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Latest Research : Psychiatry : Neuropsychiatry
  Last Updated: Nov 1, 2009 - 11:48:48 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Innovative Brain Imaging Identify Brain Abnormalities In Borderline Personality Disorder
Innovative Brain Imaging Brings Into View Centers Linking Poor Impulse Control with Negative Emotion. Borderline personality disorder is a devastating mental illness that affects between 1 to 2 percent of Americans, causing untold disruption of patients' lives and relationships. Nevertheless, its underlying biology is not very well understood. Hallmarks of the illness include impulsivity, emotional instability, interpersonal difficulties, and a preponderance of negative emotions such as anger—all of which may encourage or be associated with substance abuse, self-destructive behaviors and even suicide.
Dec 23, 2007 - 3:44:41 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Neuropsychiatry
Severely hyperactive children are three times more likely to be removed from their families
Hyperkinetic children were more than three times as likely to have been removed from their families as all the other children in a new research. Exclusion of children with mixed disorders from the calculations increased the odds to more than four. These findings held true, even after taking account of other negative social factors likely to influence the results, and are likely to apply to all hyperactive children seen by general paediatricians as well, say the authors.
Feb 21, 2005 - 4:21:38 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Neuropsychiatry
Reaction Time can explain IQ's Association with Life Span
The ancient Greeks imagined three Fates - one spun the thread of life, the second measured its length, and the third snipped it off. Science has tried to provide more plausible (if less poetic) reasons for why some of us live longer than others. Now two researchers in Scotland have made a discovery even the Greeks couldn't have imagined: Reaction time may be a core indicator of long life. Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh, and Geoff Der, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, report on a study from the MRC Unit that measured both the IQs and the reaction times of middle-aged subjects. Both tests of mental ability were associated with life span, but reaction time was the stronger indicator.
Feb 3, 2005 - 12:52:38 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Neuropsychiatry
Shy children have been shown to provide relatively distinct physiologic responses
Children who appear to have higher levels of shyness, or a particular gene, appear to have a different pattern of processing the signals of interpersonal hostility, according to a study in the January issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Jan 3, 2005 - 6:25:38 PM

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