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Teaching autistic teens to cope Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder are in a bind. The disorder is characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction, but it's a continuum, so some teens diagnosed with ASD are... (12 Jun 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 23 weeks ago
Teaching autistic teens to make friends During the first week of class, the teens' eyes were downcast, their responses were mumbled and eye contact was almost nonexistent. By Week 12, though, these same kids were talkative, responsive and e... (7 Apr 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment, UCLA PEERS® Clinic 5 years 33 weeks ago
Team finds gene mutation that increases risk of schizophrenia, learning impairment UCLA researchers help discover biological link between two brain disorders Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 A collaborative team of researchers including scientists from UCLA ha... (6 Aug 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 15 weeks ago
Teenage stress has implications for adult health Most of us remember our teenage years with a mix of fondness and relief. Fondness for the good memories, and relief that all that teenage stress, angst and drama — first love, gossip, SATs, fight... (10 Mar 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 5 years 37 weeks ago
Teens maintain their religion as part of their identity during turbulent high school years High school is a turbulent time for adolescents. Every parent knows these are the years when teens begin to spread their wings, develop their own self-awareness and confirm their identification with s... (17 Jun 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Division of Adult Psychiatry 3 years 23 weeks ago
The 'Model Minority' Myth The Asian American community, long stereotyped as the overachieving model minority, in truth struggles with the same problems of substance abuse and addictive behavior as other populations. For exampl... (12 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 7 years 41 weeks ago
Thomas Strouse named to new Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education Tomorrow will be better. That thought carried Madelyn "Maddie" Katz through her final days before her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. It may well be the philosophy that motivated Maddie... (16 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 3 years 49 weeks ago
Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, UCLA study shows Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indee... (2 Mar 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Addictive Behaviors, Adolescent Smoking Cessation Center 3 years 38 weeks ago
Two UCLA scientists receive NIH grants to further BRAIN Initiative research In April 2013, UCLA scientists led by Chancellor Gene Block were among the guests at President Obama’s announcement of the BRAIN Initiative. The program is aimed at discovering new ways to t... (30 Sep 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 weeks 6 days ago
UCLA brain-imaging technique predicts who will suffer cognitive decline over time Cognitive loss and brain degeneration currently affect millions of adults, and the number will increase, given the population of aging baby boomers. Today, nearly 20 percent of people age 65 or older... (13 Feb 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 40 weeks ago