|Attachment Styles Can't Change, Can They?
||John Bowlby, the founding father of attachment theory, argued that the attachment style formed in early childhood often continues to shape a person’s behavior far into adulthood, permeating all future liasons. The attachment style of adults, however, need not completely reflect the child’s early interactions with a caregiver. Sometimes it undergoes a radical shift.
|Do You Ever Yield to a Temptation Out of
||I love all fables, paradoxes, koans, teaching stories, and aphorisms. That’s one reason I love to keep my Secrets of Adulthood — my own contribution. For this reason, when I was last wandering through the library, I couldn’t resist pulling out William March’s book 99 Fables. And I was particularly struck by Fable #4,...
|Top 10 Websites for Building Your Private Practice
||Like any worthwhile endeavor, building a successful private practice takes a lot of work, time, and know-how. So why not consult the experts? Here’s a list of 10 of the best websites (listed in no particular order) to help you do just that: 1) Zur Institute Drawing from his 20+ years...
|Reconciling the Seemingly Disparate Parts of Self-Care
||Recently, I read two pieces about respecting our natural tendencies and needs. In one Therese talks about being a highly sensitive person (which I totally am) and avoiding the things that only heighten this sensitivity (like the mall!). In another Jen talks about honoring her current desire to slow down....
|How Easy Is It to Create False Memories? Not That Easy
||Implanting false memories in people is not as easy as we've been led to believe.
|What the Friggatriskaidekaphobia – More Snow!!!
||Friday The 13th - Fear, it is something that can stop a man or woman in their tracks. Yes, fear can freeze you momentarily or it can cause a knee jerk reaction, fight or flight attitude. My Pun: Fair not? For fear itself is not fearful because the fear we...
|Brain Scans Can Predict The Best Type of Depression Treatment For an Individual
Brain scans may help people get the right therapy for depression.
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|Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child's stroke
||Parents of children who had suffered a stroke showed signs of PTSD while children showed signs of anxiety. Parents' PTSD and children's anxiety could have a negative effect on the children's stroke recovery.
|Motorized cycling may prime brain for relearning after stroke
||Exercise on a motorized stationary bike appeared to give stroke patients an advantage in relearning everyday tasks and improving motor function of their arms. A motorized bike helps patients with limited mobility pedal and achieve a target aerobic heart rate.
|Cerebral palsy: It can be in your genes
||Medical researchers have made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years.
|The Worst — and Best — of Valentine’s Day
||It is that time of year when my inbox fills up with emails from people asking for favors. They want me to promote their products about dating and mating, and assume that because my blog and my books have “single” in the title, of course I would be interested in...
|Obsessive Posting Is A Result Of Obsessive Following
||For better or worse, we're too willing to listen.
|Mental Health Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence
||More than 1 in 3 women in the United States have been victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), including physical assault, rape, or stalking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Although heterosexual males remain the largest class of offenders, there is growing recognition of the impact...
|Curiosity and Openheartedness Improves Health
||It is essential to get good medical care. However, I have found that medicine does not have any cures for my autoimmune disease, primary immunodeficiency, severe malabsorption syndrome, and other conditions. Once I finally realized that there were no cures and that no cures were likely to come in my...
|What Your Superstition Says About You
||Superstition is everywhere in our culture: athletes grow lucky beards, black cats sit unadopted in animal shelters, and high-rise elevators commonly go straight from the 12th to the 14th floor. About a quarter of us admit to being “somewhat” superstitious, according to a Gallup poll, and those numbers are trending...
|Time to take a pass on the vanilla stuff? 6 science-backed benefits of BDSM
||It’s no secret the trilogy and impending release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked our curiosity of the taboo 6-for-4 deal acronym: Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism, also known as BDSM or S&M. Kinky sex has been defined not by what it is but by what it’s not, and unfortunately, [...]The post Time to take a pass on the vanilla stuff? 6 science-backed benefits of BDSM appeared first on PsyPost.
|Elementary teachers’ depression symptoms related to students’ learning
||Teachers experience some of the highest levels of job-related stress, and such stress may leave them more vulnerable to depression. How do elementary school teachers’ symptoms of depression affect the quality of the classroom environment and students’ learning? A new study has found that teachers who reported more symptoms of depression than their fellow teachers [...]The post Elementary teachers’ depression symptoms related to students’ learning appeared first on PsyPost.
|Scientists limit accelerated cellular aging caused by methamphetamine use
||The ravaged faces of methamphetamine addicts tell a terrible tale – abusing the drug dramatically accelerates aging. Now scientists from UC Irvine and the Italian Institute of Technology have discovered how this occurs at the cellular level and identified methods to limit the process. With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to probe [...]The post Scientists limit accelerated cellular aging caused by methamphetamine use appeared first on PsyPost.
|Higher mortality risk in individuals with mental health disorders
||Individuals with mental health disorders have a risk of mortality that is two times higher than the general population or than individuals without such disorders, according to a study published online by JAMA Psychiatry. The link between mental health disorders and mortality is complicated because most people with those disorders do not die of their [...]The post Higher mortality risk in individuals with mental health disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
|Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens
||Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens. The longitudinal [...]The post Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens appeared first on PsyPost.