|The Joy of Distraction
||Negative affect is among the most important triggers of self-control failures.
|Migraines and Relationships
||Can migraines hurt your relationships? Yes, they can, and often do. When migraines enter the relationship, it becomes a struggle for both partners, not just the one with the headache. To be fair, every relationship works this way — two people bring things from their … ...
|Celebrating a decade, depression-free
||I celebrate three dates every year: August 27, 1998 – my sober birthday; December 18, 19?? – my belly-button birthday and April 26, 2005 the day my depression swallowed me whole. … ...
|Neural network necessary for 'normal face' recognition
||The neural network necessary for normal face recognition has been not fully understood until now. Now a group of researchers has revealed that suppression of the brain area responsible for object recognition by that for face recognition is necessary for 'normal face' recognition.
|A Great Time for Women in STEM
||Women seem to be advantaged when it comes to getting hired in STEM fields. They need only apply.
|It’s Not The End Of The World
||Three Times the Fight It truly isn’t the end of the world. It may feel like it for me right now, but I’ve handled my mental health diagnoses pretty well … ...
|This Supplement May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression
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|Fat-Shaming, Skinny-Shaming: What Every Mother Should Know...
||And it’s not bad for dads to read this, either! But Moms, I’m going to be talking to you specifically. The reason is: In most cases, body shame begins at … ...
|Eight Mental Abuse Tactics Narcissists Use on Spouses
||If you have clients who are intentionally exploited by their spouses; endure regular insults and rejection, alternating with affirmation; and feel manipulated into doing or saying something out of character, … ...
|Regret is a Verb
||Some people say: “I have no regrets.” But I don’t buy it. Regrets are not had. Regrets are done. If you are one of these zero-regrets people, try the following: … ...
||Obsessive thinking is inevitably inaccurate.
|Demand driven deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease
||Possible subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been identified by researchers. By applying this finding, researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques for tremor detection in patients of the discovered groups. The goal is to achieve a demand driver deep brain stimulation that intelligently alleviates the symptoms of the disease. All this would enhance the life quality of patients.
|Brain reacts to psychotherapy
||A recent study investigates the changes that take place in brain functioning: “The human brain responds to depression. Patients typically show hyperactivity particularly in the amygdala, the striatum and other limbic regions”, a researcher explains. “Using psychodynamic therapy, we wanted to determine whether psychotherapy has an effect on these brain activities.”
|How molecule protects brain cells in Parkinson's disease model
||Researchers have found how a widely known but little-studied enzyme protects brain cells in models of Parkinson’s disease. These findings could provide valuable insight into the development of drug candidates that could protect brain cells in Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
|A Powerful Body Image Book for Kids
||Today, I’m excited and honored to share my interview with Judith Matz and Elizabeth Patch, creators of the powerful kids book Amanda’s Big Dream. It tells the story of a … ...
|How Do I Know if I Am Crazy?
||In the world of mental illness activism, there are questions that have a way of coming up more often than others. The most common question, by a landslide, is, “How … ...
|Evolutionary Psychology Is Not About "Bettering the Species"
||People often think that since "evolution" has a lot to do with speciation, then "evolutionary psychology" must be about "bettering the human species" in some way. It's not. At all. Read this if you want to know what evolutionary psychology is really about.
|3 More Habits that Spike Stress and How to Cope
||We do many things we aren’t even aware of that spike our stress. That includes everything from saying yes too often to worrying what others think to ruminating about the past. (See more in this previous piece.) But once we name these habits, we can … ...
|What Bipolar Isn’t Part IV: Schizoaffective Disorder
||This post is part four of four about mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and … ...
|Just A Few More ADHD Questions
|| Sometimes I feel like I’m some kind of detective. I’ve puzzled out more than my share of things regarding ADHD, had my share of “A-ha” moments, and busted my share … ...