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Confessions of a Depressed Mental Health Advocate I’m a mental health advocate who also lives with mental illness. I experience the symptoms of bipolar disorder just like anyone else would. Bipolar and anxiety disorders cause me to … ...
Stop the Cycle of Abuse: Countering the Narcissistic Rant... The cycle of abuse by a narcissist is frustrating. It begins with an upsetting event. The narcissist, feeling threatened, then reacts abusively. Tired of the assault, the abused defensively fights … ...
Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains We age, in part, because the adult stem cells in our tissues are surrounded by chemicals that prevent them from replacing damaged cells. One of these chemicals is TGF-beta1, known to depress stem cell activity. A new study shows that a drug that blocks TGF-beta1, which is now being tested for its anticancer properties, makes brain and muscle tissue more youthful. This is a step toward a drug cocktail that could rejuvenate aging tissue.
Brains of smokers who quit successfully might be wired for success Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success. The study showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking compared to those who tried and failed.
Spring Forward or Fall Back? The biggest unsolved problem of neuroscience can't be solved by neuroscience alone. Neuroscience needs embodied cognitive science. The brain doesn't generate the mind; it facilitates it.
Men: Wearing red can make you appear angry, dominant Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and aggressive, in much the same way as if their face had reddened, new research suggests. This study is believed to be the first into the effects of color on social perceptions of dominance and aggression in neutral settings.
Research finds differences in the brains and behavior of girls and boys with autism Differences in the underlying biology of children's brains and behavior has been identified through a study on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The findings may help explain how the condition affects a little-studied and poorly understood population of children: girls.
New insights into the male bias of autism Male toddlers with autism have significant structural differences in their brains compared to females with the condition, according to research. The new work is looking at the links between sex/gender and autism, which reveal additional insights into the role of prenatal sex hormones and the 'female protective effect'.
Can Bipolar Disorder Worsen Procrastination? Procrastination is universal. There’s no doubt about it. We all have things that we avoid because we think they are too difficult or are just not interesting. It can be … ...
Try This to Decelerate Fights with Your Partner When we get upset, a disagreement or conflict with our partner can escalate into a fight. This is when we say things we’ll regret. This is when we slam doors, yell and blame each other. We get defensive and feel disconnected. We start thinking our … ...
Bite The ADHD Bullet I’ve got a couple of jobs lined up. I said I’d do them and I will. For two reasons, first, I want to, and second, I keep my word. And … ...
Do Christians Trust Muslims? Does the apparent increase in religious tension between Muslims and Christians adversely affect trust between the two groups. A new study sheds light with both surprising and reassuring results.
Diametric Differences in Seeing the Other’s Point of View Both tendencies to autism and proneness to psychosis induce perspective-taking errors, but their interaction reduces these errors: a finding only explicable by the diametric model.
How do Bilingual Infants Separate their Languages? Infants who acquire two or more languages from birth have to distinguish and differentiate the spoken input they receive into distinct languages. Professor Janet Werker who has been at the forefront of research on this topic tells us how they do it.
The most unaccountable of machinery The latest edition of intriguing podcast Love and Radio is on a lesbian who passed as a man to report on masculinity, writing a amphetamine-fuelled stream-of-consciousness biography of Virginia Woolf, and finding hope in suicide. It’s an interview with writer Norah Vincent and it makes for compelling listening. Love and Radio is an interesting project […]
Depression Intensifies Anger in Veterans with PTSD Diagnosis with one or both disorders should trigger anger-focused therapies, study says
Identifying People In Need: Can You Spot Mental Distress?...   I was having a conversation with a close friend the other day and she said something that really resonated with me. She said: “some people just don’t look like they … ...
Strategies For Coping With Stress/Distress Automatic Coping There are a multitude of strategies taught to help people cope with stress. With that said, simply reading or learning about them does not help. Why; because, it … ...
Children exposed to multiple languages may be better natural communicators Young children who hear more than one language spoken at home become better communicators, a new study from University of Chicago psychologists finds. Effective communication requires the ability to take others’ perspectives. Researchers discovered that children from multilingual environments are better at interpreting a speaker’s meaning than children who are exposed only to their native [...] The post Children exposed to multiple languages may be better natural communicators appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers discover how the brain balances hearing between our ears UNSW researchers have answered the longstanding question of how the brain balances hearing between our ears, which is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage. The landmark animal study also provides new insight into hearing loss and is likely to improve cochlear implants and hearing aids. The findings [...] The post Researchers discover how the brain balances hearing between our ears appeared first on PsyPost.