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Do Sleep Issues in Teens Predict Drug and Alcohol Problems? Despite their seemingly boundless energy—and propensity to stay up late at night—teens need more sleep than adults.
Depression and Eating  There is a relationship between depression and eating. If you suffer from, or have suffered from a bout of depression, you know what I am talking about. For me this … ...
What is going on in your brain when you sleep? Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, including the brain, to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on our brain and behaviour. Sleep is [...]The post What is going on in your brain when you sleep? appeared first on PsyPost.
What Do Therapists Think About Before Your Session? Ever wonder what your therapist is thinking about before he or she works with you? Are their thoughts focused on techniques? Are they reviewing your issues? Theirs? Is therapy more effective depending on these thoughts? There is an intriguing research that points to better therapy … ...
How to Understand and Resolve your Depression (1 of 2) One of the most common forms of mental /emotional health related issues amongst artists and creative people is depression. Artists themselves have openly explored the topic of depression in various … ...
The Freedom to Enjoy Secure Functioning Psychological principles underlie the current political debate over same-sex unions. Like all couples, same-sex couples have a better chance to thrive in an environment that supports their ability to form a secure-functioning relationship.
Mental practice, physical therapy effective treatment for stroke, research shows A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers. Mental practice and physical therapy are interventions used to improve impaired motor movement, coordination and balance following stroke. Mental practice, also known as motor imagery, is the mental rehearsal of a motor action without an overt action. Physical therapy consists of repetitive, task-oriented training of the impaired extremity.
Diplomatic Synesthesia Diplomat Mo Sacirbey reports the geometric synesthesia he experiences during negotiations...
3 Big Obstacles to Change—and How to Overcome Them Recently, Justin Bieber’s been trying to overhaul his image. Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It’s really hard to change. Here's why--and what you can do about it.
3 Big Obstacles to Change and How to Overcome Them Recently, Justin Bieber’s been trying to overhaul his image. Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It’s really hard to change. Here's why—and what you can do about it.
Want to improve your mood? Study suggests busy moms should choose exercise over extra sleep For most people, there never seems to be enough time in the day to complete everything we would like to do. This becomes even more difficult when we become parents. Parents are often forced to make many choices to manage their time every day.  In the midst of their busy lives, parents may wonder what [...]The post Want to improve your mood? Study suggests busy moms should choose exercise over extra sleep appeared first on PsyPost.
Gene loss creates eating disorder-related behaviors in mice Building on their discovery of a gene linked to eating disorders in humans, a team of researchers has now shown that loss of the gene in mice leads to several behavioral abnormalities that resemble behaviors seen in people with anorexia nervosa.
Signal variability, cognitive performance in the aging human brain As we age, the physical make up of our brains changes. This includes changes in neural processing in grey matter, but also in the deterioration of structural connections in the brain, which allow communication between distinct brain regions, so the brain is able to work as a well-wired network system. The moment-to-moment variability in brain activity has been studied by researchers, and more specifically, in the blood oxygenation level-dependent signal.
Brain imaging explains reason for good, poor language outcomes in ASD toddlers Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they've been formally diagnosed with the condition.
Touch-sensing neurons are multitaskers Two types of touch information -- the feel of an object and the position of an animal's limb -- have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing regions. Now, with help from a specially devised mechanical exoskeleton that positioned monkeys' hands in different postures, researchers have challenged that view.
The Psychology of Facebook Depression: Avoid Social Comparisons & Social comparisons — which too often result in feelings of envy — are a bad thing in anyone’s life. We’ve all heard about the “grass is always greener” effect because it’s true. Looking at your neighbor’s lawn, house, car, etc. will often result in your … ...
“Shark Tank” Star Robert Herjavec Contemplated Suicide After Divorce If you’ve ever seen Shark Tank (or Dragon’s Den in his native Canada), you probably have noticed that Robert Herjavec is usually a pretty upbeat and positive guy – especially … ...
Grief Work is a Necessary Part of Recovery from Abuse It seems that everywhere I go this week I’m bumping up against grief. Clients are struggling with seeing other families happily celebrating Easter while they are alone because their family … ...
Are Video Games Making People Sexist? What approximately 800 Germans can tell us about the long-term effects of video games on sexist attitudes
What It Means to Love Ourselves Unconditionally Lately, I’ve been thinking about self-love and what it means to love ourselves unconditionally. What does this really look like on a day-to-day basis? I think of loving ourselves unconditionally … ...