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Today, Massachusetts General Hospital announced a neuroscience breakthrough: the discovery of how the genes associated with neuroinflammation from Alzheimer's disease interact.
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By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 18, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Everyone needs connection, but not everyone can fulfill that need. A new study of borderline personality patients shows what contributes to their isolation.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on May 14, 2019 in Balanced
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on May 14, 2019 in Brainstorm
Drug testing is difficult when the end goal is a patient’s biggest fear.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 08, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
The rationale is that it's less toxic than smoking cigarettes. But is this correct?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on April 30, 2019 in Balanced
Dopamine may play a key role in stuttering disorders, but studies relying on noninvasive brain imaging reveal that there are also structural components.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who overdose multiple times have knowledge physicians and addiction treatment professionals need.
By James Lake, MD on April 28, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Do you struggle with chronic insomnia? Widely used conventional treatments are limited by safety problems and questionable effectiveness.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on April 28, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Do you keep blowing your diet because of a little voice in your head that says "one little bite won't hurt" or "Come on, we can just start again tomorrow?" Try this instead!
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on April 23, 2019 in Balanced
For those considering cannabis as a way to manage symptoms of physical or mental illness, it's important to understand dosage and its role in potential side effects.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on April 21, 2019 in Your Brain on Food
Many people suffer occasional insomnia. Is medical marijuana a good alternative to currently available medications? Will smoking weed give you a good night's sleep?
By Kathryn Gordon Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Out of the Ivory Tower
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's interview sparked discussion about eating disorders.
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Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
By Devon Frye on April 13, 2019 in Brainstorm
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on April 10, 2019 in High Octane Brain
The evidence that lifestyle factors minimize the risk of Alzheimer's is stronger than ever.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on April 08, 2019 in Mood Swings
What's wrong with the baby boomers and the millennials? Generation X knows.
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Where do flexibly new creative options come from?
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on April 06, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Popular media has been flooded with articles on the supposed dangers and ineffectiveness of psychiatric medication. But what does history teach us?
By Scott C. Anderson on April 03, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Two studies show that important functions of your microbiota have less to do with specific microbes than the genes they possess. Time to toss your probiotics?
By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Dream Catcher
Most people with nightmares are not aware that there are effective therapies available for them.
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