|Brain imaging shows how children inherit their parents' anxiety
||A study in an extended family of monkeys provides important insights into how the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children.The study shows how an over-active brain circuit involving three brain areas inherited from generation to generation may set the stage for developing anxiety and depressive disorders.
|Reducing stroke damage may be next for optical coherence tomography technology widely used in vision healthcare
||A new article reports on use of optical coherence tomography to obtain high-resolution images showing blood-flow dynamics in the brain before, during, and after stroke-like states. The information may ultimately enable clinicians to reduce stroke damage.
|Stopping The Cycle
||“The cycle of abuse repeats”. How many times have we all heard that? It’s like a death sentence for some of us; those of us who suffered abuse as a … ...
|Starting a Private Practice as a Mom: Part 2...
||So, I started my counseling practice as a new mom of a breastfeeding infant with a deep knowing (link deep knowing to the Part 1 blog post). However, just knowing I was supposed to be doing this did NOT make everything fall into place. … ...
|The Magical Healing Power of Caring & Hope in Psychotherapy
||Psychotherapy works at least as well as drugs for most mild to moderate problems and should be used first. A good relationship is much more important in promoting good outcome than the specific psychotherapy techniques that are used.
|The Road Let's Follow: Why David Brooks Should Start a Cult
||How does what we say pave the road to character? David Brooks has some words of wisdom.
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|Uncovering the mechanism of our oldest anesthetic
||Researchers have now revealed brainwave changes in patients receiving nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas." Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," has been used in anesthesiology practice since the 1800s, but the way it works to create altered states is has not been well understood.
|3 Powerful Mindful Practices for Every Day
||It’s important to have practices we can turn to every day to keep us grounded — practices that cultivate calm and focus and connection, particularly with ourselves. Because this is our foundation for having meaningful days, and thereby a meaningful life. In MBSR Every Day: … ...
|Did you slip this Fourth of July?
||I was walking to the market in my neighborhood yesterday and could swear I came across more smokers than usual walking along the street and puffing away. It was weird. … ...
|Why Teenagers Can Be Exhausting
||Beginning at age twelve, a tween (age ten to twelve) develops critical thinking skills. This shift literally transforms a child’s mind from being receptive to others’ opinions into an adult … ...
|Three Surprising Ways to Boost Your Gratitude
|| You’ve been writing the gratitude lists. You’ve been thanking people in your life. You even surprised someone with a gift. And yet, you still don’t feel … ...
|Significant reduction in serious crimes after juvenile offenders given emotional awareness training
||Scientists believe that a simple two-hour emotional awareness course aimed at making young offenders less aggressive could hold the key to significantly reducing the seriousness of their future crimes.
|Schwann cells 'dine in' to clear myelin from injured nerves
||Researchers reveal how cells in the peripheral nervous system degrade myelin after nerve injury, a process that fails to occur in the central nervous system. The results could provide new targets for manipulating demyelination in injury and disease.
|People with brain injuries heal faster if they get up and get moving
||Study shows patients who started their rehabilitation earlier spent less time in the ICU and less time in the hospital.
|Screen addiction is taking a toll on children
||Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have relevance for American parents.
|Disney’s Inside Out: Learning to feel your feelings at...
||I went to see Disney new movie, Inside Out, on Friday and it blew…my…mind. It’s the story of an 11-year-old girl, Riley. She’s an only child and lives with her … ...
|Motivational Monday: Who’s Going To Stop You?
||The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand On this marvelous Monday I ask you to challenge yourself by … ...
|ADHD Checkout Time
||Where once I would leave the harbor of Attention and sail off for long periods into the Sea of Imagination, I now find myself walking to the dock a hundred times a day and staring longingly at the ships that sail at all hours of the day and night....
|Dear Friend, This Is Depression
||I wrote the following letter as a response to a conversation with a friend I have known since college. She wondered why I used the term “death thoughts” in my writing. But I wanted to publish it for all of the people closest to me, … ...