A new study by Geisinger Health System researchers finds a high prevalence of prescription pain medication addiction among patients with chronic pain. In addition, researchers found that the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) new definition of addiction, which was expected to reduce the number of people considered addicts who take these medicines, actually resulted in the […]
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In one recording, a mom spanks her 3-year-old 11 times for fighting with his sister. In another, a mom slaps her son for turning the page of a book while she reads to him. In still another, a mom spanks her 5-year-old when he refuses to clean up his room after repeated warnings to do […]
Brain scans of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have revealed differences in the structure of the developing brain that could link to their behavior problems. The study, funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, reveals that the brain differences were present regardless of the age of onset […]
Unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression does not decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s; instead, it continues to increase as reported in a new study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers. The results are published in the journal, Development and Psychopathology.
People diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa. “Our findings show that people who have psychopathic symptoms behave as though they are suffering frontal brain damage,” said Dr. Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the […]
How depressed young people are strongly predicts how aggressive and violent they may be or may become. Contrary to popular belief, however, exposure to violence in video games or on television is not related to serious acts of youth aggression or violence among Hispanics in the US, according to new research by Dr. Christopher Ferguson […]
“The results of this study show that fearless behavior in children can be identified and is related to neurological and genetic predisposition. This type of behavior has less correlation – at least in infancy – with standards of educational processes or parenting practice,” says Dr. Inbal Kivenson-Baron, who carried out the study.
Antisocial behavior and substance use disorders have serious consequences for youth, their families, and costs to society in terms of education, mental health and health treatment, and criminal justice system involvement. Evidence has shown that genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of these problems, although a clearer understanding of how genetics and environmental […]