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How I Learned to Find Purpose in Life By all accounts, I had a normal childhood: loving mother, father, brother, a cat, enough to eat, a comfortable place to sleep, and no major illnesses to speak of. That all changed when my father died suddenly from a major heart attack when I had … ...
Should You Record Your Doctor’s Visits? My mother is 84 years old, and like many people her age, she has a host of medical issues. She regularly sees a primary care doctor, a cardiologist, an endocrinologist, a rheumatologist, a neurologist, a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist, and an ophthalmologist. She takes a lot … ...
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10 Lies Narcissists Say about Love It was love at first sight when Alice first met her partner. They seemed so perfect for each other, falling instantly and intensely in love. Now only three years later, she was dazed, confused, frustrated, anxious, and severely depressed by the relationship. What was so … ...
Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain, according to a comprehensive new study. The 18-week study of 318 healthy young adults found that combining physical exercise and mild electric brain stimulation with computer-based cognitive training promoted skill learning significantly more than using cognitive training alone. The enhanced learning was skill-specific and did not translate to general intelligence.
The Upside of Neuroticism A new study finds that being neurotic may actually help you live longer.
Why WebMD Should Run Away from Internet Brands/KKR Deal... Practically everybody knows and uses WebMD, and most generally have respect for this mainstay commercial health website. The kind of health information they publish is generally good and well-vetted — people trust it. They’ve also built a clear line between their advertising and editorial departments. … ...
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Best of Our Blogs: July 25, 2017 I attended a class called Mindful Stress Mastery and it was completely full. Every single person in there was struggling with stress and anxiety. There were men, women, young and the old. There were people who came here alone, and with their partners. Every one … ...
APA Again Urges Senate Defeat of "Repeal and Replace" Bills Measures under consideration would gut Medicaid, leave over 20 million uninsured
CBT Technique: Using the Triple Column Technique to Change... One of the cornerstones of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is to individuals identify their negative and irrational ways of thinking.  Cognitive Errors, also known as Cognitive Distortions, are unhealthy thinking habits that lead to most common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and other … ...
I’m a Psychoanalyst—and Here’s Why I Love It Some of you might be surprised to see an entire issue of The Carlat Psychiatry Report devoted to psychoanalysis. Do psychiatrists still practice it? Does it actually work? To paraphrase Mark Twain, the demise of psychoanalysis has been greatly exaggerated. I am an early-career psychiatrist, … ...
Stop Saying These Phrases To Improve Your Life Change the language you use everyday and you can change your life for the better. Words matter.
Life Lessons Children Learn When They’re Not Happy All... You and your child don’t have to agree on everything. Everybody wants to make their children happy. But trying to make your children happy ALL the time is a bust. Nobody is happy all the time. You don’t want to teach your child that they must … ...
Technology Erodes Boundary Between Personal Life and Work Before the new world of work, there was a boundary between our professional and personal lives.