Psychology

Scientists find genetic link behind various psychiatric disorders

Scientists find genetic link behind various psychiatric disorders

When scientists look for “genes associated with mental disorder,” they actually look for the biological differences that may make someone more or less vulnerable to psychiatric disorders. A recent study has revealed that various psychiatric disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), and schizophrenia, have high grade genetic association. …

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Preparation Pressure Part 3: Teenage dream vs. Parent’s goals

The pressure students feel from parents and school programs can ruin their educational experience and exhaust them. In many situations, students forgo their own passions for the school their parents deem the better choice. Parents may have viable reason and motivation for feeling a need to interfere with their child’s education. Yet, in attempting to …

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Why bullying should not be taken lightly

Bullying is not a new reality. However, the effects of bullying and the psychology behind it are being examined more thoroughly in the wake of teen suicides and increasing mental health disorders in adolescents nationwide who have been bullied past their breaking points. A 2011 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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