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Impact of sleep disturbance on recovery in veterans with PTSD and TBI Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A review of extensive research on sleep in TBI and PTSD has found that sleep-focused interventions can improve treatment outcomes in veterans.
Vyvanse I was prescribed Vyvanse about a month ago to help me focus. Like a lot of autistic people, I have trouble organizing my time. And following conversations. And sometimes even following a train … ...
Media Use, Escapism and Procrastination We use media for many purposes including information, entertainment, social interaction and to escape the stresses of daily life. A recent study by a German colleague answers the question: “Is this escapism the same as procrastination?”
Some single people are happy on their own, research finds New American research with a nationally representative sample has found that single people with high avoidance goals are just as happy being single as other people in relationships.
All or Nothing Gretchen Rubin describes habits as, "the invisible architecture of our everyday lives," and she is correct. Studies show we repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily. Habits are powerful. Why not make them good ones?
I’ll See You in My Dreams I’ll just say this up front – it is awfully hard for me to admit I liked any movie that made me cry this much. And while sometimes I need “a good … ...
When anger triggers depression I was told that depression is anger turned inward. So I used a sledge hammer to get the anger out before it smothered me....
Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research A new study shows humans have incredibly broad negative effects as predators that are unsustainable. While a BBC essay and others that summarize this study do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human. No one is spared from our predatory ways.
An Inspiring Lifespace for People Who Are Homeless Over the past several years, I traveled around the country and read widely to learn about the creative ways that people are living now. Those nuclear family households that we … ...
Today I Love Folk Music There is power for recharging in quiet corners of this world, and it is not a sin to keep them secret and to yourself....
Self-Compassion vs. Self-Criticism Recently I wrote about the “The Stress and Trauma Loop.” I described my struggle with a stressful transition. I pointed out that stress responses feel a lot like trauma responses and that therefore, those of us with accumulated trauma in our life history can be … ...
The Cinderella Persecution Syndrome When viewed from the perspective of psychoanalysis, the children’s story of Cinderella illustrates a theme that probably occurs more often than we think. It can happen in a step-family, as … ...
Doing The ADHD Thing I’m designing a poster today. Actually, I’m shifting a couple of trailers around and designing a poster. Okay, I’m helping move some tables and chairs and shifting a couple of … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 2015 Why do little things get under your skin? We’ve all probably read or at least heard of Richard Carlson, Ph.D.’s series of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff books. But you’re still sweating over Every. Little. Thing. That could be for many different reasons. Maybe you’re … ...
Impact of a Narcissist Parent on a Child The child and the narcissist seem like polar opposites. The narcissistic parent is typically insensitive and uncaring towards the needs of others. By contrast, their child seems overly compassionate, caring, and highly attuned (almost to the point of compulsion) to needs of others.  The child … ...
The Reality of Depression: It Exists For most of us, we’ve had a few rainy days that felt endless. But for the remainder of society, rainy days happen all the time. A lot of people tend … ...
It’s Okay to be Sad I was not very happy my first semester of college.  In fact, I was downright miserable for most of it.  I didn’t know very many people, I was lonely, and I worried my life was passing me by. As per my fashion, I took out … ...
My First Day with Bipolar I For the most part, today was an absolutely normal day. I went to my day-job. I ran some errands, spent quality time with the dog, chatted with my husband, all … ...
Telling your whole heart   Who is your best support? Last time we created a list of those around you.  You assessed your relationships with who you have in your live now.   Let’s look … ...
Grateful individuals tend to experience less depressive symptoms Recent research published in the journal Social and Behavioral Sciences suggests that having a sense of gratitude and religious motivation may reduce depressive symptoms. The study, conducted by Dr. Bogdan Tudor Tulbure of West University of Timisoara, located in Romania, involved 113 adult participants. In conducting the study, of particular interest was the possibility of [...] The post Grateful individuals tend to experience less depressive symptoms appeared first on PsyPost.