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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, … ...
The CIA’s inner circle of white elephant specialists The New York Times recently covered a report by long-term critics of psychologists’ involvement in the CIA torture programme. It includes a series of leaked emails which suggests something beyond what is widely noted – that the US security agencies have been handing out key contracts to high profile psychologists on the basis of shared […]
Beyond the Divided Self: Why Mental Conflict Is Normal Although inner conflict has traditionally been pathologized, the diametric model shows it to be normal.
Hopkinton High School Teacher Earns American Psychological Association Award for Excellence Michael Sullivan recognized for commitment to psychology education
West Bend High School Teacher Earns American Psychological Association Award for Excellence Jessica Flitter recognized for commitment to psychology education
Glen Rock High School Teacher Earns American Psychological Association Award for Excellence Alan Feldman recognized for commitment to psychology education
The Importance of Keeping A Notebook In her excellent book The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft and Creativity Louise DeSalvo talks about the power of keeping a notebook (different from her tip of … ...
Change and Bipolar Disorder I don’t deal with change well. In graduate school I always sat in the same seats. I HATED it when my psychiatry office moved this past winter and my therapist … ...
5 Big Questions To Ask Before You Breakup With Someone “Should I breakup with him?” That is the question that my client Carly struggled with as she sat in on my couch, moving her right crossed leg back and forth … ...