Michael Orlans

Are Unborn Babies Aware?

Michael Orlans Co-Founder Co-Director at Evergreen Psychotherapy Center – Attachment Treatment and Training Institute Are Unborn Babies Aware? Apr 25, 2015 The old Freudians believe that personality does not develop until ages 2-3 has now been displaced by decades of research in the field of pre-natal psychology.  We have found that an unborn child is […]

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Brain Blamed for Teen ‘Stroppiness’, from the BBC

Scientists have discovered that the brain’s centre of reasoning is among the last areas to mature. The finding, by a team at the US National Institute of Mental Health, may help to explain why teenagers often seem to be so unreasonable. Researchers used imaging techniques to show “higher order” brain areas do not develop fully […]

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Child Conduct Problems May Predict Depression Among Young Adults

Childhood Conduct Problems May Predict Depression Among Young Adults Date: May 12, 2004 Source: University Of Washington Summary: Preadolescents who reported high levels of conduct problems were nearly four times as likely to have experienced an episode of depression in early adulthood than were children who reported low rates of conduct problems, according to a […]

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Bea Van den Bergh

Maternal Antenatal Anxiety and ADHD Symptoms

Article High Antenatal Maternal Anxiety Is Related to ADHD Symptoms, Externalizing Problems, and Anxiety in 8‐ and 9‐Year‐Olds Bea Van den Bergh Alfons Marcoen Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Child Development (Impact Factor: 4.72). 06/2004; 75(4):1085-97. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00727.x Source: PubMed ABSTRACT Associations between antenatal maternal anxiety, measured with the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, […]

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Blind Can Learn to See

Those Who Once Were Blind Can Learn To See, Study Shows Date: February 20, 2007 Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary: How does the human brain “learn” to see? If the brain is deprived of visual input early in life, can it later learn to see at all? MIT researchers are exploring those questions by […]

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Brain Activity Changes in Maltreated Kids

Psychologist Detects Brain-Activity Changes In Maltreated Kids Science Daily — MADISON – Learning to spot signs of anger early, before they lead to trouble, becomes a finely honed survival skill for children who have suffered severe abuse. A new study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist suggests that this survival skill may actually trigger biological […]

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Maternal Stress May Influence Fetal Brain

Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero Date: March 10, 1999 Source: University Of Kentucky Medical Center Summary: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center researcher Pathik D. Wadhwa and his colleagues have presented a study which suggests maternal stress and stress hormones influence fetal brain development. Although maternal […]

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Newborns Grow Vision and Movement Regions First

Newborn Brains Grow Vision And Movement Regions First Date: February 13, 2007 Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine Summary: The regions of the brain that control vision and other sensory information grow dramatically in the first few months following birth, while the area that controls abstract thought experiences very little growth during the […]

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Relationship Between Eye Condition and ADHD

Relationship Between Eye Condition and ADHD Released: 13-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: University of California, San Diego UCSD SHILEY OPHTHALMOLOGISTS DISCOVER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EYE CONDITION AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER UCSD Shiley Eye Center ophthalmologists and researchers have uncovered a relationship between an eye disease characterized by an inability to focus on a target […]

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Why Preemie Brains Improve Over Time

  June 27, 2005 Infants born prematurely and with hypoxia—inadequate oxygen to the blood—are able to recover some cells, volume and weight in the brain after oxygen supply is restored, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in Experimental Neurology. Working with mice reared in a low–oxygen environment from three to 11 days after birth, the […]

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