Sunday, November 19, 2017

#Physical #aggressiveness #linked #gray #matter #deficits

Physical aggressiveness linked to gray matter deficits in brain region, study finds https://t.co/os4otlfH6K— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) October 25, 2017 “Human violence is baggage we should have left in the Paleolithic era,” remarked study author David S. Chester, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “However, people keep hurting each other in spite

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#History #Suicidal #Different #Brain #Response #Social #Exclusion

Patients with a history of suicidal acts have different brain response to social exclusion https://t.co/S1FukmAVSp— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) July 23, 2017 Previous studies have found people who are vulnerable to suicidal behaviour have deficits in several brain regions and cognitive processes. For example, suicide attempters demonstrated increased activation of the lateral orbitofrontal

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#Active #prefrontal #brain #protect #PTSD #child #abuse

Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-prefrontal-brain-function-ptsd-child.html Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who suffered abuse as a

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#Brain #damage #religious #fundamentalism

Study uncovers how brain damage increases religious fundamentalism https://t.co/OHfXe3AIF7— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) May 6, 2017 Grafman and his colleagues examined male Vietnam combat veterans with lesions to part of the brain known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. They found veterans with these lesions reported higher levels of religious fundamentalism compared to those

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PTSD group: decreased local and global network efficiency

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/new-path-shows-development-of-treatments-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-children-3102488/ Researchers from China recently used MRI to compare brain structure in 24 pediatric PTSD patients and a control group of 23 trauma-exposed children without PTSD. The children had experienced the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, a massive disaster in south central China that killed almost 70,000 people and injured more than 370,000. Diffusion

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Too much TV, too little exercise might dull young adult brains

Study: too much TV, too little exercise might dull young adult brains https://t.co/k1ncm3Pg7w via @USATODAY pic.twitter.com/pbxNa2YsMP— USA TODAY Health (@USATODAYhealth) December 2, 2015 Young adults who watch a lot of TV and engage in very little exercise are risking more than their waist lines. By middle age, their brains may be

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Parental absence affects brain development in children

Parental absence affects brain development in children https://t.co/V4ZJhtyG4n pic.twitter.com/KgmRmJ2ykO— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) December 1, 2015 The researchers found larger gray matter volumes in multiple brain regions, especially in emotional brain circuitry, in the left-behind children compared to children living with their parents. The mean value of IQ scores in left-behind children was

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The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms: How Trauma Changes The Brain | World of Psychology

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/09/16/the-science-behind-ptsd-symptoms-how-trauma-changes-the-brain/ The Dysregulated Post-Trauma Brain The four categories of PTSD symptoms include: intrusive thoughts (unwanted memories); mood alterations (shame, blame, persistent negativity); hypervigilance (exaggerated startle response); and avoidance (of all sensory and emotional trauma-related material). These cause confusing symptoms for survivors who don’t understand how they’ve suddenly become so out of control

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Talk not just drugs needed

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/opinion/psychiatrys-identity-crisis.html?_r=0 More fundamentally, the fact that all feelings, thoughts and behavior require brain activity to happen does not mean that the only or best way to change — or understand — them is with medicine. We know, for instance, that not all psychiatric disorders can be adequately treated with biological therapy.

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