• New research explores effect of acute stressful situations on DNA methylation, an epigenetic effect

    Stress is a major contributor to many of the issues BIPR seeks to address, including depression and anxiety. It is also associated with abuse, trauma, and, in general, parenting. A recent study seeks to explain how acute stress may influence gene activity, thus heightening the risk for disease later in life. Past research connected psychological […]

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  • The balance between authority and promoting independence in parenting

    Parental behavior has an extremely significant influence on a child’s development, so BIPR provides services for parents in addition to those for children. These include clinical psychotherapy services and the Zero-to-Five program’s parent consultation and support groups. In a recent New York Times article, clinician, consultant, and author Madeline Levine evaluates studies of parental involvement. […]

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  • Connection between stress, depression, and reduced brain matter potentially explained by Yale scientists

    Many of BIPR’s services for younger children, including Zero-to-Five and the therapeutic  preschool, aim to encourage healthy intellectual and emotional development. BIPR’s therapists for adolescents and adults seek to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. New research from Yale University shows a connection between chronic stress and depression and reduced brain volume in synaptic connections. This […]

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  • Research in naturalistic setting provides support for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as treatment for depression

    BIPR’s clinical services offer support for many mental health problems, but one of the most widespread issues for which BIPR provides support is depression. Talk therapy such as that at BIPR provides one way to treat depression, but sometimes other treatment becomes necessary. Recent research from Butler Hospital shows that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) could […]

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  • Recent research shows children's social skills more important than academic ones for future happiness

    Through Zero-to-Five and Preschool services, BIPR seeks to contribute to children’s healthy emotional development. Zero-to-Five services provide assessments to identify issues and consultation to encourage positive social connections. Another way in which BIPR facilitates children’s healthy relationships is the Connections Classroom at First Presbyterian Preschool. The classroom provides an environment in which children with developmental […]

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  • An earlier, more reliable test for autism?

    In a recent study, researchers found that EEGs could represent a new diagnostic tool for identifying autism in children as young as 2. At BIPR, clinicians assist with many child behavior and parenting problems and Zero-to-Five and preschool services offer assessments and educational options for children with social, emotional, and intellectual developmental issues. All these […]

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  • Connection between Dopamine Levels and Aggression Discovered

    In a recent study, researchers found that low dopamine levels are linked to higher levels of aggression. At BIPR, clinicians help with a variety of issues including aggression, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, depression, and anxiety. More research in this field could lead to new treatments, both therapeutic and chemical, for aggression. Researchers discovered this link […]

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  • New Stress Evaluation Could Lead to Predictions on Health Risks for Certain Demographics

    BIPR’s clinical services offer support to individuals with a wide variety of disorders. Many of these disorders can lead to or result from stress, including depression, anxiety, trauma, issues with sexual and physical abuse, ADD/ADHD, parenting, and issues with life changes. New research from Carnegie Mellon University evaluates adult stress levels in the United States […]

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  • A New Approach for Treating Trauma?: Research on the Neurological Basis of Fear Memory

    Although it provides clinical services for clients with a variety of disorders and mental health issues, BIPR specializes in trauma and attachment. These individuals come from a wide spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds, but BIPR offers reduced fees to meet the needs of all those seeking psychotherapy. In a recent study by scientists from the Universities […]

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  • Exercise as a simple treatment for ADHD?

    One disability that BIPR’s clinical sector services is ADHD. It has long been understood that exercise affects health and the brain in a positive way, but recent research confirms the positive influence of exercise on treating individuals with ADHD. David Bucci of Dartmouth College initiated research related to ADHD with the aim of finding approaches […]

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