|Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia
||A new study in mice links three previously unrelated hypotheses about the causes of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental disorder that affects how people think, act and perceive reality. The new findings may eventually lead to treatment strategies targeted for the underlying causes of schizophrenia and related disorders.
|Potential new method to assess stress
||Stress. Life’s trauma, physical or non-physical, can cause a flight-or-fight, or a freeze, stress response. Most experience it. Some are crippled by it. So how can stress, the body’s responses to what life throws at us, be assessed? Researchers think they have found a new approach. It lies in going back to the source of the body’s stress responses, with evaluation of brainwave asymmetry between the left and right sides of the brain’s temporal lobe.
|Meditation: Benefits…And Dangers?
||Meditation may have positive effects, but there are dangers, too....
|The Power of Your Thinking
||You talk to yourself all day. All your waking hours, you are thinking in words and sentences. You carry on an internal conversation with yourself. You comment on events, ask yourself questions and then answer them. This is normal. We all do it, but we … ...
|Weight Loss: 2 Things to Focus on BEFORE Diet and Exercise
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|What Do Women Look for in a Mate?
||Some researchers have named those qualities that women look at in choosing a mate as the Three Gees - good genes, good providers, and good fathers. Men who can demonstrate all three of these qualities stand the greatest chance of winning the mate selection competition. But how important are these traits? New research from China puts the Three Gees to the test.
|Why You Should Never Say The “F” Word Again
|| You shouldn’t say it in public. You shouldn’t say it at work. You shouldn’t say it with friends, to you dog, or your family. And you definitely … ...
|How to Get Rid of Self-Criticism and Pessimistic Thoughts...
||Individuals with defensive or low self-esteem typically focus on trying to prove themselves or impress others. They tend to use others for their own gain. Some act with arrogance and … ...
|ADHD may lead to binge eating
||Researchers evaluated kids for ADHD and loss of control eating syndrome, and found that those with ADHD were 12 times more likely to have the eating disorder.
|What everyone needs to know about anxiety
||The disorder touches 18 percent of American adults and is one of the most common mental health issues in the world.
|Mentally challenging works may protect your brain later in life
||Those who had spent most of their working life in jobs that involved a high level of mentally demanding tasks had better cognitive functioning than those who had not held such jobs.
|Body Image Booster: Writing A Love Note
||It’s been a while since I’ve written a body image booster post on Mondays. I used to write these posts at the beginning of every week because let’s face it … ...
|Reducing prejudice through brain stimulation
||People show less prejudice after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain. These researchers were the first to investigate whether the application of a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), has this effect.
|How chickenpox virus can cause a stroke in an HIV patient
||Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in older adults. The virus typically remains dormant in patients with healthy immune systems, but can reactivate if the immune system is compromised. Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, in rare cases, experience bleeding on the brain that causes a type of stroke called intracerebral hemorrhage.
|The Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse
||The cycle of abuse Lenore Walker (1979) coined of tension building, acting-out, reconciliation/honeymoon, and calm is useful in most abusive relationships. However, when a narcissist is the abuser, the cycle … ...
|How to Name Your Private Practice
||If there was one thing I would have done differently in starting my private practice, it would have been to pick a different name. Seems silly and maybe a bit vain, but with growth, these are some of the things you look back on, your … ...
|3 Phases of Self-Esteem in BPD
||Like most aspects of bipolar disorder, self-esteem is volatile. Everyone has fluctuations in self-esteem. Insecurity, doubt, boldness and egotism. These are all examples of stages of self-esteem that everyone experiences. … ...
|6 Ways Dogs Help Ease Depression Symptoms
||My husband and I had to put down our Labrador-Chow mix this morning. He did exactly what his sister did nine months ago: went out to our backyard on a cold and rainy night and just stood there, with his tail down, and wouldn’t come … ...
|ADHD And Health Care
||Are you aware that you are more likely to visit the emergency room if you have ADHD? And while I can’t say why categorically, I feel certain that it isn’t … ...
|What Are You Practicing?
||Every moment of life is filled with practice. We are all practicing something in every moment. Any repeated behavior could be considered practice. Every time we practice a certain behavior, … ...