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HiTOP: The Future of Mental Health Diagnosis is Here A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.
The Repeated Abuse of Sexual Assault Victims The mistrial of the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby has reignited old stereotypes about rape and abuse. Some new acquaintances of mine, who were unaware of my vocation, commented their satisfaction of the outcome siting several reasons. Rather than argue my position, I chose … ...
OCD and the Pervasive Reassurance-Seeking Compulsion “Are you sure I have OCD?” “What if it is something else?” “Am I going crazy?” “Are these thoughts normal?” These are among many questions individuals struggling with OCD ask themselves. Even when they have been thoroughly assessed and diagnosed with OCD by their mental … ...
The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.
Free 10-Minute Alternative To Pain Medication The treatment also has no side effects. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.
Genes, Ions, and Other New Frontiers in Psychiatry A gene related to ion channels common to many families with mental illness leads us to new discoveries and treatments based on actual brain pathology.
How to Be a Witness to Your Thoughts “Develop the ability to stand back and be a witness to your thoughts. This will make your mind strong.” – Amma If you’ve ever suffered from a jumble of thoughts and struggled to make sense of them all, be comforted that you’re not alone. Each … ...
Correct connections are crucial Investigators have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in an attempt to optimize treatment effectiveness.
Heat Wave Temperatures Make It Tougher to Do the Right Thing As millions of people endure record-breaking heat waves, a new study reminds us of the psychological impact high temperatures can have on prosocial behaviors.
Who Wakes Up When? Whether you’re a morning person or whether you prefer to burn the midnight oil may have a lot to do with your age and sex. That’s according to a comprehensive study in which researchers compiled twelve years’ worth of sleep diary entries from more than fifty thousand people – enough...
The Knee-Jerk Apologist Why do some people apologize for everything?
A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapy Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage. It works by injecting a drug called a photosensitizer into the bloodstream, where it gathers in cells, and then exposing the drug-filled cells to light. When the photosensitizer is exposed to this light, it emits what is known as a reactive oxygen species (ROS) that causes the cells to die.
Toxic Relationships: Accept or Reject? The more things change, the more people seem to stay the same. Trying to change others is almost always a waste of time.
Best of Our Blogs: June 23, 2017 There are certain things that need to happen in order for healing to take place. One of the first things is awareness. Most of are stuck in our situations never believing there could be something better. Maybe we don’t think we deserve it. Maybe we … ...
How the Enneagram leads to self-discovery We’re big fans of the personality theory of the Enneagram at Watersedge and are always on the look out for new resources to learn more. This week we discovered a podcast and book we can’t wait to share with you. In episode 4 of the Shauna Niequist podcast, Shauna interviews priest and author Ian Cron […]
Spinal cord injury: Using cortical targets to improve motor function New research provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function in humans paralyzed by spinal cord injury.
This Is Your Brain On Gossip We talk a lot. We are the only species on the planet that exchange information predominantly through talking. Other species, such as dolphins or primates, have their own languages, but they do not rely on verbal communication to the same degree, almost to the exclusion … ...
The Emotion That Does Motivate Behaviour After All The emotion helped people make healthier choices. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Using Metaphors as a Clinical Tool Metaphors have been used in various forms of psychotherapy for decades and for good reason. They are a memorable and effective way of helping to solidify and make concrete the many facets of what it means to be human, and can help patients understand the meaning … ...