Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Talking to therapist rewires your brain

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/therapy-brain-changes_us_587e440ce4b07b9dd704c13b If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can lead to measurable changes in brain activity. In the study, psychologists at King’s College London show that

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Untreated depression changes the brain

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuronarrative/201804/how-untreated-depression-changes-the-brain-over-time Years of untreated depression may lead to neurodegenerative levels of brain inflammation. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study (link is external) showing evidence of lasting biological changes in the brain for those suffering with depression for more than a decade. The study findings are from the same research team that originally

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#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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