Monthly Archives: August 2013

Brain Cells Associated with REM Sleep may Aid in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

By |2018-06-08T18:47:50+00:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Insomnia|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience findings that may one day lead to new, more effective behavioral and pharmacological therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders. The research is centered on a group of cells activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and is central in the regulation of emotional memory processing.


Girls With Math Anxiety: Is It as Real as We Think?

By |2018-06-08T18:47:50+00:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Human Perception|Tags: , , , , , |

It is a commonly held perspective that girls experience a higher level of anxiety with regards to math even when demonstrating levels of ability. A new series of studies, however, has shown that while girls may have higher anxiety as a generalized perception of mathematics, they do not exhibit those higher levels during actual math classes and exams.

Children Involved in Bullying May Have More Psychiatric Issues in Adulthood

By |2018-06-08T18:47:56+00:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Insomnia|Tags: , , , , , , |

A study from the Duke University Medical Center found, after the review of more than 20 years of data from a group of 1,270 participants, has found that children involved in bullying are more likely to develop a number of psychiatric disorders as they grow into adulthood. The study, which is called the most definitive and extensive to date, indicates that not only does the target of bullying suffer long term effects, but so do the bullies. This contradicts the common perception that the effects of bullying are short term and that children grow out of them as they mature.