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What Happens when Love turns into Rage No one like being rejected or left, but for narcissistic individuals, a rejection can become the stimulus for a dangerous over-reaction. If you’ve ever been the target of one of these attacks, you know how frightening it can be. Understanding the cause of your ex’s rage can help both of you cope more reasonably.
Is the Link Between Serotonin and Depression a Myth? Do you remember the old Zoloft (sertraline) ad where the sad egg no longer chases the birdy, and whenever he moves, the thick cloud above follows him? Pfizer did a masterful job of taking a very complex phenomenon and simplifying it down to a concept that … ...
Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive. A new report evaluates how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer's and predict how the disease will progress.The results show that the accuracy of brain imaging must be improved before it can be rolled out on a scale that could be useful to healthcare providers and patients.
September 1st Marks the Highest Rate of Japanese Suicides... Teenage Suicide An article posted on CNN.com cites the following: “More Japanese school pupils commit suicide on September 1 each year than on any other date, according to figures collated … ...
Are You in Love With a Narcissist and Still Hopeful? It's true enough that most of us hang in far longer than we should in toxic relationships, especially with a narcissistic partner. Some of that has to do with hopefulness that our partner and relationship will change. Is that magical thinking? Looking at recent research....
32 Tips for My Daughter Before She Leaves Home My daughter, Fiona, leaves for school this week. I’m happy and excited for her—and also broken up about it. Although it was always the plan for our kids to grow up and move away, this week, like so many parents who have a child going off to school, I’m consumed by grief.* I’ve done my best to teach my kids everything I know about finding happiness and fulfillment in life, but who knows when they are really listening? Just in case she missed something, here is a list of the principles I hope Fiona takes with her to school. 1. Make kindness the central theme of your life. Look for opportunities to show compassion and generosity. Don’t be tricked into thinking that happiness will come from getting what you want; happiness comes from giving, not getting. When you’re feeling down, help someone else. 2.Tolerate discomfort.  Have the difficult conversations. Let yourself truly notice when other people are suffering. Do the right thing even when the right thing is hard. You are strong enough. 3. Live with total integrity. Be transparent, honest, and authentic. Do not ever waiver from this; white lies and false smiles quickly snowball into a life lived out of alignment. It is better to be yourself and risk having people not like you than to suffer the stress and tension that comes from pretending to be someone you’re not, or professing to like something that you don’t. I promise you: Pretending will rob you of joy. 4. Let go of what other people think of you. Another person’s opinion of you is their business, not yours. Great leaders are often criticized. Especially ignore critics who seem delighted when you stumble. 5. Invite constructive criticism from the people who want the best for you. Other people offer us a different view; we need their broader perspective to grow and improve. 6. Accept that well-meaning and loving people will sometimes give you bad advice. You’ll know when something isn’t right for you because you’ll feel it in your body. Our unconscious mind is our best source of intelligence, but it communicates through intuition and bodily sensations, not words. Learn how to read your “body compass.” 7. Know the difference between legitimate and not-helpful fear. Legitimate fear, like terror in the presence of a dangerous person, makes us want to get the heck out of whatever situation we are in. When you feel legitimate fear, run like the wind. Not-helpful fear, on the other hand, makes us hesitate rather than bolt. (Like when we are afraid of looking stupid and so don’t ask an important question.) Ignore your hesitation. As Maria Shriver wrote in And One More Thing Before You Go, often “anxiety is a glimpse of your own daring ... Whatever you’re afraid of—that is the very thing you should try to do.” 8. Your relationships with your family and closest friends are always more important than any achievement. Prioritize accordingly. 9. When you hurt someone, apologize. Even if you didn’t intend to hurt that person, or you think they are over-reacting. 10. Look people in the eye. Chat with people in elevators and in line at the store. Look up. Smile. 11. Develop a strong handshake. Try to connect with people in your
Amazingly Some People Live Without This Normal Mental Ability It's possible to lack a very common mental ability, without even realising. » Continue reading: Amazingly Some People Live Without This Normal Mental Ability » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:People With This Special Quality Can Control Their Dreams The Weirdest Way People Communicate Their Happiness Easy Mental Trick Which You’ll Be Surprised To Learn Reduces Appetite Certain Foods Can Damage Your Ability To Think Flexibly Mental Practice Makes Perfect
Reading emotions in a second language If we read about someone who is smiling and happy, without realizing it, we smile as well. If, however, the text is not in our mother tongue but in a second language, then our mind and body react in a blander manner. This effect may depend on the different way we learn our mother tongue and a second language.
Parents' views on justice affect babies' moral development Babies' neural responses to morally charged scenarios are influenced by their parents' attitudes toward justice, new research shows. The developmental neuroscientists found that strong individual differences in the perception of prosocial and antisocial behaviors are present in children as young as 12 to 24 months old--and that these differences are predicted by their parents' sensitivity to justice. Moreover, parental cognitive empathy is linked to babies' willingness to share.
Possible new weapon against PTSD Animals who underwent chronic stress prior to a traumatic experience engaged a distinctive brain pathway that encodes traumatic memories more strongly than in unstressed animals, new research shows.
#162 Psychotherapy and Parenting THX0477 via Compfight Why would anyone want to undertake psychotherapy? It’s expensive! It’s kind of embarrassing! Do we want our friends to think we are crazy??!! We don’t even know … ...
Has Mindfulness Gone Too Far? The rise of mindfulness has been incredible. In part it seems like many of us are responding to a radical fast pace of living where we’re in a constant state … ...
Today I love the sound of starlings I love each season in its turn, but mostly I love the turning of the seasons and we are at the cusp of such a turning right now....
Treating Pedophilia According to the DSM-5-TR, the criteria to diagnose Pedophilia is defined as recurrent experiences of intense sexual arousal, fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children, usually under the age of 14. The person must be at least 16 … ...
Ten Tips for Victims of Sociopathic Behavior It is apparent that something is out of sorts. At first the person who was extremely charming, almost too good to be real has now become intimidating, demanding and even threatening.  The pathological lying over trivial matters, even when caught, can no longer be ignored. … ...
Best of Our Blogs: September 1, 2015 You can’t do much to change your height. You’re born with the family, skin color and inborn traits you’ve got. We spend a great deal of our youth trying to compensate for that. But as adults, there are some things even more difficult to contend … ...
It’s okay to just be.   My goal with my writing on bipolar disorder is to be informative and brutally honest. I firmly believe that the more information is out in the public, the easier … ...
3 Science-Based Techniques to Change Behavior…with Videos... Following are some very useful and informative videos that discuss scientifically based methods for changing human behavior. These applied behavior analysis principles are relevant to anyone. Of course, some techniques work better for some people and for some behaviors compared to others, but generally speaking … ...
Wounds That Never Heal Physical abuse hurts; it hurts like hell.  It hurts to be punched in the face, it hurts to be kicked in the ribs, and it’s absolutely terrifying to feel your … ...
Different religions associated with different climate change beliefs, study finds A recent study by researchers at Charles Sturt University suggests that the followers of different religions have different views on climate change, with Buddhists and Christian literalists on opposing ends of the spectrum. In the study, published in PLOS One, researchers conducted an online survey of 1,927 Australians across four religious groupings: secularist, Buddhist, Christian [...] The post Different religions associated with different climate change beliefs, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.