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Mental Health Friday 2022-06-24 – Disorder of written expression

    Todayā€™s Topic: Disorder of written expression Disorder of written expression and dysgraphia: definition, diagnosis, and management (To stay on page right-click on links to open in a new tab)   Peter J. Chung,1Ā Dilip R. Patel,2Ā andĀ Iman Nizami2 Abstract Writing is a complex task that is vital to learning and is usually acquired in the […]

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Predictable and consistent parental behavior is key for optimal child brainĀ development

Predictable and consistent parental behavior is key for optimal child brainĀ development Predictable and consistent parental behavior can include set routines for meals and transportation. Sue Zeng/Unsplash, CC BY-ND Tallie Z. Baram, University of California, Irvine Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how […]

Louisiana Limits Solitary Confinement for Youth

2022-06-23 Louisiana Limits Solitary Confinement for Youth by Annie Waldman, ProPublica, Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project, and Erin Einhorn, NBC News Lawmakers in Louisiana passed new restrictions on the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities following an investigation by The Marshall Project, ProPublica and NBC News into harsh conditions in a youth lockup. The […]

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Kidsā€™ neighborhoods can affect their developing brains, a new studyĀ finds

2022-06-22 Kidsā€™ neighborhoods can affect their developing brains, a new studyĀ finds Children living in low-income neighborhoods with ā€˜hands-offā€™ norms about safety showed higher levels of reactivity in a region of the brain associated with emotion processing and threat detection. DenisTangneyJr/E+ via Getty Images Gabriela Suarez, University of Michigan The Research Brief is a short take […]

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Senescent brain cells may contribute to Alzheimerā€™s disease

    Senescent brain cells may contribute to Alzheimerā€™s disease People with Alzheimerā€™s have more senescent brain cells than those without this disease, a new study shows.Ā Senescent cells, which are damaged cells in the body that do not die off when they should, have been linked to many aspects of aging and disease. The new […]

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Trouble Paying Bills and Fathers’ Mental Health

Trouble paying bills can take a heavy toll on fathersā€™ mental health, leading to familyĀ conflict Most research on poverty has focused on the effects on mothers, but a new study shows the importance of turning increased attention to fathersā€™ mental health. kieferpix/iStock via Getty Images Plus Joyce Y. Lee, The Ohio State University The Research […]

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