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Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-06-01)
Unwanted behaviour in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds
All dog breeds have unwanted behaviour, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great. (2020-03-06)
How personality predicts seeing others as sex objects
Several personality traits related to psychopathy -- especially being openly antagonistic -- predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory University. (2020-01-27)
Impaired driving -- even once the high wears off
McLean researchers have discovered that recreational marijuana use affects driving ability even when users are not intoxicated. (2020-01-14)
Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity
A team of researchers that includes a faculty member at the University of Georgia has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity. (2019-12-11)
Exposure to smoking in early childhood linked to hyperactivity and conduct problems
In a recent study published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, children exposed to smoking in the first four years of life were more likely to exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct problems. (2019-12-04)
Study finds teen vaping probably doesn't lead to smoking
A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggests that adolescent e-cigarette users are more similar to conventional cigarette smokers than they are to non-tobacco users in terms of demographics and behavioral characteristics. (2019-11-04)
Can't stop putting your hand in the candy dish? Scientists may have found why
In the course of their study, the scientists tried to control impulsivity. (2019-10-29)
Young mums more likely to have kids with ADHD
Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia. (2019-10-23)
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk
Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. (2019-10-10)
UBC study finds siblings of problem gamblers also impulsive, prone to risk-taking
Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new UBC psychology study. (2019-10-09)
ADHD medication: How much is too much for a hyperactive child?
When children with ADHD don't respond well to Methylphenidate (MPH, also known as Ritalin) doctors often increase the dose. (2019-09-09)
Study finds many psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity
The study analyzed data from studies across eight different psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and others. (2019-08-28)
Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time, CHEO study finds
A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions. (2019-08-14)
Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers. (2019-06-21)
IDIBELL-researchers negatively correlate a neuropeptide with executive functions
Researchers from IDIBELL and the group of Eating Disorders, of the HUB, led by Dr. (2019-06-12)
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior, unintentional overdose, injuries, and road traffic incidents, finds a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. (2019-06-12)
Food for thought: Studies reveal diet's role in children's brain health
Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. (2019-06-08)
E-cigarette use by young adults linked to childhood maltreatment
A new study led by VCU researchers finds young adults with a history of childhood abuse or neglect are more prone to using e-cigarettes during the transition to adulthood. (2019-05-10)
Study links exam stress with junk food cravings, snacking, and eating less fruit and veg
Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to an observational study being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1, 2019). (2019-04-29)
Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-04-16)
Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers
Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. (2019-04-09)
Trading cryptocurrency is problematic for regular gamblers, Rutgers study says
Researchers at the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have found a link between frequently trading cryptocurrency -- a digital and virtual currency -- and problem gambling. (2019-03-08)
Young people at risk of addiction have differences in key brain region
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2019-03-04)
Ability to control stress reduces negative impact
In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. (2019-02-28)
Researchers develop model to predict suicide risk in at-risk young adults
New research from Pitt's School of Medicine shows that fluctuation and severity of depressive symptoms are much better at predicting risk of suicidal behavior in at-risk young adults. (2019-02-27)
A reward now or later? Exploring impulsivity in Parkinson's disease patients
Promises of food, sums of money or entertaining pastimes: it does not matter what the temptation is, a new study shows that patients suffering from Parkinson's disease who are treated with DBS of the subthalamic nucleus are not more impulsive than others when making decisions about an appealing stimulus. (2019-02-25)
Mental illness not to blame for gun violence study finds
Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more likely to commit gun violence. (2019-02-06)
Researchers uncover brain pathway linked to impulsive behaviors
Researchers from Singapore and South Korea have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviours. (2019-01-25)
Do personality traits of compulsive users of social media overlap with problem drinking?
A study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology found certain similarities and differences in personality traits when comparing compulsive use of social media with problematic or risky alcohol use. (2018-12-19)
Online gaming addiction in men affects brain's impulse control
Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found differences in the brains of men and women who are addicted to online gaming, according to a new study. (2018-11-28)
Researchers have found the first risk genes for ADHD
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. (2018-11-28)
Teen personality traits linked to risk of death from any cause 50 years later
Personality traits evident as early as the teenage years may be linked to a heightened or lessened risk of death around 50 years later, suggests observational research of 'baby boomers,' published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-11-20)
Diagnosing and treating personality disorders needs a dynamic approach
New UC Davis research suggests that lumping those with personality disorders into a package of traits should be left behind for more dynamic analysis instead. (2018-10-31)
Study examines factors linked with opioid misuse among university students
In a survey-based study of 9,449 university students at a large, public Midwestern university, misusers of prescription opioid medications were more likely to live off campus, have a lower grade point average, and exhibit increased impulsivity. (2018-10-17)
Media violence, impulsivity and family conflict tied to aggressive behaviors in teenagers
Teenagers exposed to TV and film violence and high levels of household conflict are at risk of engaging in aggressive behaviors, according to a new study by researchers at three US universities. (2018-09-26)
Children whose mothers use marijuana may try it at a younger age
Children whose mothers use marijuana are more likely to start their own marijuana use an average of two years earlier than children whose mothers don't use the drug, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2018-09-24)
Individuals shot by police exhibit distinct patterns of recent prior hospitalizations and arrests
A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that more than 50 percent of people with assault-related or legal intervention (LI) firearm injuries due to law enforcement actions and over 25 percent of individuals with self-inflicted or unintentional firearm injuries were arrested, hospitalized, or both in the two years prior to being shot. (2018-08-16)
New study shows that most teens do have, and use, behavioral brakes
Children who struggle with weak cognitive control at an early age are at most risk for trouble in adulthood following their engagement in risk-taking activities in adolescence, according to new research. (2018-08-09)
Newly developed therapeutic shown to combat drug addiction
A new therapeutic may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use and could one day help recovering drug addicts avoid future drug use. (2018-06-29)
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