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5 Genetically-linked Mental Disorders It turns out that bipolar disorder has a genetic link to at least four other mental illnesses: autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major unipolar depression and schizophrenia. Since depression is part of bipolar disorder, it’s not surprising that unipolar depression might be related and any search for bipolar disorder...
Ultimately, I’m A Maggot But Can I Have A Maggot Chad: If I work hard and apply myself…Ya know Rod, one day even I could be a “Medical Maggot!” Maggot Rod: eating lunch Caption: Even You Can Have A Higher Purpose! You May Like:Funny Bipolar Treatments|Social Phobia Treatment What to do When The Track Disappears? Okay, you...
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The 3Y Secret to Greater Contentment Once people come to understand themselves and their important motivations more clearly, they can evaluate for themselves whether the road they are currently on is likely to take them in the direction they wish to travel.
The Artist As Outsider Being a misfit or outsider can be distressing or downright painful, especially as a teen, but many artists say it is part of their experience, and even something that helps develop their creativity. Writer Anne Rice talks about being “a bad student, I daydreamed in class, wrote stories in my...
A Point to Savor Savoring (which is a form of mindfulness) doesn’t just detect taste – it creates taste.  Up to a point, taste is up to you. adapted from Eating the Moment (Somov, 2008) – www.eatingthemoment.com www.pavelsomov.com...
The Secret to Remembering More I was going to write this post weeks ago when I first read the story about triggering memory. But I forgot. I also forgot where I put the notes, and the research. But, I did remember the number for the Chinese takeout and to invoice early as per my client’s...
Living Comfortably with Hypocrisy and Negative Evidence How do people live comfortably with hypocrisy and negative evidence?
It’s Ok If You Can’t Do What Normal People Can In the last nine years since I was diagnosed I’ve worked hard to appear as normal as possible and to not let my schizophrenia define who I am and what I can do. Still though, there are some things that remain outside of my capabilities as a disabled person. Here’s...
Blocking the high: one man’s quixotic quest to cure addiction If you could take the high out of drugs, what would be the point in taking them? Sujata Gupta meets the unorthodox doctor who thinks he can block some of the world’s most addictive pills.  Toru had always been anxious as a child, but the problem worsened when he was 19 and attending college in [...]The post Blocking the high: one man’s quixotic quest to cure addiction appeared first on PsyPost.
A Peculiar Work Situation There may be worse problems at work than simply being paid very little and being asked to do the job of two or three people all at once.
Women who get enough sleep are more likely to have sex: study Getting enough sleep is important for the promotion of sexual desire in college women, according to new research. The pilot study of 171 women found those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. “The influence of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these [...]The post Women who get enough sleep are more likely to have sex: study appeared first on PsyPost.
The bizarre ways your name affects your behavior We love ourselves, and our names, more than we consciously realise. Research has found this implicit egotism has some pretty interesting effects.The post The bizarre ways your name affects your behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
Persuasive power: Members of Congress can sway the public Members of the U.S. Congress really do have the power to persuade their constituents in several different ways, according to a first-of-its kind national study. Researchers found that citizens who participated in an online town hall with their U.S. representative or senator were more likely to agree with the legislator on an important policy issue. [...]The post Persuasive power: Members of Congress can sway the public appeared first on PsyPost.
45 Conversation Starters to Bolster Your Bond with Your Is this a familiar scenario? You’re sitting around the table, at home or at a restaurant. You and your loved ones have already talked about each other’s days. You’ve already discussed the delicious meal and any upcoming plans. And now you’re sitting and maybe eating. In silence. Or maybe everyone...
Self-Care Sunday: Your Voice When we dislike our bodies, when we feel uncomfortable in our own skin, we may start silencing our voices. Because we haven’t lost weight, can’t adhere to a diet, can’t fit into a certain size or don’t fit into a certain standard, we become convinced that our voices don’t matter....
Black Sheep “I’m the black sheep of my family,” said the young man who sat before me in my therapy office. I tried to imagine this adorable, sad young man being the “black sheep” of anything. I couldn’t. Generally considered the outcast of the family, the black sheep is typically assumed to...
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Cops Helping Cops Ten cops contribute stories to an anthology dedicated to fallen officers.