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Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)? | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, March 25, 2015 1:15 PM

The price our species pays for the complexity of the human brain may well be the disorders of mind.

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CNN's World's Untold Stories: Dementia Village - YouTube

CNN's Dr. Gupta travels to Hogewey, a small village in Weesp, the Netherlands, where every resident has severe dementia.
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati

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Many of us approach a concept with the same potential to learn it, but it only ends up sticking for some of us.

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Sir Ian Botham on his dad's dementia

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Former cricketer Sir Ian Botham has been speaking about his father's dementia and how difficult it was to cope with the deteriorating condition.
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Alzheimer's patients can still feel emotion long after memories have vanished

Alzheimer's patients can still feel emotion long after memories have vanished | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence -- good or bad -- on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been neglected by staff at a nursing home, but those actions can have a lasting impact on how they feel.
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I always thought that this was the case, especially when for years, doctors discussed my mother's illness in front of her as if she didn't exist. This occurred over and over again, when she was first diagnosed with dementia and after a stroke in 2007. They often ignored my requests to review distressing aspects of her case in private. "Oh no! What for? It doesn't matter to her!" was the typical response. That also goes for the time I mistakenly told our accountant of my mother's condition when we were first aware of it. During our tax meeting with us, he completely ignored her and spoke only to me. My mother felt demoralized and hurt. I'm really happy that this study came out to show that feelings are still there for people even in advanced stages of dementia.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a debilitating psychiatric illness affecting approximately 4% to 12% of the population. Characterized by persistent problems with distractibility, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity, ADHD has a significant effect on day-to-day functioning and quality of life. Unfortunately, ADHD often goes unrecognized. Patients may hesitate to disclose their symptoms, and physicians unfamiliar with this disorder may confuse its manifestations with other psychiatric illnesses. Common comorbidities can further cloud the diagnosis. This course will cover the epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of ADHD. It will review the first-line treatments, recommended duration of therapy, and options for patients who do not respond to initial therapy. Finally, it will address the roles of other therapeutic options, such as behavioral therapy.
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This is a good source for information on treatment, recommendations for therapy duration, and options for patients who do not respond to initial therapy.

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Persistent symptoms following concussion may be posttraumatic stress disorder

Persistent symptoms following concussion may be posttraumatic stress disorder | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
The long-lasting symptoms that many patients contend with following mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, may be posttraumatic disorder and not postconcussion syndrome. Concussion accounts for more than 90 percent of all TBIs, although little is known about prognosis for the injury.
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High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research. A TIA is a stroke caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain.
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How Brain Wounds and Illnesses Have Advanced Medical Science: An Interview ... - History News Network

How Brain Wounds and Illnesses Have Advanced Medical Science: An Interview ... - History News Network | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
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How Brain Wounds and Illnesses Have Advanced Medical Science: An Interview ...

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Urgent need for Alzheimer's drug development identified: 99.6 percent of drug attempts fail

Urgent need for Alzheimer's drug development identified: 99.6 percent of drug attempts fail | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, revealing an urgent need to increase the number of agents entering the AD drug development pipeline and progressing successfully towards new therapy treatments.
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10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Our brains are by far our most important organs.  Here are 10 of the most surprising things our brains do…
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Study Finds Learning by Repetition Impairs Recall of Details

Study Finds Learning by Repetition Impairs Recall of Details | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers discover that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it also reduces the amount of details stored.
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I think that boredom plays in hindering a learning experience. After all, the study indicates that learning is improved when utilizing a variety of memory techniques. The latter strategy would certainly prove more interesting and thereby sharpen attention when compared to relying on pure repetition, a technique that the study found limits learning.

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High school valedictorian has a 4.0 GPA, is headed to Towson University and is autistic

High school valedictorian has a 4.0 GPA, is headed to Towson University and is autistic | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Montel Medley, 17, a graduate of the Surrattsville Autism Program, plans to attend Towson University in the fall
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Amanda Conrow, 6, dies after battle with brain cancer - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Amanda Conrow, 6, dies after battle with brain cancer - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Amanda became the face of pediatric palliative care locally after her story and that of the healthcare professionals caring for her and her family was published in the Democrat and Chronicle in December.
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Memory Lapses May Indicate Higher Stroke Risk Among Highly Educated: Study

Memory Lapses May Indicate Higher Stroke Risk Among Highly Educated: Study | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
A study reveals that people with higher education that are suffering from memory issues are exposed to a higher risk of stroke, as the brain's ability to ward off damage could have already eroded.
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This Is Your Brain on Money: Why America’s Rich Think Differently Than the Rest of Us

This Is Your Brain on Money: Why America’s Rich Think Differently Than the Rest of Us | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Nobody's perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths.

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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of...

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of... | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
To see what I mean, try memorizing the following string of fourteen digits in five seconds: 74830582894062 Hard, isn’t it? Virtually impossible.
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Adult ADHD: Could This Be You? | Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants

Adult ADHD: Could This Be You? | Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
By  Alice Fridman-Glass, Ph.D. Until recently, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was primarily considered a childhood disorder. The mention of
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Forty percent of Ontario female prisoners enter correctional system with a traumatic brain injury

Forty percent of Ontario female prisoners enter correctional system with a traumatic brain injury | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a study has shown. Unlike the men participating in the study, half of these women sustained a TBI before committing their first crime. Typically caused by a blow to the head, TBI is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. TBI is commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle collisions, physical assault or sports injuries.
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This is an amazing statistic, also interesting because it differs from comparable men who sustained TBI.

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Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson's disease, can be early indicator of disease onset

Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson's disease, can be early indicator of disease onset | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Up to 70% of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, while other patients may be subject to sudden and involuntary daytime sleep “attacks.” A new article discusses the underlying causes of sleep problems in PD, as well as medications, disease pathology, and comorbidities, and describes the most appropriate diagnostic tools and treatment options.
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The Secret Life of the Multi-Tasking Mind

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How to achieve peak performance when it comes time to focus...In other words, our brains don’t enable multi-tasking in the conventional sense; they actively discourage it. The paradox, of course, is that the brain is multi-tasking internally precisely so that, outwardly, we can concentrate on one thing at a time


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After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms?

After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms? | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety, according to a new study.
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One third of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused during their childhood

One third of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused during their childhood | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study. Thirty-five per cent of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused before they turned 18. In contrast, seven per cent of those without dyslexia reported that they had experienced childhood physical abuse.
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My desk

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One thing for certain - there's no attention-deficit problem here! Looks more like a case of OCD!

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6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How To Recognize Them In Yourself and Change Them

6 Toxic Behaviors That Push People Away: How To Recognize Them In Yourself and Change Them | Brain-Mind Psychology | Scoop.it
In my line of work, I hear from hundreds of people a month, and connect with professionals in a more public, open way than ever before. Through this experience, I've seen scores of toxic behaviors
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Fascinating article and a good tool to use with patients in therapy. Not a bad message for clinicians to consider as well!

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