Parental Behaviors May Affect Eating Disorder Risk
Friday, November 30, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Early life experiences, especially with in terms of parents' actions toward their children, can affect the development of eating disorders, according to an Australian study published in the Internat... more


Autism Research Expands, Parents Seek Education Alternatives
Thursday, November 29, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Autism, Asperger's, PDD

Despite the groundbreaking research emerging nearly every week from autism studies performed around the world, the disorder remains one of the most frustrating and controversial mental illnesses, an... more


Restaurant of the Future May Unravel Reasons Behind Overeating
Thursday, November 29, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Newspapers across the country are filled with stories about the apparent leveling off of obesity rates in America, but the problem is still large. While many citizens are finally aware of the chemical... more


Study Links Abnormal Brain Development with Pedophilia
Thursday, November 29, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Research has already shown that abnormal brain development may contribute to the development of pedophilia, and a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto's Center for Addicti... more


Autism Research Expands, Parents Seek Education Alternatives
Thursday, November 29, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Despite the groundbreaking research emerging nearly every week from autism studies performed around the world, the condition remains one of the most frustrating and controversial mental illnes... more


Cyber-Bullies in the Spotlight
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Bullying/Victimization

Oh, the many promises and horrors offered by the World Wide Web. Easy access free forums allow for far greater degrees of cultural discourse than ever before. Citizens of disparate backgrounds, l... more


Report Connects Lack of Health Insurance with Depression, Suicide
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

When left untreated, mental illness can have a devastating effect on a person's ability to function and in some cases can even lead to suicide. According to the advocacy group Mental H... more


Cyber-Bullies in the Spotlight
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Oh, the many promises and horrors offered by the World Wide Web. Easy access free forums allow for far greater degrees of cultural discourse than ever before. Citizens of disparate backgrounds... more


More Research Links Flu to Schizophrenia
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

The fever of influenza and the psychotic hallucinations of schizophrenia might seem to have no connection, but some doctors have long suspected that a correlation exists. Much of their initial suspici... more


Self-Harm Predicts Suicide Risk
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Thousands of young people choose to injure themselves every day - their behavior often borders on the pathological and may stem from any number of cumulative stressors: difficult relationships, ne... more


Hot lines Provide Much-Needed Mental Health Care in Rural Areas
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Farmers lives can be lonely and stressful, yet, as we've discussed in the past, few mental health care services are available in rural areas. Often, farmers must travel long distan... more


Non-Addictive Painkillers
Monday, November 26, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The development of powerful pharmaceutical painkillers has been both a blessing and a curse. Synthetic opioids can very effectively relieve unbearable pain but carry the considerable risk of creatin... more


Infants Recognize Good and Bad Intentions
Monday, November 26, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

The ability to distinguish Good Samaritans from individuals who mean us harm or inconvenience has proven so crucial to our collective well-being that it appears, unlearned, in our response mechanism... more


Study: Minority Boys at Risk for Eating Disorders
Monday, November 26, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

If asked to picture someone with an eating disorder, in your mind's eye you will probably see a young, white, girl. White girls are the most at risk for eating disorders, but a recent study has provid... more


Infants Recognize Good and Bad Intentions
Monday, November 26, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

The ability to distinguish Good Samaritans from individuals who mean us harm or inconvenience has proven so crucial to our collective well-being that it appears, unlearned, in our response mec... more


AADT's Session Wrap-Up
Monday, November 26, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

We hope that everyone had a healthy and safe Thanksgiving! The long holiday weekend is over, and not only is it time to get back to work, but it's also time to start burning off those extra calories w... more


Life Events Trigger Psychiatric Disorders
Saturday, November 24, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

It is commonly assumed that traumatic life events precipitate psychiatric problems, but this perception has been based on anecdotal observations rather than systematic study. A sufficiently rigorous... more


Trauma May Have Long-term Effects on Stress Response
Saturday, November 24, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

Experiencing a traumatic event or extreme stress often leads to mental illness, usually post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. A new study, however, illustrates that stress and... more


Turkey Engenders Trust
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Stories

Imagine you sit at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and your aunt has just asked you to pass the turkey. Your eyes move to the tempting chocolate cake in front of her. You have two options, cooperate an... more


SAD Comparable to Major Depressive Disorder
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Itís common to feel depressed when the weather turns cold and dark, but seasonal affective disorders (SAD), which affects an estimated 5% of the population, causes serious emotional and ... more


Young Americans Reading Less, Testing Lower
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Perhaps the most discouraging news to hit the American education world in some time comes not from an assessment of failing schools, unqualified teachers or parents demanding a greater degree of ... more


Smoking Ban Proposed for all State Mental Hospitals
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Three-fourths of patients in mental hospitals are addicted to cigarettes, a fact that has traditionally been accepted by hospital administrators as either inevitable or relatively harmless. In the l... more


Stress Response Differs with Gender
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

We all behave differently during times of stress, and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found further evidence that gender affects the ways in which we cope with stress.†With a mor... more


Declining Reading Rates Equal Lower Test Scores
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Homework Habits

Perhaps the most discouraging news to hit the American education world in some time comes not from an assessment of failing schools, unqualified teachers or parents demanding a greater d... more


Cognitive Benefit of Antipsychotics May be Due to Practice Effect
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia can bring terrible hallucinations as well as impair a variety of cognitive functions. A large number of antipsychotic medications purport to combat both psychotic symptoms and cognitive ... more


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