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Mean Girls: Helping Your Teen Daughter Survive Her Friends If you’re the parent of a teen girl, you’ve probably experienced one (or maybe both) of the following two scenarios: watching helplessly as your daughter is hurt by the meanness of other girls; watching helplessly as your daughter inflicted meanness on others. I have some thoughts about the emotional brutality...
Trauma, Spirituality & Faith: Webinar for All Organizations Dealing In 2010 the U.S. State Department admitted 48,282 refugees to the United States. In 2013 the number was 69,926. Look around the world: from current conflicts and historical hot-spots, people are seeking shelter and safety. These people have experienced trauma and they are dealing with its aftermath. Increasingly, they are...
Free Webinar: An Explanation for Codependency & Narcissism If you are seeking recovery from codependency or you are habitually in relationships with narcissists, this insightful training will arm you with life-changing information. Ross Rosenberg, codependency and narcissism expert and best-selling author, will help you understand how and why you or a loved one became a codependent or narcissist....
‘Honest Signals’ as Our Mating Mentor My latest favorite read is called “Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships.” Written by scientist Jennifer L. Verdolin, the book’s fundamental query is simple: What can studying animal relationships teach us about our own? Right from the start I identified with the author, who described...
Sociopaths at Work You won't believe the things some people have to do at work.
Anxiety’s Influence on Developing Alzheimer’s Disease New study reveals anxiety's influence on the chances of developing Alzheimer's. 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 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Alcohol’s Surprising Influence on Memory Loss in Later Years The Personality Trait That Doubles Alzheimer’s Risk The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Breakthrough
Why the military can’t get suicide prevention right Last Friday, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense released a report called the Suicide Event Report Data Quality Assessment. I had no idea what the assessment was about but I am devoted to suicide prevention and intrigued by data so I gave the 100-page report a read. When...
How I Found My Grit (And Now Pass It On To Others) Growing up, I wanted to be just like my older brother. He was a whiz in school, a tennis prodigy, and had oodles of friends. As I saw it, my brother was great at everything. Although I loved him dearly, I grew tired of living in the shadow of his...
Between Parent and Adolescent How Meaning Can Matter To the extent you can, say what you mean and show what you mean. Meaning matters.
Do You Hate Your Meds?   Love/Hate Relationship   Do you have a love/hate relationship with your meds? I hate mine – the capsules are big and difficult to swallow, they have to be taken with food, and it’s embarrassing to pull them out when I’m out somewhere.   I also resent them: I have...
3 Skills You Can Learn to Cope Effectively with Stress Knowing how to cope with stress healthfully may not come naturally, especially if your tendency is to beat yourself up. That only worsens your emotional tension and compromises coping. We also may perpetuate or even produce our own stress by thinking in absolutes or creating calamities out of any situation....
Computer Programming And ADHD Many of us with ADHD have a little problem with addiction. Mine manifests in different ways. The worst addiction in my life is a 40 year struggle with alcohol. I’m happy to report that the last nearly 31 years of this struggle have been without the physical influence of the...
A Proven Way to Increase Wellbeing (happiness) Wellbeing is the scientific term for happiness. It takes place at the level of thought and feeling. Not surprisingly, pleasant thoughts create pleasant emotional states and unpleasant thoughts create unpleasant ones. The reverse is also true: when we experience unpleasant emotional states, the brain is more likely to generate unpleasant...
Mood Mastery Your mood is a mental state that magnetizes feelings to it. When in a bad mood, you will look for someone or something to blame, because misery does love company. Although your mood is an independent mental event, you can influence your mood. You can even change it by taking...
Uniquely You Yoshi undervalues her ability as a psychotherapist and needs greater self esteem in order to credit herself as is deserved. Virginia Satir’s Declaration of Self Esteem provides a way to modeslty celebrate who you are.
Researchers confirm important brain reward pathway Details of the role of glutamate, the brain’s excitatory chemical, in a drug reward pathway have been identified for the first time. This discovery in rodents – published today in Nature Communications – shows that stimulation of glutamate neurons in a specific brain region (the dorsal raphe nucleus) leads to activation of dopamine-containing neurons in [...]The post Researchers confirm important brain reward pathway appeared first on PsyPost.
An earlier illusory death For such an obscure corner of the medical literature, Cotard’s delusion is remarkably well known as the delusion that you’re dead. This was supposedly first described by Jules Cotard in 1880 but I seem to have found a description from 1576. It’s worth noting that although Cotard’s delusion has come to represent ‘the delusion that […]
Serial killers and mass murderers: Study examines the role of neurodevelopmental disorders Research into serial and mass murderers is still in its infancy, but a systemic review of the current evidence suggests that neurodevelopmental disorders might play a role. “Research on mass and serial killing is still at a very rudimentary stage. Yet, there are suggestions that, in at least some cases, neurodevelopmental problems such as [autism [...]The post Serial killers and mass murderers: Study examines the role of neurodevelopmental disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
3 Ideas to Keep Kids Active in the Winter The winter season can make staying physically active even more difficult. Kids (and adults) need to move around, use their bodies, and stay active. Doing so is good for the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. The cold and limited daylight can make it more difficult to get outside to run...
Your Mind is a Gifted Storyteller                   Creating interesting stories is a time-honored skill and entertainment for many. A good storyteller can keep the attention of small children as well as antsy, busy businessmen. Unfortunately, your mind is also a great storyteller. Sometimes you may not realize what...