Archive for June, 2009

Schizophrenics Have Trouble Processing New Information

June 25th, 2009
Schizophrenics Have Trouble Processing New InformationNew research suggests that people with schizophrenia have trouble with processing new information even when engaging in rote daily tasks. Previously it was thought that perhaps disruptions in the ...

Irritability May Be a Part of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

June 25th, 2009
Irritability May Be a Part of Pediatric Bipolar DisorderNew research suggests that irritability should be considered as a symptom when the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder is suspected in a child or teen. The researchers ...

Reducing Depression in Seniors

June 24th, 2009
Reducing Depression in SeniorsAdding a trained "care manager" to a primary care practice can increase the number of older adults who receive treatment for depression, according to new research. Depression is a common mental disorder ...

Anxiety Makes it Harder To Avoid Distractions

June 24th, 2009
Anxiety Makes it Harder To Avoid DistractionsPeople who are anxious find it harder to avoid distractions, and take more time in shifting their attention between tasks than those who are less anxious. These are ...

Imagining Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes Increases Empathy

June 24th, 2009
Imagining Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes Increases EmpathyCan imagining yourself in someone else's actual shoes help increase your empathy for their plight? New research suggests the answer is yes. Empathy involves, in part, the ability ...

People Prefer To Listen with Right Ear

June 24th, 2009
People Prefer To Listen with Right EarWhile plenty of laboratory studies have been conducted examining human ear listening preferences, few have been conducted "in the wild." New research done in nightclubs suggests ...

Bigger Brain Comes from Social Competition

June 23rd, 2009
Bigger Brain Comes from Social CompetitionWhile other mammals' brains haven't grown over the past two million years, human brains have tripled in size. Researchers now believe they know why -- social competition. Examining the reasons ...

Dramatic Increase in Drinking Among Women College Students

June 23rd, 2009
Dramatic Increase in Drinking Among Women College StudentsWomen college students have seen their rates of binge drinking increase dramatically -- nearly 40 percent -- since the introduction of the national drinking age of 21 ...

Social Activity Helps Maintains Physical Dexterity As We Age

June 23rd, 2009
Social Activity Helps Maintains Physical Dexterity As We AgeNew research suggests that seniors who keep up their participation in social activities help slow down the ordinary and progressive decline of motor function and dexterity ...

Close Bonds of Fatherhood Start in Infancy

June 23rd, 2009
Close Bonds of Fatherhood Start in Infancy When a dad changes diapers and makes pediatrician's appointments, he's more likely to stay interested and involved when his child makes the transition to school, said a ...