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Recovering from Seasonal Shifts in Mood in Bipolar Disorder For people who have bipolar disorder, seasonal changes in mood can disrupt your health and well being. You can learn to recognize and address these seasonal shifts before they cause harm. We examine the effects of these shifts on motivation, thinking and identity. Early recognition can help you gain better control of bipolar spectrum disorder.
Discovering age-specific brain changes in autism Individuals with autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity when compared to typically developing individuals, scientists report, and those patterns adjust as the individual ages, research shows.
Thin air, high altitudes cause depression in female rats Oxygen intake contributes to depression, scientists have surmised after a study shows that thin air and high altitudes causes depression in female rats. "The significance of this animal study is that it can isolate hypoxia as a distinct risk factor for depression in those living at altitude (hypobaric hypoxia) or with other chronic hypoxic conditions such as COPD, asthma or smoking, independent of other risk factors," says the lead author on the study.
High-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. A new study raises the possibility that a high-fat diet produces changes in health and behavior, in part, by changing the mix of bacteria in the gut, also known as the gut microbiome.
Blood test may shed new light on fragile X related disorders A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most frequent genetic cause of autism.
Precision Medicine’s Cultural Limits "Everyone is different." This is the fundamental tenant of Precision Medicine: to utilize this difference to improve outcome. Real life is more complicated, and there is a lot that is not yet worked out before this approach will yield benefits.
Exploring Our Vulnerability Today, I have vulnerability on the brain. That’s because yesterday I sent off my contribution to Susannah for the April Love challenge (sign up here; like everything Susannah does, it’s going to be wonderful). And it’s vulnerable. Bare bones honest. It’s scary to be that honest with others (especially people...
3 Inner Virtues That Come With Age Which May Surprise You On top of wisdom, there are three inner virtues which unexpectedly come with age. » Continue reading: 3 Inner Virtues That Come With Age Which May Surprise You » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others A Sense of Purpose Helps You Live Longer The Number of Children That Makes Parents Happiest Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage Hearing Voices: Rachel’s Experience Might Surprise You
How to Deal with Anger Anger is an emotion everyone feels. Despite what some people think, it’s normal, okay and healthy to get angry. Unfortunately, too many people see anger as a feeling that is supposed to be avoided. But in reality it can’t be avoided, because it’s a natural emotion for all of us....
Mantra for Empowerment: I Am Choosing In my last article I discussed ways to remember to practice being mindful. Here is one more way. Another way to remember is to use uncomfortable emotions as signals to ask the fundamental question. For example, if I’m feeling anxious, take that as a cue, and ask the question, the...
Leaving a Therapist Should I Stay? Or, Should I go? It is not uncommon to have mixed feelings about your therapist while working through personal issues. If you are working in deep areas, untangling the knots of your life, you will likely feel angry, misunderstood, confused by your therapist at one point or...
This Latest Crash, and How To Deal With It As uncomfortable as it is to accept, we now have to deal with the fact that a pilot locked his fellow pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally flew a plane filled with passengers into a mountainside.
American Sniper: Emotional Beats According to “Save The As screenwriters we are “painting with emotions” across time.  There’s a relatively new screenwriting book out called “Save The Cat” written by Blake Snyder.  It breaks film structure down to 15 key emotional beats you see in most films. If you’re writing screenplays, you should know the people who read your...
Most Alzheimer's patients not given diagnosis by their doctors Advocates say truthful diagnosis is critical to quality of life and future planning.
100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Manager and HR Description (from a Lominger flyer): In 100 Things, three internationally-recognized experts in human capital management provide the research behind the best people practices in an easy-to-read and easy-to-reference format. You’ll find research, discussion and a “so what” section (that tells you what best practices to follow as a result of the research) on the full … Continue reading 100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Manager and HR →
Scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer’s disease A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has revealed that a single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease. The article appears in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers have been working for decades to map out how Alzheimer’s [...]The post Scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Pyromania Pyromania is a pattern of setting fires for satisfaction derived from releasing tension experienced before the fire-setting. It is an impulse control disorder which means that the person fails to resist the impulse of setting fires. It is mostly diagnosed in men than in women and although it may begin in childhood...
Six Most Shared Happiness Articles of the Last 12 I thought it would be interesting to use Ahref.com’s new content explorer to find the most shared happiness articles in the last 12 months. This cool new search engine identifies the web’s top content based on quantity of social media shares. There are some real gems in here. If you’re...
Jon Hamm Has Completed Rehab for Alcoholism AMC’s hit show, Mad Men, returns next month and, as the series prepares for the end of its seven season run, one of the stars has also been working on his own personal transition. It was just revealed that Jon Hamm privately entered a rehab program for alcohol abuse. He...
Does Alcohol Push A Person Towards Riskier Behavior? Box: Bottles of Ambiguity Aversions Whisky: Bottle product #1|Looking Good|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Vodka: Bottle product #1|ANGST|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Rum: Bottle product #1|I Can Drive|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Caption:Discovery! Researchers find alcohol spikes risky behavior in guys…really? Cartoon#1526 Drunk Driving OR Just Buzzed Driving Drinking and driving – it almost killed my brother. I know many...