Psychology Update — When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

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TITLE When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age   DESCRIPTION Most of us expect that as we get older (beyond our 60s, 70s, 80s) there will be issues with cognitive abilities such as memory as well as physical problems as well. We learn more everyday about medical diagnoses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s…. Read more »

Psychology Update — Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments

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TITLE Alzheimer’s researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments   DESCRIPTION Psychologists and Neuroscientists have long been studying dementia and particularly Alzheimer’s disease.  While there have been strides to understanding how the disease effects the brain, there is yet an incomplete understanding.  Now research has uncovered some interesting new data which may… Read more »

Psychology Update — More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

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TITLE More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years.   DESCRIPTION It is important to note that mental health centers have reported an increase in disorders in adolescents through the pandemic.  The types… Read more »

Psychology Update — Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind

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TITLE Speaking of Psychology: Healing pain by treating the mind (Article, Podcast, Audio, and Video available)   DESCRIPTION “For many chronic pain sufferers, effective treatment remains elusive, with doctor’s visits, medications and even surgeries giving little in the way of relief. But in recent years, research by psychologists and other scientists has begun to suggest… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Exercise Boosts the Brain and Improves Mental Health

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TITLE How Exercise Boosts the Brain and Improves Mental Health   DESCRIPTION Wow!  What a thorough article that provides so much important detail regarding how beneficial exercise can be for improving mental health.  “It’s hardly news that exercise is good for your physical health, and has long been extolled for mental health as well. But researchers are now… Read more »

Psychology Update — Just How Bad Is “Gaming Addiction”?

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TITLE Just How Bad Is “Gaming Addiction”? With recent global recognition, what do we really know about gaming addiction?   DESCRIPTION Is gaming necessarily bad?  Of course not!  “For vulnerable individuals, (such as those with a genetic predisposition, co-occurring mental illness, history of trauma, or early exposure to gaming), the rewarding nature of gaming can… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — About Tourette Syndrome

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITES OF THE WEEK TITLE About Tourette Syndrome   SOURCE #1:  CDC:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention URL:      https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/tourette/facts.html   SOURCE #2:   Tourette Association of America URL: https://tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/what-is-tourette/   DESCRIPTION These are excellent resources for understanding Tourette Syndrome and Tics.  The sites provide definitions, research, and explains the different types… Read more »

Psychology Update — INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics

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3 RELATED ARTICLES ON THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS:  TikTok & Tics =================================== ARTICLE #1 TITLE Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?    DESCRIPTION Throughout history and especially during the pandemic, groups have been shown to experience a kind of mass hysteria for lack of a better expression up… Read more »

Psychology Update — The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders

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TITLE The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders   DESCRIPTION Clearly this article provides expansive details regarding the links between physical health and mental health issues.  The article details the relationship between psychological and psychiatric disorders and Type 2 Diabetes as stated in the title.  “Living with mental-health disorders is challenging enough without… Read more »

Psychology Update — Scent loss and distortion due to COVID-19 shines new light on the nose

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TITLE Scent loss and distortion due to COVID-19 shines new light on the nose   DESCRIPTION The field of Psychology has long studied the topics of Sensation&Perception.  We know that there are more than the five basic senses though most people can only name the five.  Perhaps the sense of smell (the olfactory sense) doesn’t… Read more »