Tag Archives: psychology

Does Music Give Us Chills?

music sensation

When your playlist strikes all the right chords, your body can go on a physiological joyride. Your heart rate increases. Your pupils dilate. Your body temperature rises. Blood redirects to your legs. Your cerebellum—mission control for body movement—becomes more active. Your brain flushes with dopamine and a tingly chill whisks down your back. About 50 percent of people get chills …

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How to treat Anxiety disorder?


Anxiety disorder is a medical condition that can be treated. The sooner treatment is started, the better the outcome you can expect. Anxiety can be treated by a number of different professionals. Effective treatment of an anxiety disorder requires that you be completely open and honest with your doctor. Therefore, it is important that you trust and feel comfortable with …

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Medical Risk Factors for Depression

depression facts

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that approximately 14.8 million Americans suffer from a major depressive disorder. Although depression can affect anyone, certain factors may increase your likelihood of developing the disorder. Biochemical Factors Depression is a type of mood disorder that some believe is triggered when brain neurotransmitters are out of balance. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers …

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cancera as a life-changing intervention


cancera as a life-changing interventionPsychologists’ research is preventing and reducing the burden of cancer.Despite decades of public health warnings about the dangers of a suntan, each year 1.3 million new skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States. Americans, it seems, still enjoy their hours at the beach and in tanning booths in pursuit of that sun-kissed glow. Recently, psychologists …

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children in low-income families


WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) — American children from low-income families who are exposed to well-structured, attentive and stimulating preschool programs between the ages of 2 and 4 years are less likely to develop behavioral problems during their preteen years, new research says. The finding, reported in the September/October issue of Child Development, appears to be particularly strong for boys …

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Animal’s psychological health on human


Does interaction between humans and animals provide significant health benefits? Many pet owners say that that their animals provide company, happiness, and other emotional fulfillment. “Being around dogs can have a calming effect,” pet writer Maryann Mott reported for National Geographic News a few years ago. “Studies have shown that physiological changes occur when people touch dogs: a drop in …

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