|Should Unmarried Couples Seek Counseling?
||1. Many psychological professionals advocate marriage counseling. Should unmarried couples seek counseling as well? If so, why? Here are five reasons to why unmarried couples should seek counseling: A) Strengthen Communication Skills: Being able to effectively listen, truly hear and validate the other’s position is a skill that isn’t necessarily...
|Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.
||When a cancer-ridden Jimmy Valvano told the world, "Don't give up; don't ever give up" at his famous ESPY speech of 1993, he had a tremendously important message for all of us. When failure and rejection strike in your life, don't retreat - Jim Valvano never did. Instead, look failure and rejection in the eye, and use these experiences to energize your future successes.
|Could Narcissism Be Getting a Bad Rap After All?
||While living in a Facebook, celebrity driven, reality show, and selfie environment, how can we not become more narcissistic? Ultimately, we have to learn to balance and manage our narcissistic tendencies in a way that considers the needs and rights of others. Easier said than done but we must do so to live in a better world for all of us.
|Getting Rid of Your Feelings: Does It Help?
||Because feelings can be so overwhelming, we often have the misconception that the best way to deal with them is to get rid of them. We imagine that life would be so much easier if we could just shut them down entirely and for good.
|How to Mindfully Navigate Technology in Today’s Wired World
||In 2012, writer Christina Crook gave up the Internet for 31 days. She disabled data on her smartphone and turned off email. She documented her “Internet fast” by writing a letter a day (by hand or using a typewriter) and mailing it to a friend. Her friend would then scan...
|Obesity is associated with brain's neurotransmitters
||Researchers have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered functioning of brain's opioid system, which is intimately involved in generating pleasurable sensations. The researchers found that obesity was associated with significantly lowered number of opioid receptors in the brain. However, no changes were observed in the dopamine neurotransmitter system, which regulates motivational aspects of eating.
|Oxytocin may enhance social function in psychiatric disorders
||Inducing the release of brain oxytocin may be a viable therapeutic option for enhancing social function in psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia, researchers suggest. The oxytocin system is well-known for creating a bond between a mother and her newborn baby, and oxytocin is a lead drug candidate for treating social deficits in autism.
|Mourning – Death, Loss, Trauma, and Psychotherapy
||Mourning is the process by which we heal from grief. I’ve heard people say, “What’s the point of grieving, you can’t bring a loved one back from the dead.” That of course, is true, but it is what allows us, the survivors, to return back to the land of the living and resume our lives.
|Understanding Why You Can’t Get to Sleep
||Understanding Why You Can’t Get to Sleep Everyone has an occasional bad night’s sleep, but some people struggle more than others do, often for a variety of reasons. Scientists tell us that stress or trauma are a frequent cause, but depression, bad habits before bedtime and even being too tired...
|Alzheimer’s Protein Appears At This Incredibly Young Age
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|7 Ways to Meet the Locals and Make Friends
||I wish I could say that there are many reporters at prestigious publications who routinely write about single people, and do so in enlightened ways. At the moment, there seems to be just one – Stephanie Rosenbloom, a travel writer at the New York Times. I’ve mentioned her work here...
|Boost Your Child’s Confidence in 2 Minutes (Illustrated)
||We all know body language has a subconscious effect on how others perceive us, but did you know it also affects how we think about ourselves? It turns out that helping your kids feel more confident and powerful—emotionally, behaviorally, and physiologically—could be as simple as a change in posture. Social...
|Is Friendship in Decline?
||Face-to-face conversations extending over decades is indeed evaporating.
|When Will The World Catch Up To ADHD?
||A million years ago, when I was a computer programmer and then a technician, I used to see the world of technology as being at three distinct levels of advancement. Basically, there were systems on the third level, in homes and offices where mundane jobs were performed. Then there were...
|7 Steps to Free Your Child from Anxiety
||I had my share of panic attacks as a kid. Especially over schoolwork. I was dead sure, absolutely positive, that I would never ever be able to complete the assignment, pass the test, and get forwarded to the next grade. Because I was so stupid, I thought, I would have...
||The Neurologist has a fascinating case report of a women with Parkinson’s disease who experienced a fluctuating belief that she didn’t exist. Cotard’s delusion is usually described as the ‘belief that you’re dead’ although Jules Cotard, for whom the delusion is named, defined it as a délire des négations – the delusion of negation, or […]
|Bipolar- What’s so funny?
||I just opened a new tab in my browser and was going to type in the term “bipolar journals,” but I only got as far as “bipolar j.” The suggestion I was given was “bipolar jokes.” I wasn’t sure what to do with that. Is it funny? Should I be...
|Family based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents
||A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more effective in treating preadolescent children with depression compared to child-centered therapy (CCT). Preadolescents with depressive disorders may be under-diagnosed and go untreated because those presenting for [...]The post Family based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents appeared first on PsyPost.
|Adolescents are Prone to Love Addiction
||If someone falls in love and believes her love may be requited, parts of her brain take on the chemistry of a brain on cocaine.
|Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children
||Attendance at schools exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is linked to slower cognitive development among 7-10-year-old children in Barcelona, according to a study published by Jordi Sunyer and colleagues from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Spain, published in this week’s PLOS Medicine. The researchers measured three cognitive outcomes (working [...]The post Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children appeared first on PsyPost.