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Are we using the ADHD diagnosis too indiscriminately? Photo: Colourbox

2014.03.31 | Research news

Are we using the ADHD diagnosis too indiscriminately?

The ADHD diagnosis is still more widely defined and more widely applied. The group of people who are diagnosed with ADHD is very diverse and patients may need many different forms of treatment and help, which does not necessarily have to be medical.

In Denmark, the healthcare system has not been nearly as focused on complex trauma as the other Nordic countries. But now a group of Danish and Nordic researchers have decided to take action.

2014.03.27 | Health and disease

Major conference to create awareness about trauma in Denmark

Researchers from Aarhus University have organised a major conference that focuses on creating incentives for new trauma research and treatment approaches. The goal of the conference, which takes place from 27 to 29 March in the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen, is to foster more awareness about how we are treating trauma patients in Denmark.

Forgotten childhood memories can be retrieved. Photo: AU Photo

2014.02.25 | Research news

Forgotten childhood memories can be retrieved

We may be unaware that they ever took place, but our early childhood experiences are stored in our unconscious memory and affect us as we grow older. Researchers have studied the awareness and long-term memory in little children and have found ground-breaking new knowledge.

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences behind a new treatment option

2014.02.07 | Research news

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES BEHIND A NEW TREATMENT OPTION

In cooperation with the social psychiatric day centre Holmstrupgård, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science has introduced a new treatment option for young people with mental disorders.

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. Photo: AU Foto

2014.01.27 | People

New director of studies at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

“I would like for us to start thinking about changing our way of thinking and taking a more creative approach to teaching, and thereby engaging the students to a greater extent than previously.” This is Helle Spindler’s ambition for the future as the new director of studies at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

When asked to describe what constitutes a normal life in their own culture, Qatari men focus to a greater extent on religion. Qatari women, on the other hand, have an increasingly cross-cultural perception of what constitutes a typical life story. Photo: Colourbox

2013.12.04 | Research news

Religion and gender determine what we expect from life

New research from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences examines what men and women in Qatar expect from a normal life, and the differences between genders are quite surprising.

New experiment sends couples in for annual relationship check-ups. Photo: Colourbox

2013.11.19 | Students, Staff, Public/media

New experiment sends couples in for annual relationship check-ups

An annual check-up reviewing the state of your relationship - is that a good idea? It seems like it. A new study aims to show whether an annual check-up can strengthen married life and prevent divorce.

Researchers from Aarhus University will be investigating the concepts of life chapters in collaboration with researchers from other universities. Photo: Colourbox.

2013.11.12 | Research news, Staff, Public/media

DKK 4 MILLION FOR RESEARCH ON LIFE STORIES

New research project aims to uncover how we humans create our life stories. The scientists behind the project have recently received DKK 4 million from the Velux Foundation.

2013.11.12 | Research news

Half a million kroner for research on the accessibility of alcohol and tobacco

The researchers behind the project “Down on the Boardwalk” have been granted DKK 0.5 million from AU IDEAS for further research on whether there is a correlation between the accessibility of alcohol and tobacco in Denmark and the spread of these substances in the country.

Cancer patients using complementary and alternative medicine are more depressed. Foto: Colourbox

2013.10.11 | Private and public companies

Cancer patients using complementary and alternative medicine are more depressed

Many cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with the aim of increasing their quality of life. The results of a new study among women treated for breast cancer cannot confirm this. The results indicate that women who used CAM – in particular various herbal medicines and vitamin supplements – experienced more depressive…

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