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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Mental Health with 0 Comments
Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Psychology Research with 0 Comments
How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Mental Health with 0 Comments
Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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