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Antidepressants fine-tune brain reward pathway to lessen neuropathic pain Commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood, according to a new study.
When Did You Last Share a Gaze With Someone for More Than a Few Seconds? A recent study found that extended bouts of eye contact could trigger “dissociative symptoms, dysmorphic face perceptions, and hallucination-like strange-face apparitions.” Sounds like a fun experiment to try at home, right? Maybe—if you can stomach ten minutes of direct eye contact....
Can The Effects Of Trauma Be Passed Down Generation... Can traumatic events actually change the genes we pass along to our children?...
Creating Weekdays You Actually Enjoy So many of us feel like our Sundays are bittersweet — sweet because it’s another day off and bitter because the next day it’s back to work (or school). And … ...
Back to school: What kids are most anxious about A recent study found the primary cause of children's stress, according to parents, was related to homework and schoolwork.
Body Dysmorphia Is Not A Fashion Statement Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to throw out the term “body dysmorphia” also known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD) as a self diagnosis.  Miley was trying to make a point about body expectations and that is commendable. There however, is nothing in what she at … ...
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Linked Biologically to Cardiovascular Disease... The American Heart Association has released a statement (circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/08/10/CIR.0000000000000229.abstract) identifying major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in adolescents as specific risk factors for the early development of cardiovascular disease. Their … ...
How exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain.
The Power of a Morning Ritual One of the first things teachers tell new writers is to sit down in the same place at the same time every day to write. It’s the ritual, a way of preparing to write that primes our minds and our bodies to do it. The … ...
A High IQ May Also Have This Mental Cost, Psychologists Find How high intelligence could have a mental cost for some.  » Continue reading: A High IQ May Also Have This Mental Cost, Psychologists Find » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking The Mental Quality Which Helps Protect Against Schizophrenia This Childhood Pet Increases Risk of Serious Mental Illness The Genetic ‘Advantage’ to Madness? Common Belief Supported by Study Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers
Family Style Meals Boost Wellbeing of Nursing Home Residents... We never thought we’d have to do it, but — like so many people these days — my brothers and I were forced to put our 87-year-old mother in a … ...
What Does It Take to Succeed in Life? A new paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology describes one of the most comprehensive studies to date looking at the effects of family background, personality, and intelligence on later success. By studying 81,000 participants over an eleven-year period, researchers found that the American Dream is still alive and well. More or less.
Physical activity linked to greater mental flexibility in older adults One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain activity at rest than those who don't. This variability is associated with better cognitive performance, researchers say.
3 Intriguing Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Are Different It's more than just bedtime.
The Conspiracy Effect Can merely being exposed to popular conspiracy theories make you less pro-social?
Causes of Pedophilia According the DSM-5, the criteria to diagnose Pedophilia (Pedophilic Disorder) 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 has acted on these … ...
Today I Love The Feathered Clouds Today I love the feathered clouds that are coursing their way North-north-west and wiping the suns face every now and then as they go. I love the cooler morning and the threat of rain ...
Activated neurons produce protective protein against neurodegenerative conditions Activated neurons produce a protein that protects against nerve cell death. Researchers have found out how this effect comes about and defined a crucial player.
An Evolutionary Basis to Behavioral Differences Between Cats Is the denial of evolved behavioral sex differences in humans similar to the idea of denying that cats and dogs differ from each other by nature? (warning: satire alert!)
Contempt, Attachment and Meditation My wife and I are older parents. We like to think we have much wisdom to pass on, but we have to be mindful of negative things we also can pass on. Age brings healthy skepticism, and raising a daughter who reasonably questions authority will … ...