Witnessing a traumatic event can have a long-lasting impact on our lives. Whether it be a sudden illness, natural disaster, assault or accident, traumatic experiences cause distress. The physical effects of these events may heal over time, but for some individuals, the mental distress can have a significant impact on the quality of their lives.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure-focused on these abnormal structures. But the University of California, Riverside, the research team has identified alternate chemistry that could account for the various pathologies associated with the disease.
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A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.
A Veterans Health Administration program that added mental health specialists, care managers or both in primary care clinics significantly improved access to mental health and primary care services to veterans with behavioral health needs. In a clinic of 100 patients, each additional patient seen by such a mental health specialist or care manager was on average associated with 11% more mental health visits and 40% more primary care visits. The practice also resulted in a 9% higher average annual cost for each patient.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Toyohashi University of Technology formed a research team with the University of Oslo to measure the size of subjects' pupils when viewing a brightness illusion (glare illusion). The pupil expands (dilates) in dark environments and contracts in bright environments in order to control the amount of light that enters the eye.
Firearm retailers around Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and to train their employees on how to spot and act on suicide warning signs, a new University of Washington study finds.
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States has invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. Researchers, publishing in Nature Biomedical Engineering, believe the device can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, and pain.
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
No one wants to get a DUI. It's an arrest that can have long-reaching consequences. If your job requires you to drive and you have your license suspended, you can lose your job. You'll have to pay fines, suffer from penalties and your insurance premiums will skyrocket.
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