|Andreas Lubitz: Should a Depressed Pilot Be Allowed to
||As reports emerge overnight that Andreas Lubitz apparently suffered from depression and that he was having relationship problems, I have to wonder: Should a depressed pilot be allowed to fly? Should someone going through emotional turmoil and pain be in a position of responsibility for hundreds of people’s lives? And...
|Neurodiversity - what does it mean for 2015?
||I write and speak a lot about what neurodiversity is, and what it means for society and for individuals and families. My thinking has evolved over the years in conversation with colleagues and friends in the advocacy, scientific, and higher education communities. Here's a new essay I've written to celebrate Autism Acceptance 2015
|Using Visualization to Cope with Body-Hating Thoughts & Other
||Visualization is a valuable way to cope with our emotions. It can help us when our brains start churning out body-hating thoughts. It can help us pause and refocus. It can help us when we need a soothing break, when we’re seeking comfort. In her book The Emotionally Sensitive Person:...
|High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings
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|I Had a Very Odd Experience at the Gym
||For a moment, I was someone different. Not very different, but different nevertheless.
|Lost In Years Of ADHD
||I have a new job. I’m involved with the “Arts” department of a local community online publication. And as such, I get to use it as an excuse to go to different things that one might consider artistic. Music and drama, art shows and film screenings all fall under my...
|Best of Our Blogs: March 27, 2015
||When you come across an opportunity, do you move towards or find reasons to avoid it? We are all more powerful than we realize. But when trauma, painful criticism and repeated rejection have become the norm, we shy away from amazing opportunities out of fear. It’s the real reason why we...
|Brain Changes in Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder
||Finding Strategic Therapies for Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder Treatments that facilitate strengthening emotional face identification, such as “brain games” and both individual and group therapy may be an important strategic intervention for children with bipolar. A recent research study found that when viewing emotional faces, bipolar children have...
||Scientists, engineers, and science fiction writers have long imagined leaving Earth to colonize space, but now a budding company is accepting volunteers to become astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars. Is this just the first wave of permanent departures from our home planet—a long exodus in which forsake our precious Earth?
|Befriending the Body Intelligent
||Last year awakened me to my life’s purpose. A series of disappointments forced me to abandon paths that had seemed interesting but were not leading to my center. More clearly than ever, I saw how biology has always guided me. Every time life has grown supportive, meaningful, and healing, it’s...
|Boys plagiarize more than girls at school
||Research by the University of the Balearic Islands has analysed the phenomenon of academic plagiarism among secondary school students. The study, published in the journal ‘Comunicar’, confirms that this practice is widespread in secondary education, especially among the boys. Also, those who leave tasks to the last minute are the ones with a greater tendency [...]The post Boys plagiarize more than girls at school appeared first on PsyPost.
|How strong female superheroes are gaining ground on the guys
||Female characters portrayed in two popular TV shows not only are competing for powerful ratings (and advertising dollars) among the networks, but also are exemplifying how women are gaining equality in superhero fiction. Rebecca Borah, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of English and comparative literature, will present examples from two popular TV programs, at [...]The post How strong female superheroes are gaining ground on the guys appeared first on PsyPost.
|Your Brain: You Can Upgrade With These Two Tips
||Have you ever considered that you can build a better brain for yourself? One that is more resilient and less susceptible to emotional ruts? Research suggests that you can. Your brain is ready to create more connections, work more efficiently, and process emotions with greater ease. How? Recent studies show...
|How the brain ‘remembers’ pain
||Scientists from Berne have discovered a mechanism, which is responsible for the chronification of pain in the brain. The results of their study suggest new strategies for the medical treatment of chronic pain. Chronic pain is a common disease state, which affects more than one million people in Switzerland. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases [...]The post How the brain ‘remembers’ pain appeared first on PsyPost.
|HIV can spread early, evolve in patients’ brains
||The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, revealed that for a subset of patients HIV had started replicating within the brain within [...]The post HIV can spread early, evolve in patients’ brains appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study: Crossing your fingers can change your perception of pain
||How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. The research, published in Current Biology, used a variation on an established pain experiment, known as the “thermal grill illusion”. [...]The post Study: Crossing your fingers can change your perception of pain appeared first on PsyPost.
|Roseroot herb shows promise as potential depression treatment option
||Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. The [...]The post Roseroot herb shows promise as potential depression treatment option appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study adds evidence on link between PTSD, heart disease
||In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, those with posttraumatic stress disorder had a nearly 50 percent greater risk of developing heart failure over about a seven-year follow-up period, compared with their non-PTSD peers. The findings appear in the April 2015 issue of the American Journal of [...]The post Study adds evidence on link between PTSD, heart disease appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study: Simple ‘index strategy’ helps consumers make choices
||Say you’re out shopping for basic household goods — perhaps orange juice and soup. Or light bulbs. Or diapers for your young child. How do you choose the products you buy? Is it a complicated decision, or a simple one? It could be complex: Factors like price, quality, and brand loyalty may run through your [...]The post Study: Simple ‘index strategy’ helps consumers make choices appeared first on PsyPost.
|Domestic violence victims may be hurt by mandatory arrest laws
||“Just call the police, they have to do something,” is sometimes the advice given to a woman who reveals that she is a victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), more commonly called domestic violence. The thinking behind the advice is a positive opinion that mandatory arrest — a policy that was created in an effort [...]The post Domestic violence victims may be hurt by mandatory arrest laws appeared first on PsyPost.