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Love and Good Sex Aren’t Always Enough to Affair-Proof... Affairs aren’t necessarily about sex. A lot of people who hold this belief have experienced deep disappointment in discovering that it’s not necessarily true. This myth is deeply imbedded in … ...
The Blessings and Curses of Impulsiveness You've probably done it before, fired off an offensive email, said something you regretted, or did something to you wish you wouldn’t have. You, like many others have probably fallen victim to impulsivity. Yet, there may have been times your impromptu behaviors paid off. The blessings and curses of impulsiveness, how do you strike a balance between the two?
Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after heart attack “Depression is almost three times more common in people who have had a heart attack than in those who haven’t,” said Dr Manuela Abreu, a psychiatrist at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. “Cardiac rehabilitation with aerobic exercise can reduce depressive symptoms and improve cardiovascular fitness.” “Patients who are depressed after a heart attack have a [...]
World Mental Health Day: On Practicing Self-Compassion Today is World Mental Health Day. In honor of this day, I’m talking about practicing self-compassion when you have a mental illness. Learn more about this day, and read other … ...
Immune gene prevents Parkinson’s disease and dementia An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which is an incurable and progressive disease of the nervous system affecting movement and cognitive function. More than half of PD patients develop progressive disease showing signs of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease. A research team at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, [...]
Study provides new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic pain Chronic pain results from disease or trauma to the nervous system. Damaged nerve fibres with heightened responses to normal stimuli send incorrect messages to pain centres in the brain. This phenomenon, called “peripheral and central sensitization” is one of the key mechanisms involved in the condition which touches people with diabetes, cancer, and those suffering [...]
Drugs like Ritalin and Adderall more likely to reduce anxiety in kids with ADHD than worsen it New research published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has found that psychostimulants like Ritalin and Adderall significantly reduce the risk of anxiety in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “These findings run contrary to conventional wisdom and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug labeling, which suggest that anxiety is a [...]
Hard-to-detect chromosomal anomalies explain neurodevelopmental birth defects Balanced chromosomal abnormalities (BCAs), a category of structural changes to the human genome, may account for a large portion of birth defects related to brain development and function, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. BCAs are changes to the structure of an individual’s chromosomes, [...]
Where is Dignity for Rural, Low Income Countries Like... This year’s World Mental Health Day theme, “Dignity in Mental Health,” reminds me of a particular patient that I had seen in my second year of residency in Nepal. For the sake of this story, let’s call her Nina (not her real name). Nina was … ...
Resilience: It Might Be Overrated     Resilience gets a lot of positive press. It is touted as the character trait that separates the successful from the average, the professional from the amateur, and the … ...
People With Asperger’s Are Weird. So What? Not every weird person has Asperger’s. But, let’s be honest, every person with Asperger’s is at least a little bit weird. For World Mental Health Day, I’d like to remind you … ...
What Is a Democracy? Jimmy Carter's shocking statement about our democracy disappeared in the media
Today I Love That I Slept Late Coffee, cobwebs, markets, cafés and galleries, today I love Saturdays just because - well, read this and see ......
Psychology Around the Net: October 10, 2015 Today is World Mental Health Day 2015, and our bloggers here at Psych Central have worked tirelessly to bring you some of the most thought-provoking, enlightening mental health- and psychology-related posts around. It’s not just our job; it’s our passion. Fortunately, educating the world about … ...
These Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death Drugs prescribed for anxiety, OCD, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked to dementia. » Continue reading: These Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death
On This World Mental Health Day I give You Hope   Happy World Mental Health Day to you all. Today I want to tell you a little bit about my journey and give you hope because we are all in … ...
How to Answer the Number One Question People Always Ask What do you think is the most common question you ever get asked? Hint: It’s one you usually answer without any thought. You may not realize it, but your responses to conversation openers may actually be conversation enders.
Dignity & Living with a Mental Illness Dignity is easy to take for granted. It’s something we assume will be afforded us when we come in contact with the government, a healthcare system, or even strangers on the street. After all, aren’t we all worth of simple respect? Sadly, dignity is one … ...
Spike activity 09-10-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: How much can you really learn while you’re asleep? Interesting piece that looks at what the research genuinely tells us in The Guardian. Comedian John Oliver takes on mental health in America with a segment which is both funny and sharp. Neuroecology has an […]
Hope Today I finished my job at the not for profit. Yup, big news. Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Lots of stuff happening. Hard to keep up! But for … ...