Feb. 1, 2013 Poor impulse control contributes to one’s inability to control the consumption of rewarding substances, like food, alcohol, and other drugs. This can lead to the development of addiction.
Jan. 30, 2013 Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Jan. 30, 2013 Once heavy drinking impairs function, a variety of punishment-related threats may motivate people to stop drinking: spouses may threaten divorce, employers may threaten job loss, and courts threaten drunk drivers with losing their driver’s license or incarceration. In the face of these threats, many alcohol abusers refrain from drinking, but relapse is very common when the threats of punishment fade, particularly when exposed to alcohol-associated environments (contexts)
Jan. 29, 2013 A 2011 warning from the U.S
Doctor-patient relationship: Physicians’ brain scans indicate doctors can feel their patients’ pain — and their relief
Jan. 29, 2013 A patient’s relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing.
Jan. 22, 2013 Adolescence is often a time of novelty seeking and risk taking, including the initiation of drinking. While heavy drinking that begins in adolescence can lead to problematic alcohol use later in life, other risk factors are also involved in trajectories of alcohol use that may develop.
Jan. 21, 2013 A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years and 12 years shorter respectively than for those who do not suffer from the disease.
Jan. 15, 2013 Choline, an essential nutrient similar to the B vitamin and found in foods such as liver, muscle meats, fish, nuts and eggs, when given as a dietary supplement in the last two trimesters of pregnancy and in early infancy, is showing a lower rate of physiological schizophrenic risk factors in infants 33 days old
Some children lose autism diagnosis: Small group with confirmed autism now on par with mainstream peers
Jan. 15, 2013 Some children who are accurately diagnosed in early childhood with autism lose the symptoms and the diagnosis as they grow older, a study supported by the National Institutes of Health has confirmed