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My trichotillomania could be solved with a precision medicine approach. Resident Obama’s call for the scientific community to embrace a precision medicine revolution gave me hope for some forward motion on two disorders I’ve quietly struggled with since my adolescence: trichotillomania and dermatillomania.

My trichotillomania could be solved with a precision medicine approach

Taking a precision medicine approach to these two conditions, which run under the radar of the medical establishment, could answer some longstanding clinical questions and potentially identify the first-ever effective treatments for them. Trichotillomania, also known as hair-pulling disorder, and its cousin, dermatillomania, or skin-pulling disorder, are grouped together with other related conditions as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). These aren’t “bad habits.” Instead they are complex, grooming-related mental illnesses that cause people to inflict damage on their bodies in a way that is difficult to conceal or control. History's Most Sadistic Serial Killer. Theconversation. The area surrounding Lake Turkana in Kenya was lush and fertile 10,000 years ago, with thousands of animals – including elephants, giraffes and zebras – roaming around alongside groups of hunter gatherers.


But it also had a dark side. We have discovered the oldest known case of violence between two groups of hunter gatherers took place there, with ten excavated skeletons showing evidence of having been killed with both sharp and blunt weapons. The findings, published in Nature, are important because they challenge our understanding of the roots of conflict and suggest warfare may have a much older history than many researchers believe. Theconversation. The question of whether warfare is encoded in our genes, or appeared as a result of civilisation, has long fascinated anyone trying to get to grips with human society.


Might a willingness to fight neighbouring groups have provided our ancestors with an evolutionary advantage? With conflicts raging across the globe, these questions have implications for understanding our past, and perhaps our future as well. The Enlightenment philosophers Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau had different visions of prehistory. The Caveman Guide to Parenting. Every evening as the sun sets, Robb Wolf begins his nightly ritual: While his two daughters play, he slowly dims the lights, just a few lumens every 20 to 30 minutes, until the house, in Reno, Nevada, is dark.

The Caveman Guide to Parenting

The family is asleep before 8 p.m. and awake before dawn, as Wolf imagines our ancestors were millennia ago, before artificial light interrupted our “normal circadian rhythms.” Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, New York, Elyssa Starkman and her 5-year-old daughter read the public-school lunch menu together every morning. They discuss which items are okay to eat: yes to meats and veggies, no to grains and processed foods—a diet, Starkman says, that is more in line with what our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The Hunting of the SNARC. How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics : The Salt. Hide captionAnna Matveevna came to this communal apartment in St.

How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics : The Salt

Petersburg in 1931, when she was 8 years old. Courtesy of European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,Colgate University and Cornell University. Dig Deep: You’re Stronger Than You Think. Awhile back I was doing a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout over on a nearby running/biking trail.

Dig Deep: You’re Stronger Than You Think

Understanding the 10 Most Destructive Human Behaviors. By Live Science Staff | May 13, 2011 12:25pm ET Credit: © Fernando Gregory | Compared with most animals, we humans engage in a host of behaviors that are destructive to our own kind and to ourselves.

Understanding the 10 Most Destructive Human Behaviors

Mean Girls: Women Evolved to Be Catty? The rumor spreading, shunning and backstabbing of "mean girls" may be a relatively accurate picture of women's social interactions, one researcher says.

Mean Girls: Women Evolved to Be Catty?

Though both men and women use such indirect aggression in relationships, women use backbiting to demoralize competition and take sexual rivals out of the picture, one researcher argues in a review article detailed today (Oct. 27) in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. "Women do compete, and they can compete quite fiercely with one another," said Tracy Vaillancourt, the paper's author and a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

"The form it typically takes is indirect aggression, because it has a low cost: The person [making the attack] doesn't get injured. Oftentimes, the person's motives aren't detected, and yet it still inflicts harm against the person they're aggressing against. " Study: Yelling At Teens As Harmful As Hitting.

True Courage Is Knowing You’re Wrong But Refusing To Admit It. Courage requires us to remain steadfast in our beliefs.

True Courage Is Knowing You’re Wrong But Refusing To Admit It

It asks that we stand by the convictions we express and never give an inch, no matter what the cost. "Armageddon"-Style Prank Goes Viral. Hypnotically induced stare captured on camera. Self-help: Be a sociopath—or just act like one. The Mental Illness of Choice for CEO’s & Politicians. Take Two 'Normal' People, Add Money To Just One Of Them, And Watch What Happens Next. What ‘Bad Dogs’ Can Teach Humans About Compulsive Behavior.

Casey was diagnosed with canine compulsive disorder.

What ‘Bad Dogs’ Can Teach Humans About Compulsive Behavior

Increasing Solar Activity And Disturbances In Earth's Magnetic Field Affect Our Behavior And Increase Our Health. Michael Forrester, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times Climaxing yesterday, the sun will have unleashed three X-class solar flares. These are the strongest flares of the year so far, and they signal a significant increase in solar activity with more to come. Historically, research has been conducted to link the 11 year cycle of the sun to changes in human behavior and society. Research done in the last hundred years that shows the most malefic effects from solar activity come at the sunspot minima. Solar flares are intense blooms of radiation that come from the release of the magnetic energy associated with sunspots. Cannibalism At Jamestown: Scholars Find Evidence That Early Settlers Resorted To Eating Humans. WASHINGTON — Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.

For years, there have been tales of people in the first permanent English settlement in America eating dogs, cats, rats, mice, snakes and shoe leather to stave off starvation. There were also written accounts of settlers eating their own dead, but archaeologists had been skeptical of those stories. But now, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown are announcing the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl that show clear signs that she was cannibalized. Evidence indicates clumsy chops to the body and head of the girl, who appears to have already been dead at the time. Who Stands Where In A Crowded Elevator And Why? : Krulwich Wonders...

She's in Finland now, getting her Ph.D. at the University of Jyvaskyla, but before that, when she was in Adelaide, Australia, she studied elevator behavior. Rebekah Rousi hung around two tall office towers in town, riding elevators up and down day after day, looking for patterns. Alphabetical Index of all Psychiatric Disorders at ALLPSYCH Online. How to ace your job interview. Outlook - puhnner. The soldier as sexual aggresso. A large number of civilian women and men were victims of sexual violence during the civil war in Bosnia. Are Smart Gadgets Making Us Dumb? ASMR videos: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and whispering videos on YouTube. TheWaterwhispers/Youtube. We open with a close-up of a young woman’s face, shot from below.

She gazes downward into the camera, her light brown hair hanging so low as to almost touch the lens. All my wasted New Year’s. Inside the Minds of Mass Killers. Hello there! If you enjoy the content on Neuroanthropology, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Copying parental suicides. The Neuropsychology of Persuasion: 6 Shortcuts to Winning Someone Over. ADHD medication could cut crime rates.

Individuals with ADHD have previously been shown to be at greater risk of entering a life of crime. A Swedish study has shown that ADHD medication can help cut crime rates. Early intervention prevents behavioral problems. Manly Honor: Part III — The Victorian Era and the Development of the Stoic-Christian Code of Honor. Shrunken Head DNA Proves Horrific Folklore True. New Evidence That Racism Isn't 'Natural' - Robert Wright. Morality, Compassion and the Sociopath. The Science of Why We Blush. Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower. Hairy Men: Parasite Theory Can't Explain Women's Preference For Hairless Guys, Study Suggests.

How psychopaths take over. Why are Americans so easy to manipulate? Why we vote for liars. What Romney, Obama’s Body Language Says to Voters - Interactive Feature. Music therapy reveals parenting skills. To get laid, high school students harass each other. Chimp 'Secret Handshakes' May Be Cultural. Business friendships are fragile.