|Life Is Not a Premortality Condition
||Western medical science has changed life into a premortality condition and death into a failure of treatment.
|A Destination Divorce? Get Outta Town! No, Really.
||You don’t need to travel to get a divorce today, but purveyors of tropical divorce getaways insist you might reach a better agreement under the swaying palm trees of someplace else.
||Well, I made it to New York to celebrate my birthday, and found myself alone in my own hotel room, eating out alone, and meeting random people all along the … ...
|Choosing to Be Child-free
||More and more people in the west are choosing not to have children. Is this a puzzle for evolutionary psychologists? What does the research say on this topic?
|Do the “Eyes” Have It?
||When we have our face in our phone how do we listen to someone next to us?
|Cannabis consumers show greater susceptibility to false memories
||Consumers of cannabis are more prone to experiencing false memories. One of the known consequences of consuming this drug is the memory problems it can cause. Chronic consumers show more difficulties than the general population in retaining new information and recovering memories. The new study also reveals that the chronic use of cannabis causes distortions in memory, making it easier for imaginary or false memories to appear.
|Why Some Depressed People Hate Being Told to ‘Cheer Up’
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|Parenting Atypical Kids: Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your...
||When a child is diagnosed as having a disorder such as ADHD, Autism or a learning disability, parents are often thrown into emotional turmoil. Denial, anger, blame, depression and anxiety co-occur along with the important need of taking care of a special needs child. The … ...
|If I Had Only Known
||Today I went to the chiropractor, like I always do on Thursdays. Afterwards (like I always do on Thursdays) I stopped at the cupcake shop. I got my usual – … ...
|First infant MRI study finds babies feel pain 'like adults'
||Research shows the brains of babies "light up" in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do.
|Gratitude, with Attitude
||It’s been proven that expressions of daily gratitude increase happiness, but for many people, the idea just feels too hokey. Or maybe you’ve tried and found it oddly difficult to answer the … ...
|Your Categories Drive What You See
||When you open your eyes, you see a picture of the world around you. Psychologists have explored many factors that influence what you point your eyes at when looking at a scene. People tend to look at information that will help them achieve their goals, for example. They also look at items in the environment that are important to them like human faces.
|Does Your God Love You If You Are Single at Heart?
||I’m not a religious person, but I understand the comfort and meaning that many people find in their religion, in their places of worship, and in their fellow congregants. That’s … ...
|Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
||Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering the potential long-term effects on child development when addressing the safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy.
||In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman reviews psychiatry's "tumultuous history," and its current emphasis on the medical treatment of mental illnesses. He maintains that psychiatry fares best when it avoids the extremes of reductionist neurobiology and the psychodynamic element in existential disease. That said, Shrinks does not address important questions about talk therapy.
|How Exhaustion in Women Decreases Work Productivity
||Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion. But they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped, but the demands of her job meant less … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: April 21, 2015
||If our pants are too tight, we buy new ones. Shoes don’t fit? We replace them. Feel too cold? We put on a jacket. But why is it then that when it comes to our lives, we don’t move no matter how stuck, uncomfortable or … ...
|Extinguishing Gender Roles, Igniting the Romance
||When you think about it, being flexible in your role (gender or otherwise) is an obvious plus. It allows you and your partner to find middle ground by seeing things through a common lens.
|The Trillions of Mouths You Feed Each Day
||It’s a humbling experience to realize that humans, with our highly evolved, complex brain that can build towering skyscrapers and compose fine works of art, are, in essence, a bacteria-filled tube. But when they are not staving off disease, what are all these microbes doing there? Eating.
|How to Quit Therapy
||The decision to quit psychotherapy is the most important decision clients will ever make. Sometimes it is an easy decision that you need to make on your own. The therapist … ...