|Common antidepressant may change brain differently in depressed and non-depressed people
||A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways.
|Informing athletes about concussions may not change behavior
||Educating athletes about the risk of concussion may do little to change long-term behavior, a new qualitative research review has found.
|We’re Not Beautiful and Unique Snowflakes
||OCD can be a very private, lonely illness. Many of us have intrusive thoughts stuck on repeat in our brains, usually worries about our deepest fears. Some of them may … ...
|Catastrophic Thinking: When Your Mind Clings to Worst-Case Scenarios...
||How often does a negative thought spiral into an imminent disaster? How often does something innocuous become an impending catastrophe in your mind? For instance, a blemish on your face becomes a cancerous tumor. A flight to another state turns into the plane crashing. Your … ...
|Trump: A Psychosocial Analysis
||An psychosocial analysis of why Trump appeals to disaffected, angry white men.
|9 Things Only Passive-Aggressive People Do
||While most people take the passive-aggressive approach once in a while, for some people manipulation and indirect communication become a way of life.
|What Stress Does To Your Decisions — It’s Reverse of What Most Expect
Stress has the reverse effect on how people weigh pros and cons than most people expect.
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|Today I Love This Sunny Morning
||I love the feel of warmth in morning sunlight, I love the way it quiets the aches in my joints and muscles when I sit in it. Non-sticky, honey, muscle cream, free for the taking, I love the sun. ...
|How a Puppy Taught Me to Trust My Gut
||I didn’t blog about it at the time, but back in July of this year we lost our 13 year-old dachshund, JP Morgan, Sr. JP and I shared a birthday. … ...
|How I Create: Q&A with Coach and Writer Hannah Braime
||I love learning about other people’s creative process. What inspires them. What they struggle with. What they think about creativity in general. That’s why years ago I started a series … ...
|Trauma Recovery is an Oxymoron
||Definitions and labels are important when you are in pain and trying to figure what to do about it. An important step in my journey of trauma integration was to let go of “recovery” and “healing” as my final goal and to seek instead outcomes … ...
|Does Love Really Mean Never Having to Say You’re...
||The last Quick Fix cartoon was about the tricks they play on you in job interviews. Should you trust them? For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it … ...
|Neuroticism: An Anxious and Creative Mind
||“Neurotic” is another psychiatric term that has been adapted into everyday-language. When you think of someone as neurotic, they’re typically nervous, anxious, high-strung. Maybe they have attention problems or can … ...
|Art And ADHD, Chicken Or Egg?
||Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying that people without ADHD cannot be artistic, nor am I saying that people with ADHD are always artistic. I'm simply saying that in my experience ......
|Best of Our Blogs: September 4, 2015
||Some people let criticism slide off their back. I’m not one of them. It’s taken work and years as a writer to develop a thicker skin, and the ability to tune into what’s actually going on when I’m feeling criticized. Harmless words can take on a … ...
|Healthy and Unhealthy Expressions of Anger
||Anger is expressed in one of four ways. Three out of the four types are unhealthy manifestations: aggressive, passive-aggressive and suppressive. While only one, assertive is healthy. Most people remain consistently in one or two categories depending on the circumstances. For instance, a person might … ...
|What Schools Really Need to Teach: Mental Health
||September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s also the month when most students head back to school for a new year of challenges. That makes this a fitting time to ask: … ...
|Girls, boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure
||A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters' brain structures. Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to the study.
|From Stepchild to Stepparent
||I’m currently in a marriage that has made me a stepmom – for the second time. In my previous marriage I had two stepchildren and my ex and I had … ...
|New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy
||Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. Through large-scale genetic analyses of a family with [...]
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