Alcohol: Effects on Neurobehavioral Functions and the Brain

By | 2018-01-23T00:55:32+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Peer-Reviewed Articles|Tags: , |

Alcohol: Effects on Neurobehavioral Functions and the Brain Alcoholism results from an interplay between genetic and environmental factors, and is linked to brain defects and associated cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impairments. A confluence of findings from neuroimaging, physiological, neuropathological, and neuropsychological studies of alcoholics indicate that the frontal lobes, limbic system, [...]

Health Benefits of Probiotics: A Review

By | 2018-01-24T17:47:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Peer-Reviewed Articles|Tags: |

Health Benefits of Probiotics Probiotic bacteria have become increasingly popular during the last two decades as a result of the continuously expanding scientific evidence pointing to their beneficial effects on human health. As a result they have been applied as various products with the food industry having been very active in [...]

The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review

By | 2018-01-24T01:38:24+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Peer-Reviewed Articles|Tags: , , |

The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review Objective: Although mindfulness-based therapy has become a popular treatment, little is known about its efficacy. Therefore, our objective was to conduct an effect size analysis of this popular intervention for anxiety and mood symptoms in clinical samples. Method: We conducted [...]

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

By | 2018-01-24T17:49:45+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Peer-Reviewed Articles|Tags: , |

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders Cognitive-behavioral approaches to alcohol and drug use disorders have received considerable empirical support over the past 20 years. One cognitive-behavioral treatment, relapse prevention, was initially designed as an adjunct to existing treatments. It has also been extensively used as a stand-alone treatment [...]

Caffeine Effects on Sleep Taken 0, 3, or 6 Hours Before Going to Bed

By | 2018-01-23T21:30:10+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Peer-Reviewed Articles|Tags: |

Caffeine Effects on Sleep Taken 0, 3, or 6 Hours Before Going to Bed STUDY OBJECTIVE: Sleep hygiene recommendations are widely disseminated despite the fact that few systematic studies have investigated the empirical bases of sleep hygiene in the home environment. For example, studies have yet to investigate the relative effects [...]