A new study has revealed that girls stress out their brain more than boys do, due to anxiety of a given task. The research also says that this makes girls perform poorer than boys in the long run. Like getting sweaty palms, working the brain too much is also a sign of anxiety in females. Researchers carried out the study an electrode cap that could measure the brain activity of 149 students who were given a simple task to do. The study led by Jason Moser, PhD, from the Department of Psychology a...
In spite of all the bed sheet fights, constant snoring and other irritating bedroom habits of your partner, sleeping together may get you a longer life compared to those who sleep alone, says a latest study.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a discovery that could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, Michigan State University scientists say the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys.
Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2012 – Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common, distressing, and disabling medical consequences of combat or other extremely stressful life events. The first-line treatment for PTSD is exposure therapy, a type of behavioral therapy where patients confront their fears in a safe environment. Although it is an effective treatment, many patients still experience symptoms after treatment and there is a relatively high drop-out rate.
ANXIETY Only few children suffering from anxiety disorders undergo treatment. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have looked into how many children who suffer from the most common yet treatable anxiety disorders that are actually diagnosed in the psychiatric system in Denmark. According to the researchers, the number is surprisingly low compared to other western countries, indicating that anxiety disorders in children and youth are disregarded in Denmark.
The problem of anxiety and depression is not something that is faced by adult alone anymore. Children as young as five year-olds are being treated for the same, shows NHS figures. The reasons for such mental problems in children of such young age have been determined as unemployment, financial problems or drug abuse among parents at home, say experts according to Mirror, UK. "Levels of emotional disorders are rising," NHS Solent clinical psychologist Barbara Inkson was quoted as saying by ...
A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse.
When confronted with adverse situations such as the loss of a loved one, some people never fully recover from the pain. Others, the majority, pull through and experiment how the intensity of negative emotions (e.g. anxiety, depression) grows dimmer with time until they adapt to the new situation. A third group is made up of individuals whose adversities have made them grow personally and whose life takes on new meaning, making them feel stronger than before.
Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives
University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., is interested in the effect of acid in the brain. His studies suggest that increased acidity or low pH, in the brain is linked to panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. But his work also suggests that changes in acidity are important for normal brain activity too.
Georgia Graduation Student, Aimee Copeland fights for her life after being infected with rare flesh-eating bacteria.
Philadelphia, PA, May 14, 2012 – Health professionals commonly say, "Don't look and it won't hurt" before administering an injection, but is there any scientific basis for the advice? A group of German investigators has found that, in fact, your past experience with needle pricks, along with information you receive before an injection, shape your pain experience. Their research is published in the May issue of Pain®.
New in the journals: From how our attachment with our moms affects our future relationships, to the connection between family size and general intelligence.... and more.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anxiety over two cases of missing children in the news this week - New York's Etan Patz and Arizona's Isabel Mercedes Celis - masks an encouraging development in the search for U.S. boys and girls who disappear: More than 99 percent now return home alive.
Scientists have developed the first blood test to diagnose major depression in teens.