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Newswise: Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

UC Davis MIND Institute

behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. These challenges are associated with a larger amygdala, a UC Davis Health study has found. The amygdala is a key part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and detects threats.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Mental Health, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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Link Found Between Maternal Depression and Atopic Dermatitis in Children

George Washington University

A recent study suggests that maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence.

Channels: Dermatology, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News,

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21-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Dr. Francine Conway, Dean of Rutgers University’s GSAPP, prepares the next generation of socially responsive psychologists to lead social change

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

On Monday, January 20th, Dr. Francine Conway, Dean and Distinguished Professor for Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and President of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) will host psychology professionals from across the country at the NCSPP Mid-Winter Conference.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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21-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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New Policy Reduces Anti-Psychotic Medications in Foster Children

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Government/Law, Healthcare, In the Home, Mental Health, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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Newswise: Virtual Reality and Breast Cancer, First Italian-American Study Shows Promising Results
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New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues

Frontiers

If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands and gestures. But are these abilities innate or are they exclusively learned through training?

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Pets, Psychology and Psychiatry, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

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17-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Internet use reduces study skills in university students

Swansea University

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests.

Channels: Addiction, Apps, Education, Internet Trends, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Technology, All Journal News,

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Newswise: Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

University of Adelaide

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves.

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Healthcare, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

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