|Real Psychiatry and Darwinian Evolution are One and the Same
||The basic principle for the development of human personality is at one with Darwinian evolution. Psychotherapy is the treatment that addresses the human issues in precisely the way they were constructed in the first place.
|Love Gone Awry
||“It began as the love of my life; it ended up with a restraining order.” Celeste was trying hard to keep it all together. “He was so loving and attentive. I thought I had hit the jackpot. How could a girl ask for anything more?” … ...
|Therapeutic Writing: An Introduction
||It makes sense that writing is helpful for trauma. After all, writing can play a part in any phase of evidenced-based trauma treatment, whether safety and coping improvement, exposure or … ...
|What Would Optimus Prime Do?
||Leaders of the Autobots and Decepticons are used to illustrate how schemas about leadership concepts are influenced by popular media. Understanding these schemas can help educate people about leadership and followership. Knowing the answer to "What would Optimus Prime Do?" could help leaders be more selfless and effective.
||Reach Out. Remember, the brave and strong reach out for help. If you re feeling depressed, you might also be experiencing persistent thoughts of self doubt, regrets, loss, grief, and/or … ...
|Has a Universal Preference Just Been Challenged?
||A new paper seeks to challenge the assertion that the preference for women's waist-to-hip ratio is universal and invariant
|Post-traumatic stress disorder can destroy sexual health — regardless of the type of trauma experienced
||A review article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine finds that PTSD-related biological and cognitive processes may contribute to the development of sexual dysfunction following traumatic stress. Sexual dysfunction was previously linked with exposure to sexual trauma, but not traumatic stress in general. But studies on combat veterans and victims of nonsexual crimes has [...]
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|How to Relax
||I’ve been feeling it lately. I’m burdened by the thoughts of things I have to do, obstacles I have to overcome and goals I have to achieve. My mom says … ...
|Dating and Facing Rejection as a Person With Schizophrenia...
||As a writer I’m no stranger to rejection. I’ve seen at least a hundred rejection letters from different agents and editors and somehow I’ve been able to separate myself from … ...
|Brain imaging changes in individuals with Down syndrome may help advance Alzheimer’s trials
||Researchers have characterized three different brain imaging changes in individuals with Down syndrome, who are at very high risk for development of Alzheimer’s disease, even before the onset of progressive memory and thinking problems. Their findings could help set the stage to evaluate promising treatments to slow down or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms [...]
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|Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes
||Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research, which will be presented today at the Sleep and Breathing Conference (16 April 2015), found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children learn. Eszter Csabi led a team of researchers from the University [...]
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|Link between social anxiety and drug use offers opportunities for more effective treatment
||A team led by Case Western Reserve researchers has identified a potentially powerful approach to lowering relapse rates among the ranks of those addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol. In a study of nearly 200 teenagers admitted to a residential treatment center in the northeastern United States, psychiatry professor Maria Pagano, PhD, confirmed both the [...]
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|Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarrying
||Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers, according to the findings. Even among [...]
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|Paternal alcohol problems, death from liver disease, signal offspring risk for cirrhosis
||While the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is known to increase with heavy drinking, a number of people who drink large quantities of alcohol seem to escape developing the disease. This variation in susceptibility may be due to several factors beyond quantity such as genetics, gender, and obesity. A preliminary clinical analysis of hundreds of [...]
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|Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children
||Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 322,000 ethnically diverse children born between 28 [...]
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|We are family: Adult support reduces youths’ risk of violence exposure
||Adults can have a bigger influence on youths growing up in poor, violent neighborhoods than they may realize, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego. Researchers found that males living in Philadelphia who identified supportive relationships with parents and other adult [...]
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|Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners
||New research shows that it doesn’t take much for kids to be considered couch potatoes. Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study to [...]
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|The Only Time To Whine
||In my office I have a sign that clients can see when they sit in the “client chair.” The sign says, “Thou Shalt Not Whine.” It’s somewhat of a joke, … ...
|Some children lose autism diagnosis but still struggle
||About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required special education supports, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego. Previous studies [...]
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|The Most Harmful Kind of Parent
||Over the years I have often been asked what is the most harmful thing a parent can do to a child. There are many harmful things a parent can do, … ...