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Study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In a new game-changing study, a research team has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head.
5 New Insights on Anger Here I present "in press" research for the first time on what we learned by examining 2342 episodes of intense anger in everyday life. What we found introduces new insights into this complex emotional experience.
Depression and Learning From Other Cultures–Part 2 There are several areas to examine that tell us why African Americans will not partake of the medical model or ask for an invitation to the drug company’s medication orgy. First and foremost is the discrimination barrier. One must take a chronological view of the … ...
How I kept my mental health intact on vacation... Since my last major depression I have created for myself a small, insulated world – completely accessible on a 20-plus-year-old pink bike. My doctors, work, favorite restaurants, grocery store, dog … ...
What Mild Depression Really Is and What Can Help We often think that mild depression isn’t that serious and doesn’t require treatment. It is mild, after all. People also confuse mild depression with “subclinical” depression.* That is, they assume it’s not full-blown, true-blue depression. They might assume it doesn’t meet diagnostic criteria for the … ...
Three Paradoxical Ways for Coping with Romantic Abundance Romantic love is often characterized as involving a great deal of sensitivity, excitement, and closeness. However, our cyber society often provides an overabundance of these features. Hence, a few opposite principles are proposed: (a) Indifference is the new romantic sensitivity; (b) Calmness is the new romantic excitement; and (c) Distance is the new romantic closeness.
My Impression Of ADHD Art "I've pondered my love of art for much of my life. And in the last six years I've even had occasion to ponder the stuff in light of my diagnosis of ADHD."...
The Passive/Aggressive Coupling Syndrome A number of couples have come in for psychotherapy voicing similar complaints. The wife protests the husband’s passivity, which she views as passive-aggressive. Common complaints are that he doesn’t listen … ...
New Report: What’s Popular in Pornography? Reading the statistics on what kinds of pornography people are watching is a little like the proverbial can’t-look-away-from-the-car-crash. It is appalling yet fascinating at the same time. It’s not recommended … ...
WOSPs, the Amalfi Coast, and Unstructured Play in Children Why Can't Kids Play on Their Own?
Other Creative Ways to Capture Your Legacy Yesterday, I shared one way — through writing a small story — that we can capture our legacy. Doing so helps us to self-reflect, preserve our personal history, and share … ...
Holly Madison : Why Is It That Women Don’t... If you are partnered with someone who occasionally says mean things to you, or confuses you with statements that make you feel uncomfortable or that lead you to increased insecure feelings … ...
Wounds and Scars: Dealing With Trauma I was a gymnast as a kid, a very good one too. Then one day my achilles tendon snapped. It was a terrible injury and it left a terrible scar, … ...
5 Ways to Stop Inbox Stress and Regain Control... When was the last time your inbox was empty? Sometimes I feel as if I spend the entire day just answering emails, without ever finding the time to get to more important projects and tasks. When it comes to email, there’s an inherent pressure and … ...
Don’t Be Ashamed I used to be afraid to tell people that I had bipolar disorder. I was ashamed. I thought bipolar disorder was a dirty, dark secret. I thought I was less … ...
Incivility in the Workplace Caution: Your workplace may be hazardous to your health.
Can Improv Comedy Treat Social Anxiety? People are increasingly turning to improv comedy (theatre made up on the spot) to reduce social anxiety. The reason it's working for some and not all is simple, but powerful.
Study on ‘strategic ejaculation’ finds men produce better quality semen for unfamiliar women Research published in Evolutionary Psychological Science has found that men orgasm faster and ejaculate more semen when masturbating to unfamiliar women. “Our findings are the first to demonstrate that men’s ejaculate behavior and composition change in response to a novel female stimulus,” the researchers wrote in their study, which was published in June. In the [...] The post Study on ‘strategic ejaculation’ finds men produce better quality semen for unfamiliar women appeared first on PsyPost.
Very early birth linked to introversion, neuroticism, and risk aversion in adulthood Babies born very premature or severely underweight are at heightened risk of becoming introverted, neurotic, and risk averse as adults, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal Edition). This personality profile may help to explain the higher rates of career and relationship difficulties experienced by this group as adults, [...] The post Very early birth linked to introversion, neuroticism, and risk aversion in adulthood appeared first on PsyPost.
Generalized anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. “Patients with IBD face substantial chronic physical problems [...] The post Generalized anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease appeared first on PsyPost.