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ADHD For Valentine’s Day – Part II I know. Even later now than on Wednesday. Again, I’ve been busy. Cray-cray busy. But I explained all that in the already late ADHD For Valentine’s Day. And I did promise to address this issue. What issue? The issue is that Valentine’s day is a powder keg waiting to blow...
Best of Our Blogs: February 20, 2015 Got stress? You’re not alone. I’m teaching another stress management workshop this weekend. What amazes me is how much of a problem stress has become in our society. I’m also continually fascinated by its ability to alerts us to deeper, often neglected issues. Stress, in general, is a response to something going on whether...
Together/Apart in Irrelationship When acting as Performer or Audience, the long-term need to be in healthy supportive relationships is sacrificed to the immediate imperative of smothering our deep-seated discomfort, thus putting us radically out of balance with others and ourselves. We can live like this for awhile. But at some point, the debt will come due, and must be paid back—with interest.
Seamlessly Embedded in All That Is You have to realize that you are not just there, standing alone, a living island onto yourself. You are seamlessly embedded in all that cosmically is. I take it back: you don’t have to realize that. Of course, not. There is no necessity in that. But it would be emotionally...
3 Ways Managed Care is Hurting Your Practice This is not the first time you’ve heard me share my perspective on the problems of building private practice based on managed care. The original intent of these third-party companies was to ensure equity for those who receive treatment, but the actual results have been far from successful and have...
How a simple vitamin B prescription could help people with Alzheimer’s Age strikingly increases the risk of dementia, which affects around one in a hundred people aged between 65 and 69, but one in six of those aged 80 and over. As the progression of dementia takes place over many years and is not susceptible to medical treatment, the high costs of dementia are mostly those [...]The post How a simple vitamin B prescription could help people with Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of evolution, imparting us with unique capabilities to use abstract language and do complex math. But how did the human brain get larger than that of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, if almost all of our genes are the same? Duke scientists have [...]The post Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA appeared first on PsyPost.
Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. It may seem like our experiences of pain stem from some objective, physiological source, but research [...]The post Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback appeared first on PsyPost.
Statins may not lower Parkinson’s risk The use of statins may not be associated with lowering risk for Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The findings cast doubts on reports suggesting that the cholesterol-lowering medications may protect against this neurodegenerative brain disorder. According to [...]The post Statins may not lower Parkinson’s risk appeared first on PsyPost.
Todd Kashdan on Our Dark Side and Creativity “When we are happy, we are very superficial in our thinking.” A clinical psychologist, professor and well-being researcher, Todd Kashdan addresses how happiness and “unwanted” emotions affect creative thinking and overall well-being in his book “The Upside of Your Dark Side” – an admittedly ‘provocative’ title that may bring to...
Reflections of a White Psychotherapist I have had the terrible opportunity of experiencing a black child’s first exposure to racism. I was in session with an African-American mom while her 4-year-old son played quietly on the rug. She told me she had recently enrolled her child in an all-white preschool and that the teachers reported...
21 Ways to Get Closer to Your Child Today Research shows that we need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy, happy relationship that can weather the normal conflicts and upsets of daily life. This is true for our relationships with our children as well.
American Sniper Murder trial “I don’t know if I’m Eddie Ray Routh on trial for killing Chris Kyle, from the film “American Sniper,” as well as Chad Littlefield manifests some interesting arguments for mental health education. The argument of insanity has been used and/or abused for defense attorneys for decades. This trial is no exception as the defense attorney...
How your Personality Type Can Affect your Mental Health Have you ever been called a ‘worry wart’ or an ‘overachiever’? Many of us are built with character traits that can lead us inward focused. We have personalities that excel in moments of introspection. This means we are able to achieve a lot. Ask any perfectionist or over achiever what their goals and ambitions are […]
Delaying children’s school entry linked to poor academic performance Delaying school entry for children could cause poorer academic performance, according to new research from the University of Warwick. Many parents are keen to hold their children back a year if they were born prematurely or in the summer months. They argue their child will not be mature enough to start school and previous research [...]The post Delaying children’s school entry linked to poor academic performance appeared first on PsyPost.
Excluding individuals who only have a mobile phone from pre-election polls affects the results “Excluding the population who only have a mobile phone from pre-election telephone polls leads to significant biases in assessing voter intention: the vote for parties situated on the right of the ideological spectrum is overestimated and that for the ones on the left of it is underestimated.” This is the main conclusion of the PhD [...]The post Excluding individuals who only have a mobile phone from pre-election polls affects the results appeared first on PsyPost.
Growth hormone improves social impairments in those with autism-linked disorder A growth hormone can significantly improve the social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in patients with a related genetic syndrome, according to a pilot study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published yesterday on Pub Med, a public database of biomedical topics maintained by the National Institutes of [...]The post Growth hormone improves social impairments in those with autism-linked disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
Why Seek Anger Management Counseling? Anger is a basic human emotion. Depending on how it is managed and expressed, anger can have positive or negative consequences. Awareness of angry feelings can be helpful as it can signal when our rights are being violated or our needs are being ignored by others. Anger can also help...
The Teenage Brain on Drugs The Teenage Brain on Drugs One way to look at addiction is to consider it a form of learning, a type of learning that is extremely effective in its ability to affect the adolescent brain, report researchers working under an NIH grant. The maturation process of the brain may cause...
New brain mapping reveals unknown cell types Using a process known as single cell sequencing, scientists have produced a detailed map of cortical cell types and the genes active within them. The study marks the first time this method of analysis has been used on such a large scale on such complex tissue. The team studied over three thousand cells, one at a time, and even managed to identify a number of hitherto unknown types.