No, teens aren't addicted to smartphones

Publication date: 7 December 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3259Author(s): Clare WilsonJournalists can't seem to resist headlines claiming that screens are ruining children's lives, but the evidence is slim, says Clare Wilson
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe current systematic review examined the empirical literature on psychosocial interventions for food addiction with the goal of providing recommendations for clinical practice and future research. A PsycINFO and PubMed search of publications was conducted in September 2019. Two authors assessed retrieved titles and abstracts to determine topic relevance and rated the quality of the included studies using an established checklist.Recent FindingsEight studies met the study inclusion criteria, and study quality ranged from “poor” to “fair”. Most studies were pilot and feasibi...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
“Exploring ethical issues in TV medical dramas” by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 11): Anesthesia and addiction; the limits of compassion; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 12): Dying (or not) on your own terms; Suing patients for medical debt; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 11): Quid pro quo—switched embryos, safe injection sites; surrogate withdrawal of life support The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 11): Anesthesia and addiction; the limits of compassion Carrie is a patient who arrives with a complicated leg fracture after falling while mountain biking.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV End of Life Care Featured Posts Reproductive Ethics Technology #ChicagoMed #thegooddoctor #TheResident safe injection sites Source Type: blogs
Histone 3 lysine 9 acetylation of BRG1 in the medial prefrontal cortex is associated with heroin self‑administration in rats. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Nov 22;: Authors: Hong Q, Liu J, Lin Z, Zhuang D, Xu W, Xu Z, Lai M, Zhu H, Zhou W, Liu H Abstract Heroin addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder with negative social consequences. Histone acetylation serves a role in drug‑induced behavior and neuroplasticity impairment. Brahma/SWI2‑related gene‑1 (BRG1) participates in cerebellar development, embryogenesis and transcriptional regulation of neuronal genes concurrent with histone modifications. H...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Yuichi Takeuchi, Antal BerényiAbstractOscillatory brain activities support many physiological functions from motor control to cognition. Disruptions of the normal oscillatory brain activities are commonly observed in neurological and psychiatric disorders including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, anxiety/trauma-related disorders, major depressive disorders, and drug addiction. Therefore, these disorders can be considered as common oscillation defects despite having distinct behavio...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Michelle Corkrum, Ana Covelo, Justin Lines, Luigi Bellocchio, Marc Pisansky, Kelvin Loke, Ruth Quintana, Patrick E. Rothwell, Rafael Lujan, Giovanni Marsicano, Eduardo D. Martin, Mark J. Thomas, Paulo Kofuji, Alfonso AraqueSummaryDopamine is involved in physiological processes like learning and memory, motor control and reward, and pathological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and addiction. In contrast to the extensive studies on neurons, astrocyte involvement in dopaminergic signaling remains largely unknown. Using transgenic mice, opt...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used them by smugly making me say it when he wanted to hear it.  He used them by only ever saying them himself when I would work up the strength to try to end things.   He used them to make me feel bad when I didn’t “behave” how he wanted me to.  He used them to convince me of a false future that he had no intention of ever providing.  The words “I love you” meant absolutely nothing. They were alternately a crowba...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Codependence Narcissism Personal Stories Relationships & Love Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Breakups Emotional Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: news
__________ We are pleased to share a fantastic professional development opportunity offered by the Luria Neuroscience Institute and featuring renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP. Inaugural 5‑day Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposium (February 17–21st, 2020): Dr. Goldberg has been a frequent visitor to Bali for 30 years and is currently engaged in cross-cultural neuroscience research with two major Indonesian universities. He personally designed this unique and comprehensive event to discuss cutting edge cognitive neuroscience and state-of-the-art clinical insights with a small group of participants in...
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 Touch is a powerful thing. From the time we’re born, and throughout our lives, humans need touch to thrive and develop properly. Sadly, many people in our culture experience a profound lack of caring and respectful platonic touch. Today’s guest, Rev. Edie Weinstein, has a remedy for this. She is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events for the public. Tune in to discover how Edie got started in the hugging “business,” the ins and outs of giving free hugs in public, and how she manages to gently navigate our culture’s understandable wariness of inappropria...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Inspiration & Hope Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
Conclusions/Importance: Improvements are necessary for consumer information in app stores, increased availability of alcohol-related self-tracking applications, transparent quality assurance regarding evidence-based content, and user-friendly design quality, to provide guidance for potential users on how to successfully navigate a highly unstable digital environment. PMID: 31934803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. In a paper published in the journal Neuron, neuroscientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward understanding the neural basis of interoception, which could allow researchers to address key questions in eating disorders, obesity, drug addiction, and a host of other diseases.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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