examines the literature on children's exposure to media violence, and why, to-date, there have been few public policies that have been effective in curbing the risks. Although hundreds of studies link media ...

Insights on Borderline Personality Disorder

December 21st, 2007
MRIA new investigative approach has improved understanding of key brain areas associated with borderline personality disorder. In particular, researchers were able to view brain activity when individuals 'act out' or display behavioral disinhibition when in the presence of ...

Link Between Mental Health And Amputation Risk

December 21st, 2007
ManThe relationship between mental health and subsequent medical needs is underscored in a new report that shows veterans with lower scores on a test of mental health functioning have an increased risk of major amputations. The study is reported ...

Terrorist Attacks Affect Kids Mental Health

December 21st, 2007
Child TVA new study discovers children exposed to terrorist attacks have an increased risk for mental health problems including posttraumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and general anxiety disorder. The report is published in the journal ...

Bariatric Mental Health Needs

December 20th, 2007
WeightAlthough bariatric surgery is a method to lose large amounts of weight and potentially dramatically improve the health and well-being of an obese individual, the procedure involves substantial risks and requires a lifelong commitment to behavioral change. ...

Exercise Lowers Dementia Risk

December 20th, 2007
walkingWalking and other forms of moderate exercise among individuals age 65 and older can significantly lower their risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. The new study is found in ...

Use The Bad Times For Growth

December 20th, 2007
thinkingLife is a veritable rollercoaster of emotions as periods of happiness and sadness transcend our everyday existence. Although lost opportunities and mistaken expectations are often unpleasant to think and talk about, these experiences may impact personality development and ...

Friends, Family Find Similar Faces Attractive

December 19th, 2007
Two FacesFriends and family are more likely to find the same faces attractive, as compared to strangers rating the attractiveness of the same faces. While recent research regarding facial attractiveness has emphasized the universality of attractiveness preferences, friends and ...

Dolphin Therapy — Not A Good Thing

December 19th, 2007
DolphinsDolphin Therapy, a new therapy technique for people suffering from chronic mental or physical disabilities is dangerous for both people and dolphins. Lori Marino, senior lecturer in the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, has teamed with Scott Lilienfeld, ...

Sex Ed Extends Virginity

December 19th, 2007
ClassA new study finds that sex education greatly boosts the likelihood that teens will delay having intercourse. Male teens who received sex education in school were 71 percent less likely, while similarly educated female teens were 59 percent less ...
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