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Tracking Your Mood? There’s an App for That!   As a therapist, I know how important understanding your moods are is. I will often ask the people I work with how their mood has been. Usually people will … ...
How Long Does Adolescence Last? Adolescence, the stage between childhood and adulthood, involves progress along a number of developmental pathways.
School Daze: 8 Healthy Habits for the New School Year Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 1/2 … ...
Brain consolidates memory with three-step brainwave Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. An international team of neuroscientists now shows how a three-step brain oscillation plays an important part in that process.
Researchers use neuroimaging to measure early cognitive improvement after mild TBI A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at
Old drug offers new hope to treat Alzheimer's disease Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), scientists have discovered. Salsalate prevented the accumulation of tau in the brain and protected against cognitive impairments resembling impairments seen in Alzheimer's disease and FTD.
Antidepressant Thought Safe Linked To Self-Harm And Suicide Drug thought safe for teenagers linked to suicidal and self-harming behaviours. » Continue reading: Antidepressant Thought Safe Linked To Self-Harm And Suicide
Quantum Cognition Could Predict ‘Irrational’ Human Behaviour People's behaviour seems irrational but is governed by quantum principles. » Continue reading: Quantum Cognition Could Predict ‘Irrational’ Human Behaviour
Complaining Can Be a Way to Show We Care It is often said that no one likes a complainer. Of course, many complaints are petty and offer no solutions to the issue. However, effective complaining can be useful and healthy. Practical complaints can lead to change or maybe a better process, such as making … ...
Self-Esteem Had low self esteem all my life. Never had much confidence in myself. Thought nearly everyone was blessed with incredible social and other skills, and I just wasn’t. “I must … ...
Five Weird Facts About the Brain You Didn't Know Discover shock and awe inside your own skull
Learning to Soar: Your Intelligences + Character Strengths Have you heard the story about the farmer finding an eagle’s egg?
APA Presidential Candidates Answer Psych Central’s Questions... We had the opportunity this year to ask the candidates who are running for the American Psychological Association’s (APA) position of president a few questions focused on the independent investigation into the cover-up and manipulation of policy surrounding their stance on torture interrogations (the Hoffman … ...
More Creative Ways to Cope with Your Inner Critic Last month in this piece I shared creative ways we can cope with our inner critic — without believing its cruel comments. Because your inner critic doesn’t speak the truth. … ...
The autumn blahs are real People who suffer from winter depression may experience the first signs just as autumn sets in.
5 Hidden Insults (And How to Foil Them) People usually don’t insult you directly. If they did, you could say something right back and be done with it. Instead, people use indirect methods of insult, so that you … ...
Free Webinar: Stop the Chaos! Everyday Management Tips for... Join Psych Central host Zoë Kessler for a conversation with Terry Matlen, ACSW. Ms. Matlen is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and coach, specializing in women and moms with ADHD. Terry is the author of two books: “The Queen of Distraction” and “Survival Tips for Women with … ...
Understanding Primates – and Donald Trump By scientific criteria, Donald Trump is not a natural leader. How can we then explain his popularity among certain groups of American voters? To understand it we need to go way back into our evolutionary history as primates or consider our own childhood experiences in the school play ground.
TBI triggers liver to produce protein tied to inflammation; hypertension drug blocks it Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the body as well as the brain, a new animal study shows. The research also indicates that treatment with hypertension drugs blocks the production of proteins related to inflammation.
A high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling Defective signaling in the brain can cause overeating of high fat foods in mice, leading to obesity, according to a new article. The body controls food intake by balancing a need for food to survive with a desire for food for pleasure. By shifting the balance between these systems, defective brain signaling can cause pleasure to take over, resulting in overeating and obesity.