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( Is it the school, or the students?
Mar 28th 2024, 16:26

School quality ratings significantly reflect the preparation of a school's students, not just the school's contribution to learning gains, according to new research.

( Making the future too bright: How wishful thinking can point us in the wrong direction
Mar 28th 2024, 16:26

Everyone indulges in wishful thinking now and again. But when is that most likely to happen and when could it actually be harmful? A new study demonstrates unequivocally that the greater the insecurity and anxiety of a situation, the more likely people are to become overly optimistic -- even to the point where it can prevent us from taking essential action.

( Mechanism found to determine which memories last
Mar 28th 2024, 16:26

Neuroscientists have established in recent decades the idea that some of each day's experiences are converted by the brain into permanent memories during sleep the same night. Now, a new study proposes a mechanism that determines which memories are tagged as important enough to linger in the brain until sleep makes them permanent.

( Positive associations between premenstrual disorders and perinatal depression
Mar 28th 2024, 16:25

Women affected by premenstrual disorders have a higher risk of perinatal depression compared with those who do not, according to new research. The relationship works both ways: those with perinatal depression are also more likely to develop premenstrual disorders after pregnancy and childbirth. This study suggests that a common mechanism might contribute to the two conditions.

( For younger women, mental health now may predict heart health later
Mar 28th 2024, 11:10

Younger women are generally thought to have a low risk of heart disease, but new research urges clinicians to revisit that assumption, especially for women who suffer from certain mental health conditions. A new study found that having anxiety or depression could accelerate the development of cardiovascular risk factors among young and middle-aged women.

( Parental avoidance of toxic exposures could help prevent autism, ADHD in children, new study shows
Mar 28th 2024, 11:10

Researchers have found that parents with chemical intolerance are more likely to report children with autism and ADHD.

( Synaptic protein change during development offers clues on evolution and disease
Mar 28th 2024, 11:09

An analysis of how synaptic proteins change during early development reveals differences between mice and marmosets but also what's different in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The findings offer first insights into the mechanism behind synaptic development and open up routes for research on possible treatments.

( Reverse effects of trauma? Older brain cells linger unexpectedly before their death
Mar 28th 2024, 11:02

Researchers report that mature oligodendrocytes -- the central nervous system cells critical for brain function -- cling to life following a fatal trauma for much, much longer than scientists knew. The findings suggest a new pathway for efforts to reverse or prevent the damage that aging and diseases such as multiple sclerosis cause to these important cells.

( Researchers introduce enhanced brain signal analysis technique
Mar 27th 2024, 18:25

Researchers have introduced a new, refined method for analyzing brain signals, enhancing our understanding of brain functionality. This research has the potential to improve treatments for neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, pain, epilepsy and depression.

( Could AI play a role in locating damage to the brain after stroke?
Mar 27th 2024, 18:25

Artificial intelligence (AI) may serve as a future tool for neurologists to help locate where in the brain a stroke occurred. In a new study, AI processed text from health histories and neurologic examinations to locate lesions in the brain. The study looked specifically at the large language model called generative pre-trained transformer 4 (GPT-4).

( ADHD stimulants may increase risk of heart damage in young adults, study finds
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Young adults who were prescribed stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were significantly more likely to develop cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle) compared with those who were not prescribed stimulants, in a new study.

( New software enables blind and low-vision users to create interactive, accessible charts
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Umwelt is a new a system that enables blind and low-vision users to author accessible, interactive charts representing data in three modalities: visualization, textual description, and sonification.

( People with depression see no immediate change from common GP assessment, study shows
Mar 27th 2024, 12:46

A common GP assessment used to monitor depression treatment does not provide any immediate benefits to patients. Experts testing the PHQ-9 assessment that measures the severity of depression found it did nothing to improve symptoms in first three months.

( Study of different autism types finds shared mechanism that may respond to drugs
Mar 27th 2024, 12:45

An analysis of how brains with different forms of autism develop has revealed common underlying mechanisms that may respond to existing medications.

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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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