Psychology News and Research Briefs Category Archive:
Aging - Geriatric Psychology
Botox Side Effect: Emotional Paralysis
The sting of Botox jokes can really get to anyone who's had the procedure done--or can it? Two studies published this month suggest a surprising side effect of the filler: emotional numbness.
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Stress, Social Activity Affect Demential Risk
New research released by the American Academy of Neurologists shows that people who are not easily distressed, sociable and active face a notably lowered risk of dementia.
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Studies Link Insomnia to Depression in Young and Old
Two studies appearing in this month's edition of the journal SLEEP provide new insight into the relationship between insomnia and depression.
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Exercise Lowers Anxiety and Stress in Menopausal Women
Women entering and progressing through menopause have one more piece of information to add to their arsenal.
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PsychBriefs: November 25-December 1, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Depression May Predict Mental Impairment in Elderly
A two-year study of individuals age 65 and older shows that depression puts seniors at risk for subsequent declines in executive function. Researchers tested 709 subjects yearly using the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale, monitored patients' medical charts and ...
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Grandpa Said What?!: Impulse Control and the Aging Brain
As we age, both bodies and personalities change. However, for some older adults, these changes can be quite disturbing: New research shows inappropriate social behavior, what appears to be increased racism and problems with impulse control and gambling can ...
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PsychBriefs: August 19 - 25, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Boys with Reading Problems Fare Better with Female Teachers A study of 175 third- and fourth-grade boys in a ten-week read...
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New Vaccine Battles Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists have successfully used a vaccine to suppress strings of the pathological form of tau protein thought to form "tangles" in the brain, leading to Alzheimer's disease. The vaccine encourages the immune system to battle these tangles by introducing f...
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Prior Adult Day Care Experience Protects Against Accelerated Cognitive Decline Normally Experienced By Alzheimer's Patients In Nursing Homes
According to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, prior experience in an adult day setting may lessen the association of nursing home placement with the cognitive decline shown by Alzheimer's patients after such placeme...
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