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Rice psychologist identifies area of brain key to choosing words

New research by a Rice University psychologist clearly identifies the parts of the brain involved in the process of choosing appropriate words during speech. The study, published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , could help researchers better underst...

Latino Psychologist Appointed to Mental Health Post in Commonwealth

WEST ROXBURY, Mass., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amaro Laria, Ph.D., Director of the Lucero Latino Mental Health Training Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury, MA, was appointed today to the Massachusetts Health Disparities Council by Massachusetts ...

K-State Psychologist Studies Ways to Improve Soldiers' Work-Life Relationship

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. military provides its members with policies to help balance their work and family commitments. But a researcher at Kansas State University has found that simply providing programs might not be enough to maintain a supreme equilibrium. ...

Stress Spikes as Economy Tanks - Psychologist Identifies Why Traditional 'Stress Management' Techniques Don't Work, and Offers Radical New Approach

HOUSTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the stock market hits record lows, the nation's stress level hits record highs, but despite a number of articles and books on managing stress, people report being more stressed than ever. In his latest book, Life from the Top of the Mind, psychologist Bill C...

Los Angeles Psychologist to Help CDC Fight Child Abuse

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D., the founder and director of the 34-year-old Center for the Improvement in North Hollywood (CICC), has been invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as an expert to inform the devel...

Dr. Jerry Weichman, Orange County Teen Psychologist and Parenting Expert, Publishes Book to Teach Teens 'How to Deal'

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jerry Weichman -- a popular Newport Beach based teen psychologist, parenting expert and motivational speaker -- today announced the publication of How to Deal, his first book for young adults. The book, which was pre-ordered by various school ...

Autism Author and Psychologist Dr. Jed Baker to Speak on Communication Disorders

MIDLAND, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and psychologist Dr. Jed Baker will discuss his work with autism and social communication disorders during a conference co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. "This is the sixth of a series of eight conferences by distinguished auti...

HOW TO UNSPOIL YOUR CHILD FAST: Harvard Medical School Psychologist Writes Book to Guide and Motivate Parents and Support the Children's Defense Fund

BOSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Going head-to-head with your child can be more stacked than playing blackjack at Vegas. Your child will ask for some extra reading at bedtime and, before you know it, she'll be whacking you upside the head with a bait-and-switch that you can't refuse. 'Well, i...

California Wildfires - Psychological Effects; Children ... Psychologist Is Available to Discuss Trauma

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Children are the most dependent on others and the ones the least mentally prepared when a disaster strikes, according to a trauma expert. "Why do children exhibit psychological trauma? There are two sources of security for a child: the security of their pa...

St. Jude psychologist says most children with cancer are well-adjusted

Children under treatment for cancer are generally emotionally well-adjusted and no more depressed or anxious than other children their age, according to researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. In studies of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress and quality of life, children with c...

Family Turmoil and Violence Results in Stress-induced Physical Problems in Young, Cornell Psychologist Finds

Adolescents who are chronically exposed to family turmoil, violence, noise, poor housing or other chronic risk factors show more stress-induced physiological// strain on their organs and tissues than other young people. However, when they have responsive, supportive mothers, they do not exper...

Friendship Clinic: Psychologist Helps Children With ADHD Make Friends

Many children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder suffer through a range of problems, from poor grades to poor relations with parents and teachers. //But more than half of these children also have serious problems making friends. Too often they live lonely lives, never learning to develop...

Foetuses Cant Feel Pain Says A Leading Psychologist

Dr Stuart Derbyshire, of the University of Birmingham, a leading psychologist said yesterday that foetuses couldn’t experience pain. He said that by telling women, who are considering abortions that their unborn child // can feel pain was not right and exposed them to inappropriate and possibly dan...

Ability to process information as a baby continues into adulthood

...lly excel in intelligence and academic achievements as young adults in their 20's, according to a study directed by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Joseph Fagan. Fagan's "The prediction, from infancy, of adult IQ and achievement," published in the journal Intelligence , is receiving accolades....

Stories to Promote Health and Enhance Lives

...on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) airing Monday, August 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM on Channel 21. Monday's program will feature renowned psychologist Dan P. McAdams, Professor of Human Development & Social Policy, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University and author of "The Redemptive S...

The Friendship Stone Helps Friends Remain Healthy

...y the University of Chicago’s Lucy Flower Professor in Sociology and leading expert on aging Linda Waite. -   John Cacioppo, psychologist and neuroscientist, found that social isolation is a risk factor to one’s health as comparable to obesity, sedentary lifestyles and possibly eve...

Healthcare Reform Starts at Home

... "Prevention is an important piece of the healthcare puzzle," says psychologist Dr. Katherine Nordal, the executive director for professional practice at t...e are the hardest threshold to cross," says Jana N. Martin, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Long Beach, California and past-president of APA's Division 42--Psycholo...

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

...ularly with respect to problems with very limited attention, physical restlessness and extreme impulsivity," study author Rachel Greenbaum, a clinical psychologist with the Children's Mental Health Team at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, Canada, said in a news release. The study of 33 children with FASD, 30 ch...

How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

...ne and psychiatry at New York Medical College. Deborah Rozman is a research psychologist and chief executive of Quantum Intech, the parent company of the HeartMath ...g stress . SOURCES: Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., research psychologist and chief executive, Quantum Intech Inc., Boulder Creek, Calif.; Paul J. Ro...

For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

... more than 18 percent of the population aged 5 and older speaks a language other than English at home, according to the 2000 U.S. census. One child psychologist who read the Italian study found the results intriguing and said she would like to see further research on how children learn different languages, esp...

New national adolescent weight control registry will recognize successful teen weight loss efforts

... WCDRC and is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School. Elissa Jelalian, PhD, will co-direct the study. She is a child psychologist with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center and the WCDRC who has conducted research on weight regulation and behavioral interventions for over...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

...ne or other electronic device. "Bullying definitely remains prevalent and seems to peak in middle school," said study author Ronald Iannotti, staff psychologist at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "Middle school years are difficult." The study did not look...

Give an Hour(TM)'s Volunteer Mental Health Professionals Provide More Than $1.4 Million in Services to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Families, and Communities

... Founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg, a clinical psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area, the organization's mission is to develop nat...t 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization's mission is to develop na...

Care management reduces depression and suicidal thoughts in older primary care patients

... receive either the PROSPECT intervention or usual care. Those in the PROSPECT group were assigned a care manager -- a trained social worker, nurse or psychologist -- who helped the physician offer treatment according to accepted practice guidelines, monitored treatment response and provided follow-up over two ye...

STOP SMOKING ONLINE: Houston Psychologists Develop Groundbreaking, Interactive Stop Smoking Program

...d their knowledge and wisdom of interactive, self-help programming to the arena of smoking cessation with the help of Joy Schmitz, Ph.D. , a licensed psychologist and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center who specializes in developi...

Beth Israel Medical Center Receives Major American Cancer Society Grant Toward Improving Pain Management in Chinese Cancer Patients

...e-art pain interventions to the growing population of Chinese cancer patients," said Lara Dhingra, Ph.D., study principal investigator and Attending psychologist in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care. "There is a major need to develop and distribute best practices strategies to manage cancer pa...

'Life force' linked to body's ability to withstand stress

...surrounded by people. Introverts looked inward and were shy. The definitions of extraversion and other personality traits were refined by American psychologist Gordon Allport beginning in the 1930s. He reviewed all adjectives in the dictionary used to describe personality, and attempted to group them into clu...

Parents key in new measure to evaluate language in children with autism

... National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. "This is very exciting news," said UW professor Daniela O'Neill, a developmental psychologist who created the LUI. "This report will be of tremendous help to researchers, clinicians and speech-language professionals involved in intervention wit...

Swim Yourself Slim This Summer With AXA PPP Healthcare's Nutrition and Fitness Expert Guide

...een a better time for people to visit their local pool and get fit for free. With this in mind, top personal trainer Lucy Wyndham-Read and behavioural psychologist Judi James, resident experts at AXA PPP Healthcare's Nutrition and Fitness website ( http://nutritionandfitness.axappphealthcare.co.uk/index.php?axa...

Can't Sleep? Try Online Therapy

...h segment of the CBT program is important, the cognitive therapy module was the most positively rated," said the study's lead author, Norah Vincent, a psychologist at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. "The cognitive therapy section was designed to help individuals to develop realistic expectations a...

Body and Weight Checking May Signify an Eating Disorder

...ng disorders don't even realize they're doing it," said Dena Cabrera, PsyD, psychologist at Remuda Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders ( http://www.remu...and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist, psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the r...

National Infertility Organization Honors RMA of New York for Community Support

.... Highly individualized patient care is offered through seven reproductive endocrinologists, a urologist, a complementary care team of a clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker, and highly qualified staff. For more information, please call 212.756.5777 or visit www.rmany.com ...

For Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), iPhone to the Rescue

...ct IBS experience. The IBS Symptom Tracker was developed by a clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine and GI Dysfunction. Patients commonl...d area of North Carolina. The president of BHANC, Inc. is Licensed Clinical psychologist Dr. Stephan Weinland who also holds a faculty appointment in the School of ...

Hopkins study: When adult patients have anxiety disorder, their children need help too

...ea that they ask about the patients' children and, if appropriate, refer them for evaluation," says senior investigator Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D., a child psychologist at Hopkins Children's and associate professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "Right now, most doctors don't think about this, ...

Father's Day Present: Freedom From Fear and Attachments

...be different. Enjoying this day, living in the present moment, and celebrating what is, are some of the key points Dr. Robert Puff, Newport Beach psychologist and international business consultant, teaches people in his free e-book/podcast entitled "Living a Peaceful Life." "What's causing all our fathers' m...

Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

...lved should be considered targets for new kinds of treatments aimed at improving function and self-regulatory control," study author Rita Goldstein, a psychologist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, said in a news release issued by the lab. The study results appear online this w...

Children's Health Fund Receives $500,000 from the Starr International Foundation to Support South Bronx Homeless Health Care Clinic

... patient encounters, and will support a medical team consisting of a pediatrician, social worker, nursing assistant, part-time nutritionist, part-time psychologist and registrar, all of whom will be overseen by the Project's Medical Director. "We are grateful that the Starr International Foundation and so ...

World's First Animatronic Animal Therapy Program Set to Open

... the evolution of his previous company, Dolphin Human Therapy (DHT) . About Dr. David Nathanson David E. Nathanson, Ph.D. , is a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience in research and clinical work with people and families with special needs. Dr. Nathanson has been working with d...

Study Demonstrates Internet Risks for Teen Girls

...son who they first met online. "The importance of parental monitoring of adolescent Internet use cannot be understated," says Jennie Noll, PhD, a psychologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the study's main author. "This is particularly important given that 55 percent of adolescent Int...

Canadian men reluctant to consult mental health services

...istics Canada Canadian Community Health Survey, women are 1.5 times more likely than men to turn to psychiatric services, twice as likely to consult a psychologist and 2.5 times more likely to turn to a general practitioner. While these numbers might suggest that more women suffer from mental illness, Drapeau ...
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