|Does summer make you depressed?
||Summertime depression is not as common as the winter version, and scientists don't have a good idea of how to treat it.
|What Are the Psychological Effects of Casual Sex?
||Much of my audience is appalled by the fact that infidelity is so prevalent and that it has been so thoroughly monetized, while others simply shrug their shoulders and say things like, “People have been cheating since the beginning of time, so what’s the big deal?”
|Quick and Easy Stress Management
||We all have our natural tendencies when stressed. Some get irritable; some shut down; some procrastinate; some dive in with both feet until they’re physically and emotionally spent. Here are … ...
|Surgical anesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ, brain structure
||Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a new study. The authors of the study recommend additional studies to determine anesthesia's precise molecular effects on the brain and contribution to diminished brain function and composition.
|‘Empathy’ Is a False God
||‘Empathy’ has been revered as the emotional analog of wisdom. I’m here to say that it is vastly overrated. It can even be a form of narcissism. ‘Responsiveness’ is the real source of the resonance of feeling between people.
|Weekly non-invasive brain stimulation provides long-term relief of post-stroke pain
||Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year, scientists say.
|U.S. space program researchers develop potential nano-tools for deep brain stimulation
||The ability of a carbon nanofiber pad to detect changing neurotransmitter concentrations was demonstrated in a proof-of-principle collaboration between engineers and neurosurgeons. The active area was one-tenth the size of current deep-brain-stimulation electrical contacts.
|3 More Damaging Assumptions We Make in Our Relationships...
||Everyone makes assumptions in romantic relationships. And these assumptions can get us into trouble. That’s because we create explanations for another person’s behavior without knowing if that interpretation is actually correct. And often it isn’t. We also hold certain expectations that we assume are facts. … ...
|ADHD Is Being In The Now But Thinking In The Then
||ADHD doesn’t affect us all the time. It only affects us right now. Here in the present is the only time that awareness of ADHD matters. If that sounds like … ...
|Tai Chi Chuan as a Path to Self-Efficacy and...
||Historically, in China, tai chi chuan was thought of as the most sophisticated and effective martial art. However, in the last fifty years, the focus both in China and throughout … ...
|How Well Did 4th Grade Predict Who You Are Today?
||Recent research reveals remarkably strong links between the way you got along with your peers in elementary school and a wide range of outcomes in adulthood. Can your health, your happiness, your salary, your insecurities, and your relationships all be traced back to what happened to you on the playground in grade school?
|Helping People with Addiction Through Treatment Diversion Programs, Not...
||Police across the nation seem it finally be catching onto something those in the addiction treatment field have known for a long time — treating addicts like people and offering them help, instead of locking them up, works better than treating them like criminals. Police … ...
|Self-Care in Education?
||Are we creating anxious kids? I have a daughter who is going into 2nd grade next year. She is smart, does well on her school work and on standardized testing … ...
|Mandala For Your Soul
||Mandala and Anxiety Reduction One of the easiest ways to guide yourself into a calm state, while enjoying the process is to engage in the art of mandala. This process … ...
|We are now experimenting on you - ok?
||Facebook, pharmaceutical, and other social media companies and researchers are increasingly conducting experiments on us. Sometimes, we don't even know it. The system for reviewing these ethics of these studies is broken. Here are some important facts you need to know about it, and how we need to fix it. Our minds and bodies are at stake.
|3 Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss in Kids
||Summer is here. Kids are getting out of school. Some children will be staying home. Others will be attending a daycare setting. Others will be participating in camps or other activities. No matter what your kids will be doing over the summer, it is a … ...
|6 Things You Need to Know Before Starting OCD...
||If you suffer from OCD, you likely feel exhausted every day. The anxiety and tormenting thoughts may lead you to internal and external rituals. These compulsions provide relief — at least temporarily. You probably wish there was a magic pill or treatment that could take … ...
|Unexpected New Aspect of Depression Identified
This aspect of depression was a surprise to researchers -- the exact reverse of what they expected.
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|Creating Every Day for 100 Days
||Taking on a daily project is a powerful way to jump-start our creativity. It nudges us to focus on the process, instead of the final product. How often have you … ...
|A Message to All the Black Sheep in the World
||I’ve met many Black Sheep. It’s my job. In a recent post called Black Sheep, I talked about some common myths, and how Black Sheep are not what they appear … ...