|Fears of Starting a Family When You Suffer from...
||How do you manage depression when SSRIs and other medications are not an option? I try to divorce Michael at least once a month. I blame this on my PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or what I like to call “PMS on crack”), though I’ve also … ...
|What If the Diagnosis of Autism Is Wrong?
||How does this happen? There are many neuropsychologists who are excellent and take time to evaluate a child. Sometimes, children do not perform well because they are afraid of the unfamiliar adult or the testing tasks and environment. Sometimes, at a young age, particularly in cases of a language delay, the child doesn’t understand the intent of the question.
|What Is and Isn’t Narcissism: 3 Key Identifiers, 2...
||Many articles of late describe a narcissist as someone “in love” with themselves, absorbed with activities that promote their success, dreams and goals, skilled at charming others, attention seeking, and … ...
|'But doctor, i'm not ill: ' Insight in psychotic patients
||How do you convince someone with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders that they are ill if they don't want to believe it? Awareness of illness, also known as 'insight', is a serious problem in the treatment of psychotic patients. Now work investigates whether concentrations of a marker of brain cell dysfunction are associated with impaired insight.
|Art is about Resilience, It Always Has Been
||Art expression and the creative process are really manifestations of the drive toward health and well-being, not merely signposts of repression, projection, displacement, and sublimation. As Louise Bourgeois noted, “Art is a guarantee of sanity” – it a human way of self-actualizing rather than "pathologizing" the human condition.
|Seven Tips for Kissing Like You Mean It
||My husband of 25 years and I recently attended Kissing School, the brainchild of Seattle psychotherapist Cherie Byrd. Here's what we learned after seven hours of smoothing.
|Television viewing linked to higher injury risk in people with hostile personality traits
||People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. The research, published online in the International Journal [...]
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|Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson’s patients walk
||About 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience freezing of gait (FOG), an inability to move forward while walking. This can affect not only mobility but also balance. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers report that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce FOG and improve other motor skills [...]
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|Research in mice shows potential value of antidepressant in some stroke victims
||Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why. Specifically, the researchers say, their experiments suggest the drug, often sold under the trade name Prozac, prolongs the time after a stroke during which physical therapy remains [...]
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|Men who buy sex have much in common with sexually coercive men
||“It’s like she’s not really there.” – Study participant who bought sex Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don’t buy sex, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The research, co-authored by UCLA professor Neil Malamuth, also found that men [...]
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|Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds
||Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they’re penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each added child in their family. Men also make more for every additional year they invest in education, further widening the gender gap, reports a [...]
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|Organized self-management support eases chronic depression
||How to reach people with chronic or recurrent depression? In a randomized trial, they benefited from a self-management support service that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined behavioral and recovery-oriented approach. Over 18 months, patients improved significantly in all four measured outcomes. Compared to patients in usual care, they [...]
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|5 Reasons Why We Should Not Hit Our Children
||If you’ve visited the blog in the last couple of weeks, you probably noticed that I haven’t published anything new for awhile. I took a vacation to visit my family … ...
|Personality Challenges, Perfectionism, and Self-Compassion
||Having compassion for oneself means that we can honor our humanness by accepting ourselves—even during those times when we inevitably come up against our limitations and fall short of our ideals.
|Tips for Thwarting Panic Attacks
||I awake in the middle of a summer night, hot and uncomfortable and possibly disoriented from a disturbing dream. Feelings of nausea intertwine with the heat, rendering me physically drained. I sit in the waiting rooms of doctors’ offices, feet tapping in sporadic rhythm, nervous … ...
|Best Quotes For Anxious, Highly Sensitive & Creative People...
||“You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. … ...
|Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson's patients walk
||About 50 percent of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience freezing of gait (FOG), an inability to move forward while walking. This can affect not only mobility but also balance. In a new study, researchers report that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation can reduce FOG and improve other motor skills in PD patients.
|What Is the Link Between Depression and Diabetes?
||People tend to gain and lose weight all their lives, but do these extra pounds lead to poor health?
|How to Communicate: Getting Your Partner to Hear What...
||It is common to feel unprepared to cope with miscommunication. When we don’t know what to do to promote effective communication, we have an unfortunate tendency to make up our … ...
|Is Psychology Doomed? The Problem With Psychological Research...
||Most studies in psychology are so flawed that they cannot be reproduced--what does this say about everything we know about mental health, mental illness, our emotions, therapy, and treatments?...