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Finding the "Why" of a Special-Needs Child's Behavior Behavior is a form of communication, and more often than not, especially in young children, it is not communicating a desire to be non-compliant or troublesome.
When Do You Need a Sex Therapist? In a long-term committed relationship, sexual ebbs and flows are entirely normal. (Not that I like that word “normal”–I think it’s often the enemy of mental health and relationships, since … ...
The Common Spice That Can Reduce Depression The supplement reduces inflammation, which is related to depression. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Can You Really Solve Your Mental Health Problems With an App? If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. Apps and online services promise that help is just a few taps away, and in some cases they may be the right choice for you....
Marine Pharmacognosy: Are Jellyfish Good For Your Memory, I... This post is NOT an endorsement of any kind for this product, but the Prevagen commercial cracks me up about the product being made from “JELLYFISH!”  When I heard them promoting the main … ...
Playing favorites: Brain cells prefer one parent's gene over the other's It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions -- one inherited from mom and one from dad -- is treated the same. A new study shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders.
Sugar's 'tipping point' link to Alzheimer's disease revealed For the first time a molecular 'tipping point' has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's, linking high blood sugar with this debilitating disease.
Fructose is generated in the human brain Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. The finding raises questions about fructose's effects on the brain and eating behavior.
Sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by fathers -- separate from the well-established effects of cocaine use in mothers -- may negatively impact cognitive development in their male offspring.
What if Donald Trump Was Only an Algorithm? What if Donald Trump existed only as an algorithm? Imagine if his entire campaign, presidency, and life all stemmed from a systematic approach to gain an identity other than the algorithm. It would be absurd. The very pattern of all his actions would be governed by the … ...
Remembering Jodi Arias: Poster Girl for Narcissism Jodi Arias reminds us we overuse the word “Narcissist,” and this serious diagnosis should never be just a slur for people who’ve hurt us, or who we don’t like.
How To Stop Procrastinating With ADHD Introduction How do you stop procrastinating with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  This article will explore this topic.  Ways to stop procrastinating with ADHD include doing something fun first, creating the … ...
Studies show that the cerebellum is crucial to understanding vulnerability to drug addiction The cerebellum, contrary to what was thought, fulfils functions that go beyond the motor sphere and can be co-responsible for the brain alterations associated with addictive consumption of drugs, research shows. The findings would represent a step forward towards the design of new therapies for the future, say the investigators.
Why It's So Hard to Resist Late-Night Eating If you've struggled to limit your eating after dinner, you're not alone. Find out why the drive to keep eating can be so strong—and ways to rein it in.
10 Common Mistakes Therapists Make During the First Session... Not everyone who comes into counseling truly wants to get better. Some are present because a relationship, an employer, or the legal system mandates it. Unfortunately for the therapist, this is not always transparent initially. Or is it? In Galvin De Becker’s book The Gift … ...
Today I Love The Sun Piercing The Clouds Today I love the sun piercing through the clouds and casting moody light over the melting landscape. I love the smell of earth and water when it is mild and … ...
Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research concludes.
Can Punctuality Ruin Love? There are good reasons for considering punctuality to be a virtue. Is it also a romantic virtue? There are reasons to think it is not.
PODCAST: Understanding Depression – What It Is and What...   In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss depression and why so many people don’t understand this insidious disease. They speak of their own versions of depression (bipolar depression and persistent depressive disorder) and why terminology matters. Despite hundreds of millions of … ...
What Happens When You Are Single, Living Alone, and... It is the question that other people put to those of us who are single and living alone. Sometimes we ask it ourselves. What will happen to us if we … ...