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By On July 22nd, 2013

Why Are Women Dealing With Mental Illness More Than Men?

The days of “treating hysteria” in women unhappy and disenfranchised by their place in society may be over, but Daniel Freeman says women’s current role in the United States may be a reason more women suffer from mental illness than men. Since those more sexist days, conversation about the intrinsic differences between men and women…

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By On March 28th, 2013

The Link Between Cognitive Decline and Cold Sores

There have been a number of studies that have tied infections to an effect on other parts of the body. A recent study looked into how all kinds of infectious agents, including those that cause cold sores, could be affecting memory. Alexandra Sifferlin, of Time, reports that those with higher levels of infectious agents were…

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By On February 24th, 2013

The Psychiatric Effects of Bullying

For the duration of their school aged years, children spend more time with their peers than they do with their parents. It is this simple fact that suggests this time is just as important in shaping their long-term functioning as their home lives. In fact, Alexandra Sifferlin reports for Time that a child’s interaction with…

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By On February 20th, 2013

The Unknowns of Alzheimer’s Disease

There is still much we don’t know about Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, amyloid, a protein naturally manufactured by the body in small quantities, is found in autopsies of those who die of Alzheimer’s as a sticky plaque in the brain. While evidence suggests amyloid does contribute to cognitive decline, its mere presence does not trigger…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Disorders Appear Early In Brain Development

In the human brain, the first nerve cells develop in a region called the ‘subplate’. Neurons here act as the foundation for the complex neural connections that will eventually stretch across the brain. It is here, as Alexandra Sifferlin of Time reports, that researchers in England observed that genes linked to autism and schizophrenia are…

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By On February 4th, 2013

Program Targets Characteristics That Cause Substance Abuse

The Adventure trial is a program put to use in England where teachers provided alcohol abuse interventions to children matching certain personality traits. The trial started with 13 and 14 year olds and continued with the same group for two years. As Maia Szalavitz of Time reports, the results were significant, to put it mildly.…

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By On January 30th, 2013

Is Yoga A Treatment Option?

With the meteoric rise in popularity over the past decade, yoga has gained a lot of believers. Many are experimenting with the various benefits of a regular yoga based fitness regime and some even claim that yoga can reduce symptoms of mental health disorders. Alexandra Sifferlin reports for Time that yoga can be helpful in…

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By On January 14th, 2013

Access To Mental Health Records Too Restrictive

New evidence suggests some hospitals are in need of a tweak to their patient’s confidentiality policy. Though it is entirely understandable that certain elements of mental health records, such as a therapist’s notes on the fears and fantasies of a patient, should be kept private, even from other doctors, a study showed that a patient…

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