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November 30, 2015

Study finds surprising links between bullying and eating disorders

What do you think of this NIMH article?: “DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IMAGE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARK DUBOWSKI FOR DUKE MEDICINE. CREDIT: ILLUSTRATION BY MARK DUBOWSKI FOR DUKE MEDICINE Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it’s not only the victims…

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October 6, 2015

Happy head, happy heart: Positive emotions may promote heart-healthy behaviors

What do you think of this article by NIMH? “People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. Over the course of five years the researchers tracked more than 1,000 patients with coronary heart disease. Patients who reported higher positive psychological states were more likely to be physically active, sleep…

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July 1, 2015

Long-term memory formation

What do you think of this article? NYU scientists find that growth factors that build brains also build memories New York University “A team of New York University neuroscientists has determined how a pair of growth factor molecules contributes to long-term memory formation, a finding that appears in the journal Neuron. “These results give us…

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December 1, 2014

High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior

What do you think of this article? “Animal study shows that diet alters important pathways associated with brain’s response to stress The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress, according to new animal research scheduled for presentation at Neuroscience…

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October 27, 2014

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

What do you think of this article?: “For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task. A new longitudinal study has found one reason adolescents struggle with balancing autonomy and closeness in relationships: parents’ psychological control. Teens whose…

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October 20, 2014

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

What do you think of this article supported by the NIH and published by University of Texas at Austin?: “The patterns of brain activity recorded in this fMRI scanner revealed how mental rest and reflection on past learning activities can boost future learning. Photo credit: Jeff Luci. AUSTIN, Texas — A new study, which may…

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February 3, 2010

Managed Care and MFTs

For more on the topic of managed care and associated ceus, click link below Managed Care CEUs (course no longer available) In 2009, legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for MFTs was passed in the House of Representatives (H.R. 3962) version of Health Care Reform (“HCR”). Further, a commitment was made to include the MFT provision…

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