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Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations. Show More Summary

Researchers Discover Where the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer's Occur in the Brain

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time shown where in the brain the earliest signs of Alzheimer's occur. By Alzheimer's Reading Room The discovery could potentially become significant to future Alzheimer's research...Show More Summary

School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions

Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study reports.

My Father with Alzheimer's Stares at Us and it Feels Creepy

Think of your father as being swept away by currents of memories that cause him to appear as if he is staring at you, but he may instead be reliving powerful memories. By Rita Jablonski Alzheimer's Reading Room Our friends at Alzheimer's...Show More Summary

How bacteria in the gut influence neurodegenerative disorders

Humans have roughly as many bacterial cells in their bodies as human cells, and most of those bacteria live in the gut. New research released today reveals links between the gut microbiome -- the population of microorganisms living in...Show More Summary

U.S. health care system unprepared to move future Alzheimer's treatment into rapid clinical use

Advanced clinical trials are underway for at least 10 investigational therapies that have shown promise in slowing or blocking development of Alzheimer's disease, creating hope that a preventive strategy may be in reach. But a new study warns that the U.S. Show More Summary

Tis The Season

If you aren't looking forward to this holiday season, you aren't alone.

The Story Of The World's Most Annoying 'Word' You Can't Stop Saying

“Ope” is a mysterious noise that has no concrete definition, but you’ve likely had the displeasure of hearing it when accidentally bumping into someone or otherwise experiencing surprise.Ope.

Estrangement and the Holidays:

Has estrangement from a parent or adult child led to holiday blues? The holidays bring opportunities to reconnect or to begin healing.

Long-Term Effects of Antipsychotics

Data support the long-term use of antipsychotics in persons with schizophrenia. However, less is known about the efficacy of long-term use for other conditions.

5 LIFESTYLE Changes for BATTLING DEPRESSION: Maybe It’s Time for a TUNE-UP?

The basics: the very foundation of optimal performance. As crucial as they are, they're often forgotten in the whirlwind of life, and we end-up paying for it. Every now and then we need a tune-up. Great reading, so come on in...

Emotion rules when there is depression.

Emotion rules when there is depression. The negative “It won’t work for me,” seems to exert more power than the optimistic, “Just give it a try,” of the thinking brain.

Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic

The number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions, research concludes. In a new article, researchers argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat.

New player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis identified

Scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer's disease pathology in check. The study shows that membralin regulates the cell's machinery for producing beta-amyloid (or amyloid beta), the protein that causes neurons to die in Alzheimer's disease.

What You Can Expect From an Authoritarian, Part 2

Based on Dr. Maisel's primary research on authoritarian wounding, learn what you can expect from authoritarian contact and how you can heal the wounds inflicted by that contact.

The Workplace Bully and The Office Sociopath

Individuals who are competent, successful, cooperative and unlikely to confront the bully, or take action when bullied, are particularly susceptible to workplace bullying.

Innovative genetic, cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets

Advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction have been highlighted by researchers.

Bill Gates Invests $100 Million into Alzheimer's Research

Bill Gates is investing $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Gates will also invest an additional $50 million in start-up...Show More Summary

Journey of a PPD Survivor – Q/A Series – #1

Welcome to the very first of my Journey of a PPD Survivor Series! I know many, many survivors whose journeys led them to helping other mothers feel less alone and suffer less than they themselves did.  These women have gone on to become doulas, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, peer support group leaders, […]

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