Guest Post: A Superfast Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (now called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in the UK) can be regarded by some professionals with trepidation. BPD has many traits and can affect individuals in many different ways; this is in part due to the DSM IV TR requiring an individual to meet 5 out of a possible 9 criteria to…

Remarkable Study Shows Immune System’s Effect On Social Interactions

Researchers from the University of Virginia’s Centre for Brain Immunology and Glia have made a remarkable discovery; the immune system has a direct and measurable impact on our social interactions. For decades scientists have believed that the brain is “immune privileged”, meaning that there is no direct connection from the brain to the immune system. In…

Positive Thinking Really Can Boost Your Chances of Success

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking. “Self-belief can do wonderful things.”  “You can do anything if you put your mind to it!” “If you believe in yourself anything is possible.“ Scientists have finally found some evidence that these mildly sickening adages may actually be worth more than you think. In a massive study, Professor Andrew…

Schizophrenia Linked to Brain Inflammation

People with schizophrenia, a type of psychosis, have much higher levels of immune system activity within the brain, a recent study finds. The research conducted by Peter Bloomfield and teams at both Kings College and Imperial College London investigated the activity of immune cells in 56 participants who already had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, were at high risk of…