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Bullying in the Workplace Recently on ABC’s The View a panel featured Aija Mayrock, a 19-year-old girl who endure bullying since 8-years-old wrote a book, “The Survival Guild to Bullying: Written by a Kid for … ...
5 Ways to Handle Being Humiliated by a Loved One Do not let their cruel or careless comment slide! Does your husband or wife regularly make jokes at your expense, or take cheap-shots at you in front of others? It hurts, doesn’t it? It can feel earth-shaking and downright humiliating when your partner puts you … ...
Joining A Support Group There are many great reasons to join a support group. You’ll meet people who really, truly understand what bipolar feels like and how it affects your life. You will have … ...
Ancestors Calling I was born into a Russian Jewish immigrant family on both sides. My paternal grandparents left the old country prior to the pogroms. Think Fiddler on the Roof when Jews were … ...
Rewriting The Rules on Grief In 2012, Jim Stynes, the Melbourne Aussie Rules footballer, lost his 2 I/2 year battle with cancer. Upon his death, there was an outpouring of public affection for this Irishman, described as ‘a true gentleman of the game,’ an ‘inspirational man’ who was ‘loved by the people,’ ‘a true champion both on and off the […]
The Success of a Schizophrenic The team approach to treatment of psychotic individuals is widely used. This writer supports the possibility of a single clinician who might oversee the various aspects of treatment for the mentally ill, with a strong focus on utilizing an examination of the client's history of premorbid functioning in terms of finding for her a vocational and relational niche.
The Heartful Way: Mindfulness, then Heartfulness Most of us have an idea of what it means to be mindful but what does it mean to be heartful? This post explores the definition, examples, and concepts around heartfulness. It offers practical strategies for using mindfulness to jump-start heartfulness.
Power and Submission Being Archived Dear Readers, Power and Submission is going into the PsychCentral blog archives, which means it will no longer be updated. If you’re interested in reading blog posts by author Mike … ...
Who Am I Proving Myself To? I have a competitive streak in me that most people would probably consider unhealthy. I detest losing, I completely overdid it in college to make sure that I stayed at … ...
New insights into REM sleep crack an enduring mystery REM sleep -- the phase of night-time mammalian sleep physiology where dreams occur -- has long fascinated scientists, clinicians, philosophers, and artists alike, but the identity of the neurons that control REM sleep, and its function in sleep have been controversial due to a lack of precise genetic methods to study the sleeping brain. Now, in a remarkable demonstration of a recent brain technology, neuroscientists provide the first answers to both questions, identifying a neural circuit in the brain that regulates REM sleep, and showing that REM sleep controls the physiology of the other major sleep phase, called non-REM (NREM) sleep.
Learning to be Assertive Instead of Passive-Aggressive It’s so frustrating. It’s mind-boggling. It’s anger-provoking. It’s disingenuous. Passive-aggressive behavior is all of these things and more. So why do good people resort to such relationship-damaging behavior? And why is it so hard for them to change? Here are three reasons why passive-aggressive behavior … ...
Navigating Criticism about Your Creative Work I’ve always thought that I had to listen to criticism and correct myself accordingly. That this is simply the right thing to do. I think this partially stems from being … ...
The Experimenter It is both the strength and the weakness of this film that it brings to life what 'every student knows' in a way that is both compelling and entertaining.
Alzheimer's disease: Plaques impair memory formation during sleep Alzheimer's patients frequently suffer from sleep disorders, mostly even before they become forgetful. Furthermore, it is known that sleep plays a very important role in memory formation. Researchers have now been able to show for the first time how the pathological changes in the brain act on the information-storing processes during sleep. Using animal models, they were able to decode the exact mechanism and alleviate the impairment with medicinal agents.
Healthy Romantic Love In part one of this article, Does Vulnerability Help or Hinder Romantic Relationships, I suggested that being vulnerable is not always appropriate or helpful. I pointed out that the word … ...
Schizophrenia is Best Treated with Combination of Meds &... Going against decades of conventional wisdom, new, robust research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that schizophrenia shouldn’t just be treated with antipsychotic drugs. Instead, a multidisciplinary approach that includes both psychotherapy and family support, combined with lower doses of antipsychotic medications, appears … ...
New technique permits cell-specific examination of proteins in alzheimer's disease brain tissue Using 10-year-old archival brain tissue from patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a research team has developed a novel method to examine the structure and function of proteins at the cell level -- providing greater means to study protein changes found in Alzheimer’s disease.
New depression diagnosis and treatment Major depression is now believed to be caused by abnormalities in immune cells of the brain. New research may be set to revolutionize next-generation psychiatric medication treatment, according to researchers.
Music listening habits tell about mental health Brain imaging reveals how neural responses to different types of music really affect the emotion regulation of individuals. The study proves that especially men who process negative feelings with music react negatively to aggressive and sad music.
3-D map of the brain The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed 3-D model of the billions of neurons that power it. But computer scientists and a professor of ophthalmology have developed software that maps out a monkey's brain and more easily creates a 3-D model, providing a more complete picture of how the brain is wired.