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Towards an early detection of the pathological social withdrawal syndrome known as “Hikikomori” – Neuroscience News

Summary: Hikikomori is a complex condition where a person withdraws from society and remains isolated at home for more than six months. The condition is increasingly prevalent in Western societies. Researchers have developed a new method designed to help detect hikikomori at an earlier stage and provide treatment. Source: Kyushu University Kyushu University researchers have …

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Neurotic personality trait is key risk factor for perceived stress – Neuroscience News

Summary: People with a neurotic personality type have a stronger relationship with stress exposure and perceived stress than any of the other four personality types. Source: University of Illinois A new paper co-authored by a team of Urbana-Champaign experts from the University of Illinois who study the science of personalities highlights the important role of …

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Art is good for mental health, says UK charity that brings patients and artists together for collaborative projects in hospitals |  Artnet News

Art is good for mental health, says UK charity that brings patients and artists together for collaborative projects in hospitals | Artnet News

UK charity Hospital Rooms has a clear mission to improve the standard of living for mental health patients through art. For the past six years, curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw have accessed the tightly controlled wards of UK National Health Service (NHS) buildings, working with patients, clinicians and artists at pinnacle of …

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New study maps the development of the 20 most common psychiatric disorders – Neuroscience News

Summary: 47% of patients with a mental health disorder receive a different diagnosis within the first ten years of the initial diagnosis. Source: University of Copenhagen “Let’s see how things go.” So psychiatrists often say to themselves after a patient has been diagnosed with the first disorder – not because the diagnosis is not correct, …

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The Green Mediterranean Diet Reduces Visceral Fat Twice As Much As The Mediterranean Diet And 10% More Than A Healthy Diet – Neuroscience News

Summary: A modified version of the Mediterranean diet called the Green Mediterranean Diet, which consists of fortified dietary polyphenols such as green tea, nuts and duckweed, and a decrease in red meats, reduced more visceral fat than the traditional Mediterranean diet or a traditional diet. Source: Ben Gurion University of the Negev The Green Mediterranean …

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Ten minutes of aerobic exercise with exposure therapy shown to reduce PTSD symptoms – Neuroscience News

Summary: Increasing exposure therapy with ten minutes of aerobic exercise reduces the severity of PTSD symptoms for up to six months after completing a nine-week treatment. Source: University of New South Wales Exposure therapy is one of the main treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but up to half of patients do not respond to …

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A woman does not give up her university degree |  The Stokes News

A woman does not give up her university degree | The Stokes News

Meagan Puckett is an example of a student who persevered to pursue a degree in Surry Community College’s Medical Practice Administration program. She started attending college at age 17 and graduated at age 36. (Photo submitted) Life presents each of us with challenges and setbacks, and it is up to each of us to decide …

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Why some types of music make our brains sing, and others don’t – Neuroscience News

Summary: Music can induce a range of emotions and help us better understand different cultures. But what makes us listen to certain songs more than others? Researchers say that when we listen to a song, our brain predicts what will happen next, and that prediction dictates whether we like that song or not. Source: The …

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School history and previous brain damage may be associated with higher risk of frontotemporal dementia – Neuroscience News

Summary: Prior TBI increased the risk of frontotemporal dementia in people without genetic risk factors for FTD. Additionally, researchers have found that people with FTD tend to be less educated than those with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: University of Eastern Finland Two recent studies from the University of Eastern Finland show that school history and previous …

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Protein shapes could indicate Parkinson’s disease – Neuroscience News

Summary: The shape of a specific set of proteins differs in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Parkinson’s disease compared to those without neurodegenerative disease. Source: ETH Z├╝rich Researchers at ETH Zurich have found that a set of proteins have different shapes in the cerebrospinal fluid of healthy individuals and patients with Parkinson’s disease. These …

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