Archive for November, 2011

Brain Images Show Abnormal Areas in ADHD Kids

November 30th, 2011
In a small study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers believe the brain abnormalities may serve as a biomarker for the disorder. "Diagnosing ADHD is very difficult because of its ...

Stress Hormone At Waking May Predict PTSD

November 30th, 2011
For the past decade researchers have searched for a biological marker that could indicate if an individual is at risk for a stress-related disorder. A new study on police recruits may finally provide the answer. Researchers discovered individuals who have the greatest rise ...

Quest for Perfection in Parenthood Leads to Stress

November 30th, 2011
Quest for Perfection in Parenthood Leads to StressThe pressure to be the perfect mom or dad may backfire as the stress to be flawless can undermine parenting skills. Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to ...

Suicidal Behavior May Begin Before High School

November 30th, 2011
Suicidal Behavior May Begin Before High SchoolEmerging research suggests thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought. Experts say that about one in nine youths attempt suicide ...

Mouse Study Transplants Neurons to Rebuild Brain Circuits

November 29th, 2011
Mouse Study Transplants Neurons to Rebuild Brain CircuitsNeuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder, indicating that key areas of the brain are more repairable than was widely ...

Problems with Your Boss Can Strain Marriage

November 29th, 2011
Problems with Your Boss Can Strain MarriageA new study suggests difficulty with your boss can lead to troubles at home. Baylor University researchers discovered stress and tension caused by an ...

Are Creative People More Apt to Deceive?

November 29th, 2011
Are Creative People More Apt to Deceive?A new research study suggests creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people because their talent allows them to ...

Depression, Heart Disease May Be Linked By Stress Recovery Time

November 29th, 2011
Depression, Heart Disease May Be Linked By Stress Recovery Time Studies of late have found associations between depression and heart disease. Those who suffer from a mood disorder, for instance, may be twice as likely to have ...

Men Have More Than Sex on Their Minds

November 29th, 2011
Men Have More Than Sex on Their MindsMen don't think about sex nearly as much as has been advertised, though they do have such thoughts more frequently ...

Using Skin-Cell Research to Probe Cellular Basis of Autism

November 28th, 2011
Insights on Autism from Skin-Cell ResearchEmerging research has advanced knowledge of autism by studying brainlike spheres grown in an elaborate process from skin cells. Neuroscientists at Stanford University School ...