Itching and the Brain
Recent studies point out that some itches may actually have more of a nervous system component than previously thought.
Pseudobulbar Affect: Recognize and Treat
Once patients and/or their families become aware of the signs and symptoms of pseudobulbar affect, they are more likely to seek treatment.
Through Innocent Eyes: Facial Preferences of Infants
In scientific studies, babies show a strong preference for female faces. Is this an inherent favoritism, or can other factors explain this inclination?
Sleep Paralysis: What Happens, and Why
Controlled studies have been able to replicate sleep paralysis with sleep interruption, but only in 10% of participants with interrupted REM sleep.
Misophonia: Triggers & Management
People who suffer from misophonia do, in fact, have real physiological effects when they are exposed to the provoking sounds.
Trichotillomania: Identification & Treatments
Recent studies point to a high lifetime incidence (78%) of another psychiatric diagnosis among those who suffer from trichotillomania.
Sleep Loss and Risky Behavior in Teens
There are many possible contributing factors that can explain the relationship between lack of sleep and psychosocial issues among teenagers.
Emotional Intelligence in OCD
Individuals with OCD have different areas of brain activation in response to perceived threats than healthy controls.
Teenage Circadian Rhythm
Research shows that teenage and adolescent sleep patterns are hormonally influenced, and not laziness or rebellious statements.
Phobias and Brain Activity
Phobias are associated with major alterations in brain activity as detected by functional imaging studies.
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