Mind Matters: Gaming disorder

Mind Matters: Gaming disorder

The World Health Organization, or WHO, designated a new mental health condition this week, and you may have heard about it in several news outlets. Called Gaming Disorder, it is thought to be similar to many other disorders that involve abuse or addiction. It has been called “digital heroin” in some circles because of its […]

Schizophenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic: Study

Schizophenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published: June 24, 2018 4:44:19 pm The data also indicated strong overlap between anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as between OCD and Tourette syndrome. (Source: File Photo) Scientists have found that some psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic, whereas neurological disorders like Parkinson’s […]

First marijuana-derived drug is on the verge of approval

First marijuana-derived drug is on the verge of approval

At 3 months old, Marissa Parsons began having frequent seizures, some lasting a half-hour. For almost two decades, her desperate parents tried drug after drug to treat her rare type of childhood epilepsy, but the medications mostly produced side effects – pancreatitis, hives and extreme drowsiness – and she was frequently hospitalized. Family outings became […]

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We're working to combat America's opioid crisis

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We're working to combat America's opioid crisis

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The blemishes moving around on her face turned out to be a parasitic worm

The blemishes moving around on her face turned out to be a parasitic worm

A parasitic worm, Dirofilaria repens, was living in a 32-year-old woman’s face in Russia. (The New England Journal of Medicine ) First, it appeared as a tiny blemish under the eye. But over the next two weeks, the 32-year-old woman watched it move — snapping photos as it formed bumps above her eye before it made its way down […]

Many recommend teaching mental health in schools. Now 2 states will require it

Many recommend teaching mental health in schools. Now 2 states will require it

WASHINGTON — Amid sharply rising rates of teen suicide and adolescent mental illness, two states have enacted laws that for the first time require public schools to include mental health education in their basic curriculum. Most states require health education in all public schools, and state laws have been enacted in many states to require […]

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory debuted a new robot control system on Wednesday, June 20. The new technology allows users to control robots using brainwaves and hand gestures.  ( MITCSAIL | YouTube ) Getting robots to do things would be a whole lot easier if people could command them to perform […]

Lawsuit: Detained Immigrant Children in Texas Forced to Take Antipsychotic Drugs

Lawsuit: Detained Immigrant Children in Texas Forced to Take Antipsychotic Drugs

A June 1 protest in New York against the Trump administration’s policy to separate undocumented children from their parents at the border. Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) A series of heartbreaking investigative stories published Wednesday by Reveal and The Texas Tribune highlight the disturbing conditions many undocumented children have been allegedly forced to endure in privately […]

Parent-child interaction therapy shows promise for treating childhood depression: study

Parent-child interaction therapy shows promise for treating childhood depression: study

A new therapy-based intervention between parent and child may help preschool-aged children with depression, according to research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The new model is one of the first psychotherapeutic treatments to target clinical depression in children, who can be as young as 3 years old. Researchers said the results of the […]

Here's why experts are skeptical of the 'gaming disorder' diagnosis

Here's why experts are skeptical of the 'gaming disorder' diagnosis

The World Health Organization has added “gaming disorder” to its diagnostic handbook, but experts argue that we still don’t know enough to claim that gaming disorder exists. The evidence is inconsistent, they say, and the criteria are too broad. According to the WHO, the following criteria indicate gaming disorder: gaming is strongly preferred over other […]

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