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Cannabis – the good, the evil, the ugly by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: iStockphoto Cannabis-like substances that are produced by the body have both therapeutic and harmful properties, besides their well-known intoxicating ... Read on »
New discoveries on depression by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: iStockphoto During depression, the brain becomes less plastic and adaptable, and thus less able to perform certain tasks, like storing memories. Rese ... Read on »
Stress Changes How People Make Decisions by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Trying to make a big decision while you’re also preparing for a scary presentation? You might want to hold off on that. Feeling stressed changes how people weigh risk a ... Read on »
Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans ... Read on »
Many young people still underestimate how much they drink by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Nearly two in three youngsters underestimated the unit content of their drinks Image: istockphoto Anew University of Sussex-led study reveals that many young ... Read on »
Older Drivers Can Be Trained to Avoid Car Crashes by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Board captured some headlines with their report on older drivers that offered more grim news: drivers ... Read on »
Girls’ Verbal Skills Make Them Better At Arithmetic by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: istockphoto While boys generally do better than girls in science and math, some studies have found that girls do better in arithmetic. A new study publis ... Read on »
What’s in a Chair? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Psychology practices come in all shapes, sizes and modalities. To many of you who have decided to visit a therapist for the first time this can be a step into the gre ... Read on »
Are you a Desk Potato? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: istockphoto You may feel productive putting in long days at the office. But while your mind is active, your body isn’t. There is a growing body of re ... Read on »
Think Twice Before Renewing Romance With An Ex by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Cyclical relationships — is the term used for a couple who breaks up and then gets back together. Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human servic ... Read on »
United States Sees Highest Suicide Rate in 15 Years by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts image:stockXpert The latest data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the rate of U.S. suicide has been increasing s ... Read on »
Understanding Free Will by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Brains Are Automatic, But People Are Free Michael Gazzaniga, one of the world’s leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience, describes the mystery of free will. ... Read on »
Shrinking the brain – the damaging effects of alcohol. by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts The scientists used MRI data mapped onto an existing atlas of the mouse brain to compare the effects of drinking ethanol and water on brain volume overall and r ... Read on »
Low levels of Vitamin D in womb linked to language skills by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: Stockxpert New research from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has found that children of mums who had low levels of Vitamin D duri ... Read on »
Is the Spirit of Childhood at Risk? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts The results of a new global report released today by the OREO brand and Ipsos Public Affairs indicate that from China to Poland and Portugal to Venezuela, the spirit ... Read on »
Dignity counts when caring for older people by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care the ... Read on »
Controlling Parents More Likely to Have Delinquent Children by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: Creative Commons dr_XeNo Authoritarian parents whose child-rearing style can be summed up as “it’s my way or the highway” are more likely to raise disre ... Read on »
People with easy to pronounce names win friends and favour by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Having a simple, easy-to-pronounce name is more likely to win you friends and favour in the workplace, a study by Dr Simon Laham at the University of Melbourne and ... Read on »
The Dark Path to Antisocial Personality Disorder by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: by Chris Inside Flickr With no lab tests to guide the clinician, psychiatric diagnostics is challenging and controversial. Antisocial personality disord ... Read on »
Older Drivers Can be Trained to Avoid Car Crashes by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto Why are older drivers, especially those over 70, involved in crashes primarily at intersections? You may tend to attribute this to cognitive or p ... Read on »