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Narcissism and Parental Alienation Syndrome It is beneficial for therapists, those in the law profession, and individuals involved with the children of narcissistic clients or partners to be aware of a concept known as parental alienation syndrome, how it is created, and what to do about it.  In a normal attachment … ...
Why Worry Is Nothing But a Gloomy Daydream Do you consider yourself a worrier? Although everyone worries from time to time, some people are plagued by worry on a daily basis. They tend to fall into a pattern of catastrophic thinking — always preparing for the very worst case scenario. Not only is … ...
Learning Really Can Cause Your Brain To Change Learning a new route causes the brain to change its structure, a new study finds. » Continue reading: Learning Really Can Cause Your Brain To Change
Step-Relationships: Family or Friend? A nationwide Pew Research Center survey found that 42% adults have at least one stepparent, stepchild, or stepsibling in their family. This number continues to grow each year with remarriage … ...
The sex talk works, even if it makes you cringe Researchers who looked at all the studies that have been done on having "that talk" with kids found that it really can influence teen behavior for the better.
Moms who need mental health care the most aren't getting it Women in low-income communities are more at risk for postpartum depression or any other form of pregnancy-related mental illness during or after pregnancy.
Kendall Jenner’s Acne Hurt Self-Esteem Teenage acne is common, as is the associated embarrassment over it but it’s always interesting to hear a celebrity open up about how they handled a rite of passage that … ...
Demi Lovato Felt Conflicted Over Abusive Father’s Death... Young fans caught their first glimpse of Demi Lovato when she was just a little girl on Barney and Friends. She later moved on to being a Disney darling, starring … ...
The Next Thing In Relationships: Citizenship? What if we tried applying the citizen-concept to marriage and relationships, including friendships, work relationships, and family?...
Why Are Men Angry? Recently a young man in Washington state shot five people in the school cafeteria then shot himself. Students who knew him indicated that the shooter was upset over a woman. … ...
Untreated Mental Illness Leaves Two Dead, One Life Shattered Be bold. Be compassionate.
Aid-in-Dying Laws Still Leave Out Many The new California aid-in-dying law, like similar laws in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont, leaves out a wide range of people who might want to be covered: those with progressive debilitating diseases that don't have an obvious 6-months-to-live prognosis, and people with dementia, the fastest-growing health threat in the U.S. There may be no good way around this.
Today I Love Mad Flings With Words Today I love mad flings with words. I love how I can take a break from writing by writing differently. I love that my poetry and lyrics are usually spontaneous … ...
Symptoms Leading to Relapse While the individual must maintain the disciplines that insure sobriety, there are ways that others can help. Nearly every person close to the alcoholic is able to recognize behavior changes that indicate a return to old thinking. Often these individuals and fellow A.A. members have … ...
Detecting Signs of Hypomania One of the hardest aspects of bipolar disorder is getting the diagnosis in the first place. There is an average of 10 years between when a person first shows signs … ...
Why Striving for Happiness Can Make You Unhappy Our imperative is happiness. We have a right to be happy, or so we think. Especially in America, the pursuit of happiness is seen as a birthright, a covenant we sign with life from our first cry. Happy people smile from magazine covers; merry models … ...
6 Common Side Effects of Antidepressants   For better or worse, one of the main treatments for depression — antidepressants — come with negative side effects. For some, these side effects are temporary and go away … ...
How Do You Manage Conflicts: Peace, Avoidance, or Confrontation When unhappy in a relationship, do you try to make things work, confront your partner, or kind of gradually back off? The answer depends on what conflict management style you tend to use the most, and that says a lot about you. Whether it’s an abusive boss or a tactless friend, unpleasant situations seem to […]
APA Brief Affirms Benefits of Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Campus Psychological research demonstrates value of diversity in higher education
APA Announces the Creation of Conference Travel Awards for Early- and Mid-Career Librarians Application cycle for early 2016 conferences is now open