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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn Disease, functional heartburn, Heartburn, health psychologist, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, diaphragmatic breathing, gut-directed hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Gastrointestinal Disorder

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and other GI Disorders

Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional dyspepsia and ulcerative colitis.

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Mental Illness, Mental Health, Psycholgoy, Depression, DSM-5, Mental Disorder, Major depressive disorder (MDD)

Research Consortium Develops Evidence-Based Diagnostic Model for Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.

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Seth Margolis, Alzheimer’s, ephexin5 , Brain, Amyloid

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Parasite, sleeping sickness, sleeping cycles, Ut Southwestern

Scientists Use Parasite’s Internal Clock to Attack Sleeping Sickness

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The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help improve treatments for one of Africa’s most lethal diseases.

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Psychiatric Disorders, diagnostic model, HiTOP

Researchers Propose New Diagnostic Model for Psychiatric Disorders

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A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists, including Notre Dame professors Lee Anna Clark and David Watson, has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness.

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Psychiatric Disease, Mental Health, neurologic disease

A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5

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A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities worldwide, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders.

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Pavlovian response, NEURON ACTIVITY, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Learning

Study Identifies Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response

UCLA scientists have traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome. The research could one day help scientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these neurological disorders.

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Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders

People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated discs and mood disorders than those in the general population, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Transgender, College, Alcohol, Coping mechanisms, alcohol consequences, high-risk drinking, Social Anxiety, Self Esteem, male-to-female

Transgender College Students May Use Alcohol as a Coping Mechanism

Although college can be demanding for young adults, it may be particularly so for transgender students struggling with identity-formation and other emotional, social, and developmental challenges. Prior research suggests that transgender students may experience greater drinking and negative alcohol-related consequences than their cisgender peers (i.e., those whose gender matches their sex at birth). This study examined levels of drinking, frequency of blackouts and other alcohol-related consequences, and drinking motivations among transgender college students.

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Roger Penrose, Quantum Mechanics, Artificial Intelligence, consciousness; neuroscience; neural correlates; AI; evolution of life; , Schrodinger Cat Paradox, mental and cognitive disorders, quantum effects , brain functions, Oxford University

Roger Penrose Institute to Form in San Diego

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A unique institute is being formed to develop and investigate the forward-thinking ideas of eminent British physicist Sir Roger Penrose. To be based in San Diego, California, with collaborations in London and Oxford in the UK, and Tucson, Arizona, the Institute will examine the interplay between quantum mechanics and general relativity and the possible implications on our understanding of consciousness.







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