Archive for July, 2012

New Talk Therapy Shows Promise for PTSD

July 30th, 2012
New Talk Therapy Approach Relieves PTSD SymptomsUniversity of South Florida (USF) researchers report that brief treatments with Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) substantially reduces symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress ...

Texting May Undermine Language, Spelling Skills

July 29th, 2012
Texting May Undermine Language, Spelling SkillsIn a new study, researchers have determined teens that frequently use abbreviated shorthand language -- that is, "techspeak" or jargon -- perform poorly on ...

Meditation, Exercise Help Fight Flu, Common Cold

July 29th, 2012
Meditation, Exercise Help Fight Flu, Common ColdMeditation and exercise may minimize the occurrence, length and severity of the flu or common cold, according to preliminary findings of ...

Motivational Interviewing Helps Vets Get Treatment

July 29th, 2012
Motivational Interviewing Finding Success in a Variety of Settings During the last decade, motivational interviewing has been found to help individuals break substance abuse addictions, stay ...

Old or New Memories Can Bias Future Actions

July 29th, 2012
Old or New Memories Can Bias Future ActionsCan old memories change the way we think? Do new experiences cement recollections? A new study shows that remembering something old or noticing something ...

Illiteracy Linked to Higher Risk for Schizophrenia

July 29th, 2012
Illiteracy Linked to Higher Risk for SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is more common among young, illiterate individuals, according to a population-based study in China. In fact, illiterate people less than 40 ...

Sleep Enhances Exposure Therapy for Spider Phobia

July 29th, 2012
Sleep Enhances Exposure Therapy for Spider PhobiaA new, small study reveals that going to sleep after exposure therapy for spider phobia tends to make the treatment more effective. The ...

Depression In Pregnancy Tied to Early Delivery

July 29th, 2012
Depression In Pregnancy Tied to Early DeliveryExpectant moms who suffer from depression are at greater risk for having an early delivery, according to a new study published in ...

Anxiety More Common in the Western World, Depression in East

July 26th, 2012
Anxiety More Common in the Western World, Depression in EastDepression and anxiety affects every country and society in the world, according to what is believed to ...

Increased Dopamine Can Reduce Impulsivity

July 26th, 2012
Increased Dopamine Can Reduce ImpulsivityResearchers have discovered that elevating the level of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the frontal lobe of the brain can significantly decrease impulsivity in healthy adults. The finding ...