'Self-distancing' can help people calm aggressive reactions

Posted by Sun Cornwall on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

'Self-distancing' can help people calm aggressive reactions, study finds July 2, 2012 by Jeff Grabmeier in Psychology & Psychiatry

A new study reveals a simple strategy that people can use to minimize how angry and aggressive they get when they are provoked by others.

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Depression may go overlooked

Posted by Sun Cornwall on September 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Depression may go overlooked when physicians use electronic medical records, researchers find August 16, 2012 in Health (Medical Xpress) -- Patients who have three or more chronic medical conditions are half as likely to receive depression treatment in primary care practices that use electronic medical records as they are in practices that use paper-based records, a new University of Florida study has found.

 

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Toxoplasma gondii parasite may trigger suicide attempts

Posted by Sun Cornwall on September 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Toxoplasma gondii parasite may trigger suicide attempts August 16, 2012 in Medical research

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Anorexia nervosa study finds inner conflicts over the 'real' self

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Anorexia nervosa study finds inner conflicts over the 'real' self that have treatment implications

November 22nd, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

"It feels like there's two of you inside – like there's another half of you, which is my anorexia, and then there's the real K, the real me, the logic part of me, and it's a constant battle between the two." - 36 year old study participant with anorexia nervosa.

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People with early Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to have lower BMI

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

People with early Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to have lower BMI

November 21st, 2011 in Diseases

Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI). A current study exa...

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Cognitive reframing can help dementia caregivers with depression, stress

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Cognitive reframing can help dementia caregivers with depression, stress

November 9th, 2011 in Health

Family caregivers of people with dementia experience more burden and are at greater risk of developing depression than caregivers of people with a chronic illness. A new evidence review from the Netherlands finds that a psychotherapy technique called cognitive reframing can help reduce caregivers’ stress when they are caring for loved ones with dementia.

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Cognitive reframing can help dementia caregivers with depression, stress

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Cognitive reframing can help dementia caregivers with depression, stress

November 9th, 2011 in Health

Family caregivers of people with dementia experience more burden and are at greater risk of developing depression than caregivers of people with a chronic illness. A new evidence review from the Netherlands finds that a psychotherapy technique called cognitive reframing can help reduce caregivers’ stress when they are caring for loved ones with dementia.

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Research reveals autistic individuals are in fact superior in multiple areas

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Research reveals autistic individuals are in fact superior in multiple areas

November 2nd, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics – not just "savants" – have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition, according to a provocative article published today in Nature by Dr. Laurent ...

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New findings contradict dominant theory in Alzheimer's disease

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

New findings contradict dominant theory in Alzheimer's disease

October 28th, 2011 in Neuroscience

For decades the amyloid hypothesis has dominated the research field in Alzheimer's disease. The theory describes how an increase in secreted beta-amyloid peptides leads to the formation of plaques, toxic clusters of damaged proteins between cells, which eventually result in neurodegeneration. Scientists at Lund University, Sweden, have now presented a study that turns ...

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Reversing aging

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Reversing aging

October 17th, 2011 in Research

Technology developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin could significantly reduce the time and cost to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease and help answer one of the greatest biological questions: why do we age?

The research, led by Cockrell School of Engineering Associate Professor Adela Ben-Yakar and College of Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Jon Pierce-Shimomura,...

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CAMH study confirms genetic link to suicidal behavior

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CAMH study confirms genetic link to suicidal behavior

October 7th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors one day target the gene in prevention efforts.

In the past, studies have implicated the gene for brain-derived ...

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Alzheimer's protein kills nerve cells in nose

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Alzheimer's protein kills nerve cells in nose

September 27th, 2011 in Neuroscience

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors, according to an animal study in the September 28 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed light on why people with Alzheimer's disease often lose their sense of smell early on in the course of the disease.

"Deficits in odor detection and discrimination are among the...

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genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Large study finds genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

September 21st, 2011 in Genetics

Knowledge about the biological origin of diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment.

In an effort to push the field forward, three UCLA researchers, along with scientists from more than 20 countries, have been taking part in one of the largest col...

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Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

September 8th, 2011 in Diseases

Researchers say they have identified two different types of autism, paving the way for more targeted treatment. Credit: Flickr/Pondspider

US researchers say they have identified at least two distinct types of autism, paving the way for new and more targeted treatments.

Autism, a neurobiological disorder that impairs social interac...

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people who practice self-injury

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

During the past 10 years two Colorado professors have collected the widest available base of knowledge about people who practice self-injury and now are offering new insights into people who deliberately injure themselves by cutting, burning, branding and bone-breaking.

Patti Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Peter Adler, a professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, conducted in-depth ...

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Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline

August 22nd, 2011 in Health

Older adults who lead sedentary lifestyles and consume a lot of sodium in their diet may be putting themselves at risk for more than just heart disease.

A study led by researchers at Baycrest in Toronto – in collaboration with colleagues at the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Mc...

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vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

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Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

August 18th, 2011 in Research

Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are now being presented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease c...

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vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

August 18th, 2011 in Research

Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are now being presented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease c...

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Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time

July 18th, 2011 in Research

Side views of the structure of a Flak protein, a member of the same family of proteins that include presenilin, which is implicated in the onset of Alzheimer's. Understanding the structure of these proteins is an early step in the development of drugs that can combat dementia.

Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time ...

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Alzheimer's prevention in your pantry

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Alzheimer's prevention in your pantry

June 27th, 2011 in Research

(Medical Xpress) -- Alzheimer's, the degenerative brain disorder that disrupts memory, thought and behavior, is devastating to both patients and loved ones. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in eight Americans over the age of 65 suffers from the disease. Now Tel Aviv University has discovered that an everyday spice in your kitchen cupboard could hold the key to Alzheimer's prevention.

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