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Symptoms of Bipolar: Is Bipolar Disorder A Lazy Diagnosis... In the above Mental Health Humor cartoon, can you pin-point any of my common “Symptoms of Bipolar?” During a manic phase, symptoms include: heightened sense of self-importance exaggerated positive outlook significantly decreased … ...
Personal Stories: “My Son Committed Suicide 20 Years Ago”...   Are you the father of a son who struggles with mental and behavioral problems? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the emotional and mental health needs of your son? … ...
The Writer’s Voice Examined Examining your emotions, attitudes and opinions are all part of self-discovery, which is a great way to find your voice. I recommend you set aside some time now and then … ...
14 Safeguards for Therapists Working with Personality Disorders... Some of the most stimulating therapy sessions are from clients who have personality disorders. There is never a dull moment. Their stories are fascinating and fabricated, their perception is unnerving and improbable, and their behavior is eccentric and luring. But with them comes the unpredictability … ...
Two-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared Children with better academic and behavioral functioning when they start kindergarten often have better educational and societal opportunities as they grow up. For instance, children entering kindergarten with higher reading and math achievement are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married, and live in higher-income neighborhoods as adults. Now a new study [...] The post Two-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared appeared first on PsyPost.
Higher-quality romantic relationships linked to fewer psychosocial difficulties in teens and young adults Adolescents who have romantic relationships tend to have more problems with psychosocial adjustment. In contrast, young adults who have romantic relationships tend to have fewer problems with psychosocial adjustment. Although the links between having a romantic relationship and psychosocial adjustment change with age, a new longitudinal study has found that it’s not just having a [...] The post Higher-quality romantic relationships linked to fewer psychosocial difficulties in teens and young adults appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientist: Most complete human brain model to date is a ‘brain changer’ Scientists at The Ohio State University have developed a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain maturity of a 5-week-old fetus. The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed, said Rene Anand, professor of biological chemistry and pharmacology at Ohio State. [...] The post Scientist: Most complete human brain model to date is a ‘brain changer’ appeared first on PsyPost.
People with more racially diverse friends are seen as more helpful and trustworthy at work Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that workers who had more different-race friends in their personal lives than their co-workers also tended to have a more racially diverse network of friends on the job. This broader network [...] The post People with more racially diverse friends are seen as more helpful and trustworthy at work appeared first on PsyPost.
Psychopathy predicts lower frequency of contagious yawning, researchers find Yawning less than your family and friends could be a sign of good sleeping habits, or as suggested by a recent study, it might be a sign of underlying psychopathic tendencies. Either way, though, it’s probably nothing you need to worry too much about. Individuals are more likely to yawn when they see others around [...] The post Psychopathy predicts lower frequency of contagious yawning, researchers find appeared first on PsyPost.
The Surefire Way I Stopped Feeling Sorry for Myself “We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what’s wrong in our life, or we can focus on what’s right.” — Marianne Williamson I was down in the dumps the other day and was feeling sorry for myself. For some reason … ...
What your selfies can reveal about your personality Selfies can create quite the scene, especially if you’re taking one with a rattlesnake or a sick patient in the hospital. They’re meant to attract attention, of course, but they might also give others an insight into your personality — denoting whether you’re lazy, positive, or neurotic. New research published in Computers in Human Behaviour [...] The post What your selfies can reveal about your personality appeared first on PsyPost.
Accuracy of sexual assault testimonies not affected by alcohol intoxication, study finds People are often concerned about the accuracy of testimony given by victims who were intoxicated during a sexual assault- but a new study by University of Leicester researchers has found that while alcohol intoxicated participants report fewer pieces of information about an assault, the information that they do provide is just as accurate as sober [...] The post Accuracy of sexual assault testimonies not affected by alcohol intoxication, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Mothers give more than they receive when family struck by major illness Mothers are often the caregiver when a child is sick, and that motherly instinct doesn’t go away when the child is an adult. In fact, mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research that will be presented at the American Sociological Association [...] The post Mothers give more than they receive when family struck by major illness appeared first on PsyPost.
Long-term brain changes persist years after drug abuse and recovery It’s known that brain changes are present in drug addicts even when they have been abstinent for a short period of time. Now new research shows that alterations persist in long-term abstinent heroin-depended individuals as well. Through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, investigators analyzed the brains of 30 heroin-addicted individuals after a long [...] The post Long-term brain changes persist years after drug abuse and recovery appeared first on PsyPost.
Women choose contraception based on relationships not just pregnancy desires Women’s contraceptive choices are more often driven by current relationships and sexual activity than by long-term pregnancy intentions, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Cynthia H. Chuang, associate professor of medicine and public health sciences and Carol S. Weisman, Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology and colleagues surveyed nearly [...] The post Women choose contraception based on relationships not just pregnancy desires appeared first on PsyPost.
Men: Be Her Emotional Support or Someone Else Will Be Men: Are you the primary source of emotional support for your wife or partner? If not, rest assured, someone else is. What follows are some quick thoughts on why you … ...
American Psychological Association’s New Torture Policy is Unenforceable... In a resolution that only people who love the intricacies of governance could appreciate, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives voted on August 7 to institute a new policy for the organization. Namely, that APA psychologist members can no longer engage in enhanced … ...
A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s It is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease: Toxic protein fragments known as amyloid-β clumped together between neurons in a person’s brain. Neurons themselves make amyloid-β, and for reasons that aren’t fully understood, its accumulation ultimately contributes to the memory loss, personality changes, and other symptoms that patients with this degenerative disease often suffer from. New [...] The post A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Patients with immediate medical needs tend to perceive doctors as emotionless, study finds When a patient is in urgent need of a doctor for illness or injury, expecting that doctor to help is natural. But a new study , published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, finds that the greater patients’ need for medical care, the more likely patients will view their doctors as “empty vessels,” devoid of [...] The post Patients with immediate medical needs tend to perceive doctors as emotionless, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds nicotine changes marijuana’s effect on the brain How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use [...] The post Study finds nicotine changes marijuana’s effect on the brain appeared first on PsyPost.