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Key differences in brain activity in people with anorexia nervosa revealed by study When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and understanding of disease mechanisms, say the researchers.
What Do Master Manipulators and Psychopaths Have in Common? Psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism are personality traits that make up the "Dark Triad." These three traits all have interrelated features. But Machiavellianism and psychopathy have more in common with each other than either has with narcissism.
Fear of Missing Out In case you didn’t have enough to worry about, there’s a new mental health syndrome on the horizon with a funky acronym. It’s FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out. Missing out? But on what? On what other people are doing. They’re having exciting experiences that … ...
Tyra Banks Discusses “Traumatic” Fertility Struggles... It’s difficult to juggle working and becoming a mother. For this reason, many women put off having children in order to focus on securing their career. For many, it works … ...
Today I Love My Weird Sense Of Humor It's possible that the one person in my country who appeared to be completely disinterested in voter apathy, our Prime Minister, may have been the one who has solved the problem. It seems that due to possible massive dislike and distrust of him ......
5 Ways Of Coping With Your Anxiety That Are... Do you ever get angry at yourself for feeling anxious? Beating yourself up for feeling anxious only multiplies the misery. This is #3 on the list of 5 ways of coping with anxiety that … ...
Angry at Your Therapist?…This Doesn’t Mean “Bad Therapy”... This topic can take an entire book to talk about, so this post alone will probably not do it justice. When people think of therapy, many people think that “good … ...
How Memory Is Affected By This Common Mental Health Problem The mental health problem that affects at least one in six people in their lifetime. » Continue reading: How Memory Is Affected By This Common Mental Health Problem
The Placebo Effect Can Make You Enjoy the Same Old Video Games More The weird and wonderful impacts of the placebo effect are well-documented for health treatments. But now a team of researchers has shown that it can help you enjoy a video game that you’re told has been updated — even when it’s exactly the same as it always was....
Remodeling Your Brain to Enhance Your Life The brain can change its neural structure and make new neurons. Here are a few tips on how to remodel your brain in order to enhance your life: Identify what you think about most often. Are you a worrier? Are you angry a lot? Paying … ...
Not Every Day Is An ADHD Day I have ADHD, and I have it every day. But I don’t notice it every day. Or at least I don’t always think about it. And the truth is that … ...
Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness Mindfulness is a practice that can help you in all aspects of your daily life. Practiced since ancient times, modern science is now … ...
The Tragedy of a Failed Apology: Don't Make This #1 Mistake! Here's a story of a high stakes apology gone wrong—and how to get it right.
Healing Trauma: Victimization Has No Grey Area “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter An important step in healing from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse is accepting that it is in fact abuse. There is … ...
I Want Training–Where Do I Start? In a previous post, I discussed the development of my therapist toolbox, and how many therapists gradually integrate complementary skills that they can use with many different clients. Today, I … ...
Child’s depression can harm the immune system of empathetic parents, study finds Empathy, or the ability to “walk in someone’s shoes,” is widely regarded as a positive trait. But recent research on the empathy of parents published in Clinical Psychological Science shows that it could be harming them physically. The study, conducted at Northwestern University, examined the parents of children who suffer from chronic depression. The research [...]
Why does our balance get worse as we grow older? All of us have taken a tumble at some point in our lives. But as we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater: we lose physical strength and bone density, our sense of balance deteriorates and we take longer to recover from a fall. Alarmingly, this process begins around the age of [...]
Face-to-face social interactions guard against depression in older adults In a slight knock on digital and telephone communications, a new study points to the unsurpassed mental health benefits of regular face-to-face social interactions among older adults. Study participants who regularly met in person with family and friends were less likely to report symptoms of depression, compared with participants who emailed or spoke on the [...]
Optogenetic research shows which neurons flip fertility master switch New Zealand scientists have achieved another milestone in their world-leading efforts to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the brain’s master control of fertility. Researchers at the University of Otago Centre for Neuroendocrinology have published the first direct evidence that it is kisspeptin* neurons working in synchrony that generate the small, episodic hormone pulses that are [...]
Scientists test new gene therapy for vision loss from a mitochondrial disease Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a novel mouse model for the vision disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), and found that they can use gene therapy to improve visual function in the mice. LHON is one of many diseases tied to gene mutations that damage the tiny energy factories that [...]