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Changing From Bad To “Good” I can remember from an early age going to my mom and then eventually my dad about some issues I was having. I was a paranoid child and would sit up, wide awake for days at a time waiting for whatever it was outside to come in and do horrible...
Staying Sane in a Season of Excess This time of year most people set out extra stuff: Christmas trees, menorahs, wrapped packages, special plates, snowmen, nutcrackers, you name it. Leaving the house means an assault of sounds and smells and sights: tinsel, evergreen, Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. More spending is more stress for many people, as are...
Existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy 'old age' brain, research shows Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent these changes.
The Upside of Discovering Your Incompetencies Whether you're a finance guru or a marketing mastermind, we all really have only one thing that we're exceptional at.
Stressful Family? 10 Mantras to Get You Through the Is your family happy and supportive? Are your holiday family gatherings warm, loving and festive? If so, that is wonderful. And you can stop reading this article now. Is your family complicated? Do you often feel hurt, pained, disappointed, damaged, or let down when your family is together? If so, this...
Body Image Booster: Laugh! I haven’t written a body image booster post in many months. So what could be better than reviving the series with a list of silly quotes? Because humor heals. It can help us to feel better. To set a sweet tone for the rest of our day or week. To...
The Globalization Of Attention Deficit Disorder Mental disorders have become a global commodity. A diagnostic fad heavily promoted first in the US now quickly spreads around the world. Parents must protect their kids from the drug company promoted flood of massive ADHD over diagnosis and over treatment.
Most Depressing Jobs? Bus Driving, Real Estate, & Social Don’t you ever wonder: “How much more depressing could it be than to do what I do for a living?” Wonder no more. Researchers looking at insurance claims data in western Pennsylvania finally have the answer to what jobs seem to be correlated with the highest rates of depression. Top...
The Three Worst Things We Learned As Children These three belief systems are both the most common and the most toxic beliefs we develop as children.
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do About 12 months ago, I came across an intriguing Forbes post called “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” So of course I blogged about it here. Then, just a few weeks ago, the post’s author, Amy Morin, reached out to share some exciting news – her new book by the...
This Simple Little Message Can Help People Lose Weight How to help people lose weight using this simple message. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier How to Lose Weight: Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun How to Feel Good About Your Body and Worry Less About Imperfections The Surprising Impact of Weight Loss on the Emotions Heavy Drinkers Lose Memory Faster With Age
Tips for Finding Motivation When You’re Depressed Telling a depressed person to get motivated is like telling a rock to dance. You’ll get the same result. It’s not because depressed people don’t want to get motivated. It’s because getting motivated is an overwhelming task when you’re depressed. Is motivation impossible? Definitely not. You just have to find...
What ADHD Wants For Christmas All year long I blog about what I learn about ADHD, what I think about ADHD, and what I think isn’t true about ADHD. I also add posts about how I feel people with ADHD should work hard to feel good about themselves. But I realize that I don’t often...
Self-Efficacy Improves Wellbeing Empowered medical patients get the best medical care and they practice the best self-care. The primary attribute they share is a strong sense of self-efficacy—the knowing that the actions they take can make a real difference in the outcome of their self-care and healthcare. Independent of the actual healthy behaviors...
The War on Weed is Over The War on Weed is Over Congress provided a historic victory for the legal marijuana industry with the massive government-funding bill passed Saturday night, December 13. The bill will end the federal government’s ban on selling or using pot for health reasons in states where it’s legalized. Within the $1.1...
What Matters Most This Holiday, And How To Cope I want to take a moment to remind us of a few things for this holiday season that I think will help us work through difficult moments. When I ask what matters most, I can eliminate many things. It’s not my dog or cat, although some would say it is....
Cartoons of Christmas Past – Maine-ly Reindeer Call them reindeer, mistake them for a moose if you’re lucky enough to see one. The Caribou (or reindeer) are amazing deer. Being from New England I would hear “Old-timers” talking about spotting the tracks or actually spotting a wild caribou (reindeer) in Maine.  That was when I was a child,...
Crowdsourcing with Mobile Apps Brings 'Big Data' To Psychological Research Game apps rapidly provide inexpensive, continuous sources of data for experiments
Mindfulness Meditation Video for Working with Difficulties (Video) A short guided mindfulness meditation for dealing with life's difficulties, including emotions and body sensations....
Microexons: Small fragments of genes, essential for neuron maturation The genome is the cell’s book of instructions. All the cells in our body contain the same genomic information but each of them “reads” the gene fragments that interest them in order to carry out their function. So, neurones, hepatocytes and cardiac cells are different although their genome is the same. In order to achieve [...]The post Microexons: Small fragments of genes, essential for neuron maturation appeared first on PsyPost.