Optimism Rules

Despite calamities from economic recessions, wars and famine to a worldwide flu epidemic, a new study from the University of Kansas and Gallup indicates that humans are by nature...
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Brain and Behavior

Mental Health After Child Abuse

According to a new study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of challenges facing depressed inpatients. Included are an increase in suicide attempts, prevalence of...
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Alzheimer

Are Dementia Tests Outdated?

Several of the psychological instruments previously used to predict which elderly individuals risk developing dementia do not seem to work any longer, suggests a new report. The thesis shows...
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Aging

Proteins Implicated in Brain Disease

Scientists have discovered a set of brain proteins responsible for some of the most common and devastating brain diseases. The proteins underlie epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, mental retardation...
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Brain and Behavior

Anatomy of a People Person

Cambridge University researchers have discovered that whether someone is a ‘people-person’ may depend on the structure of their brain: the greater the concentration of brain tissue in certain parts...
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