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New study suggests people with OCD are especially sensitive to the seasons

New study suggests people with OCD are especially sensitive to the seasons

A study was run to test people with OCD or SAD and their sensitivity to the different seasons. The results showed that people with those disorders tended to have worsening "compulsions" when the weather is colder. The results where even worse when comparing them to a persons least favorite season of the year.

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Two Servings of Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years - PsyBlog

Two Servings of Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years - PsyBlog

A study that consisted of 924 older adults and lasted for 5 years has proven that by eating two servings per day of fruits and/or leafy veggies can help preserve your cognitive thinking. This is an interesting things because this is a way we can help keep ourselves stronger mentally and physically. By eating just those two servings a day, you could help keep your mind sharper aprox. 11 years younger.

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If Music Gives You Chills, Your Brain Could Be Unique - PsyBlog

If Music Gives You Chills, Your Brain Could Be Unique - PsyBlog

There was a study conducted on 20 students, and half of them experienced chills/ goosebumps when listening to music. The results showed that those who experienced the chills actually had thicker "fibres that connect the auditory cortex to the brain’s emotional centres". It was also shown that those people also have "an enhanced ability to feel emotions".

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Study shows positive effect of art therapy on severe depression

Study shows positive effect of art therapy on severe depression

There was a study ran at Sahlgrenska Academy that consisted of 43 participants with severe to moderate depression and a placebo group of 36 people who also suffer from depression. Most of the participants have such strong depression, it keeps them from working. This is important because while taking part in 10 hours of art therapy showed so much improvement that on the depression rating scale to show improvement in day to day life, and possibly allow them to return to work. Christina Blomdahl states in the article that she hopes that art therapy will be a thing again, especially since it is proven to help.

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Different mental disorders cause same brain-matter loss, Stanford study finds

Different mental disorders cause same brain-matter loss, Stanford study finds

A study at Standford was taken comparing the brains of people with one of 6 different mental disorders compared to those without a mental disorder. The results show that people with mental disorders proved to have less brain matter that those without disorders. Interestingly enough, the parts of the brain that they are losing is connected to that part of the brain that deals with concentration, multitasking, and decision making. It also showed that those how suffered from depression suffered from brain matter loss in other areas as well.

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