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The matrix of autism

...nd, they are often dismissed as low functioning or mentally retarded, especially if they have poor speaking sk...y, a third of the autistics had WISC scores in the mentally retarded range, whereas only one in 20 scored that low on the Ravens test. The normal kids had basic...

Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

...mental training, such as meditation. Seeing and mentally processing something takes time and effort, says psychology and psychiatry professor Richard Davidson of the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the Waisman Center. Because a person has a finite amount of brainpower, paying close atte...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...ive studies on cognition enhancement in elderly or mentally impaired people in the 1950s, PTZ has been primarily used for the study of epilepsy in animals. In 1982 the FDA withdrew approval for the use of PTZ in humans because no clear clinical benefit had been established. That is, until now. "My idea was ...

Youth are receiving shorter inpatient stays for mental health treatment

...nostic practices and quality of inpatient care for mentally ill youth," says Case. While these findings refl...s of increasingly rapid diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill youth," says Case....

Biomarkers for psychosis

...patients with different psychotic disorders and 90 mentally healthy individuals who served as controls. They found that samples from patients with psychosis had a number of characteristic changes compared with samples from control individuals, and that those changes were not found in the patients with other m...

Levels of serious mental illness in Katrina survivors doubled compared to earlier survey

... and increased realization of inner strengths. For mentally ill post-Katrina survey respondents who did not endorse these cognitions, the prevalence of suicide thoughts was comparable to the prevalence in the NCS-R. The researchers concluded that despite the doubling of mental illness after Hurricane Katri...

Abnormal pattern of brain development in premature babies

...were then assessed to see how they were developing mentally at around 2 years of age. The researchers found that the brain surface area grew faster than the brain volume but that the slower the rate of growth of surface area relative to volume the more likely there was to be delayed development. The more prem...

Research reinforces findings that Chinese exercises benefit older adults

...ticipants regarding how they generally felt better mentally and physically: "I have the sense that I'm not going to go downhill nearly as quickly as I might have. It's a very positive way to feel." "I feel more upbeat more optimistic more hopeful. I upped my lifespan from 80 to 100." "You don'...

Altered activity in receptor pair points to further complexity in schizophrenia pathology

...urochemical activity in postmortem brain tissue of mentally healthy patients to those with schizophrenia, the ...o understand the differences between the brains of mentally healthy patients and those with schizophrenia, future studies by the research team at Penn will focu...

Organ transplants just as successful in those with mental retardation

..., there doesn't seem to be any reason to think the mentally retarded are not good candidates for transplants."...ompile outcome results from around the world among mentally retarded transplant patients. The results help answer concerns about whether transplants would be su...

New model makes diagnosing osteoporosis easier

...ations prevented Holmberg from determining why the mentally ill appear to be at elevated risk. However, she suggests they might, on average, lead more dangerous or violent lives with more fracture opportunities. SSRIs May Increase Fracture Risk An additional study found that drugs used to treat depression a...

Good physical function linked to Alzheimer's delay

...have physical constraints, even paralysis, to stay mentally alert and cognitively fit. Other studies have suggested that staying busy with nonphysical leisure activities and learning new things may also help delay the onset of dementia. Also, "healthy body, healthy mind" is probably only part of the story, he...

Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness

...ide their head, and some become convinced they are mentally ill, suffering from symptoms that won't yield to conventional treatment. Now, Johns Hopkins surgeons have proven that these symptoms can all be successfully treated by a single operation that plugs up a threadbare layer of bone in the inner ear. S...

Aha! Favors the prepared mind

... is solved. The research suggests that people can mentally prepare to have an "Aha!" solution even before a p...gs are important because they show that people can mentally prepare to solve problems with different thinking styles and that these different forms of preparati...

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

...embers how to activate his phantom fingers, he can mentally command the new robot fingers. Thus far, users have been able to play slow piano pieces with Dextra, as demonstrated at Epcot Center for the Discover Magazine Innovation of the Year Award ceremony. In Dr. Scott Delp's Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab...

Special education data provide misleading trends of changing autism prevalence

... was no decrease in the number of children labeled mentally retarded corresponding with an upward trend in identification of autism. This undermines the use of data coming out of California as a representative indicator of what is happening in the rest of the country, as has been suggested in recent press ac...

Corrective cosmetics may not boost quality of life for women with severe facial blemishes

...ments felt that they were worse off physically and mentally than the women who weren't using these treatments," Balkrishnan said. Whether or not they wore makeup, participants overwhelmingly felt that without their blemish other people would see them in a less negative light, and that the overall quality of t...

Mental stress effects on heart more common than previously known

...eart blood flow in 29 patients as they performed a mentally stressful role-playing scenario. All of the patients had coronary artery disease, but they had been treated and did not show any signs of ischemia (decreased heart muscle blood flow) on either treadmill tests or after an injection with a chemical tha...

New study says heart health and lifestyle are associated with maintaining brain health as we age

...tly contribute to reducing the numbers of sick and mentally declining older people, and reduce healthcare costs. To accomplish that, we need more research to show us which specific combinations of lifestyle choices, and also future therapies, will maintain our brain and emotional health." Key Findings The s...

Stroke patients regain ability to communicate through use of speech generating device

...ir cognition, but are often misunderstood as being mentally incapacitated. Currently 1 million Americans suffer from aphasia. Given the aging of the US population, and improved stroke survival rates, the aphasic population of the US in the year 2020 is projected to double to two million. Traditionally aphasic...

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