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Sleep apnea puts patients at risk for delirium after surgery

Sleep apnea puts patients at risk for delirium after surgery | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
An anecdotal observation of a possible link between sleep apnea and post-surgical delirium has been measured and confirmed by a team of researchers at the Duke University Medical Center.
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Young Adult: The New Borderline Personality Disorder in Cinema

Young Adult: The New Borderline Personality Disorder in Cinema | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

What's the most significant thing about "Fatal Attraction?" Viewers watched Alex Forrest and began to link the behavior and inner life of this troubled figure with BPD in a process that continues to cement in the mainstream mindset to this day.

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Do women with bulimia have both an eating disorder and a weight disorder?

Do women with bulimia have both an eating disorder and a weight disorder? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Drexel University have found that a majority of women with bulimia nervosa reach their highest-ever body weight after developing their eating disorder, despite the fact that the development of the illness is characterized by...
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Study to determine whether fish oil can help prevent psychiatric disorders

Study to determine whether fish oil can help prevent psychiatric disorders | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A new study was designed to test whether Omega-3 fatty acids improve clinical symptoms, and help adolescents and young adults who are at elevated risk for severe psychiatric disorders function better in school, work and other social environments

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Mayo Clinic finds mild cognitive impairment is common, affects men most

Mayo Clinic finds mild cognitive impairment is common, affects men most | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers involved in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging reported today that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year.
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Young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry | PsyPost

Young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Neuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder, an advance indicating that key areas of the mammalian brain are more reparable than was widely believed.
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'Drunkorexia:' A recipe for disaster

It is well known that eating disorders are common among teens and college students. Heavy alcohol consumption is another well-known unhealthy habit of this age group. A new study from the University of Missouri shows that when college students combine these two unhealthy habits, their long-term health may be affected. "Drunkorexia" is a new term coined by the media to describe the combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol consumption.

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The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders

The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This post is the first in a short series on “What I learned in my undergrad neuroscience classes.” Today, I describe a few fascinating neurological disorders.

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Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring

Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
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Aging and Anorexia: Silent Crisis of Eating Disorders in Older Women?

Aging and Anorexia: Silent Crisis of Eating Disorders in Older Women? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Are older women silently starving themselves?

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Jaimee's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:23 AM

People are always focusing on the younger women instead of also acknowledging that older women can still think their body image is horrible and i would imagine that it is worse. Due to what negative effect occur as you age.

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» Is There an App for Monitoring Your Happiness?

» Is There an App for Monitoring Your Happiness? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
I recently ran across two different, new apps in development for smartphones and iPhones, both of which purport to measure a person's mental health, happiness...
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DSMV Revisions Erupt in Controversy

DSMV Revisions Erupt in Controversy | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been undergoing revisions, with the newest edition slated to be released in May 2013. Inevitably, the inclusion of some disorders and alteration to the standards of others has led to controversy.

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Disorder of Extreme Stress and Complex Trauma

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Victims of chronic interpersonal abuse have symptoms beyond DSM-IV.

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A History of Eating Disorders | Psychology Today

A History of Eating Disorders | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Though anorexia nervosa was rare until the second half of the 20th century, it certainly existed beforehand. The first descriptions of anorexia nervosa in the Western world date from the 12th and 13th centuries, most famously Saint Catherine of Siena, who denied herself food as part of a spiritual denial of self.

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Poor sleep habits linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia in women

Poor sleep habits linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia in women | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers from Norway have uncovered an association between sleep problems and increased risk of fibromyalgia in women.

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Creative People and Those with Mental Health Issues Share Common Traits

Creative People and Those with Mental Health Issues Share Common Traits | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

People with extraordinarily high IQs and very creative individuals have often been accused of walking a fine line between genius and mental instability. But do people with extremely creative personalities and people with legitimate mental health issues have similar traits? According to a new study led by Andreas Fink of the University of Graz, they do.

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