Friday, June 22, 2018

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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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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