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The Most Painful Goodbyes What is your very first memory? When you shut your eyes and you force your brain to go all of the way back to childhood what do you remember? Do … ...
What Divorced Dads Really Want for Father’s Day If we want authentic relationships with our children, we have to begin by being authentic ourselves.
Change Your Perceptions, Change Your Reality   “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere” — Albert Einstein I came across this blog, Is It Possible To Change Perceptions, and it’s absolutely … ...
Maternal stress alters offspring gut, brain through vaginal microbiome The neonate is exposed to the maternal vaginal microbiota during birth, providing the primary source for normal gut colonization, host immune maturation, and metabolism. These early interactions between the host and microbiota occur during a critical window of neurodevelopment, suggesting early life as an important period of cross talk between the developing gut and brain. Changes in the vaginal microbiome are associated with effects on offspring gut microbiota and on the developing brain, according to a new study.
Tackling the Emotions in Borderline Personality Disorder People with borderline personality disorder have one of the most challenging psychological problems to treat. Furthermore, if you or someone you know is in a relationship with someone who has this disorder, you know how difficult it can be to live with the disorder. Mentalization-based therapy, focused on emotions, may provide an important new approach.
Novel population health management program yields major health improvement The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and also substantial stress reduction in family caregivers of dementia patients, according to a new study.
HGHT Safe For Addicts in Recovery? Bicycle racing champion, Lance Armstrong denied allegations of doping and HGH use until 2013. The multi-winner of Tour de France had fallen under a cloud that many, in his sport, … ...
How to Help Someone Going Through a Tough Time When someone is struggling, we might be at a loss for how to help. We want to reach out. But we’re worried we’ll do or say the wrong thing. So we don’t do anything. Or maybe we have a track record of saying or doing … ...
Attention to angry faces can predict future depression Up to 80 percent of individuals with a past history of depression will get depressed again in the future. However, little is known about the specific factors that put these people at risk. New research suggests that it may be due to the things you pay attention to in your life.
Building With LEGO Kit Instructions Makes Kids Less Creative The more we complete "well-defined" problems like LEGO kits, the worse we are at solving "ill-defined problems": create something beautiful, discover something meaningful, find someone to love.
Putting You Down to Build Themselves Up It is important that we identify negative behavior as antagonism. It is not mature, productive or even rational. We do not have to make the effort to try and make … ...
Honesty- it matters Happy Tuesday to you all! Today I want to talk about honesty- to ourselves and to others.  Emotional honesty is a huge topic that I love but today is more … ...
Tested: Whether You Can Change Your Personality At Will TThe three most popular changes to their personality that people want to make. » Continue reading: Tested: Whether You Can Change Your Personality At Will » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Two Personality Traits Which Predict Long Life Can People’s Personalities Change? This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues Comedians Have Psychotic Personality Traits Here’s Why Believing People Can Change Is So Important in Life
The Enneagram: Teens Speak for Themselves, Part 2 Nine-Peace Seeker (avoiding conflict): “I looked different on the outside from how I felt inside. I felt different from what was around me. There didn’t seem to be a place for me in my family so I numbed myself—"
The Enneagram: Teens Speak for Themselves II Nine-Peace Seeker (avoiding conflict): “I looked different on the outside from how I felt inside. I felt different from what was around me. There didn’t seem to be a place for me in my family so I numbed myself—“
Steering Clear of Needy Greedy “Love” At times, I ask the wrong people for advice about the wrong things. When I do this, I tend to get, well, bad advice. As my mentor has often reminded … ...
The Magic of Fetishism Fetishism feels that certain people and things have power to protect us. Big money and big shots exert an uncanny fascination, so do lovers and religious symbols. Whether you call it fetishism, transference, or fandom, it’s magic and shapes us. The psychology of abandon investigates fetishism because our idols seem larger than life and beyond everyday constraints.
Psychological Triathlon for Psychological De-conditioning... All kind of things are hard for the body.  You know what they are; for example, the trio of swimming, cycling and running.  Here’s a combo that is hard for … ...
Brain injury patterns linked to post-concussion depression, anxiety Post-concussion psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and irritability can be extremely disabling for those among the nearly 3.8 million people in the United States who suffer concussions every year. The mechanisms underlying these changes after concussion--also known as mild traumatic brain injury--are not sufficiently understood, and conventional MRI results in most of these patients are normal. Now, a new MRI study has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety.
Mannitol dosing errors made during transport of patients to tertiary hospitals Researchers investigated mannitol use before and during transportation of patients with intracranial emergencies from peripheral hospitals to tertiary facilities that house neurosurgery departments. The authors found a 22% dosing error rate, with slightly more patients receiving a dose smaller, rather than larger, than the dose range recommended by the Brain Trauma Foundation.