Credit: rawpixel on Unsplash Skype hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for people with severe irritable bowel syndrome, a new study has found. The study of 20 patients who had the treatment via the online communications tool was led by Professor Peter Whorwell from The University of Manchester It is published in the International Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: stock.adobe.com Yale researchers have developed an innovative way to address an epidemic of anxiety disorders afflicting the nation’s children: treat the parents. A new program developed at Yale that counsels parents is as effective in treating common anxiety disorders as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, according to a randomized trial of the two […]Continue Reading ...
The presence of animals during therapy sessions has a positive effect on the social behavior of patients who suffer from acquired brain injuries. Credit: REHAB Basel Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. These were the findings of a clinical trial conducted by psychologists […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the University of Bristol and AstraZeneca has found what they describe as a link between the “locus of control” (LoC) in adolescents and their use of tobacco and alcohol. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study of data from […]Continue Reading ...
Ketamine structural model. Credit: University of Maryland School of Medicine Effective treatment of clinical depression remains a major mental health issue, with roughly 30 percent of patients who do not respond to any of the available treatments. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered a crucial receptor called mGlu2 that […]Continue Reading ...
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among children and adolescents worldwide. The standard of care for ADHD typically includes long-term treatment with stimulants, such as methylphenidate (MPH)-based medications (e.g., Ritalin). Over the last few decades a worldwide escalation in MPH-based medication prescriptions for treating ADHD has been reported, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression. Such papers fueled hopes that clinicians could soon use genetic testing to simply identify those at risk, and drug companies could develop medications […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a Rutgers study finds. The study, conducted by researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is published in the journal Medical Science Educator. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Parents who experience stillbirth or neonatal death will be offered “the best possible care in the worst possible circumstance,” thanks to guidelines developed by the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence and The University of Queensland. The Mater Research Institute – UQ Stillbirth Centre’s Associate Professor Fran Boyle said the Perinatal Bereavement […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have found that the rat brain activates the same cells when they observe the pain of others as when they experience pain themselves. In addition, without the activity of these mirror neurons, the animals no longer share the pain of others. Finding the neural […]Continue Reading ...
USC researchers Jordan Davis, left, and Nicholas Barr are testing mindfulness as a component of recovery from substance use, trauma and other serious challenges. Credit: USC Photo/Eric Lindberg Mindfulness might offer more than relief from daily stress. Research now suggests it can boost recovery from addiction and trauma. Investigators at USC believe the contemplative practice […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Adolescent and adult women, including those who are pregnant and postpartum, should be assessed for anxiety as a routine preventive health service, according to a draft recommendation statement published online April 1 by the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Noting that anxiety is more common in women than men and in adolescent girls than boys, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school busses. People aren’t supposed to be able to see how those images trip up computers but in a new study, Johns Hopkins University researchers show most people actually can. The findings […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a study published in the April 2019 issue of the Journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
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