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May is Mental Health Awareness Month If you hadn’t yet heard, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Stress seems to be a fact of modern life. Like many people, you may be juggling multiple demands and multiple roles. If you are finding that it is causing you to lose sleep and … ...
Three Ways to Enjoy the Journey and Not the Outcome   We all want results. The world is built upon rankings, categorizations, and outcomes. But when it comes to happiness, outcomes have little to do with it.   The research … ...
My Possible Selves & Their Awakeners Recently I read about a book called “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own,” by Kate Bolick. It is probably worth mentioning that, as of today, I have not actually … ...
Room Rights in Adolescence Parents need to respect the adolescent room for many personal functions it can provide; and the adolescent needs to respect parental needs for that room to fit into what they want in a family home. This is the accommodation that must be made.
Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy A European initiative has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions.
Can a little loving kindness improve our mental health? Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental well-being in young people?
500 Shades of Grey In talking to a friend of mine who also lives with bipolar about my extreme fatigue and aimlessness, he told me it sounded like depression to him. We discussed it … ...
New insights could result in changes to the therapeutic strategy to combat Alzheimer's, reduce animal testing A typical characteristic of the brain of an Alzheimer sufferer is the presence of insoluble Tau protein aggregates. Scientists have demonstrated that the distribution of these aggregates through the brain is facilitated by synaptic connections between brain cells. This news is highly significant because the focus is increasingly on repairing synaptic connections as a therapeutic strategy in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. In fact, it is generally accepted that a loss of synaptic connections leads to a loss in cognitive skills.
Why Some People Feel Guilty Over Everything Do you have a continually guilty client?  A person who feels bad over things they have no control over? A person who takes responsibility for other’s mistakes? Or a person … ...
Urgent Care and Psychosocial Treatment      Evidence Based Practice In our last post we took a look at the basic guidelines that doctors use to treat bipolar along with basic clinical points that doctors … ...
5 Steps: Get Your Kids to Complete a Bedtime... Parenting can be stressful and exhausting. It can feel as if your kids demand your attention constantly. Of course, it is important to pay attention to your kids and provide them with guidance, teaching, and assistance when they need it. But, there are things that … ...
The Psychology of Music The first memory that I can recall is of my mother. She is at the kitchen sink washing dishes, swaying back and forth while singing along with the song that … ...
5 Reasons to Network With Other Therapists As therapists, it’s easy to become isolated. We see our clients, fill out paperwork, perhaps read a book or two to brush up on certain skills, then go home. I certainly don’t mean to imply that the work of a clinical counselor is rote or … ...
The 10,000 Hour Rule: Mastering Your Craft “The emerging picture…is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert—in anything. In study after study, of composers, … ...
#151 Courage as a Family Value Randy Robertson via Compfight   I believe that courage is an inward power of the soul. Aristotle said that about happiness but I believe it is also true of courage. … ...
The Opposite of Narcissism: Raising Empathetic Kids We hear a lot about the growing narcissism among young people, and maybe some of that’s real, and maybe some of it’s just that “narcissist” has become a buzzword. What … ...
Life Lessons from the Roach Motel Even from the airport taxi, I could tell that the motel’s website had been more Photoshop than reality. From my after-work evening flight, I had just landed in Florida for a professional conference where I was to chair a discussion panel. Always eager to score … ...
Depression is a Lie and Suicide a False Option I know what it feels like to have your hand to the fire.  Holding it there.  Unsure of how much you can stand. I know what it feels like when emotions — or a lack thereof — can feel as painful as a saw making … ...
How Your Doctor Treats Bipolar Disorder Evidence Based Practice Evidence based practice in general means that the care and interventions used by practitioners to treat a medical, psychological, or psychiatric disorder are determined by the outcomes … ...
Ecstasy may soon be a treatment for social anxiety among autistic adults Researchers are planning the first pilot study of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults. In a recent review in press in the journal, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, a team of researchers led by Alicia Danforth, laid out their proposed methods and study rationale for what will be the [...] The post Ecstasy may soon be a treatment for social anxiety among autistic adults appeared first on PsyPost.