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Simple test can detect signs of suicidal thoughts in people taking antidepressants While antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping people overcome major depression, it has long been known that a small subset of individuals taking these drugs can actually exp... (8 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mood Disorders, Division of Adult Psychiatry 4 years 36 weeks ago
UCLA researchers make first direct recording of mirror neurons in human brain Mirror neurons, many say, are what make us human. They are the cells in the brain that fire not only when we perform a particular action but also when we watch someone else perform that same action. N... (12 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center 4 years 36 weeks ago
Behavior therapy effective in reducing tics in children with Tourette syndrome, study finds Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by tics like grimacing, blinking and vocalizations, is normally treated in children and teens with one of several antipsychotic medications. Bu... (18 May 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 4 years 30 weeks ago
Good grades? It's all in who you know Enrichment classes, after-school activities, tutoring, not to mention the gentle prodding of parents — all may count in giving a child that extra academic edge. But parents still puzzle over what the... (3 Jun 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 4 years 28 weeks ago
DNA scan for familial autism finds variants that disrupt gene activity in autistic kids The world's largest DNA scan for familial autism has uncovered new genetic changes in autistic children that are often not present in their parents. Identified in less than 1 percent of the population... (9 Jun 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 4 years 27 weeks ago
Obituary: Paul Satz, 77, psychiatry professor, founder of UCLA neuropsychology program Paul Satz, a UCLA professor emeritus of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and the founder of the neuropsychology program at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick N... (25 Jun 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Division of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology 4 years 25 weeks ago
Unique program boosts safe-sex habits among high-risk African American couples A new study has found that heterosexual African American couples in which only one partner is HIV-positive practiced safer sexual behaviors after participating in a culturally specific intervention pr... (13 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, The Center for Culture,Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities 4 years 22 weeks ago
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center rated one of top hospitals in the U.S. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks as one of the top five American hospitals — and the best hospital in the western United States for the 21st consecutive year — according to a U.S. News & Wo... (14 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 4 years 22 weeks ago
Study shows how memory is disrupted in those with disease linked to learning disabilities Imagine if your brain lost its working memory — the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind's eye. That's the plight faced by millions of people with neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1.... (15 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 4 years 22 weeks ago
UCLA researchers identify brain pathways linking social stress and inflammation Stress gets under our skin Everyone experiences social stress, whether it is nervousness over a job interview, difficulty meeting people at parties, or angst over giving a speech. In a new report, UCL... (6 Aug 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 19 weeks ago