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Control Your Time Not having control over your time is problematic. It can cause you to feel overloaded, pressured and tense. Time management is the act of planning and exercising control over time spent on activities. It is important to have enough time to complete tasks and also time for yourself to re-charge....
Video explains why workaholics are the least productive Are you addicted to work? It can't be bad to enjoy working hard, can it?The post Video explains why workaholics are the least productive appeared first on PsyPost.
What causes brain problems after traumatic brain injury? Studies have a surprising answer A new paper by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) argues that there is a widespread misunderstanding about the true nature of traumatic brain injury and how it causes chronic degenerative problems. In a perspective article published in the latest issue of Neurotherapeutics, the two authors – Alan Faden, MD, [...]The post What causes brain problems after traumatic brain injury? Studies have a surprising answer appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds that opioids administered in the ER don’t influence patient satisfaction A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction. Based on these findings, the study’s authors suggest that emergency [...]The post Study finds that opioids administered in the ER don’t influence patient satisfaction appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers discover how midbrain map continuously updates visuospatial memory On the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, a lot of us will be playing arm-chair quarterback. After the snap, we might use our eyes to track a wide receiver as he runs toward an opening, all the while remembering the location of the star running back in case he breaks through on a rushing play. This [...]The post Researchers discover how midbrain map continuously updates visuospatial memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Facebook sharing can boost involvement with news and information People who share news on social media sites may connect more with that information — and stay connected longer — than people who casually read the news, according to a team of researchers. “There seems to be growing concern that young people may be becoming more disengaged, particularly from mainstream media sources, and be more [...]The post Facebook sharing can boost involvement with news and information appeared first on PsyPost.
MIT team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image Beginning with the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s, scientists have been trying to peer into preserved cells and tissues with ever-greater magnification. The latest generation of so-called “super-resolution” microscopes can see inside cells with resolution better than 250 nanometers. A team of researchers from MIT has now taken a novel approach [...]The post MIT team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image appeared first on PsyPost.
Women who experience postpartum depression before giving birth may face greater risk When it comes to postpartum depression, one size does not fit all, according to a new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers. Instead, women with postpartum depression may experience any of three distinct subtypes of clinical presentation, and each of these has important implications for their prognosis and the tailoring [...]The post Women who experience postpartum depression before giving birth may face greater risk appeared first on PsyPost.
Study reveals lack of data on opioid drugs for chronic pain A National Institutes of Health white paper that was released today finds little to no evidence for the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the explosive recent growth in the use of the drugs. The paper, which constitutes the final report of a seven-member panel convened by the NIH [...]The post Study reveals lack of data on opioid drugs for chronic pain appeared first on PsyPost.
People can be convinced they committed a crime that never happened Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. New research provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent adult participants can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, that they had [...]The post People can be convinced they committed a crime that never happened appeared first on PsyPost.
Century-old drug reverses autism-like symptoms in fragile X mouse model Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States. Hundreds of genetic and environmental factors have been shown to increase the risk of ASD. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine previously reported that a drug used for almost a century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed [...]The post Century-old drug reverses autism-like symptoms in fragile X mouse model appeared first on PsyPost.
New Research into Anxiety Disorders Nearly one in five Americans have been diagnosed with some form of anxiety disorder. These range from panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder to social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Anti-anxiety drugs or antidepressants can curb symptoms that interfere with day-to-day life. And these drugs are big business. In 2013, Americans...
Alcohol and the Workplace Have you ever shown up to work with a hangover? It makes for an ugly and difficult day, but for many of us it has become normal. In fact, this infographic by Recovery Connection tells us that 15% of all workers in the US are under the influence of alcohol at one time or another. […]
Have Trouble Saying No? Here’s Help Above, Brené Brown describes how we burn out by trying to feel good enough by pleasing and performing and perfecting.  This interferes with our ability to show up in relationships as ourselves. How Healthy People Learn Relationship Skills People learn to do this in childhood when boundaries are respected boundaries...
Keys to Creativity: Curiosity As we grow older we become accustomed and familiar with the reality surrounding us and with ourselves. Past experiences shape our perception of the world and teach us lessons that we carry around for most of our lives. We make assumptions based on those experiences and lessons, indiscriminately sometimes. When...
5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was five years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe...
6 Tips for Building Emotional Muscle When Life Gets If your emotional muscle is damaged from the past, it’s up to you to build it back up. The scenario happens so often, it’s practically cliche: A woman or man in an “unhappy” marriage meets someone new. Instantly, there’s a powerful connection, and maybe even an affair occurs; and, instantly,...
Using Social Media Is Less Stressful Than You Think, Say Scientists Anyone who has spent time on Facebook or Instagram has experienced ... let's call them negative emotions. But new research suggests that using social media is actually less stress-inducing than you might think....
Good things come to those who wait? A team of scientists has found a causal link between the activation of serotonin neurons and the amount of time mice are willing to wait, and rejected a possible link between increased serotonin neuron activation and reward.
Freedom of Thought For secular men and women, freedom of thought is valued above all else.