|Finding A Pace That Works For You
||Despite our stodgy, play-by-the-rules reputation, people on the autism spectrum aren’t known for our consistency. I know I’m not. It’s taken me a long time to figure out what I … ...
|The Meaning of the APA's Dealing With the Torture Scandal
||After years of deception, and opposing strong and clear dissent from within its very ranks, the APA finds itself in a particularly awkward position. What does a professional organization which has lost its moral compass do when the news breaks? What does its reaction to the current controversy tell us about the APA’s organizational character?
|Seeking Approval: Trying to Do It All
||We talk too much, we think too much, we worry too much, we blame too much, we anticipate too much, we calculate too much. The antidote to all of these … ...
|I, Me, Mine
||Americans, as a group, are becoming more individualistic. But what about people in other countries? In collectivist China, for example. Do they also have a Generation Me?
|Big Sex Difference in Filing for Divorce
||When it comes to filing for divorce, men and women are not equals. In heterosexual marriages, one of the two sexes files much more often, and they have been doing … ...
|Q&A With the Expert: Itai Danovitch, MD, on Marijuana...
||TCPR: Dr. Danovitch, please tell us some of the most common medical or therapeutic uses of marijuana. Dr. Danovitch: The answer depends whom you ask. If you ask patients who consume marijuana or individuals in the public, they cite a wide variety of different conditions for which they feel … ...
|What Your Financial Health Says About Your Mental Health
||Studies show the likelihood of having a mental health problem is three times higher among people who have debt.
|Lack of Sleep Impairs An Essential Social Ability
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|PTSD and Social Discomfort
||A common feature associated with post traumatic stress disorder is social discomfort. As you are aware, social discomfort is not a discrete psychiatric diagnosis. It does, however, cause significant distress for many of your patients suffering from PTSD. And in severe cases, it makes recovering … ...
|Prototype Psychology: Prototype Theory, Definitions, and Examples
||The definition and examples of prototypes in psychology. Find out how prototypes are formed, what affects prototypes, and what is the difference between prototype and schema.
|Why We Can’t Put Our Phones Down
||There is a certain cultural phenomenon that everyone with two eyes and a smartphone has experienced. I just witnessed it again, for the umpteenth time, at a choral concert at my daughter’s elementary school. As the curtains opened on a three-row arrangement of ebullient second-graders, … ...
|Advantage, ADHD Diagnosis
||Today isn’t my best day. Today is Tuesday, July 21st. You’re reading this on Wednesday if you’re reading it fresh. Tuesday is my wedding anniversary. Or it would be if … ...
|Fatherhood makes you fat
||Study shows a young man's BMI increases over time due to age, and additional weight gain is contingent on fatherhood status.
|Laser surgery could provide relief for OCD
||Surgery that targets and burns away the affected areas of the brain may help relieve the symptoms of those with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
||RussellReno via Compfight I’ve been thinking since my last post about the issue of ADHD and ADHD look-alikes. I’ve written about them before, but found myself taken by surprise at … ...
|How To Become More Resilient
||Resiliency is the way in which someone copes with life's adversities. You might assume that some people are simply more resilient than others. The fact is that resiliency may be more of a lifestyle choice than anything else. While some might be innately more resilient than others, resiliency can be a learned behavior resulting in a healthier outlook on life.
|Healthcare: 12 Problems With The Mental health System
||How do you think of the mental health system in the United States? Is it everything we need it to be? Is it far behind research and the mental health … ...
|Should We Talk About Religion in Therapy?
||Although therapists recognize the importance of talking about religion, they're still uncomfortable inviting spirituality into the room.
|Study finds sexism predicts ageism among college students
||A study on college students from eight universities has found that sexism is positively associated with ageism. The research by Indiana University research Jill M. Chonody, which was published in the feminist journal Affilia, examined whether two types of sexism were related to two types of ageism. Ambivalent Sexism Theory holds that sexist attitudes about [...]
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|Transgender youth have typical hormone levels
||Johanna Olson, MD, and her colleagues at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provide care for the largest number of transyouth in the U.S. and have enrolled 101 patients in a study to determine the safety and efficacy of treatment that helps patients bring their bodies into closer alignment with their gender of identity. Baseline characteristics of [...]
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