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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 ...

Brain Eases the Pain of Social Rejection

October 11th, 2013
Brain Eases the Pain of Social RejectionNew research shows that the brain responds to social rejection in much the same way it helps manage physical pain. University of Michigan investigators also discovered that people who score ...

Risk Factors for Adult Video-Game Addiction

September 24th, 2013
Risk Factors for Adult Video-Game Addiction Emerging research suggests individual motives often contribute to unhealthy game play with the biggest risk factor occurring when individuals play games to escape from daily life. University of Missouri investigators ...

New Tool Helps Manage Schizophrenia Through Life Course

September 19th, 2013
New Tool Helps Manage Schizophrenia Through Life CourseSchizophrenia is a serious and potentially debilitating mental illness affecting a person's thought processes, perception, language and sense of oneself. Although the root cause of the disease ...

Pairing Brain Imaging Tools to Probe Abnormalities in Schizophrenia

September 17th, 2013
Brain Imaging Technology Illustrates Abnormalities in SchizophreniaIn a new paper in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Fei Du, Ph.D., and colleagues at Harvard Medical School combined two types of brain imaging to ...

In Bipolar, Women Lean Toward Depression, Men Toward Mania

September 14th, 2013
In Bipolar, Women Lean Toward Depression, Men Toward ManiaBipolar disorder affects men and women differently, and this may impact the course and treatment of the ...

Loss of Brain Tissue in Schizophrenia Tied to Antipsychotics

September 12th, 2013
Brain Scans Help Explain Schizophrenia Technology that "sees inside" the brain has enabled researchers to conclude that people with schizophrenia have less brain tissue at their first episode of illness than healthy ...

Happiness Profile Measures Progress of Nations

September 10th, 2013
Happiness Profile Measures Progress of Nations Officials say a new metric for measuring the economic and social progress of a nation is a ranking of happiness. The ...

Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion

September 5th, 2013
Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion Intriguing new research uses a zoological technique to classify symptoms of OCD and schizophrenia in humans. Investigators used tools developed by researchers to help make sense ...

Harnessing ‘Out-of-Body Experiences’ to Treat Anorexia

August 15th, 2013
'Harnessing 'Out-of-Body Experiences' to Treat AnorexiaUsing a visual projection of human heartbeats to generate an “out-of-body experience,” researchers hope to develop new kinds of treatment for people with self-perception disorders, including anorexia. The study is ...

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