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Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

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Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.

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2018 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend

The AANEM Foundation is offering International Fellowship Award opportunities for up to 5 physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 10-13, 2018.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wellcome Trust, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disoder, post-traumatic stress disorder , Research, Science

Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

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The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.

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McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatry, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, Jair Soares, M.D., Steve G, Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., Texas Legislature, Texas State Health and Human Services, Sarah Davis

Plan for UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health Announced with State’s Approval of Initial Funds

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With the first $6 million in state funds approved for the construction of a psychiatric hospital in Houston, UTHealth will oversee construction of a continuum of care campus for behavioral health that addresses a critical need in Texas.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Health System, Deep Brain Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, DBS, DBS Surgery, Depression, Brain Circuit Abnormalities, brain circuits, Mental Illness, mental illness research, mental illness treatments, Neuroscience, neuroengineering, Behavioral Neuroscience, behavioral neurology, Brodman

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Appointed Director of Newly Established Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, a neurologist renowned for her study of brain circuits in depression and for her pioneering deep brain stimulation research, which has been heralded as one of the first hypothesis-driven treatment strategies for a major mental illness, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as the founding Director of The Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics.

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Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a report from the American Psychological Association.

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Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study Finds

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Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing difficult ethical choices

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People Who Sleep Less Than 8 Hours a Night More Likely to Suffer From Depression, Anxiety

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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新的指导方针:尝试通过锻炼来改善记忆和思维

对于轻度认知障碍(mild cognitive impairment)的患者,如果医生所开的药方是锻炼而不是药物治疗,请不要感到惊讶。 新的指导方针建议该病患者每周锻炼两次以改善记忆和思维。 该建议是在美国神经病学会医学杂志“神经病学”(Neurology)上发表的更新的轻度认知障碍指南的一部分。

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How a Team of Traveling Mice are Advancing the Alzheimer's Cause

Scientists from four different institutions are working together to identify a biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease using mice that travel an 850-mile circuit to test the efficacy of special technology called Quest MRI.







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