|First Responder Trauma
||In these next two posts, we talk to Elizabeth Barney, who has almost ten years’ experience with first responders and trauma, both as a first responder herself, and as a public … ...
|Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds
||Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition, the hospital stays of these inmates are longer, suggesting that their underlying mental health problems are worse. The new study, [...]
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|Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer’s pathology
||A recent study conducted at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) and NYU Langone Medical Center implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease development. The research reveals that ßCTF — the precursor of the amyloid beta (Aß) peptide — acts at the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s to initiate a range of abnormalities leading [...]
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|Musical training can accelerate brain development and help with literacy skills
||The notion that musical training can have positive effects on cognitive functions other than music has long been a source of interest. Research first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. Standardised assessments of IQ and musical ability suggested the two were correlated – and it was thought that participation in musical training could [...]
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|Self-proclaimed experts more vulnerable to the illusion of knowledge
||New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as “overclaiming.” The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our work suggests that the [...]
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|Study finds autism, ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers
||A new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The medical study was published in the July-August 2015 issue [...]
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|Heroin Abuse is on our Doorstep
||Heroin Abuse is on our Doorstep Of course, I see it every day because I work in the addiction treatment field, but increasingly, families that never thought they’d be touched … ...
|Transgender women face inadequate health care
||A new WHO report demonstrates extremely rates of HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries.
|The coming Alzheimer's crisis in America
||By 2050, million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, at a cost of more than a trillion dollars per year.
|Using Writing to Cope with Your Fears
||Some writers grapple with their fears on the page. That is, they write about the very things they fear most. For instance, Ralph Keyes quotes Israeli author David Grossman in … ...
|Art Is Being In The World
||What is art? Where do you make it? Where do you show it? How you think about those questions can impact how you see yourself as a creator, and what … ...
|I hear the advice. I do what I want......
||Real behaviour change is not about willpower, or stages of change, but about satisfying wants and dealing with needs along the way.......it is about coherence at all levels of the person......
|Why People with Depression Should Exercise More
||Me in the morning: flat, lethargic and grumpy. Overly sensitive, reacting with shouting or tears to the slightest trigger. An overwhelming sense of apathy, interspersed with moments of rage or deep sadness. Things are hard. Me in the afternoon: energized, motivated and productive. Calm and … ...
|Baby Crying? Don't Shame the Parents!
||A medical doctor, also a parent, wrote to me recently to complain about my blog post, "'Dangers of Crying it Out.'" Here is (most of) my response.
|Self-Care Sunday: A Reminder
||We often think that self-care is optional. Or self-care is selfish. Or it’s about being lazy. Or we think we can finally access self-care when we lose weight. When we … ...
|Feeling Like An Expert Has An Ironic Effect On Your Actual Knowledge
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|Cultivate the Voice of Compassionate Accountability
||Accountability and blame are not the same. Imagine this scenario: Your good friend Trish calls you upset. “I’m such an idiot,” she says. “I was in a huge hurry to … ...
|The Art of Self Acceptance
|| Unveiling Your Authentic Self If you are struggling with your past, if you feel as if events or what other … ...
|The Archeology of Misbehavior
||Archeology is the study of human activity in the past. The archeology of misbehavior is studying current behavior to uncover hidden sources. The “ruins” of misdeeds are built upon personality architecture and cultural landscapes.
|Radically New Families and How They Are Becoming More...
||Family. It used to seem so simple: mom and dad, married, with their kids, all living under the same roof. That’s the nuclear family model. It is our idea of … ...