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5 Tips for Dealing with Grief Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and … ...
When Life Feels Out of Control, Focus on Yourself Life has a way of surprising us – sometimes in wonderful ways and sometimes challenging us in ways we never could have imagined.   Most of us like to feel … ...
5 Ways to Be a Less Anxious Parent As a therapist who has counseled parents for 20 years and as a mother of two daughters (ages 14 and 11), I understand that parenthood is a rollercoaster of highs … ...
How #SanityWalks Help Me Parent Without Losing My Mind Most days, I go for a walk. I live near a small lake, and the loop around it is about two miles long. I listen to audiobooks or podcasts, and … ...
The College Mental Health Crisis: Focus on Overall Wellbeing Let’s look at some scary facts about mental health on our campuses...
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's -- a key discovery about human memory As Superman flies, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it's a superhero. But they haven't just spotted the Man of Steel -- they've experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him.
Statistics method shows networks differ in epileptic brains A novel statistical approach to analyzing data from patients with epilepsy reveals details about their brains' internal networks.
Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid A national research network found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at two years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at six and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. They also found that the more CSF at six months -- as measured through MRIs -- the more severe the autism symptoms were at two years of age.
Butterflies, Turtles, God-Winks, and HOPE   After my son died I thought I saw him coming toward me but it was his best friend dressed in similar work clothes so I didn’t give it a … ...
Researchers aim to cure headache during flight Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past. A new study may have discovered the mechanisms responsible, opening the door to developing a cure.
Disaster at Middlebury College Middlebury College joins the list of academic institutions that are shouting down conservative voices. Along the way, the liberals are simply handing free speech to conservatives.
What the Terrible Two's Can and Can't Do Having a toddler can be quite "terrible" at times. Here's what science says about why toddlers can be such a handful.
How to Launch Your Private Practice Launching a private practice can be like drinking water from a fire hose. You know what needs to be done, sort of, but until you get started you don’t really FEEL the gravity of what you are doing. So if you are thinking about launching … ...
Studies on the Psychology of Menstruation Menstruation has long been a taboo subject. Until recently, studies of menstruation and its effects—physiologically and psychologically—have been rare. Like the topic of sex during previous decades, the topic of … ...
7 Steps to Stop Procrastinating — and Get More... Everyone procrastinates. We usually do it to avoid a task that’s unpleasant or daunting. Some things are broad and require lots of time and effort, and may involve changing long-held behaviors or beliefs. Others are very specific one-time tasks. When procrastinating starts to interfere with … ...
Have Romantic Comedies Grown Up? I used to watch romantic comedies now and then. Some, such as When Harry Met Sally, had lines that were so hilarious, I laughed until my side hurt. In the … ...
Patients More Likely To Refuse Drug Therapy Than Psychotherapy For Mental Health Individuals already on drug therapy also more likely to discontinue treatment early, study says
Do You Hate to Rush? 11 Tips for Getting... One small but annoying daily challenge? Getting ready each morning. I very much dislike rushing or feeling pressed for time, and fervently agree with Thoreau, who wrote in Walden, “I love a broad margin to my life.” By figuring out easy, quick ways to make … ...
Study: Romantic love associated with reduction of gray matter density in the striatum Being in a romantic relationship can physically alter the structure of your brain, according to a study published last November in Frontiers in Psychology. The structure of the human brain is subject to change with life experience, specifically the grey matter. Grey matter is the darker coloured tissue in the brain (compared to white matter) [...]