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5 Surprising Things We Can Learn About Psychotherapy from... I like psychotherapy. I also like Howard Stern. Although his radio show is a shell of what it used to be — airing only 3 days a week and irregularly at that — Stern remains a self-aggrandizing enigma. On one hand, he’s infamous for his … ...
10 Signs of a Depressed Marriage A depressed marriage? What is that? Just like a person can become depressed over the loss of someone they love or the economy can become depressed over a real estate financial crisis, so a marriage can suffer from depression. A depression in marriage however does … ...
Man walks again after years of paralysis The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use direct brain control to get a person's legs to walk again.
Always Back to Broken: the Joy of Mood Disorders I’ve liked to think that I’ve made massive improvements over the last few months.  And I have.  I haven’t been spending my days depressed or anxious.  I haven’t been fearing the future or the past.  I’ve been mainly at peace.  And it has been so … ...
The Parent Blame Game It would be so easy for me to blame my mother for all of the difficulties in my life. I hear it so much from my friends and peers, the … ...
Self-Centered or Narcissistic: How to Tell the Difference While narcissistic individuals are certainly self-centered, not all self-centered individuals are narcissistic: How to tell the difference.
5 Helpful Ways to Cope with Post-Divorce Depression You’ve lost something big. It’s OK to grieve. Just don’t get stuck there. A few months ago, I went to a luncheon for the family law section of the Tarrant County Bar Association. The topic of discussion for this particular luncheon was electronic medical records … ...
Should We Beware of Sad Songs? People expect that sad music will make them feel better by providing catharsis, the opportunity to work through sadness, or the knowledge that other people have also had similar feelings. But does it?
Malnourished at 600 pounds I have a confession to make: I sometimes find myself inexplicably drawn into reality TV shows, watching them with a sense of shame, but also fascination. So when I stumbled … ...
Team links two human brains for question-and-answer experiment Researchers used a brain-to-brain interface they developed to allow pairs of participants to play a '20 question' style game by transmitting signals from one brain to another over the Internet. Their experiment is thought to be the first to demonstrate that two brains can be directly linked to allow someone to accurately guess what is on another person's mind.
Letting Go This Autumn The summer air is thick, oozing with secrets. Our emotional baggage clings to our bodies in the humidity, under the blazing sun. The autumn wind purges our demons, along with the heat. We watch the leaves turn, inching closer and closer to death, to the … ...
WHO says most people in Europe too fat The World Health Organization also warned that Europe had the highest levels of alcohol and tobacco use in the world.
Must Feel TV TV fans are addicted to the feelings we experience through our connections with the story world and its players.
Less pain, less joy: A new look at aceteminophen A recent study suggests that acetaminophen, a common pain reliever, is an all-purpose damper, stifling a range of strong feelings.
Decision-making involves a little known brain region in the thalamus When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that a brain region located in the thalamus also plays a crucial role in using these evolved skills.
Ringing in the ears and chronic pain enter by the same gate Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of 'phantom' sensations. Homing in on their structural and functional bases in the brain, researchers have identified a central gatekeeping system implicated in both disorders.
How the brain encodes time and place Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that processes the 'when' and 'where' components of memory. Previous models of memory had suggested that the hippocampus, a brain structure critical for memory formation, separates timing and context information. However, the new study shows that this information is split even before it reaches the hippocampus.
Like a foreman, brain region keeps us on task Evidence from experiments reported in a new study show that a specific region of the brain appears essential for resolving the uncertainty that can build up as we progress through an everyday sequence of tasks. It's a key node in a network responsible for keeping us on track.
Adolescent brain may be especially sensitive to new memories, social stress, and drug use Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature saw little evidence for this claim. However, a small number of studies do support that memory formation, social stress, and drug use are processed differently in the adolescent brain compared to other periods of life.
Seven Things OCD Does Not Make Me Do OCDers all know there are a ton of misconceptions about our illness. In my therapy session yesterday — where I didn’t get lectured for not driving, but did get challenged … ...