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9 Surprising Facts About Anxiety Triggers That Psychiatrists Want You To Know

Although some may not understand what constitutes a "trigger," it's a thing more people experience than you might expect. And while common anxiety …

Self-help

Man, Crows Are Even Smarter and Scarier Than We Thought

They seem to be able to learn from each others' tools.<p>As humans, we love to think we have a monopoly on brain power. But the more we learn about the …

On "Playing Normal" After Being Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

<i>According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 18.5% of adults in the United States experience mental illness every year. That's</i> …

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B.C. aims to cut dental surgery wait times for patients with disabilities

The B.C. government's commitment to increasing the number of dental surgeries performed each year is a good start but doesn't fully address the needs …

The Fewer Friends You Have, The Smarter You Are (Says Science)

I'm not very confident in my friend-keeping abilities. If you compared the number of good friends I have now to the amount I had five years ago, …

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

We are abusing a useful and necessary system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us. “The thought process …

Neuroscience

Mom fed daughter bleach chemical to ‘help’ her autism, police say

A mother added a chemical typically found in bleach to her daughter's drinks to "help" her autism, according to a police report.<p>The unidentified mom, 28, added drops of hydrochloric acid and water purifying solution in her daughter's drinks, according to a Indianapolis Metropolitan Police …

Autism

The Struggles of Women Who Mask Their Autism

By “camouflaging” their condition, many women on the spectrum learn to fit in—and risk psychological harm.<p>Except for her family and closest friends, no one in Jennifer’s various circles knows that she is on the spectrum. Jennifer was not diagnosed with autism until she was 45 years old—and then …

Autism

7 Silent Signs of Serotonin Syndrome

Symptoms can range from mild to severe—and if left untreated—can even be deadly.<p>Serotonin syndrome is a condition that occurs when there’s too much …

3 Guilt And Shame Messages Of Childhood Emotional Neglect And How To Defeat Them

<b>Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN): Happens when your parents fail to respond enough to your emotions as they raise you.</b><p>Adults who were emotionally …

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Article<p>https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32802-7/abstract<p>The Lancet<p>All antidepressants were more efficacious than …

Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

<b>Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares.</b><p>Flares can occur on their own, or be accompanied by powerful eruptions of plasma (charged gas) from the Sun.<p>If charged particles from these eruptions reach Earth, they can create havoc with infrastructure, such as satellite systems …

The Secrets of Hummingbird Agility Revealed

Observations of more than 200 hummingbirds highlight the evolutionary basis of their maneuvering skills, with implications for aircraft design, …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Decoding the Overlap between Autism and ADHD

Every morning, Avigael Wodinsky sets a timer to keep her 12-year-old son, Naftali, on track while he gets dressed for school. “Otherwise,” she says, …

Here's How Drinking Hot Tea Could Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol both raise your risk for developing esophageal cancer, which affects the tube connecting the throat …

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

Nicole Brettell, 21, is studying art and creative writing at her local community college. Brettell has autism. Although she is an extremely bright …

Autism

Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed?

Autism diagnostic tests<p>When a child is sent for diagnostic testing to determine an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the tests, traditionally, are the …

Autism

Kale, other leafy vegetables may make your brain seem 11 years younger

Look into your salad bowl and think: If a fountain of cognitive youth were flowing in there, would you return every day?<p>In research that gives new …

Nutrition

The Elusive Link Between Obesity and Autism

Obesity in people with autism appears to be different than in the general population. But why?<p>Nicholas Bavaro has always been bigger than his twin brother. He was nearly a pound heavier than Christopher at birth, and by the time the boys hit their first birthday, their mother, Lynette, had noticed …

Fascinating images reveal how people with autism see the world

In the study, people with autism tended to focus on the center of images, even when other objects were in a photo.<p>People with autism also looked at …

Autism

Birdsong can boost mental well-being for more than four hours, scientists find

Birdsong can boost mental well-being for more than four hours, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers who asked volunteers to record their moods on an app as they moved around cities, found that even short exposures to nature were hugely beneficial.<p>The wellbeing improvement from birdsong, trees or …

Chickens Are Not Dumb Clucks after All

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Brain Stimulation in Mice Gives Hope of Restoring Social Behaviours in Autism

"Quite a powerful finding."<p>Stimulation of specific brain cells could one day be prescribed to individuals who have autism - to help reduce the …