Archives for July, 2009 - Page 3

Advocacy and Policy

Improved Definition of Depression

A group of researchers proposes the definition for major depressive disorder (MDD) should be shortened to include only mood and cognitive symptoms. If accepted, the 35-year-old definition found in...
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Brain and Behavior

Brain Scans of the Future

The ability to view the brain in a multidimensional, active perspective (functional MRI) has revolutionized the way neuroscientists and medical professionals study cerebral activity. Still, how far can brain...
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Anxiety

A Little Stress Helps Memory

Day after day stress suppresses mental and physical health. In fact, chronic stress can have an effect on learning and emotion. However, a new research study using an animal...
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Advocacy and Policy

The Mechanism Behind Placebos

For centuries medical professions have struggled with the placebo effect, an event that occurs when a individual obtains benefit following treatment that involves a ruse, rather than the expected...
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