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Mental Health vs. Mental Illness I am guilty of using the terms mental health and mental illness almost interchangeably. I have noticed many others do this as well. The two terms have very different meanings, … ...
Eating Disorders Advice For Family, Friends (Video) Helpful information for family and friends supporting people with eating disorders in recovery....
How Being Lonely Affects The Symptoms Of A Cold The psychological factor that affects colds. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Schizophrenia signs in mice linked to uncoordinated firing of brain cells A small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia, report a team of scientists. The findings suggest that a breakdown in the synchronized behavior of these brain cells could produce the classic disordered thinking and perceptions associated with the disease. 
How Physical Attractiveness Affects Our Judgment There’s substantial evidence to indicate we make judgments about people based on their physical attractiveness, which affect relationships, job selection and success.
“So How Many Children Do You Have (Now)” 5... “So how many children do you have?” It’s a simple enough question like, “So what do you do for a living?” Innocent and straight forward. “Three…,” but I hesitate. I … ...
‘Help Me Figure Myself Out’: The Paved Road to... “What do I do? I don’t know what to do with him anymore!” This is one of the many scenarios of a frantic parent knocking on the therapist’s door. Teenage years are tough, let’s not kid ourselves. We have been there, we remember. In my practice … ...
Quickly assessing brain bleeding in head injuries using new device A hand-held EEG device approved in 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration that is commercially available can quickly and with 97 percent accuracy rule out whether a person with a head injury likely has brain bleeding and needs further evaluation and treatment. These trial results also show the device predicted the absence of potentially dangerous brain bleeding 52 percent of the time in the participants tested.
What Is the Importance of Nonverbal Communications? Why study nonverbals? Because as you will see, they matter more than we think.
Solitude Is the School of Genius Great scientists in the past have not only tended to be autistic, but also to be socially isolated.
Numb And Dull, But Still ADHD So last night I completely forgot to have a coffee before bed. I know, some of you will say “Coffee keeps you awake.” It actually did back when I thought … ...
Online Reviews Cannot Be Trusted. Really. Part II Contd. from Part One Our Fraudulent Online Review Story at HealthGrades C.R. went to specialist last year. He was excellent, one of the best healthcare professionals in her experience. In … ...
Mindfulness in the Classroom: Does It Work? In most schools across the country, you are likely to find students practicing mindfulness. But what affects are these programs having?
A New Big Five for Psychotherapists (Part I) Psychotherapists should not think in terms of paradigms, but five systems of character adaptation: 1) habits; 2) emotions; 3) relationships; 4) defenses; and 5) justifications.
Today I Love Here And Now Today I love here and now because when you get right down to the grit of this life thing, all we have is now and all we can do is … ...
Love it or hate it: Marmite may affect brain function A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. Participants consuming a teaspoon of Marmite every day for a month, compared to a control group who consumed peanut butter, showed a substantial reduction of around 30 per cent in their brain’s response to visual stimuli, measured by recording electrical activity using electroencephalography (EEG).
Discovery of 'mini-brains' could change understanding of pain medication The human body’s peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to stimulation. 
Surgery for Psychopaths? The possibility that there are people around us who more or less look and act like us but don’t feel empathy like us is enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies. What if we could make psychopaths feel like us too, though? If we could “fix” psychopaths, should we? A pair...
How to Listen Mindfully in Sessions As it turns out, therapists, just like everyone else, tend to have wandering minds, emotional triggers, personal biases and urges to escape uncomfortable moments that arise between two people. Even during therapy sessions. Mindfulness is a skill that we tend to practice individually, but it … ...
Uncovering Your Hidden Genius Through Curiosity Inside every human being is a burning desire to learn and understand the world. And in today’s age of seemingly unlimited information, this thirst for knowledge has never been more important or relevant. Yet, after trying to fit our fingers in electrical outlets, experimenting with … ...