|8 Misconceptions about Mental Health and Mental Illness...
||There are still many myths floating around out there about mental illness, ranging from the absurd to the contradictory to the somewhat plausible. All are equally false. Unfortunately, these ideas make it harder for those suffering from mental health troubles to get the support and … ...
|Mass Shootings, Psychiatric Medications, and Rick Perry
||Psychiatric medications cause violent behavior? Where's the evidence?
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|Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
||America's social and political dysfunction is rooted in dangerous pathology: anti-intellectualism.
|Groups Make a Magical Night Possible
||With the cost of attending a high school prom pushing the limits of affordability, many girls with fewer financial resources are having to sit out a major life event because … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: June 20, 2015
||Happy Saturday, readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net seems to be all about the lists — but we just love lists, don’t we? (Oh, and we can’t pass up a good story or two about our furry four-legged friends, either!) Happy reading! Duke Professor … ...
|The Creative Mind: Something Running All The Time
||Stephen King has commented about his creative mind: “It’s as though something in there is running all the time.” He also said that even when he tries to take time … ...
|Feeling is Healing-Coping with Loss
|| A guest blog by Beckah Novak. I remember, years ago, being arrogant enough to comment to someone that if I ever lost a child, that would be it. They’d … ...
|How to be Grateful for Not-So-Great Dads
||With Father's Day approaching and blogs abuzz about what makes the quintessential dad, or top ‘pop’ gifts, what about those who have not-so-great dads? Is it possible for them to appreciate a holiday dedicated to fathers? Let’s get real and accept that mediocre or “bad” dads exist and consider this for a second: can one be thankful for a terrible father?
|Bullying and Adolescent Angst
||They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Her voice had the tone of an adolescent who knows everything. What she knew, with conviction and absolute certainty, was that she was ugly. Yes, people said she … ...
|You’re More Creative When You Walk
||You’re More Creative When You Walk It’s true. According to Stanford University researchers, a new study indicates that walking increases creative ideation by 60%. That boring meeting may be much … ...
|When Women Aren’t Getting Sex
||The stereotype is that men want sex more so then women. Not true. Rarely do you see a role reversal. When the guy doesn’t want to have any sex and … ...
|Study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome
||A genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as Aicardi syndrome has been identified by researchers. They identified mutations to a gene known as TEAD1, which not only affects formation of the brain but also the retina, the part of the eye responsible for helping turn light into nerve impulses.
|Phantasmagoric neural net visions
||A starling galley of phantasmagoric images generated by a neural network technique has been released. The images were made by some computer scientists associated with Google who had been using neural networks to classify objects in images. They discovered that by using the neural networks “in reverse” they could elicit visualisations of the representations that […]
|How Phones Are Tearing Us Apart
||Research suggests that smartphones may decrease our trust in one another, lower the quality of our relationships, and degrade the quality of our conversations.
|Sibling Incest in the News
||Having worked in the child sexual abuse field for 30 some years, I am continually struck with a sense of sadness when yet another family comes forward with admissions of sibling sexual abuse. Rather than judgment it is important to be aware of treatment and healing options. Jumping to quick labeling without understanding the help needed is dangerous.
|Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome
||The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are highly susceptible to early onset Alzheimer's disease later in life.
|First state raises smoking age to 21
||Hawaii’s governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
|Drug improves cognition in Alzheimer's disease-mouse model in spite of diet
||Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, scientists report.
|4 Ways to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Your Teen
||There are many stresses that come with raising teenagers, but one of the biggest is worrying about drug and alcohol abuse. There are many outside influences enticing teenagers to get involved with alcohol and drugs, and it’s often hard for teens to understand the ramifications … ...