Archive for November, 2013

ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment on the Rise in U.S.

November 25th, 2013
ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment on the Rise in U.S. The diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is occurring at a younger age as half of U.S. children diagnosed with ADHD now receive the diagnosis by age ...

Steroid Injections to Stop Premature Birth Linked to Mental Health Risks

November 24th, 2013
Steroid Injections to Stop Premature Birth Linked to Mental Health RisksSteroid injections given to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of later behavioral and emotional problems, according to a new ...

Brain Chemical Genes Influence Sensitivity to Reward, Punishment

November 24th, 2013
Brain Chemical Genes Influence Sensitivity to Reward, PunishmentA new study reveals that certain genes related to serotonin or dopamine influence how we make choices based on rewards or punishments we experienced in the past. And ...

Study Finds Antidepressants In Pregnancy Not Tied to Higher Autism Risk

November 24th, 2013
Study Finds Antidepressants In Pregnancy Not Tied to Higher Autism RiskA new study has found no link between the use of antidepressants by pregnant women and an increased risk of having a child with autism. "More ...

In Men, Long-Term Unemployment May Speed Aging

November 24th, 2013
In Men, Long-Term Unemployment May Speed AgingMen who are unemployed for at least two years exhibit signs of accelerated aging in their DNA, according to new research from the Imperial College London and the University ...

Dreading Pain Can Be Worse Than Actual Pain

November 23rd, 2013
Dreading Pain Can Be Worse Than Actual PainFaced with pain, most people choose to "get it out of the way" as soon as possible, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. For the ...

Poor Social Functioning in Childhood Linked to Greater Schizophrenia Risk

November 23rd, 2013
Poor Social Functioning in Childhood Linked to Greater Schizophrenia RiskA new study reveals that poor social functioning in childhood predicts an increased risk for schizophrenia. Researchers found that poor social functioning (before the onset of schizophrenia symptoms) ...

Study IDs Brain Regions Hit by Genetic Mutations in Autism

November 23rd, 2013
Study IDs Brain Regions Hit by Genetic Mutations in AutismYale researchers have identified specific areas of the brain—and particular types of brain cells—that are affected by the genetic mutations linked to autism. For the study, scientists ...

Too Much TV Can Stall Aspects of Cognitive Development

November 23rd, 2013
Too Much TV Can Stall Aspects of Cognitive Development  New research has found that preschoolers who have a television in their bedroom and are exposed to more background TV have a weaker understanding of ...

Computer Games Lead to Similar Emotions among Competitors

November 22nd, 2013
Computer Games Lead to Similar Emotions among Competitors Researchers from Finland have discovered that playing computer games can harmonize players’ emotional responses and brain activity. Scientists measured the activity of facial muscles and imaging the ...