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Eye movements reveal temporal Expectation Deficits in ADHD

Emerging evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements (saccades and microsaccades) are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anticipation, cognitive processes that are often impaired in individuals with ADHD. The new study suggests that carefully tracking eye movements offers a

Scientists Discover Brain Area which can be Targeted for Treatment in Patients with Schizophrenia Who ‘Hear Voices’

"This is the first controlled trial to precisely determine an anatomically defined brain area where high frequency magnetic pulses can improve the hearing of voices," said lead researcher, Professor Sonia Dollfus (University of Caen, CHU, France). Schizophrenia is a serious long-term mental health problem. People with schizophrenia experience a range of

Neuroticism May Postpone Death for Some

"Our findings are important because they suggest that being high in neuroticism may sometimes have a protective effect, perhaps by making people more vigilant about their health," says lead researcher Catharine R. Gale of the University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton. By definition, people with high levels of neuroticism are

New Insights Into How the Mind Influences the Body

Specifically, the findings shed new light on how stress, depression and other mental states can alter organ function, and show that there is a real anatomical basis for psychosomatic illness. The research also provides a concrete neural substrate that may help explain why meditation and certain exercises such as yoga

Food Allergies Linked to Childhood Anxiety

Among the children with a food allergy, 57 percent reported having symptoms of anxiety compared to 48 percent of children without a food allergy. Approximately 48 percent of the children had symptoms of depression with or without a food allergy. "Management of food allergy can be expensive both in terms of

Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Be Linked to ADHD

Published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, this study is the first to indicate that epigenetic changes evident at birth may explain the link between unhealthy diet, conduct problems and ADHD. Early onset conduct problems (e.g. lying, fighting) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are the leading causes of child mental

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