“Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later”

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This July 20, 2015 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about how being a couch potato as a young adult can contribute to an increased risk of developing things like Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders as we age.

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“First Trial of PTSD Treatment in Psychosis”

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This January 23, 2015 article talks about reasons why until now, people with Psychosis have not been allowed to participate in PTSD study’s and goes on to say that this study will be the first to break that trend in light of a decade of information that shows that people with psychosis often have been the victims of some form of abuse.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“After-school exercise yields brain gains”

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This September 29, 2014 Health Day article found on the FoxPhilly website talks about a study that demonstrates the benefits of after school exercise and how it can improve mental function.

“Brains get sick too: How neuroscience can teach children about mental health”

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This September 25, 2014 article on The Independent, talks about how something as simple as teaching kids about the brain could help them understand mental illness better and overtime work to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

“Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD”

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This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about studies showing a difference in the brain connections of someone with ADHD when compared to the brain connections of someone who doesn’t have ADHD.  While the study needs more research, it is felt that this may lead to better diagnosis of ADHD, and could also benefit people with other disorders like Schizophrenia.

“Aggressive People May Process Violence’s Impact Differently”

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This September 11, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to indicate that there are differences in the function of brains in aggressive men compared to the function of non-aggressive men  when t comes to how they respond to watching or not watching violence.

Part of a series of 2 differently colored meta...

Part of a series of 2 differently colored metaballs, and how they interact with each other. The series was created using Bryce, for illustrating the wikipedia article on metaballs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Single Gene Mutation May Predispose to ADHD”

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This June 11, 2014 post on the Medical Research and News: MedicalResearch.com blog talks about research being done that is showing that a single gene mutation could be a huge factor in why some people have ADHD and others don’t.  there is speculation that the same gene effecting ADHD may be tied to Schizophrenia also, but more research is needed to better understand this link and what can be done to correct it.

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English: Medicine “Strattera” (eg. used to treat ADD/ADHD) Svenska: Läkemedlet “Strattera” (som bl.a. används mot besvär av ADD/ADHD) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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