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Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes in brain Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by... (2 Dec 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 20 weeks 1 day ago
Large study finds genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder Knowledge about the biological origin of diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment.   In an effort to push th... (21 Sep 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics 2 years 30 weeks ago
Latinas victimized by domestic violence much likelier to experience postpartum depression Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence,... (4 May 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, The Center for Culture,Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities 2 years 50 weeks ago
Loneliness Is a Molecule: UCLA researchers identify the molecular signature of loneliness It is already known that a person's social environment can affect his or her health, with those who are socially isolated - that is, lonely - suffering from higher mortality than people who are not.... (13 Sep 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 31 weeks ago
Loneliness triggers unhealthy immune response, study finds Loneliness is no fun — and now it appears it's bad for you as well. UCLA researchers report that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their... (7 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 3 years 10 weeks ago
Marian Sigman, Ph.D. 1941-2012 - In Memoriam Marian Sigman, Ph.D., a valued colleague and friend to many at the Semel Institute at UCLA died on April 30, 2012; she was 70 years old. Marian Sigman was a developmental and child clinical psychologi... (11 May 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 1 year 49 weeks ago
Meditation reduces loneliness Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. But being lonely is much more than a silent house and a lack of companionship. Over time, loneliness not only takes... (14 Aug 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 35 weeks ago
Mind Well Week begins Monday, April 22! Mind Well Week begins Monday, April 22!Monday April 22 – Sunday, April 28; at variable locations and times See below for additional information and the flyer attached for all Mind Well Week... (22 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 22 hours ago
Mindfulness meditation slows progression of HIV, study shows Reducing stress can bolster immune system in HIV-positive adults, others   CD4+ T lymphocytes, or simply CD4 T cells, are the "brains" of the immune system, coordinating its activity when the bod... (24 Jul 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 5 years 39 weeks ago
More insight into the secret life of the American teen Andrew Fuligni and his colleagues want to understand the secret life of the American teenager. Their research has examined whether stress in the teen years affects kids' health as adults (it does), wh... (6 Oct 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program 2 years 28 weeks ago