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The Importance of ’13 Reasons Why’ and It’s Reflection... Warning: This article does include spoilers for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. On March 31, 2017 Netflix released a new series titled, “13 Reasons Why”, based off the book by author Jay Asher. This series depicts a young man, Clay Jensen, and his journey … ...
Treating Depression by Training Your Amygdala A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.
Positive Reinforcement May Be Key to Healthy Habits A little more carrot and a little less stick may be the trick to maintaining a balanced diet, exercising more, and drinking less. That’s according to a new study from an international team of psychology researchers published in the journal Psychology & Health. Generally, there are two kinds of motivation...
Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.
How to Treat Opiate Use Disorders Opiate use disorder is increasingly common, and it is important to develop a systematic approach for treating it. In this article, I will discuss some of the more important elements of treatment, starting with the need to address patients’ denial and moving on to some … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 21, 2017 In a few days it will be Earth Day. Will you spend it raising environmental awareness, reducing your carbon footprint or perhaps planting a tree? Whatever your beliefs about the planet, no one could argue its importance to our health. There is another thing you can do. Connecting with … ...
Intelligence, Education, Personality and Social Mobility What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors: education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.
Intelligence, Education, Personality, and Social Mobility What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors—education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.
Shrinks Defy Dangers of Trump Presidency At a conference at Yale, psychiatrists and psychologists begin carving out a new role to combat the gaslighting of America by Donald Trump.
10 Tips for Working with a Narcissist The nervousness, tension, and terror that Meryl Streep portrays as Miranda Priestly in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” is all too familiar for some. Sadly, many narcissists rise to the top of the food chain with ease leaving a trail of destroyed relationships behind. … ...
12 reasons why a dog can help you cope with depression and anxiety The World Health Organisation declared April 7 as World Health Day focusing on mental health. This year-long campaign aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues now affect more than 300 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organisation, and more needs to […]
10 Famous People with Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Both... Whenever I hit a depression rut, where I feel disabled by the illness and therefore pathetic for being brought to my knees by a bunch of thoughts, it helps me to review celebrities — esteemed politicians, actors, musicians, comedians, astronauts, writers, and athletes — that I … ...
Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?) Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not.
Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in men Medical researchers have found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men.
An Open Letter to People Who Talk Too Much Introverts are often sitting ducks for chatterboxes. This is what we're thinking as we sit and listen and listen and listen.
Some Differences Between Traditional and New Therapies What is the future of psychoanalysis? Is there one?
Do Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD? I’m grateful to Traci Pedersen for her March 3, 2016 article “Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Patients Develop PTSD Symptoms,” and to Dr. Grohol for all his efforts to help people heal from trauma. I’d say 99% of breast cancer patients develop PTSD, even though symptoms … ...
Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time. That same stimulation generally becomes disruptive when electrical pulses arrive during periods of effective memory function.
Brains of one-handed people suggest new organization theory In people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts -- including the arm, foot, and mouth -- that fill in for the hand's lost function. Now, researchers say that the discovery could shake up scientists' fundamental understanding of how the brain is organized.
Recognizing foreign accents helps brains process accented speech Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.