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The Darker Side of Flakiness Can flaking on social engagements indicate a deeper issue? Yes. Learn the signs.
Some consider an obsession with clean eating a disorder Orthorexia nervosa is an illness that has been making the rounds online, though it’s absent from all psychiatric manuals.
What is the link between depression and heart disease? The link between the two diseases is complex and not entirely understood.
Teen substance use is risky even with parents' knowledge Researchers conclude that all use equals risk, and parents should communicate and clarify those risks.
Stop Trying to Stop Enabling Bipolar Behavior! Sandra lives with bipolar disorder. I am her psychiatrist or p-doc or shrink (as in Dr. Fink, the shrink). Sandra (not her real name), and I have worked together for … ...
Releasing Resentments “Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have … ...
Are you hardwired to enjoy high-calorie foods? Research links genes to heightened brain reward responses to foods high in fat and sugar For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods, a tie that could aid in the development of targeted treatments for obesity and overweight. Researchers found that two gene variants - FTO and DRD2 - influenced activity in the brain reward system when looking at pictures of high-calorie foods.
Trusting Your Gut When It Goes Against Everything You’ve... How do you make judgments? Are you a more rational person who likes to compile factual evidence and remove feelings from the decision-making process, or are you the kind of person who says, “I go with my gut”? The most powerful people in the world … ...
Self-Esteem: The Incredibly Young Age At Which It’s Set Self-esteem could be set at a surprisingly young age -- so what influences it? » Continue reading: Self-Esteem: The Incredibly Young Age At Which It’s Set
Guns & Drug Death Statistics: What Should Be Done? What conclusions can we draw from the rates of death by gunshot and drug overdoses?...
You Can Raise Your Testosterone Levels Just By Acting Aggressive We’ve known for a while that testosterone is associated with aggressive behavior. But a fascinating new experiment reveals that these hormones are a two-way street: Simply acting aggressive can also raise levels of testosterone, in both women and men....
Does the Thought of Money Make Us Dishonest? Our moral backbones are often quite pliable, bending to the social norms of things like our workplace.
In preventing return of winter blues, talk outshines light In the long term, cognitive behavior therapy is more effective at treating seasonal affective disorder that light therapy, considered the gold standard, a study found. Two winters after the initial treatment, 46 percent of research subjects given light therapy reported a recurrence of depression compared with 27 percent of those who were administered CBT. Depressive symptoms were also more severe for those who received light therapy.
Sex and Happiness: Natural Allies or Strange Bedfellows? Sex and happiness are linked, we know that. How exactly are sex and happiness linked? We don’t know that.
Today I Love This Sweet November Morning Today I love this sweet November morning and the beautiful look of the predawn sky. As I write this, the sun would be above the horizon if it weren’t for … ...
How Data, Technology and Big Business are Changing Everything... A major transformation in the addiction treatment field is underway. Multiple, significant factors are converging to create a new era wherein data, technology and market forces are constructing a new and enhanced path forward. This transition presents the best opportunity the field of Behavioral Health … ...
7 Hidden Causes of Stress We are all familiar with the usual sources of stress — work, money, love and health. Our lives can greatly improve once we address not only those but the hidden causes of stress. Here are seven frequently neglected stressors: Too much bad, too little good. Depending … ...
a gold-standard study on brain training The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental decline’ Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant” The story A new trial shows the benefits of online ‘brain training’ exercises including improvements in everyday […]
Video: Can Our Thoughts Kill Us? Every thought and every emotion catalyze and are catalyzed by biochemical, electrochemical changes. One of my mentors, Dr. Jeanne Achterberg taught us that: “No thought, no emotion, is without biochemical, … ...
Brain's immune system could be harnessed to fight Alzheimer's The brain's immune system could potentially be harnessed to help clear the amyloid plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings are the culmination of years of investigation after a surprising discovery while studying mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers observed that amyloid beta plaques -- which scientists believe play a major role in the disease -- were being cleared in animals with chronic brain inflammation.