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Robinson Crusoe: an Autistic Fantasy With Universal Appeal The sensational success of Robinson Crusoe lies in its perfect portrayal of the autistic fantasy of escape from the general Plague of Mankind.
Tracks: What Robyn Davidson is Teaching Me about Journeys Let me just start by saying – oh. my. goodness. I can’t remember how I heard about Robyn Davidson or her extraordinary journey. I just remember, the moment I heard about it, I was online hunting down her book. Titled simply “Tracks: a Woman’s Solo Journey Across 1,700 Miles of...
This Vitamin Stops People Feeling SAD and Promotes Good Mental Health The vitamin which helps those with seasonally affected disorder (SAD) and is linked to good mental health. 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:Autism: Vital Link Found Between Vitamin D and Serotonin Production Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking Brain Scans Reveal Why Up To One in Six People Get SAD in Winter The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health
What You Need To Know About Your Child’s IEP Parent’s Rights and Procedural Safeguards   Parents have certain rights when their child is participating in special education services. You will be given a copy of your rights several times throughout your child’s educational career, until graduation from high school or age 22. It’s important that you know and understand...
Rule will allow high school athletes to pick their sports gender Proponents say transgender athletes will feel more welcome to participate in sports; while those opposed bring up potential safety issues in the case of girls facing off with boys.
Psychological problems in men experiencing cancer Some key markers for vulnerability to psychological problems in men experiencing cancer have been identified by researchers. A group of 127 men aged 18 and over with a cancer diagnosis were recruited through the National Health Service in England and cancer charities between April 2009 and April 2011. The participants were assessed for demographic factors, social support, anxiety and depression, and distress. The findings indicated that participants who were separated and divorced had lower social support and greater depression. Younger age was related to higher anxiety, and distress. Living in an area of higher deprivation indicated greater depression and anxiety. Social support was also a key indicator of psychological health.
How to Find a Therapist You Love When I was struggling with my eating disorder, I’d have particularly awful days. Often, it involved me crying into my carpet and wishing I didn’t exist. In those moments, when life was heavy and pressing, I was willing to reach out for help, but I didn’t know where to begin....
What Are The Health Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan? Attenuation of Age Decline Considerable published research in science journals now reveals that tai chi chuan improves overall physiological functioning and has been found to attenuate the age decline. Meditation In Movement Mindfulness practice normally involves following the sensations of breathing, noticing when the mind wanders off, noticing without analyzing...
Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don’t try it at home Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise. But a substantial proportion of people either don’t respond to antidepressants, or experience such significant side effects that they’d prefer not to take them. In search of alternative solutions, [...]The post Brain stimulation offers hope for depression, but don’t try it at home appeared first on PsyPost.
Why Aspiring Hollywood Writers Fail A breakdown of screenplays entered into a recent screenwriting competition was analyzed to see what types of screenplays tended to failed. Professional Story analysts, (people who read and rate scripts for the studio) were chosen to rank the scripts, and then crunched the numbers. They found that science fiction and...
What Should Be Your Theme Music? A fun step toward identifying your essence, the core of who you really are.
A New Perspective on ADHD (A Video by Dr. My friend and past co-worker, Naomi, case manager and ADHD expert, from the VFW National Home for Children, recommended that I view the following video from Dr. Russell Barkley as I have discussed with her my efforts at trying to understand and improve my son’s development, functioning, behaviors, and academic...
6 Rules for Developing an Authentic Sense of Style Great style is all about self-expression, so the easiest way to look and feel fabulous is by simply being yourself. Sometimes, being authentic is easier said than done. We’ve all flipped through magazines or seen someone attractive on TV or walking down the street and thought, “I love her hair, her...
The Three Parts of a Meaningful, Heartfelt Apology Most people don't even get one part right of the three parts to meaningful, heartfelt apology.
The neuroscience of social conflict How can the latest breakthroughs in brain science stop violence?The post The neuroscience of social conflict appeared first on PsyPost.
WATCH: Why you should sleep in the same bed as your partner New research shows that the couple who sleeps together stays together.The post WATCH: Why you should sleep in the same bed as your partner appeared first on PsyPost.
New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic disorders Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published today in Science Translational Medicine. This is the first study to show that a genome-based diagnostic approach directly impacts patient care of both infants [...]The post New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists find neurons that act as a 3D compass in the brain Pilots are trained to guard against vertigo: a sudden loss of the sense of vertical direction that renders them unable to tell “up” from “down” and sometimes even leads to crashes. Coming up out of a subway station can produce similar confusion: For a few moments, you are unsure which way to go, until regaining [...]The post Scientists find neurons that act as a 3D compass in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Better detection, prevention, and pre-clinical treatment: 3 effective tools in the fight against Alzheimer’s Detection, prevention, and preclinical treatment are three key areas that may make a difference in the battle to reduce the rapid rise of new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases every year. These three topics are the focus of an important new supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Organized by Guest Editor Jack de la Torre, [...]The post Better detection, prevention, and pre-clinical treatment: 3 effective tools in the fight against Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Does your boss find you proactive or pushy? Those wishing to prove themselves as “doers” must not only be hands-on and demonstrate proactive behavior but also have social acumen and a feel for favorable opportunities. Those who rely on personal initiative alone will quickly be standing there as an isolated troublemaker. This is what psychologists from the University of Bonn and their colleagues [...]The post Does your boss find you proactive or pushy? appeared first on PsyPost.