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Ben Carson's psychology test story gets even weirder

Sunnybrook doctor first to perform blood-brain barrier procedure using focused ultrasound waves

Dr. Todd Mainprize leaned over and peered through his wire-rim glasses at a computer screen showing the brain scan of his brain cancer patient, Bonny Hall, who lay in a magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) in the adjacent room.<p>"This has gone exactly the way we hoped," the neurosurgeon said, …

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” so you never have to work out again

Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: …

Atoms

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.<p>Half of the award goes to Ireland's William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura, who discovered a new drug to treat infections caused by roundworm parasites.<p>The other half …

Nobel Prize

Man's Suicide Was 'Triggered' By Being Declared 'Fit To Work', Coroner Rules

A man with depression took his own life as a direct result of being found "fit to work" by government benefit assessors, a "ground breaking" …

His 83-year-old wife jumped to her death from a Kaiser clinic — why?

As Barbara Ragan stood atop a<p>Kaiser Permanenteparking garage in Northern California this summer, traces of Xanax, Prozac and a generic antidepressant were in her blood.<p>Yet the 83-year-old longtime Kaiser patient was distraught: The drugs had proved ineffective for her depression, and her next …

Health Care

Who Can Save the GOP From Itself?

For months, the American public has experienced the political circus know as the Republican primaries. Led by reality television star Donald Trump and the seemingly obsessed cable news networks, this GOP contest has little to do with political substance and much to do with television ratings.<p>Yet, …

Who’s the First Person in History Whose Name We Know?

<i>Editor’s Note: This post has updated to clarify a sentence about the gender of the ancient writer.</i><p>“It’s me!” they’d say, and they’d leave a sign. Leave it on the cave wall. Maybe as a prayer, maybe a graffito, we don’t know.<p>This was 30,000 years ago. Writing hadn’t been invented, so they couldn’t …

Hung Up

The New York Times Explains Why Neither Psychiatry Nor Background Checks Can Stop Mass Shooters

<i>The New York Times</i> notes that mass shooters tend to share certain traits, including isolation, anger, and depression. But that does not mean they can …

Trump wants focus on 'mental illness problem,' not gun control

Donald Trump, once a staunch supporter of background checks on gun purchasers, says the country should focus on the “mental illness problem” in the wake of the mass shooting last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left 10 people dead.<p>“You're going to have problems no matter how good, …

Donald Trump

More than 9,000-year-old decapitated head discovered in Brazil

A human skull found in a Brazilian rock-shelter represents the oldest known case of decapitation in the Americas, researchers report September 23 in</i> …

The psychological impact of a person's voice

“In-person meetings are more effective than virtual ones.”<p>That’s the stale, but strongly supported view on virtual interaction, backed by many experts in the field. A study by Oxford Economics a few years back found that every dollar invested in business travel results in $12.50 in revenues and …

Psychology

Obama family's Martha's Vineyard rental price gets a cut

The Obamas enjoyed the property for its seclusion and excellent biking territory.zillow.com<p>This isn't just any ordinary picturesque Martha's Vineyard estate — it has a presidential pedigree.<p>President Obama and his family rented this sprawling, 7,000-square-foot mansion for an entire summer in 2013, …

Scans show Pompeii victims 'in good health'

“For sure, they ate better than we did,” orthodontist Elisa Vanacore said during a press conference in Pompeii on Tuesday, after analyzing some of …

Archaeologists Suspect King Tut's Tomb May Hold Nefertiti's Remains as Well

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New details cast doubt on veracity of Kentucky clerk’s meeting with pope

The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue licenses for gay marriages stood onstage in a Washington, D.C., hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, and Mat Staver told the crowd, they were all there to pray for the …

LGBTQI

There's a new, emerging threat to Obamacare — and it's coming from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

The newest threat to the law, though, is unique. It came this week from one of Obama's friendliest allies — the Democratic front-runner to succeed him in the Oval Office.<p>Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, said Tuesday that she favored repealing the law's so-called Cadillac tax.<p>"Too …

OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

The thing about chronic illnesses is that they like to team up. This is no different for mental illnesses than it is for physical ones.<p>Of course, …

Oregon College Shooter's Father Asks How Did He Get So Many Guns

Authorities say the gunman, like other mass shooters, bought them legally.<p>Ian Mercer was at a loss Saturday for how to explain the shooting at Umpqua Community College, in which his son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, is accused of killing nine people and wounding seven others.<p>Though he said he had no …

Guns

New Psychiatric DNA Testing Is Unproven Ground

John R. Brown had been on medication for depression and bipolar disorder since high school, but with personal crises swirling, he was desperate for help coping. So when his doctor suggested taking an expensive genetic test to find better treatment, he readily agreed.<p>“It was so simple,” said Brown, …

Depression

Bashar al-Assad: failure to beat Isis will 'destroy Middle East'

Failure in Syria’s campaign against Islamic State – backed by its loyal friends Russia and Iran – would mean the “destruction” of the Middle East, Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday as Moscow launched airstrikes against rebel targets for the fifth consecutive day.<p>Assad gives backing to Russian …

Middle East

Speaking Freely of Guns

I am about to speak freely of guns, because I can. When I do, many of you will no doubt be inclined to mutter "amen," quietly to yourselves. Others of you will no doubt feel compelled to throw up all over me, as you have done under similar circumstances before. I expect to hear preferentially from …

What to Do When Your Child Hits You

It can be incredibly hard to stay calm when our own children hit us. Both our instinctual physical defense system and intense emotions can get triggered in a flash!<p>I remember the period when one of my children hit me almost every day; I became scared of him, trying to steer clear of where he was. …

Parenting

Staggering increase in child mental health cases in Norfolk and Suffolk

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 08:12 26 August 2015 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 08:21 26 August 2015<p>Mental health. Pictured: A woman consoled by her friend. Picture: Newscast …

Mental Health

Parents of "feral" child jailed for neglect

The parents of a severely disturbed “feral” child have been jailed for the way they ill-treated and neglected her.<p>After social workers removed the …

Crime

Children in Neighborhoods - Leventhal - - Major Reference Works

Rebekah Levine Coley, Jacqueline Sims, Eric Dearing and Bryn Spielvogel, Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty …

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain

You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just …

Family | Psych Central - Part 5

Articles on Family - Page 5<p>Teens have their own set of circumstances and stressors that can impact their substance abuse behaviors, thus making the …

Is your child a psychopath? Study reveals the warning signs and how early you can spot them

The callous and unemotional (CU) traits associated with psychopathy in adults can now be detected in toddlers and infants, new studies have …

How to Bully-Proof Your Child for School

With Fall upon us parents are busy preparing their children for school. We are making the last minute dash to get school supplies, trying to figure …

Self-esteem