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Neuroscience and Psychotherapy Research

Stress, Heart Attacks, and Bacteria

A recent study, "Bacteria Present in Carotid Arterial Plaques Are Found as Biofilm Deposits Which May Contribute to Enhanced Risk of Plaque Rupture," was recently published in the journal 'mBio'. This study examined the possible link between bacteria, hormonal...

Social Brain Circuit

Stanford University investigators link socialising behaviour with specific neural circuits Investigators at Stanford University have linked a particular brain circuit in mice to the mammals’ tendency to interact socially in a new study Natural neural projections...

Fight Memory Loss While Having Fun

Fight Memory Loss While Having Fun Too much stress impacts our body and mind, contributing to a number of health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, more so as we age. Researchers have also shown that the stress hormone cortisol damages...

Stress In The Modern World

Stress In The Modern World doi: 10.12744/tnpt(4)008-009 Gage Stermensky In today’s world, stress has become an area of keen interest not only to researchers and neuropsychologists, but to society in general. With the increase in dual income families, access to work...

Dads Matter

Dads matter: New research shows the value of fathers in both the neurobiology and behaviour of offspring News Editor: Maria Kostyanaya  From Freud (Freud, 1920) and continuing thorough the Bowlby-Ainsworth attachment theory (Bretherton, 1992) to today, the mother...

Adult Brain Function Impacted by Childhood Poverty

Adult Brain Function Impacted by Childhood Poverty Research is suggesting that circumstances of childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to problems with emotional regulation as adults. The new study, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Psychological interventions halve coronary deaths

Psychological interventions halve deaths and CV events in heart disease patients  Research from Athens, Greece, has shown that psychological interventions can halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients. This research was presented earlier in...

Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk

Study suggests young African American women who binge eat are more likely to report suicide attempts   Press Release: Springer, New York / Heidelberg, 22 July 2013   Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African...

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