Month: November 2016

Pregnancy and Depression: What’s the Connection?

The following news item is from MNT(R) at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com. I do not check news items for accuracy,correctness or safety. Pregnancy and Depression: What’s the Connection? Everyone experiences feelings of sadness. They are a natural response to life’s difficult times and events, and they usually lessen with time. Clinical depression goes beyond feelings of sadness and …

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What does it take to make a memory? Study says new proteins

The following news item is from Science Daily (R). I do not check new items for accuracy, correctness or safety. What does it take to make a memory? Study says new proteins Date: November 10, 2016 Source: Scripps Research Institute Summary: For the first time, scientists have identified a sub-region in the brain that works …

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Autism gene slows down brain cell communication

This news story has been published on Science Daily(R). I do not check news items for accuracy, correctness or safety. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108124023.htm Autism gene slows down brain cell communication Date: November 8, 2016 Source: McMaster University Summary: The researchers discovered an important ‘on’ button in DIXDC1 protein that instructs brain cells to form mature connections called …

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Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

This news item appeared on the website of the New York Times. I cannot check news items for correctness or safety. For the article see http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/well/mind/breathe-exhale-repeat-the-benefits-of-controlled-breathing.html The New York Times Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing By LESLEY ALDERMANNOV. 9, 2016 Photo CreditAndrew Rae Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly …

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Better Communication

  Better Communication Dr Jonathan Haverkampf   Life is communication. Once cells in an organism stop communicating with other cells, the organism dies. Once partners stop communicating in a relationship, the relationship dies. Once countries stop communicating with each other, the world is economically a poorer place. Trade is communication, science is communication, art is …

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Infants Exposed to Antidepressants May Experience Effects for Up to a Month After Delivery

The following has been published in Psychiatric New Alerts on 2 November, 2015. Infants Exposed to Antidepressants May Experience Effects for Up to a Month After Delivery Pregnant women with major depressive disorder face a challenging decision when considering treatment over the course of their pregnancy. While there is evidence to suggest infants born to …

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Neurocognitive Tests May Enhance Ability to Predict Those Most Likely to Convert to Psychosis

The following was published in Psychiatric News Alerts on Friday, November 4, 2016 Neurocognitive Tests May Enhance Ability to Predict Those Most Likely to Convert to Psychosis Neurocognitive dysfunction is a well-known feature of schizophrenia, but questions remain as to the extent changes in cognitive function might predict transition to psychosis. A study published this …

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Study Suggests Few Gamers Meet Proposed Criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder

The following is a news item from the American Psychiatric Association. Study Suggests Few Gamers Meet Proposed Criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder DSM-5 lists Internet gaming disorder as a potential psychiatric disorder, but notes the prevalence of the disorder is unclear and little is known of its impact on physical, social, and mental health. A …

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