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Study Probes 'Compulsive' Internet Use
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers published in CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine provides hard data showing how patterns of Internet use have come to resemble those associated with other compul...
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What Brain Scans Reveal About Love
The Wall Street Journal has published an interesting article discussing the chemical basis of love. In the lab it seems falling in love is a lot like addiction--and heartbreak isn't too different from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read more: Is It Love or...
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Studies on Smoking are Summer Blockbusters in Their Own Right
As blockbusters begin to hit the movie theaters, a trio of separate studies regarding smoking and cinema have been released this first month of summer shedding light on both the suggestive power of seeing big screen heroes light up and the ineffectiveness o...
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Virtual Reality Helps Addicts Prepare for Cravings
Can resisting temptation in the virtual world help addicts say no in reality? University of Houston Associate Professor of Social Work Patrick Bordnick is has alcohol-dependent individuals donning virtual reality helmets to answer this question.
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Psychosis, Drug Addiction Common Among Female Sexual Offenders
A Swedish study of sex offenders shows that women who commit sexual crimes are highly likely to have experienced psychiatric illness or substance addiction.
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UK Researchers Link Excessive Internet Use to Depression
Is it time to sign off? A large-scale study confirms that using the Internet for excessive periods of time is linked to depressive symptoms.
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Brain Region Thinner In Smokers
MRIs show smokers have a thinner medial orbito-frontal cortex than non-smokers.
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