Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.
Emerging companies describe how they are using neuromodulation to address challenges such as autism, paralysis, and persistent, medication-resistant pain, as part of an Innovations Day preconference on May 28 before the International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A new study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those veterans who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience 'post-traumatic growth' -- such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.
Lead exposure in 11-year-old children in Dunedin, New Zealand in the 1970s and '80s has affected their IQ and occupational standing as adults, according to the latest research from the long-running Dunedin Study.
A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities around the world, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame researchers, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders.
'Intellectual humility' has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people's decision-making abilities in politics, health and other arenas, says new Duke University research. In a time of high partisanship, intellectual humility -- an awareness that one's beliefs may be wrong -- is nonpartisan. Researchers found essentially no difference in levels of the trait between liberals and conservatives.
Patients who choose not to intervene after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer face a challenging path -- one that is often defined by a sense of isolation and anxiety, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Veteran's Administration in White River Junction, Vermont. A majority of participants said they kept their thyroid cancer findings secret in order to avoid or manage this type of negative feedback.
The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences and demonstrate passion and persistence. Their intuitive decision making in situations involving uncertainty was seen by the researchers as a reason for reassessing existing economic models.
Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study.
An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a University of Pittsburgh researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life. In a newly released study, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Pitt Assistant Professor Jamie L. Hanson detailed the connection between impaired associative learning capacities and instances of early childhood abuse.