Monthly Archives: September 2010

Self-Injury: A Disturbing New Teen Trend

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a disturbing new trend among adolescents today – cutting. More specifically, recent research has revealed that a surprisingly high proportion of adolescents engage in what researchers call “nonsuicidal self-injury” or NSSI. Recent data indicate that approximately 7% of middle school youth, 15% of high school students, and almost one […]

Study finds first direct evidence that ADHD is a genetic disorder

 Research published today provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition. Scientists at Cardiff University found that children with ADHD were more likely to have small segments of their DNA duplicated or missing than other children. The study also found significant overlap between these segments, known as copy number variants […]

Study finds first direct evidence that ADHD is a genetic disorder

 Research published today provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition. Scientists at Cardiff University found that children with ADHD were more likely to have small segments of their DNA duplicated or missing than other children. The study also found significant overlap between these segments, known as copy number variants […]

Preparing Mentally for Disasters | Your Mind Your Body

September is National Preparedness Month, a time designated for people to plan ahead for emergencies at homes, businesses and in communities.  September is almost over, but it’s important to always be prepared for a disaster. We often think of ways to prepare physically for emergencies—storing bottled water, having a first aid kit and making a contact […]

Preparing Mentally for Disasters | Your Mind Your Body

September is National Preparedness Month, a time designated for people to plan ahead for emergencies at homes, businesses and in communities.  September is almost over, but it’s important to always be prepared for a disaster. We often think of ways to prepare physically for emergencies—storing bottled water, having a first aid kit and making a contact […]

Preparing Mentally for Disasters | Your Mind Your Body

September is National Preparedness Month, a time designated for people to plan ahead for emergencies at homes, businesses and in communities.  September is almost over, but it’s important to always be prepared for a disaster. We often think of ways to prepare physically for emergencies—storing bottled water, having a first aid kit and making a contact […]

The Critical Inner Voice that Causes Depression

Fighting depression is a matter of taking real action, but when feeling depressed, forcing ourselves to engage in even enjoyable activities can feel like dragging ourselves through quicksand. Depression is one of the most devious disorders, as the symptoms it induces make it all the more difficult to take the actions that fight it. But […]

The Americanization of Mental Illness

By ETHAN WATTERS AMERICANS, particularly if they are of a certain leftward-leaning, college-educated type, worry about our country’s blunders into other cultures. In some circles, it is easy to make friends with a rousing rant about the McDonald’s near Tiananmen Square, the Nike factory in Malaysia or the latest blowback from our political or military […]

Can’t focus? Maybe it’s the wrong time of month

Can’t focus? Maybe it’s the wrong time of month Feeling a little sluggish and having trouble concentrating? Hormones might be to blame according to new research from Concordia University published in the journal Brain and Cognition. The study shows that high estrogen levels are associated with an inability to pay attention and learn – the […]

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