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Identifying and tackling feelings of insecurity Most people feel insecure at some point in their lives and some experience insecurity over extended periods of time, even life-long. Feelings of insecurity bring chaos in one’s life and … ...
A Profile of Oregon's Pseudocommando Killer Dr. Park Dietz has identified three types of mass murderers—family annihilators, pseudocommandos, and set-and-run killers. The killer who targeted people at Umpqua Community College was a classic pseudocommando.
The Hidden Psychological Magnet for Emotional Pain One of the characteristics of empowered people: They stay out of their own way. Perhaps the number one method of getting in our own way is self-sabotaging personal expectations. You’ve … ...
Do Social Odors Build Cities? Is your smell communicating everything about you, from your state of mind to the foods and drugs you take? Learn how the invisible sense of smell influences every aspects of your daily life.
Creating Your Personal Barometer for Stress If I let my brain do what it likes, it’d stress out about everything. The thing that’s happening 3 months from now. The thing that’s happening a year from now. … ...
Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes” Research shows that you can consciously "grow" and develop dimensions of your personality that have been dormant or blocked.
Jim Carrey Loses Girlfriend to Possible Suicide Cathriona White’s family were left stunned by her sudden death earlier this week. The on-again-off-again girlfriend of actor, Jim Carrey, was just 30 years old when she was found. It … ...
The Difference between Sadness and Depression Because we associate depression with its primary symptom of pervasive sadness, many of us struggle to tell the difference between these two common psychological states. And that is a huge problem.
Connecting to Your Body to Cope with ADHD Adults with ADHD commonly have an uncomfortable or combative relationship with their bodies. According to psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska, MD, in her book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD, adults with hyperactivity might get frustrated with their restlessness. Adults with inattention might get frustrated with their … ...
High-fructose diet slows recovery from brain injury A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Stop Children ‘Catching’ Your Anxiety Before It’s Too Late Anxious parents tend to pass on their anxiety to their children -- but this doesn't have to be the case. » Continue reading: Stop Children ‘Catching’ Your Anxiety Before It’s Too Late
Today I Love Vacation Photos In Real Time I love that I bought a new computer online yesterday and that I'm totally blaming it on being sick and delirious ... because I can....
Discovering the brain’s memory switch Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.
What Everybody Ought to Know About Their Doctor My last Quick Fix cartoon was about possibly brain-impaired, making you feel bad that you laugh at him, yet grateful for some actual humor on Dancing With the Stars, Gary … ...
After Trauma I: Basic Info for Trauma Survivors A lot of trauma survivors fail to get the support they so much deserve, simply because the symptoms of trauma are often mistaken for other disorders. In this post, I want to share with you basic information for trauma survivors and a practical list of … ...
How I Won The ADHD Lottery But that's not really what I'd call winning the lottery, and I wouldn't expect you to either. And before you get excited, no I didn't win the real lottery. If I had, I'd have...
Best of Our Blogs: October 2, 2015 From being cautious about how much information you get from Facebook (and what you actually believe) to the lunar activity and how the moon affects our moods, it’s been an informational and enlightening week here at Psych Central. How Facebook Misinformation Makes You Look Like … ...
The Capacity for Separation, And Not Just Attachment, Is... Bella’s intro: Welcome to guest blogger and psychotherapist Karen L. Smith. In this article, she explains the importance of the capacity to be separate from other people, as well as … ...
October is ADHD Awareness Month It’s that time of year again! October is ADHD Awareness Month. I’ve been thinking about what “ADHD awareness” means to me. And the short answer is: everything. My own diagnosis … ...
Psychological Preparation in the Face of Storm Warnings... Few of us are immune to some anxiety on hearing that a hurricane, blizzard, flood or fire may be making a path toward us. Important to our physical and emotional … ...