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Stop Fighting, Be Happy “It’s a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously”.     Oscar Wilde Most couples fight over the most trivial things. And most of what … ...
6 Effects of Long-Term Stress on Your Body Everyone experiences stress at various points in life. In fact, having some stress is healthy for both your body and mind. However, prolonged stress can be harmful to both your … ...
What is Your Animal Spirit Guide Trying to Tell You? Animal Spirit Guides have come up on this blog in the past as a way of helping all of us walk a more enlightened path. Given the level of interest … ...
Study finds 1. 2 percent of preschoolers on Medicaid use psychotropic drugs 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 Medicaid Analytic Extract data from 36 states, a group of researchers found preschoolers are receiving psychotropic medications despite limited evidence supporting safety or efficacy.
New Curriculum Designed to Combat Suicide by Teaching Hope... A new curriculum designed by the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred), Schools for Hope, was created based on research by The Ohio State University that suggests hope is a teachable skill — a vitally important aptitude because hopelessness is the leading … ...
Saving A Marriage in Eight Minutes? I never really liked Tony Robbins very much. The popular self help guru likes to hear himself talk and promises people the world. That is what I thought maybe ten years ago, … ...
Role of IRBIT protien in development of behavior The protein IRBIT has been identified by scientists as a key player in preventing hyperactivity and abnormal social behaviors from developing. The protein IRBIT is abundant in dendrites--the parts of neurons that receive input from neighboring axons. New work shows that IRBIT plays a role in regulating dopamine levels in the brain and that its absence can lead to both hyperactivity and abnormal social behavior.
5 Questions We Often Ask Ourselves After Microaggressions Society’s awareness of microaggressions and its many expressions have increased over the past few years. The internal dialogues and psychological struggles that microaggressions cause marginalized people, however, are rarely discussed and remain largely “Unseen and Unheard” by the general public. I hope this helps.
Tango dancing benefits Parkinson's patients Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson's disease, according to findings in a new study that looked at changes in patients' motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.
Network 'hubs' in brain attract information, much like airport system "Hubs" in the brain -- highly connected regions that like hubs of the airport system -- act as critical destinations where information is received and integrated, scientists report. "Understanding how information transfer occurs in the brain is critical, especially if network hubs are taken off line by anesthesia, tumor or stroke," says the senior study author.
5 Benefits of Being in a Loving, Long-Term Relationship Here are some of the personal benefits you can reap as a result of being in a committed and loving relationship.
Why Logic Fails to Solve Feelings Take a moment and think of all the things you do for love? This time, effort, and energy you spend in relationships, not always doing things that are in you … ...
The Myth of Creativity On-Demand Creativity will never be an item on a pull-down menu you can click to activate on-demand--creativity demands you. That doesn't mean you should just sit around waiting for a creative impulse.
How deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson's disease Scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation, a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects. Few medical treatments show results as rapid and dramatic as those seen with DBS, in which surgically implanted devices deliver electrical pulses to inner brain structures involved in movement. In most Parkinson's disease (PD) patients who receive the treatment, symptoms of slow movement, tremor, and rigidity sharply diminish soon after the stimulation device is activated, and quickly return if the device is turned off.
Study challenges view that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindness New research shows the way the brain organizes its visual sense remains intact even in people blind from birth, and the pattern of functional connectivity between the visual area and the topographical representation of space (up/down etc.) can develop on its own without any visual experience. The findings dispel the long-held belief that the visual cortex completely fails to develop properly in people who are blind at birth, which might might not be completely correct.
Putting Music to the Words In animal communication systems, you can have either syntax or semantics. Human language, however, integrates the two. As a result, our range of expression is almost limitless.
The Gifts of Depression I have been trying to let everyone know that it is possible to find value in all states, including depression. The following was written by Margaret Miller and it so … ...
6 Ways to Nurture Your Partnerships: An Antidote to... It’s all too human to get lazy in our relationships and take things for granted. When things are going well, we have a tendency to coast. Perhaps there are times when coasting is well-deserved as we’ve done the difficult work of building a safe and … ...
Watching Too-Cute Sloth Videos For Depression? Can cute animal videos really help with depression? One woman says yes....
Surprising Link Between Body Weight and Dementia Risk, Study Finds New study finds a surprising link between body weight and dementia risk. » Continue reading: Surprising Link Between Body Weight and Dementia Risk, Study Finds » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk 5 Habits Proven to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia 4 Very Common Medicines Newly Linked to Irreversible Dementia Risk The Personality Trait That Doubles Alzheimer’s Risk