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A Dietary Treatment for Depression In a world first, Australian researchers have used a dietary change to successfully treat depression.
When Is Reimagining the Past a Sign of Emotional Health? For counterfactual thinking to be functionally beneficial, we need a coherent story of cause and effect that makes us an essential actor in the story.
APA Urges Congress to Reject President's Proposed Budget Drastic cuts would severely limit science, health, education and human services programs
The Drugs That Will Make You Better At Chess Common drugs can give you a 5% better chance of winning at chess. • 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.
Strategies for Supporting a Transgender Child In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, this blog focuses on offering some strategies to parents with trans children.
How to Take a Chance for Happiness “To refuse what life offers is to chance not recognizing happiness if it comes your way.” – Maurice Goudeket What do you say if someone asks you “Do you want to be happy?” Chances are you’d say yes, of course. You might even add that … ...
David Cassidy’s Description of Life with Dementia is Heartbreaking... Maybe you remember David Cassidy as a young star on The Partridge Family but, today, he’s a 66-year-old man battling dementia. In a series of interviews, including a sit-down with … ...
Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism prevention Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development.
Researchers review progress of treating glutamate signalling in depression Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, has emerged as an experimental and potentially promising compound to treat severe depression through a novel drug action mechanism that blocks glutamate receptors.
Human brain networks developing in adolescence related to evolutionary expansion A new study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks.
From ADHD Diagnosis to Self-Acceptance Here’s a somewhat abstract question: if you have ADHD, how much time do you spent thinking about ADHD? These days, the answer for me is a lot – I’m an … ...
7 Stages of Healing for Those with Borderline Personality... Being diagnosed with a personality disorder can be discouraging at first. But if a person has to have one, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the best. Of all the disorders, BPD has the highest rate of mindfulness and is even marked as having the ability … ...
How Perfectionists Can Give Up Self-Criticism So many of us feel intense pressures to achieve more, do more, and be more. We live in a technology-driven society that never stops. We’re constantly bombarded with the “my … ...
Impulse Engines On Why is there so much debate over the existence of ADHD? I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t know what is at stake for those who insist that … ...
Study shows early touch has lasting effects on babies Early touches have lasting effects on how babies respond to gentle touch later on, and may have a special impact for preterm infants.
Trying to find love as a transgender man A transgender man says testosterone has changed his life, but finding a girlfriend gets a bit complicated.
Mothers’ Depression, Not SSRI Use, Best Explains Researchers’ Results... Back in October, researchers published the findings from a study that suggested that mothers who take a common form of antidepressants (SSRIs like Prozac) while pregnant are at greater risk for producing offspring that will later have speech or language problems. However, this month, the … ...
Making Romance Last Part 2 What allows some couples to keep romance alive? Linda: Novelty is characterized by newness, freshness, unconventionality, unfamiliarity, difference, imaginativeness, creativity, and innovation. It is a habit of happy couples to … ...
Our Fascination with the (Alleged) Soul Imagine someone gives you a really great gift. It is so great, and you know this because they tell you, “This is the greatest gift anyone will ever give you.” … ...
Legend, Fact, and Fiction: Reading into Lobotomies “Now lobotomy, that’s chopping away part of the brain?” McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” There is no denying that Americans have a fascination with the history of … ...