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Psychology covers a broad spectrum of psychological disciplines that include social, behavioral, interpersonal, mental health, personality, and assessment. There is special emphasis on scientific research into human emotional and behavior and how this information can be used to live more productive and happy lives. In addition, the interrelated nature of physical and mental health receives much attention.

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The Theoretical Interpretation Of Electroencephalography (EEG) – Upcoming, New Book! Preorder Discount!

I want to alert our readers that our sister-company, BMED Press LLC, recently announced a forthcoming book release, “The Theoretical Interpretation Of Electroencephalography (EEG): The Important Role of Spontaneous Resting EEG and Vigilance” by Gerald Ulrich, M.D. This book is anticipated to ship in May 2013. For a limited time, this book can be pre-ordered […]

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Integrated Treatment Program May Be Best Approach For Comorbid PTSD and Substance Dependence

Study participants who received an integrated treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance dependence plus usual treatment for substance dependence showed significantly greater reductions in PTSD symptom severity compared with participants who only received usual treatment for substance dependence, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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Couple’s Psychotherapy Improves PTSD And Relationship

Among couples in which one partner was diagnosed as having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), participation in disorder-specific couple therapy resulted in decreased PTSD symptom severity and increased patient relationship satisfaction, compared with couples who were placed on a wait list for the therapy, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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One Third Of Women Exhibit Some Symptoms Of PTSD After Child-Birth

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops in individuals who experience highly traumatizing situations, such as terrorist attacks and car accidents, but symptoms can also come about after normal life events — including childbirth. A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that approximately one third of all post-partum women exhibit some symptoms of PTSD, and a smaller percentage develop full-blown PTSD following the ordeal of labor.

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Memory Improves For Older Adults Using Computerized Brain Fitness Program

UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The study’s findings add to the field exploring whether such brain fitness tools may help improve language and memory and may ultimately help protect individuals from the cognitive decline associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researcher Bradley Zebrack

Cancer Patients Have Unmet Psychological And Social Support Needs

A cancer diagnosis for adolescents and young adults can be especially challenging, and new research shows the social, psychological and informational support these patients need might be going unmet. Compared to both children and older adult cancer patients, adolescents and young adults, ages 14-39, demonstrate a different set of psychosocial needs and issues related to their unique age-related development.

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Researcher James McGaugh

Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Linked To Intriguing Brain Structure Differences

The phenomenon of highly superior autobiographical memory – first documented in 2006 by UCI neurobiologist James McGaugh and colleagues in a woman identified as “AJ” – has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and in hundreds of other media outlets. UC Irvine scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an extraordinary group of people with effortless autobiographical memory – in this people, they can easily recall every moment of their lives since about age 10.

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