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Imaging Suggests Wide Window for Alzheimer's Tx

Imaging Suggests Wide Window for Alzheimer's Tx | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
The biological path to Alzheimer's disease might continue for more than a decade, suggesting a broad window of opportunity for intervention, according to a study of amyloid plaque accumulation.

Longitudinal measurement by PET imaging showed that plaque buildup reached a plateau at 2.7 times baseline values, a process that required about 15 years.

The results not only suggest ample opportunity for secondary prevention but imply that therapies with the potential to block plaque accumulation would be less effective when the plateau has been reached.

 

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Enhance Your career with an Organizational Psychology PhD

Enhance Your career with an Organizational Psychology PhD | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Taking an organizational psychology PhD is a good step towards a rewarding degree. This page will help you to find out more about organizational psychology and to locate suitable university online programs.

The role of a psychologist in an organization is to create a positive working environment, and to assist in maintaining harmony and good working relationships. It is a career that is challenging, but also very interesting and rewarding, especially for someone with a relevant PhD. 


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Dementia and Eight Types of Dementia

Dementia and Eight Types of Dementia | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning that effects memory, mood, thinking, concentration, and judgment. These changes often affect a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities.

 

Read more at: http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009/09/dementia-and-eight-types-of-dementia.html

 


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Studying a Masters in Clinical Psychology

Studying a Masters in Clinical Psychology | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about masters in clinical psychology programs, locate suitable schools, learn about the work of a clinical psychologist, prospects, and more ...

Clinical psychology is the application of psychology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 


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National Science Foundation report: Can interactive media boost attention and well-being?

National Science Foundation report: Can interactive media boost attention and well-being? | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Behav­ioral train­ing inter­ven­tions have received much inter­est as poten­tially effi­cient and cost-effective ways to main­tain brain fit­ness or enhance skilled per­for­mance with impact rang­ing from health and fit­ness to edu­ca­tion and job train­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, neu­ro­science research has doc­u­mented the impor­tance of explic­itly train­ing (i) atten­tional con­trol, in order to enhance per­cep­tual and cog­ni­tive fit­ness as well as (ii) kind­ness and com­pas­sion, to pro­duce changes in adap­tive emo­tional reg­u­la­tion and well-being.

 

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Studying a Clinical Doctorate in Psychology

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Find out more about clinical doctorate in psychology programs. This page will help you to locate suitable online programs.

In a doctorate in clinical psychology you learn to apply pschology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 


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The Social Psychology of the Selfie

The Social Psychology of the Selfie | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Whether you post your own "selfie" shots on the social web or not, you'll find the format is sitting on top of fascinating psychological trends.

Self-image is important, and not always in a narcissistic way. It's how we define ourselves, and present for others to see. We rely on others' perceptions, judgments and appraisals to develop our social self.
How we see ourselves in the mirror versus a regular photo is different. The mirror shows a reverse view, but also shows you alive and with movement — as Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, points out.

 

More details at: http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/social-media-and-the-selfie/


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Studying Clinical Psychology Online

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Find out about clinical psychology online and on campus programs, the location of suitable university degree programs, the career prospects, and more ...

 

 

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Clinical psychology is the application of psychology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.


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New online tool will help detect depression among SC college students

New online tool will help detect depression among SC college students | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Last week, USC suicide prevention services coordinator Jennifer Myers issued an email invitation to 873 USC sophomores urging them to take part in an interactive screening test designed to detect heightened levels of stress, depression or suicidal thoughts.

Within 24 hours, 40 students had signed up to take the USC Stress and Depression Questionnaire, an interactive tool that allows the student to answer questions anonymously, then engage in dialogue with a USC counselor via email, Myers said.

  

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Studying Organizational Psychology Online

Studying Organizational Psychology Online | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about organizational psychology online or industrial organizational psychology and locate suitable universities to take online programs.
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Achieving harmony in groups is difficult, and as most working people know, this is particularly true in an organizational setting.  The role of an organizational psychologist is to assist in maintaining harmony, good workng relationships and a positive working environment in an organization.

 
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Experimental therapy crosses blood-brain barrier to treat neurological disease

Experimental therapy crosses blood-brain barrier to treat neurological disease | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Researchers have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases by engineering an experimental molecular therapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reverse neurological lysosomal storage disease in mice.

"This study provides a non-invasive procedure that targets the blood-brain barrier and delivers large-molecule therapeutic agents to treat neurological lysosomal storage disorders," said Dao Pan, PhD, principal investigator on the study and researcher in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's. "Our findings will allow the development of drugs that can be tested for other brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's."

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Sports Psychology Masters Degrees

Sports Psychology Masters Degrees | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about sports psychology masters programs and locate suitable university online degree programs.

If you want to specialize in this area, then you need to take a sports psychology masters program.  As a graduate you will be able to seek employment in sports management jobs or in specialist positions in coaching, exercise or health, in private practice, athletic departments or education.

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Arts & The Mind : PBS

Arts & The Mind : PBS | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Arts & the Mind explores the vital role the arts play in human development during youth and older age.

Weaving together stories from childhood and older age into two one-hour documentaries, Arts & the Mind journeys across America, showcasing some of the nation’s most innovative and successful arts programs plus revealing the insights and work of leading American neurologists, psychologists and educators. 

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:42 PM

Would you describe yourself as "creative" or "artistic?" Check out these videos from PBS to find out how the mind works and how it contributes to creativity.

 

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ICU Survivors May Develop PTSD Symptoms

ICU Survivors May Develop PTSD Symptoms | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

A new study suggests aggressive intervention in an intensive care unit (ICU) may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms

A new Johns Hopkins University study of patients with acute lung injury discovered one in three people who required the use of mechanical ventilator showed substantial PTSD symptoms that lasted for up to two years.

 

More details at: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/02/27/icu-survivors-may-develop-ptsd-symptoms/52008.html


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marsdentherapy's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:10 PM

I was reading David Aaronovich on this in the Guardian the other and have had clients affected by the trauma of being in ICU and the temporary psychosis that many of them experience and which leaves them traumatised.

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Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple: We need smarter research, public health initiatives and lifestyles

Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple: We need smarter research, public health initiatives and lifestyles | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
According to a new study, the population with Alzheimer’s Disease in the US will triple by 2050: from 4.7 millions in 2010 to 13.8 millions.

This empha­sizes the urgent need for more research to find pre­ven­tive mea­sures, and for more enlight­ened pub­lic health ini­tia­tives and indi­vid­ual lifestyles designed to decrease demen­tia risks and delay onset of symptoms.

 

Read more at: http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2013/02/25/alzheimers-disease-population-to-triple-we-need-smarter-research-public-health-initiatives-and-lifestyles/

 
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Jean Blalock's curator insight, March 9, 2013 8:03 AM

Alzheimer is on the rise...........information

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Positive TV Improves Kids' Behavior, Study Says

Positive TV Improves Kids' Behavior, Study Says | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

It's been debated for ages: Does violent TV lead to violent behavior? That's still an open question, but a new study suggests that watching positive programming can improve kids' behavior.
The research looked at 565 Seattle parents of 3-to-5-year-old kids, who were told to fill out diaries about their children's TV-viewing behaviors over the course of a year. Half the parents were coached for six months leading up to the study on getting their kids to watch more "positive" programming — say, Sesame Street or Dora the Explorer instead of Power Rangers. The other half were coached on getting their kids to eat healthier.
The results were relatively weak. After six months, both groups of kids showed behavior improvement, with the TV-viewing sample slightly above the healthy eating sample. After a year, there was no meaningful difference between the two. Low-income boys had the most short-term benefit, researchers said. Overall, though, the benefits faded over time.

 

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Positive TV Improves Kids' Behavior, Study Says

Positive TV Improves Kids' Behavior, Study Says | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

It's been debated for ages: Does violent TV lead to violent behavior? That's still an open question, but a new study suggests that watching positive programming can improve kids' behavior.
The research looked at 565 Seattle parents of 3-to-5-year-old kids, who were told to fill out diaries about their children's TV-viewing behaviors over the course of a year. Half the parents were coached for six months leading up to the study on getting their kids to watch more "positive" programming — say, Sesame Street or Dora the Explorer instead of Power Rangers. The other half were coached on getting their kids to eat healthier.
The results were relatively weak. After six months, both groups of kids showed behavior improvement, with the TV-viewing sample slightly above the healthy eating sample. After a year, there was no meaningful difference between the two. Low-income boys had the most short-term benefit, researchers said. Overall, though, the benefits faded over time.

 

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Electrical patch found to reduce depression

Electrical patch found to reduce depression | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed an electrical patch worn on the forehead while sleeping that can help treat patients suffering from depression.

The device, which is similar to a sticking plaster connected to a small battery pack by wires, stimulates nerves beneath the skin that feed deep inside the brain to key areas of associated with mood.

Trials of the device, which causes a mild tingling sensation, have shown it can cause a 50 per cent improvement in the symptoms of people suffering from depression.

 

Read more at:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9875132/Electrical-patch-found-to-reduce-depression.html

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Morgan Rector's comment, February 26, 2013 2:03 PM
This article will really help me show how the brain is affected through depression and how it can be helped. I want to show some natural remedies along with some medical remedies for those who do suffer.
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Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.


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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:26 PM

Positive much?

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Using Your Head: What is the Future of Brain Health?

Using Your Head: What is the Future of Brain Health? | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Much of health­care deliv­ery has tra­di­tion­ally been set-up to deal with a ‘brain­less body’; yet we con­sis­tently com­plain that we can­not change patient and con­sumer behav­iours and main­tain adher­ence to treat­ment pro­grammes. Health­care sys­tems are now recog­nis­ing the lim­its of this model and that there are major ben­e­fits to bet­ter com­pre­hend­ing and engag­ing cog­ni­tive func­tion: to bet­ter under­stand how we oper­ate, why and how we make deci­sions, improve cog­ni­tion so that peo­ple can bet­ter self-regulate, self-manage and take con­trol, and finally that we need to do more to pro­tect and main­tain cog­ni­tion in an increas­ingly age­ing population.

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My Aspergers Child: 70 Tips & Tricks for Educating Students with Aspergers

My Aspergers Child: 70 Tips & Tricks for Educating Students with Aspergers | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it

Research has identified classroom characteristics that promote success for children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism: individualized instruction, interesting curriculum, positive reinforcement, predictability, short working periods, small teacher-to-student ratio, and plenty of structure.


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Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression

Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Certain painful experiences are more likely to precede depressive episodes than others. And some forms of loss can trigger depression more quickly than previously realized

For a long time psychiatrists and psychologists have lumped such triggers together under rather vague umbrella terms, including "severe psychosocial stressors" and "stressful life events." In recent years, however, a few researchers have looked more carefully at the different kinds of events that provoke a depressive episode. The evidence they have collected so far argues for a more nuanced understanding of how stress interacts with individual susceptibility to depression, how quickly depression follows different types of stress, and how best to treat depression in these various situations.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 8, 2013 11:58 AM

depression is a result of chronic stress...and an interpersonal loss is typically chroninc in nature.

Nicole Alison Mcgrew's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:09 AM

triggers of depression

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Electrical Current Releases Happiness

Electrical Current Releases Happiness | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
That warm buzz taking the pain away isn't a drug, it's a non-invasive current through the brain. ->

A group from the University of Michigan, Harvard, and CUNY led by senior researcher Alexandre DaSilva and Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, experimented with an application called “transcranial direct current stimulation” or tDCS. They studied a patient with severe chronic facial pain, first administering a radiotracer and then applied electrodes that stimulated a specific area of the skull with a very small current for 20 minutes.

That current released the brain’s natural painkillers known as endogenous opioids. One session improved the patient’s pain threshold by 36 percent, according to an article the researchers published recently in the journal Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation. A PET scan during the session showed what was happening.

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Researchers spot attention deficits in babies who later develop autism

Researchers spot attention deficits in babies who later develop autism | Psychology Professionals | Scoop.it
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine are able to detect deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months of age who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

"This study highlights the possibility of identifying certain features linked to visual attention that can be used for pinpointing infants at greatest risk for ASD in the first year of life," said Chawarska. "This could make earlier interventions and treatments possible."


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