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How Playing A Musical Instrument Boosts Brain Health People in the study listened to and then played a Tibetan singing bowl. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression In a small study, kids with traumatic brain injuries were more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without brain injuries.
Radiation therapy vital to treating brain tumors, but it exacts a toll Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles is a common and critical component in successfully treating patients with brain tumors but it is also associated with significant adverse effects. In a new study, researchers report that irradiation can cause broader adverse effects, altering the structural network properties in impacted brains and perhaps contributing to delayed cognitive impairments observed in many patients following brain RT.
Robotic device developed to help stroke survivors recover A new robotic tool has been developed for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors.
Getting Over the Hurt of an Affair Your partner was unfaithful and now you are trying to get past all the hurt it’s causing you. You may be experiencing a number of different emotions including embarrassment, shame, guilt, anger, and sadness. You are probably going through a rollercoaster of feelings; loving and … ...
Icebergs and Childhood Mental Illness Think childhood mental illness is rare? Think again.
Does Religion Help Mental Health? It Might Depend On... Some relationships are good for your mental health, and some aren’t. It depends on the specifics. And it might be that your relationship with God is no exception. At least, that’s what a recent study from researchers at Baylor University suggests. The researchers surveyed a group of older adults, looking...
Best of Our Blogs: June 9, 2017 At any time, I’ve got something in the palm of my hand be it a phone, remote control or my laptop. I often wonder if this constant need to be busy is affecting my ability to stay present with myself and my sons. More importantly, why … ...
How to Start Healing after Personal Trauma Do you feel too fragmented after a traumatic event? A few lifestyle adjustments can help you feel whole again.
Early Childhood Memories: Endure or Drift Away? How Stable are Early Recollections and Why Does This Matter?
Study finds women’s romantic partners show some resemblance to their brothers Research published in the scientific journal Evolution and Human Behavior suggests that women tend to pick partners who show some slight resemblance to their brothers. “Previous research has already shown that people seem, on average, to pick partners who look somewhat like their parents,” explained Tamsin K. Saxton of Northumbria University, the study’s corresponding author. [...]
Study: Trump and Clinton supporters accept new information when it conforms to their desires People are less likely to accept new information when it conflicts with the political outcomes they want, according to research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology:General. The study provides some clues as to why the political climate in the United States appears to be increasingly polarized. It suggests this polarization could be related to [...]
The Long-Term Effects of Crystal Meth People once assumed that the drug Crystal Methamphetamine was typically used by young adults in night clubs. Today we know that it is actually used by people of all ages, ethnicities and classes either recreationally to experience a high, or to make it through the day. Typically known as Meth, Ice, Tina or Glass, Crystal […]
How I Found Joy Again After Depression “Joy does not simply happen to us,” wrote spiritual author Henri Nouwen. “We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” I find choosing joy and trying to experience joy to be among the most difficult tasks when you are depressed. And yet it … ...
Do Fathers Treat Their Sons and Daughters Differently? A new study provides one of the first in-depth analyses at how fathers interact with their children and what it might mean for understanding early gender roles.
7 Reasons Why You Need Quiet Time “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” – Susan L. Taylor Let’s face it. There’s a lot of noise and distraction in the world. Sometimes, … ...
The ‘Extreme’ Sport That Can Help Treat Depression A walk around the park will work, but this could be more fun! • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Brain scans may help predict autism in high-risk infants A new kind of brain scan may be able to predict when a baby as young as 6 months old will develop autism.
Simple tasks don't test brain's true complexity New research strategies are needed to find out how information flows through the brain's neural networks, according to neuroscientists. In a new article, the researchers suggest using complex experiments to test the most important properties of these networks.
Improving adolescents' social and emotional lives must go beyond teaching them skills School programs designed to educate children and adolescents on how to understand and manage emotions, relationships and academic goals must go beyond improving the skills of the individuals to create a respectful climate and allow adolescents more autonomy in decision making, according to psychology research.