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The Psychological Secret to the Seahawks’ Success The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most successful NFL franchises over recent years, winning a super bowl two years ago and narrowly missing another last year. They have … ...
Today I Love Open Mic Fridays. Today I love open mic Fridays. I love that I can't remember how long I've been the Master of Ceremonies of the Friday Afternoon Coffee House & Open Mic at The Bleeding Carrot. I love that I never know who might show up ......
Twelve minutes of consciousness The Economist has an excellent video on consciousness, what it is, why and how it evolved. The science section of The Economist has long had some of the best science reporting in the mainstream press and this video is a fantastic introduction to the science of consciousness. It’s 12 minutes long and it’s worth every […]
5 Ways to Get More Done Without Losing Your Mind You probably know you should be blogging more. You should reach out to referral sources to grow your private practice. You should learn how to create sales funnels, keep track of finances, and add clinicians to your practice.  But you also want to kayak, spend … ...
What Do You Remember about 9/11? My last Quick Fix cartoon  was about when you feel like you can’t take it anymore, and your relationship might be over. Well, maybe it’s not. For any cartoon you … ...
Indecision, Over Thinking, Confusion And ADHD There are lots of times that I feel like I’ve been stopped dead in my tracks. Sometimes, leading up to that, I can see quite clearly the next step or … ...
Best of Our Blogs: September 11, 2015 What if the cause of your problems wasn’t due to lack of intense positive experiences, but your fear of fully enjoying them? It may sound like a radical idea. But it’s something Colorado psychotherapist Bruce Tift believes and spoke about in his podcast with Sounds … ...
Fight, Regroup: When Stress Sets Off OCD It’s been a stressful week. The kind of week, I think, that I would have been unable to deal with a year ago. I noticed even before I was diagnosed … ...
9 11 Remembered 9:59 A.M. Collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower 10:28 A.M. Collapse of the World Trade Center’s North Tower The tragedy does not need to be rehashed out on … ...
Talking Too Much and Not Listening In a previous life and time, I worked as a mental health counselor. I was trained in the art of listening and would periodically have my listening skills evaluated by professors, supervisors, and even peers (on videos and in live sessions). It was stressful and sometimes I felt more like the patient/client than the therapist. … Continue reading Talking Too Much and Not Listening →
15 Best Productivity Tricks Writers are often working day jobs, so they have to make the most of the time they have to write. These tricks can help you get through your paying job … ...
Family Reunion Fossils of new human ancestor identified in cave in South Africa are exciting on their own; together, they raise questions about whether our earliest ancestors deliberately cared for the bodies of the dead.
#take5 Suicide Prevention Step 5: Reach Out Step Five: Reach Out Learn how to get help if you are concerned about your own thoughts and feelings. Know you are not alone and that recovery is possible!  In … ...
Depressed patients with smaller hippocampal volume may respond better to ketamine Recent findings published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology have shown a link between the size of the hippocampus and the rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine, a glutamate-based anesthetic drug. Previous studies suggest a relationship between depression and abnormal functioning of glutamate, a neurotransmitter in the brain. However, the research team noted that many traditional antidepressants [...] The post Depressed patients with smaller hippocampal volume may respond better to ketamine appeared first on PsyPost.
The social softness illusion makes other people’s skin feel softer than your own Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 10 present evidence that this experience may often be an illusion. In a series of studies led by Aikaterini Fotopoulou of the University College London, [...] The post The social softness illusion makes other people’s skin feel softer than your own appeared first on PsyPost.
Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends A new study conducted in collaboration with Facebook using anonymised data from the social networking site shows a correlation between people’s social and financial status, and the levels of internationalism in their friendship networks – with those from higher social classes around the world having fewer friends outside of their own country. Despite the fact [...] The post Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends appeared first on PsyPost.
Major complication of Parkinson’s therapy explained Researchers have discovered why long-term use of L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia, a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself. Using a new method for manipulating neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson’s, a Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) [...] The post Major complication of Parkinson’s therapy explained appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers find neuroanatomical signature for schizophrenia While it is known that the incidence and outward symptoms of schizophrenia are strongly influenced by ethnic factors–for instance, patients from Asian ethnicities are more likely to experience visual hallucinations, whereas patients from western cultures and Caucasian ethnicities are more likely to suffer from auditory hallucinations–it was unclear if brain deficits would differ amongst suffers [...] The post Researchers find neuroanatomical signature for schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
People worldwide — even nomads in Tanzania — think of colors the same way Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it? According to new research, the answer is yes. A new study examines how a culture of nomadic hunter-gatherers names colors, and shows that they group colors into categories that align with patterns of [...] The post People worldwide — even nomads in Tanzania — think of colors the same way appeared first on PsyPost.
Reduced heart rate variability may indicate greater vulnerability to PTSD A prospective longitudinal study of U.S. Marines suggests that reduced heart rate variability – the changing time interval between heartbeats – may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings are reported in the September 9 online issue of JAMA Psychiatry by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of [...] The post Reduced heart rate variability may indicate greater vulnerability to PTSD appeared first on PsyPost.