|Dealing with the Side Effects
||Having lived with schizophrenia for almost nine years I’m no stranger to the myriad things that can happen when you’re on a course of antipsychotic medication. Many times these side effects can be disruptive to everyday life. Sometimes they come on slow and have a lasting impact, such as gaining...
|You Might Be Surprised How Much 3 Hours of Therapy Can Help Prevent Teen Mental Health Issues
The surprisingly small amount of therapy which can prevent teen mental health issues.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|The Long-Term Dynamics of Sibling Relationships
||No matter how much siblings love each other, they’re bound to have their share of conflict, often over the attention of their parents. Whether you’re a sibling, or a parent of one, you know that sibling rivalry is real. Here are some insights to help you understand where it comes from and what the effects of parental favoritism can be over time.
|Psychology Around the Net: January 3, 2014
||Happy New Year, Psych Central Readers! As we begin 2015, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of 2014’s final psychology news. We have everything from ways to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick and how your job affects your sleep to finding hope in depression and evolving into...
|How to Stay Calm When Your Toddler’s Melting Down
||I’ve got some pretty recent experience with this one, as my almost three-year-old has been alternating between intensely delightful and intensely–well, intense. This can apply to your toddler’s tantrums (which tend to be brief) or meltdowns (which are protracted bouts of screaming and oppositional behavior that can go on for...
|5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Mentally Ill
||This new year is another fresh start, just like this morning was and tomorrow will be. This time of year, at the beginning of the year, we think about what we want to do, perhaps differently, to be successful and happy. Here are 5 things every mentally ill person should...
|What drives our wine choice – taste, or the price tag?
||Can a wine drinker judge the quality of a bottle by its price? The nature of this relationship has always been contested. We expect that consumers are willing to pay more for higher quality wines, while higher quality wines typically cost much more to produce. Some studies have identified that better quality wines do in [...]The post What drives our wine choice – taste, or the price tag? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Innate behaviour determines how we steer our car
||Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems in cars that can correct dangerous steering movements before they occur. The ability to predict what a driver is going to do [...]The post Innate behaviour determines how we steer our car appeared first on PsyPost.
|Ways Winter Can Boost Our Mental Health
||Some have an aversion to winter, and can you really blame them? There’s chatter surrounding possible storms or blizzards. There’s loneliness, depression and anxiety that may be coupled with the holiday season. And then there’s the chronic cold that dares people to pack their bags and book a tropical getaway....
|6 Signs You Are Not Living The Life You Are Meant To
|| It was Abraham Maslow who introduced the need to be “self actualized,” and what he identified is that people have an inherent need to realize their potential. It’s part of our very fabric — when the challenges we face seem to fit perfectly with...
|Can a Person Learn to Be Laid-Back?
||In the New Year, my husband and I will be moving across the country from New York to L.A. and I think it’s the perfect time to finally answer that question. You see, I suffer from anxiety and depression and a 3,000-mile road trip is a big stressor. After years...
|Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human error
||Researcher asks if current safety measures are effective, or if lapses are early warning signs of systemic problems.
|One Simple Way for Management to Boost Productivity
||It all comes down to: What kind of management actions will place people in the mindset to want to do their productive best for you?
|The transgender life: What to know, say and understand
||The recent suicide of a transgender teen in Ohio has sparked an intensely emotional reaction across social media.
|Self-defeating thoughts can wreck your workout
||Negative self-talk can lower your morale and make it less likely you’ll continue working out.
|Lack of sleep, parents’ anxiety may affect kids’ pain after surgery
||Children who didn’t sleep well before a scheduled surgery, or whose parents made a big deal of the pain the child would feel, had worse pain after surgery.
|Keys to creativity: Honesty.
||Creativity is a rather abstract concept; it is hard to fully comprehend and observe all its internal workings because it’s not something you can put your finger on. The final (end) product of the creative endeavor is tangible, but the process involved to get to it is hardly quantifiable. There...
|Day Two: Emotions affect reasoning. (Twelve Days of Wisdom)
||People use words as weapons, to defend themselves. It is common for people to attack with anger when they are afraid and to become insulting when they are hurt or jealous. -Dr. Shirley Glass When we are anxious or angry we can’t think straight. This means we ought to avoid...
|Coping with Hot Flashes
|| If you read my last blog, then you know I have some experiences with hot flashes. You also know how much I do not like them. The truth is hot flashes can be both physically and emotionally bothersome. When I first started having hot flashes, I would get anxiety about...
|How to Win the War on Worry
||The solution to the problem of excessive worry is in asking the right questions.