A paper describing some research on the way science is taught was recently published by one of the most high profile research journals in the world. This has raised a lot of issues about how education research is valued. Read More
Disturbingly easy. All you need is 5 minutes with Google according to a new study.
Many of you will be thinking "why would anyone want to fake ADHD!?" Well a common reason is to gain access to stimulant medications with the hope that they will boost academic performance, or for more simple abuse purposes. Read More
The subject of Traumatic Brain Injury is back in the news after the accident suffered by top snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Some timely new research has revealed some of the personality changes that can occur after a TBI, including profound problems in the ability to process emotions.
I have received a number of comments on my original post and I want to make sure I'm absolutely clear. My intention was to use the issue of liver transplantation to highlight how some people view alcoholics as being at fault for their alcoholism.
A lot of work, in both the public and private sectors, is being put into the development of medications to treat alcohol and drug addiction. Here I will give you an overview of ongoing research and highlight some of the most exciting developments. Read More
(Update, Jan 15 2009. This post was written in response to one from Stanton Peele entitled "Lies that addiction experts tell us part 3......". The title of Stanton Peeles post has subsequently been changed to "Addiction myth #3.......". I tell you this to explain the numerous references to "lies" and "lying" that appear here). Read More
The Placebo Effect, where patients derive benefit from a "dummy" pill, has been described many times over the years. New research shows that there is a genetic basis for the placebo effect in sufferers of social anxiety disorder. Read More
"....because I can't forget no matter how hard I try.........." Corporal Cloy Richards, PTSD sufferer.
Cannabis has often been proposed to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rates of marijuana use are significantly higher in PTSD sufferers. However like all medical marijuana issues it's controversial and complicated.
Everyone experiences stress and unhappiness at some points in their lives. For most people, these unpleasant episodes are transient but for others they are associated with the development of conditions such as depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. A key challenge for scientists is to try to understand why only some people will develop these disorders. Read More
Hello and welcome to a new blog; From Mouse to Man. I'm your host, Dr. Phil Newton from the University of California at San Francisco. I'll be bringing you some of the latest developments from the world of basic research and trying to translate their implications for human mental health. Read More
Philip M. Newton, Ph.D. is a Neuroscience Lecturer at Swansea University Medical School in the United Kingdom.