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Brief summaries of the latest news related to mental health and mental illness, as well as brief abstracts of the latest research in anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, and more.

ADHD Drivers At Higher Risk For Accidents
November 21, 2010 11:36 PM
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A Canadian study finds that teen boys with ADHD face a higher risk for traffic accidents. Should individuals with ADHD have to prove they are competent before getting behind the wheel?

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U.S. ADHD Rates Approach 10 Percent
November 11, 2010 10:31 PM
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A survey of U.S. households shows that rates of ADHD have risen drastically.

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Brain Region Thinner In Smokers
November 06, 2010 01:37 AM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

MRIs show smokers have a thinner medial orbito-frontal cortex than non-smokers.

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Weekly Walking Decreases Dementia Rates
October 14, 2010 09:12 PM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

A new study shows that walking less than one mile per day can slow dementia and loss of brain matter in seniors.

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New Research Finds Set Point Theory Of Happiness Flawed
October 05, 2010 12:12 PM
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For years psychologists have theorized that we have a genetically set happiness point that we return to even after major setbacks or joys. However, new research suggests that in fact, happiness levels are not static and in fact tend to increase over time.

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Observing Actions May Create False Memories
September 17, 2010 03:10 AM
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Researchers already knew that imagining an event may later on result in “remembering” it. But now they have found that incidents like these can be explained by another phenomena in which false memories are created simply be seeing someone else do something.

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The Connection Between Autism And Contagious Yawning
September 15, 2010 03:22 PM
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Research finds children with autism are less likely to experience contagious yawning.

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Why Are Youngest Students 50 Percent More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD?
September 01, 2010 02:36 AM
Posted by Paula Sejut-Dvorak

Are students being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD? A new study finds that children born the day before the cut-off date are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than students born the day after.

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Researchers Accurately Predict Terrorist Attacks By Reading Brain Waves
August 12, 2010 08:03 PM
Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff

Northwestern University researchers may have developed a way to predict terrorist activity by detect involuntary, "guilty brain waves" in brain scans.

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Will the New DSM Label Grief as Depression?
August 06, 2010 10:05 PM
Posted by Paula Sejut-Dvorak

Individuals suffering from major depression often experience a loss of appetite, irregular sleep, fatigue and a loss of interest in activities. So do people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. So where do mental health professionals distinguish between the normal effects of grief and grief that has triggered severe depression? NPR's Alix Spiegal reports this week that a small change in the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) will have a significant impact on where this line is drawn and how these symptoms are treated.

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