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May 6, 2015

Online Training Can Teach Psychotherapists Evidence-Based Treatments, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. A new study proposes one solution to the ... read more

Kids Likely to Sleepwalk If Parents Have History of Nocturnal Strolls

May 4, 2015 — More than 60 percent of children developed sleepwalking when both their parents were sleepwalkers in a study among children born in the Canadian province of ... read more

Impact of Family, Neighborhood on Mental Health Revealed in Comprehensive Study

May 4, 2015 — A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States has examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study. The study includes ... read more

How Chickenpox Virus Can Cause a Stroke in an HIV Patient

May 4, 2015 — Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in older adults. The virus typically remains dormant in patients with healthy immune systems, but can reactivate if the immune system ... read more

Comprehensive Look at Brain Cancer Treatments

May 1, 2015 — A comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing ... read more

Majority of Older Adults Willing to Be Screened by Telephone for Dementia

May 1, 2015 — Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or ... read more

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol More Likely to Have Alcohol Use Disorder

May 1, 2015 — Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder, a new study concludes. The team looked at a sample ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — A previously unappreciated phenomenon has been reported in which the location of injury to a neuron's communication wire in the spinal cord -- the axon -- determines whether the neuron simply ... read more

Impaired Sleep Linked to Lower Pain Tolerance

Apr. 30, 2015 — People with insomnia and other sleep problems have increased sensitivity to pain, reports a new study. The effect on pain tolerance appears strongest in people who suffer from both insomnia and ... read more

Early Detection, Intervention for Schizophrenia: Progress Report

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers are making progress toward developing effective approaches to early detection and intervention for psychosis--with the goal of lessening the impact or even preventing the development of ... read more

Novel Approach Blocks Amyloid Production in Alzheimer's Mouse Model

Apr. 29, 2015 — Offering a potential early intervention for Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers have identified compounds that block the production of beta amyloid peptides in mice. The build-up of beta ... read more

Parents Describe Arduous Journey to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery When Their Child's Disease Becomes Resistant to Anti-Seizure Meds

Apr. 29, 2015 — Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications. The study ... read more

Your Brain on Drugs: Functional Differences in Brain Communication in Cocaine Users

Apr. 29, 2015 — The brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different from that of people who are not addicted, and is often linked to highly impulsive behavior, according to a new scientific ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists report. Now, cognitive neuroscientists have ... read more

Cytokine May Play Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by immune cells that activate a cascade of chemicals in the brain, attacking and degrading the insulation that keeps neuronal signals moving. These chemicals, called ... read more

Brain Tumor Patients Should Be Screened for Depression

Apr. 29, 2015 — Because depression in brain cancer patients is a common but often overlooked condition, oncologists should regularly screen tumor patients for depression, according to a new article. The authors also ... read more

Scientists Uncover Surprising New Details of Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

Apr. 29, 2015 — Some surprising details have been uncovered by scientists about a group of compounds that have shown significant potential in stimulating the growth of brain cells and memory restoration in animal ... read more

Cocaine Changes Brain, Makes Relapse More Common in Addicts

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most of the time, we learn only gradually, incrementally building connections between actions or events and outcomes. But there are exceptions--every once in a while, something happens and we ... read more

Impulsive, Angry Personalities More Prone to Aggressive Driving, Accidents, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2015 — Drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents, a new study confirms. ... read more

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