In the New York Times, Benjamin Weiser has a beautiful and moving story about Nakesha Williams, a lovely and vibrant woman who graduated from Williams College and then became ill with a psychotic disorder. She lived for years on the street in New York City. Show More Summary
A new guideline for managing opioid use disorders lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction, including recommending opioid agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone as the preferred first-line treatment. Show More Summary
Articles marked (S) are for subscribers only. ? Subscribe for just $4 per month. Paradigm shift in the treatment of serious depression and bipolar disorder. ? Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself:...Show More Summary
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have determined how a protein's disordered region serves as a molecular rheostat to help regulate cell survival.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety.
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Show More Summary
This Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pat Howey, is being sponsored by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network of Southern California and the State Continue Reading ?
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Circuits in the brain act as an internal clock to tell us it is time to sleep and to control how long we then stay asleep. A new study in flies suggests a part of that clock...Show More Summary
Researchers found alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. This is the first comprehensive study that supports previous research suggesting the involvement of this gene.
An Iranian film highlights the stigma endured by those with mental disorders.
This research may be extremely useful for predicting the risk of developing metabolic, immunological or reproductive disorders and neurological diseases caused by this chemical.
Detroit was still smoldering under military occupation during the long, hot summer of 1967, when President Lyndon Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. He charged the panel, better known as the Kerner Commission, with examining three questions: “What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening […]
Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest on habits that help you focus, the often misdiagnosed premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the role stigma plays in small towns, and more. Teachers and Other School-Based Professionals Can Treat Children’s Mental […]
Scientists have found a new role for proteins that play important roles in asymmetric division, which may play a role in tumor formation or neurodevelopmental disorders.
If someone had told me that my anxiety would become one of my biggest strengths during the phase in my life when irrational fear knocked me to my knees, I would have shook my head with frustration. There was no possible way my general anxiety […]
Keith O’Neil lived with undiagnosed bipolar disorder throughout his NFL career, including his final year with the Indianapolis Colts as they won the Super Bowl in 2006. After his diagnosis, Keith became an advocate, starting the 4th and Forever Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting […]
Life Noggin, narrator Pat Graziosi aka Blocko very succinctly and logically explained the very real mental disorder of schizophrenia, when it’s most like to appear, the symptoms, existing treatments and those currently on the horizon, the mythical suppositions around the disorder, and how one can help a friend or loved one with the disorder. …our...
The intrinsic structure of amorphous polymers is highly disordered with long, entangled molecular chains. They are usually considered as thermal insulators due to their ultra-low thermal conductivity. One effective way to improve the thermal conductivity of amorphous polymers is modulating the chain conformation by external field, such as stretching force and electric field.
He successfully conducted research into fatal cardiac disorders, including a rare genetic malfunction called long QT syndrome.
(Reuters Health) - Therapeutic horseback riding may ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, a new study finds.