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Cyberbullying Creates Fear in Students

July 2nd, 2014
Cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, creates fear among students about being victimized at school. While traditional bullying still creates the most fear among students, cyberbullying is a significant factor for fear of school victimization. The fear is especially pronounced among students who have experienced bullying at ...

Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

June 29th, 2014
Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative effects on behavior, health, employment, and ...

Homeless Alcoholics Typically Begin Drinking as Children

June 29th, 2014
A new study has found that homeless alcoholics typically began drinking as children. According to study author Dr. Ryan McCormack of New York University School of Medicine in New York, N.Y., 100 percent of the patients enrolled in the study at Bellevue Hospital ...

More Women Than Men With Chronic Illness Seek Mental Health Services

June 27th, 2014
New research finds that women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses. Moreover, they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men. "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," ...

‘Ringing in the Ears’ Alters Processing of Emotion

June 27th, 2014
More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, a condition that causes individuals to hear noises that are not really there. Sounds like whooshing, train whistles, cricket noises, or whines may be heard with the severity often varying on a day to day basis. Research ...

More Benefits Found In Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

June 26th, 2014
While it is well-recognized that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), new research finds that DBS also reduces the number and severity of non motor symptoms. "Non-motor features are common in PD patients, ...

Safety Warnings on Antidepressants May Lead to Unintended Consequences

June 20th, 2014
FDA warnings about the potential danger for young people from taking antidepressants have resulted in a dramatic increase in suicide attempts. Researchers say the warnings have backfired, causing an increase in suicide attempts by teens and young adults. Harvard Medical School researchers report the ...

Age + Stress = Short-Term Memory Loss

June 19th, 2014
A new study suggests prolonged stress causes a surge in the hormone cortisol, which can result in short-term memory loss among older adults. University of Iowa (UI) researchers have published the study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Short-term increases in cortisol are critical for ...

Pathological Gambling May Run in Families

June 18th, 2014
In a new study, University of Iowa (UI) investigators found that pathological gambling runs in families, with first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly ...

Iron Levels May Help Fine-Tune ADHD Diagnosis

June 18th, 2014
A new radiology study finds that brain iron levels may serve as a biomarker in the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and help to fine-tune diagnosis. Psychostimulant medications such as Ritalin are among the drugs commonly used to reduce ADHD symptoms. Psychostimulants affect levels ...

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