|Why I’m Afraid to Die
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||The living brains of two ex-soldiers show damage similar to that of football players who have committed suicide.
|The Common Painkiller That Also Kills Pleasure
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|Dealing with Difficult People: Lessons from Iran and Cuba
||What can the meeting between Barack Obama and Raul Castro and the framework agreement between the United States and Iran teach us to deal with difficult people?
|Three Life Lessons I Learned In Eating Disorder And...
||April 8th 2015 I celebrated eight-years free of alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and steroid abuse. Quite the combination! As we say in recovery, it’s a good start. A lifetime to go BUT taken one day at a time. My journey through addiction and eating disorders … ...
|People less focused on recurrent bad feelings when taking probiotics
||People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics administration.
|Best of Our Blogs: April 14, 2015
||I get tripped up into self-sabotaging, negative ways of thinking. Instead of psyching myself up to do something, for example, I’ll find ways to talk my way out of it. And then I read “The Mentalist,” an article in Self about Michelle Wie and was inspired to … ...
|The Person With The Bipolar Challenge
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|Sympathy May Not Come From Where You Most Expect It
||If someone has experienced a particular event, they’ll sympathize with those going through the same experience. But those who have gotten through difficult situations tend to be the harshest judges of those who fail under similar circumstances.
|A year after escaping Boko Haram, girls share their story
||A group of human rights advocates and volunteers are trying to raise awareness and aid for the victims of Boko Haram.
|Good mental health away from home starts before college
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|12 Best Character Archetypes For Film: Part 3
||In earlier blogs we’ve discussed the first six archetypes; The Everyman, The Innocent, The Hero, The Explorer, The Caregiver and The Rebel, which are based in Carl Jung’s observations of myth … ...
|Does booze really make people seem sexier? ‘Beer goggles’ observed after low, but not high, alcohol consumption
||In a recent study, researchers have confirmed what many have believed to be true for decades: alcohol affects our judgments of others attractiveness. However, it seems that this “beer goggles” effect only happens when we drink a moderate, but not high, amount of alcohol. Published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, this study recruited heterosexual [...]The post Does booze really make people seem sexier? ‘Beer goggles’ observed after low, but not high, alcohol consumption appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study: Music classes help improve literacy skills in low-income children
||School budget cuts have often resulted in fewer music and art classes being offered to children, and students from low-income backgrounds are even more likely to be affected by these budget cuts. However, results of a recent research study suggest that cutting music classes may be more detrimental to children’s education than previously thought. Past [...]The post Study: Music classes help improve literacy skills in low-income children appeared first on PsyPost.
|Loving the Process Means Everything for Creativity
||Artists must enjoy the process of creation for its own sake.
|Study finds emergency departments may help address opioid overdose, education
||Emergency departments (ED) provide a promising venue to address opioid deaths with education on both overdose prevention and appropriate actions in a witnessed overdose. In addition, ED’s have the potential to equip patients with nasal naloxone rescue kits as part of this effort. These findings are from a study published in the Western Journal of [...]The post Study finds emergency departments may help address opioid overdose, education appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study shows how deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson’s disease
||UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects. Few medical treatments show results as rapid and dramatic as those seen with DBS, in which surgically implanted devices deliver electrical pulses to inner brain structures involved in movement. In [...]The post Study shows how deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
|New study reveals link between arrival of grandchildren and early retirement of women
||According to financial planners, women face unique challenges when preparing to retire. A recent study co-authored by Robin Lumsdaine, Crown Prince of Bahrain Professor of International Finance at American University’s Kogod School of Business, reveals retirement-age women who have new grandchildren are 9 percent more likely to retire early than those who do not. The [...]The post New study reveals link between arrival of grandchildren and early retirement of women appeared first on PsyPost.
|Synesthesia: Why some people hear color, taste sounds
||Researchers have shed new light on synesthesia -- the effect of hearing colors, seeing sounds and other cross-sensory phenomena.
|Sex is disgusting but we keep doing it
||Disgust and sexual arousal seem at odds with each other but they're also more closely related than you might think.