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Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer’s disease As the average age of Americans increases, so too does the problem of Alzheimer’s, one of the world’s most common neurological diseases. In recent years, scientists have explored many new approaches to clear the plaques and tangles in the brain that characterize the condition, but the new drugs have largely turned out to be disappointing. [...]
You Don’t Get to Choose Your Trauma Symptoms Sometimes you can be triggered by your symptoms. It is now widely recognized that traumatized people are easily triggered by external things that remind them of the original trauma.  But it remains poorly recognized that the internal emotions and body responses that follow trauma also … ...
My Favorite Coping Skills for Dysregulated Children As a therapist, I am frequently working with children who are emotionally dysregulated. This means, I see a lot of behavioral issues, difficulties containing behaviors, emotions, and reacting instead of responding to difficult situations. My favorite example is when a parent makes a grilled cheese … ...
Closure is a Crock Closure is a Crock We seek so often to have our endings neat and tied with a bow. Death that occurs in the first fifteen minutes of a TV show … ...
Is Beauty and the Beast Too Sexist for Kids? Disney’s recent release of a live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” has sparked new criticisms of this ancient tale, with some writers decrying it as misogynistic. As a … ...
How Codependency Made Me HATE My Emotions Codependents just want you to be happy. They want to fix all your boo-boo’s and kiss all your ouchies. Make everything sunny in the garden so you can be happy, … ...
When Bipolar Disorder Meets Anorexia People with bipolar disorder have to deal with the ups and downs of mood swings. Mania can come with extreme euphoria and reckless behavior. It can also come with extreme … ...
How To Understand Any Subject More Deeply Study suggests way to achieve a more sophisticated understanding of any subject. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain Using a satnav (GPS navigation system) to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new research. The study involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans.
New brain-inspired cybersecurity system detects 'bad apples' 100 times faster The Neuromorphic Cyber Microscope can look for the complex patterns that indicate specific 'bad apples,' all while using less electricity than a standard 60-watt light bulb, due to its brain-inspired design.
Materialism's One-Two Punch Materialism is a philosophy about what makes for a good life. Embracing it is associated with unhappiness. But abandoning it might not make you much happier - or any happier. Why?
Knowing and Doing In theory, I know how to not have ADHD. The problems start when I move from knowing to doing. I know I’ll regret it if I procrastinate. I know I … ...
Teaching Text Structure Improves Reading Comprehension Many children who do not have trouble learning how to read do have trouble understanding what they read. Teaching text structure can help.
What is Cluster C – Dependent Personality Disorder? I recently read parts of the DSM 5 in a desperate attempt to better understand who I am, and what I have. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II a decade … ...
How to Find Accurate, Evidence-Based Information on Mood Disorders... If I had to choose just one piece of advice to give to the person disabled by depression or any mood disorder, it would be this: Work with the right professionals and seek out accurate, evidence-based information. In 2006, having spent years absorbing inaccurate information … ...
The Mindset that Makes it Hard to Admit You're Wrong People make mistakes all the time, but for many of us, admitting to them is painful and hard. Figuring out how to apologize can at least get you on the right pathway.
Family Dysfunction: How Therapists Get the Whole Story Therapists have several useful techniques for getting shameful, protective, or guilty patients to open up and tell the whole story regarding dysfunction in their families.
World Down Syndrome Day: Children Speak (Video)  “In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and … ...
How the brain sees the world in 3-D We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the first time have shown how different parts of the brain represent an object's location in depth compared to its 2-D location.
Numerosity in humans, birds and fish are based in brain's subcortex A cognitive neuroscience, through study, has addressed basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical thinking, answering the question: where in the brain is numerical quantity evaluation processed?