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Adult Children of Divorce: Getting Through the Holidays Something like 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but there’s a special group of us whose parents didn’t call it quits until we were adults. And with the holidays approaching, it’s a little different in our homes. When people like me were in school, everyone else’s parents were getting...
Blows to head damage brain's 'garbage truck,' accelerate dementia Traumatic brain injury can disrupt the function of the brain's waste removal system, research confirms. When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Stroke researchers link frontal lesions with improved spatial neglect after prism therapy Stroke researchers have found that the presence of frontal lesions predicts better functional improvement in individuals with spatial neglect who received prism adaptation therapy.
Multiple sclerosis: First evidence of a rogue protein A rogue protein has been identified in multiple sclerosis, which attacks the body's central nervous system. Reporting for the first time, researchers believe this finding could pave the way for better understanding of multiple sclerosis and new treatments against neurodegenerative diseases.
Everyone Is Photoshopped, So Relax Models, actors, and sports celebrities are photoshopped. It’s no secret. But normal people are also photoshopped all the time. (Yes, I’m guilty of using the word photoshop as a verb.) You see, we photoshop people in our minds without even realizing it. That pimple on aunt Bertha’s cheek gets noticed...
The Creative Investment of Worldplay How can parents, educators, business leaders, and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness, and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer lies in fostering the invention of imaginary worlds, otherwise known as worldplay.
How You Can Nourish a Healthy Romance We have all known times when our romantic life seems to just “click” on all cylinders. Oh how wonderful it can be! At other times however, it feels as if we are running a romantic fever and cannot seem to get it right. When relationships are experiencing poor romantic health,...
Stop Saying, “You’re so smart!” 3 Better Ways to “You’re so smart!” “You’re so creative!” “You’re so . . . insert convenient, but possibly damaging description here ” The other day during a frantic scramble to get my one-year-old to music class, I watched her perform her latest trick—slipping into her little gym shoes and tightening the Velcro...
How to Stop Comparing and Start Enjoying Around the holidays, I notice that people compare themselves more to others.  It’s because this is a time of year when people’s lives seem to be on greater display.  You see other people’s Christmas cards, you see their Facebook and Instagram posts, and all those tidings of comfort and joy can...
Take Your Therapist With You These Holidays: 6 Tools Here are some comments I have already heard from other people about the upcoming holidays: “Bah humbug!” “I can’t stand that song, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.’ Really?! Who is he kidding?” “I kinda see the holidays as a heavyweight boxing match. Once you get through round...
Brain representations of social thoughts accurately predict autism diagnosis Researchers have created brain-reading techniques to use neural representations of social thoughts to predict autism diagnoses with 97 percent accuracy. This establishes the first biologically based diagnostic tool that measures a person's thoughts to detect the disorder that affects many children and adults worldwide.
The fear of losing your darkness There is something mysterious and attractive about darkness; we are drawn by the darkness in ourselves and others. In the context of this article, I use “darkness” to describe depression and emotional issues rather than various personality types such as narcissism or sociopathic tendencies. Creative people oftentimes get attached to...
Letting Go: External Changes “When some girls go through a breakup, they’re inspired to cut or dye their hair,” my professor said in a lecture for his “Psychology of Personality” course. When experiencing any significant change, whether it’s a breakup or embarking on a new life chapter, we may crave external transformation. It will...
Does Utopia Have Police? Utopia is the idea of a perfect society. Does Utopia have police? As America struggles with how best to manage police forces, we might ask how things would look in a society perfected.
7 Signs Your Boss Or Coworker May Be A Narcissist Does your boss or coworker do any of these things on a regular basis? You might have a narcissist in the office....
Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health -- it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.
Five Signs of a Closet Workaholic Unfortunately, the recent avalanche of advances in communication technology has created increasingly effective antidotes to “family time.”
Seasonal Depression: Sorry God, I didn’t make it to I missed Thanksgiving this year and, to be honest, I don’t really feel bad about it. I convinced myself I would be a downer or not able to fake it, so I decided to stay home and relax. I’ve been honest with myself, and my family, about my depression which...
Tailor-made pharmaceuticals as basis for novel antidepressants SAFit-ligands provide the foundation for a mechanistically novel treatment of stress-related psychiatric disorders. FKBP51 and FKBP52 are proteins which regulate multiple cellular activities. Most importantly in the context of psychiatric diseases, they interact in an antagonistic manner with receptors for stress hormones in the brain. FKBP51 inhibits while FKBP52 enhances the activity of the glucocorticoid receptor, thus playing a major role in the regulation of stress responses.
What You Need To Know About Your Child’s IEP-Part 1 What You Need to Know About Your Child’s IEP for Bipolar   Attending your child’s IEP meeting can be stressful to say the least. But if you stay calm, and give the teacher plenty of notice about what you need from her or him, it can be a very positive...