|Back To School – For the Abused Child
||Summer vacation is supposed to be filled with fun times with family, swimming, cookouts, and nights of catching fireflies and making s’mores over a campfire. For millions of children and … ...
|Omega-3s may prevent full-blown schizophrenia
||Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent the development of full-blown schizophrenia in people who are at high risk of the disease, new research suggests.
|Staving off Alzheimer's
||Research shows that there are things one can to do lower the risk, and perhaps slow the progress of the disease.
|Robin Williams left 'unprecedented' mark on suicide hotlines
||In the year since Williams' death, calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has risen, setting a new baseline for what the organization considers normal.
|Four Things a Therapy Website Must Have to Work
||If you have a website for your private practice, chances are you have read something, somewhere telling you what you should or shouldn’t be doing. It can become quite overwhelming. Even we have felt overwhelmed by the gobs of information. Each week, we talk to … ...
|Why I Closed My Private Practice
||July 30th I loaded up a few trinkets and books from my office, looked around at a space that has held so many sacred moments, locked the door and said goodbye. I’m still processing it all. I remember when I signed the lease on my … ...
|52 Years Later: The Distortion of Martin Luther King's Dream
||Having a "colorblind" and "melting pot" society are popular ideas that many have automatically regarded as consistent with MLK's dream of a just and equal society. The research literature, however, suggests that such "catchy" concepts have merely hidden prejudices and preserved oppressive systems, operating as barriers to truly achieving MLK's dream. Let's break them down.
|Women in Science: Why So Few?
||The smaller number of women than men with jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is an established fact. Trying to understand why and coming up with solutions is not an easy task.
|Robin Williams Suicide: One Year Later
||It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since Robin Williams left us. He touched so many hearts (and earned an Oscar) with his performances in movies … ...
|Dealing with Rejection When You Have Depression, Part 2...
||Rejection is really hard for anyone. But it’s especially hard when you’re struggling with depression. The rejection only solidifies your already sinking self-esteem. It substantiates all the terrible thoughts already swirling in your mind: You aren’t good enough. You’re a failure. You can’t have a … ...
|Bipolar II & Migraines
||When I was a child I suffered from migraines. I pain was horrific and no pain reliever would alleviate the pain. My mom would sit by my bed holding a … ...
|Changing Your Expectations Can Make You Happier
||You know that hashtag #TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs? I was wondering how it relates to autistic people. I didn’t have to wonder for long though. When you’re autistic, the worst part of depression … ...
|'Brain signature' that predicts human emotions discovered
||Researchers have discovered a way to predict human emotions based on brain activity. The study is unusual because of its accuracy -- more than 90 percent -- and the large number of participants who reflect the general adult population rather than just college students. The findings could help in diagnosing and treating a range of mental and physical health conditions.
|Trust me: Research sheds light on why people trust
||Trust matters whether it's love, money or another part of our everyday lives that requires risk, and a new study sheds light on what motivates people to make that leap of faith.
|Sleep Does More For Memory Than Just Preserve It, Study Finds
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|How to Know You Really Love Animals
||Back in May, I got to meet legendary zoo director and animal activist Jack Hanna. He even signed a cool postcard to me – addressing me by name. At the time, … ...
|A penny for your thoughts: How much is your time really worth?
||A penny could in theory purchase 3 hours, 7 minutes and 30 seconds of thought based on basic calculations, scientists report. A new study examines the energy required to run a human brain and cost based on UK energy prices.
|The brain is not as cramped as we thought
||Recent years have seen an upsurge of brain imaging, with renewed interest in techniques like electron microscopy, which allows us to observe and study the architecture of the brain in unprecedented detail. But at the same time, they have also revived old problems associated with how this delicate tissue is prepared before images can be collected. Using an innovative method, scientists now show that the brain is not as compact as we have thought all along.
|Best of Our Blogs: August 11, 2015
||I’ve felt the sharp pain of guilt in the past from soured relationships and professional failure. That hardly compares however, with the amount of guilt I’ve experienced being a parent. But every time I get to that deep, dark place, I remember something someone told me once. … ...
|| Six Ways Art Therapy Helps Some things are difficult to express in words; trauma, difficult feeling, feelings of ambivalence, or conflicting and confusing emotions … ...