|Stress and the Concept of Control
||For me, one of the hardest facets of stress is relinquishing control. And though there is control in how I personally react and choose to respond to circumstances, there’s also a feeling of helplessness; a feeling that control is not completely present. I don’t have … ...
|Coming Out Of The ADHD Smoke
||It’s over five years now since I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD. And just like getting over some virus that seems to hang on for ever, it’s been a long … ...
|International Alzheimer's prevention study expands
||Study tests a drug that is used to control diabetes to see if it could prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
|Minimize summer vacation stress
||A balance of structured and less structured time is important for kids to have during the summer.
|Getting a Handle on Academic Anxiety
||Do math tutors ever suffer math anxiety? Sometimes I feel anxious when I’m going to have to tutor a topic that is hard for me. (Yes, even tutors and teachers … ...
|Owning Our Psychological Dark Matter
||When we divvy responsibility for problems, we tend to take responsibility for consciously but not unconsciously motivated error, which can cause additional problems.
|The Shameful Person’s Guide to Living without Shame
|| I have shame. I have had it as long as I can remember. Sometimes, I think I was born with it. Sometimes, it makes me want to change my … ...
|Three Reasons Why Criticism Isn’t the Ultimate Truth
||“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist How often do you find … ...
|Six Tips For Staying Balanced at Work
||Working With Bipolar Clearly, many, many people who live with Bipolar also hold steady jobs. Though the tips below are likely to be helpful to most people, these will be … ...
|3 Mindful Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into...
||Sandy, a mother of three young sons, felt extremely bored in her marriage with Mike. They were both super busy with the rigors of work and parenthood. Mike also felt … ...
|Brain scans show healthy individuals on the psychopathy spectrum have reduced empathy
||Psychopathy exists on a continuum and new research shows that even healthy individuals with some psychopathic traits have reduced empathy. A research team led by Ana Seara-Cardoso of University College London published a study in March in the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience showing that healthy men with more psychopathic tendencies also have altered [...]
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|Power of the media’s impact on medicine use revealed
||More than 60,000 Australians are estimated to have reduced or discontinued their use of prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin medications following the airing of a two-part series critical of statins by ABC TV’s science program, Catalyst, a University of Sydney study reveals in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. The analysis of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medication [...]
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|Hacking the nervous system
||One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince. When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie [...]
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|Wanted: political diversity in social psychology
||A fascinating article on why social psychology needs more political diversity is due to be published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Sadly the full article is locked behind a paywall but the abstract gives an excellent summary of the article and the wider problem itself. Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science. Duarte JL, Crawford […]
|6 Ways to Minimize Overall Stress in Times of...
||Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. And the primary stress trigger is major transition, as is shown by such resources as the famous Holmes–Rahe Stress Inventory. Good or bad, transition means extensive adjustment, a heavy load of uncertainty, and some level of … ...
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|This Childhood Pet Increases Risk of Serious Mental Illness
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|Removing the obstacles in your way and finding your...
||A perfect day Hope this post finds you all well and happy. I have enjoyed a peaceful weekend so far and am re-reading one of the best books ever (in … ...
|Sleeplessly at War
||Sleep deprivation can hurt or kill you - especially when you're a soldier.