Archive | May, 2017

How safe teens feel in their community environments contribute to how depressed they feel

Research on depression in adolescents in recent years has focused on how the physical brain and social experiences interact. A new University of California, Davis, study, however, shows that adolescents with large hippocampal volume were more, or less, susceptible to feelings of depression depending on how unsafe — or conversely — protected they felt in […]

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Oxytocin is released to enhance a romantic relationship, this might not always be the case, a new study reveals

When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the relationship. Oxytocin is often called the “love hormone” or “cuddle chemical,” but American and Norwegian researchers have found out that it may as well be called a “crisis hormone.” “When people […]

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a disorder on the rise

The 6.8% of children aged 6 to 14 years suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), growing health problem in the pediatric outpatient clinics in health centers, as has noted the Andalusian association comprising these experts at a scientific meeting held recently in Seville.

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Researcher participates in identifying a possible biological marker of schizophrenia

The identification of these biomarkers helps develop simple and rapid tests that indicate the trend of onset of the disorder, without having been presented symptoms. Graduate in psychology, natural young Bollullos del Condado, now carried his doctoral thesis at the University of Sevilla.

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The use of animals has been and is central to the advancement of psychology

INTERVIEW, Dr. Estrella Diaz Argandoña talks about how experimentation with animal models has led to a deeper understanding and therapies that treat many diseases. Dr. Estrella Diaz Argandoña taught, among others, the subject ‘Animal Models for the Study of Psychological Disorders’ Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Brain and Behavior at the University of Sevilla. […]

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