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When To Quit Your Day Job To Write Full Time? Part 3 In deciding whether or not to quit your day job, you’ll have to consider all of your expenses.  And don’t forget health insurance.  Your day job may have provided a … ...
High-fat diet may cause changes in brain that lead to anxiety, depression A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the brain.
Building and breaking synapses Researchers have discovered a protein that's involved in helping control the architecture of connections between neurons -- a basic process involved in both healthy and diseased brains.
Some patients in a vegetative state retain awareness, despite being unable to move New insight into a vital cerebral pathway has explained how some patients in a vegetative state are aware despite appearing to be unconscious and being behaviorally unresponsive.
Stop Thinking Positively These days we're inundated with messages about the power of positive thinking, but sometimes positive thinking can actually interfere with success. Fortunately, there is another way.
Helping Someone Else Can Alleviate Depression Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous psychiatrist, was once asked following a lecture on mental health: “What would you advise a person to do, if that person felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” Most people thought he would say: “Consult a psychiatrist.” But he didn’t. He … ...
4 Small Signs of Depression Part II Recently I wrote about signs I have personally experienced with regards to undergoing a small depression. I found the comments informative and helpful and thought I would do a follow … ...
'Reversible' tumor suppressor loss: Key to new brain cancer therapies? It's no surprise that people enjoy warm places like Hawaii but may suffer in hostile locales such as Antarctica. A tumor suppressor gene called PTEN is similar in that it is affected by the microenvironments of certain bodily organs to which it travels.
Early childhood stress affects brain's response to rewards A new study has pinpointed how early childhood stress affects brain activity, related to risks for depression and other mental health problems in adulthood.
Relationship-Saver: 5 Ways To Fight Fair Most of us have learned how to argue, fight, debate and get our point across. We have watched the people around us and have developed our own style and way … ...
Fear of Flying: A Focused Approach Fear of flying is a difficult phobia to treat with conventional therapy techniques. Therapists often attempt to treat this phobia with standard cognitive-behavioral techniques, but run into roadblocks because of … ...
Hangovers cost US employers a staggering amount Workers' impaired productivity due to excessive alcohol abuse is costing employers billions.
To age well, change how you feel about aging Negative stereotypes about getting older can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Today I Love The Winds Of Change Today I love the winds of change that are blowing through this country of mine. I love that today is election day here in Canada. I love that the local … ...
Self-Confidence Versus Self-Esteem Self-confidence and self-esteem do not always go hand in hand.
The Mistake Good Parents Keep Making You’re a good parent. A conscientious parent. You work at it; you care about it (and your kids) deeply. Yet you (and many others) keep making this mistake, and it … ...
Research Updates in Psychiatry: Pregnancy New Study Supports Cardiac Safety of SSRIs in Pregnancy Concerns about the safety of psychiatric medications during pregnancy are common among psychiatrists and patients alike. In many cases, one must weigh the risks of a medication to mother or child against the risks inherent in untreated mental illness. Recent research, however, lends support … ...
Why Lower-Stress Management Leads to Higher Productivity We often just assume a high-intensity model of Type A behavior is the natural style for management. But is this really the best way to bring out the best in others? This article first appeared in Harvard Business Review.
Willpower and Self-Control: Do You Need to Improve Your Self-Discipline? Although famous marshmallow experiment has shown that some people seem to be born with strong willpower, it doesn't mean you can't develop these qualities in your lifetime. Take this quick test to find out how good your self-discipline is.
When Your College Freshman Gets Homesick That first step in the last stage of adolescence, Trial Independence (18-13), moving out from home for job or college, can be harder to take than the young person anticipated. The separation feels hard because the familiarity and comforts of home are sincerely missed.