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Mentally Strong: In Defense Of The Outliers Let’s face it, nobody gets through this life unscathed. We are all going to face losses, hardships, and setbacks. And certainly, those who work in mental health face a challenge to help all of us understand our plight, mitigate our losses, and regain ground. Yet, when we focus on simply...
Anger Over Elections: Breaking it Down Where does anger over politics come from? And are we angrier than we used to be?
Best of Our Blogs: November 4, 2015 The end of Halloween sets off the beginning of the holiday season. ‘Tis the season for celebration, festivities and good cheer right? Well, not for all. For some, the dark weather outside forecasts inner gloom as well. Those that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, for example, need to...
Dispelling Myths About Naltrexone: Is It Right for You? Naltrexone has been around for decades as a treatment for those struggling with opioid or alcohol dependence, first in pill form and now as a once-a-month injection marketed under the name Vivitrol. Despite its long-term presence on the scene, confusion about naltrexone’s efficacy and appropriateness abound. Here’s a look at...
The Sex Addicted Client: General Advice for Clinicians Do You Speak Sex? Treating sexual addiction is not for the squeamish. Sex addicts, if and when they become honest in therapy, often relate harrowing tales of abuse and acting out. Many have engaged in sexual activities that even a seasoned prostir careers, their homes, their tute would blush to...
10 Characteristics of Harmonic People Let’s say a person goes through an arduous therapy experience over a period of years and works through all of his or her issues. If that person became fully “therapised,” what would that look like? Over the years, not only psychologists but also philosophers have speculated on the nature of...
How to Manage Anxiety When Mindfulness Fails You It’s 4 a.m. I’m spiraling deep into what I call the “nightmare fantasy”: imagining the absolute worst possible scenario, how I would react, what would happen next, and spiraling on and on into the hell of my imagination. I have an anxiety disorder that is mostly managed in large part...
#123 Creativity Above and Beyond There are times when creativity transcends time and becomes eternally fixed in our memories—a treasure to visit again and again. It’s as if the stars are aligned or the climatic conditions are perfect or God is in His Heaven and “all’s right with the world.” We become focused and yet...
Election day: The saddest day of the year? Election Day is difficult for many political candidates. But it’s no picnic for their supporters either. A new study shows just how tough election days can be. The study finds that winning elections barely improves the happiness of those from the winning political party.
Migraine linked to defective ‘insulation’ around nerve fibers, suggests study A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Nerve specimens from patients with migraine show abnormalities of the myelin sheath that serves [...]The post Migraine linked to defective ‘insulation’ around nerve fibers, suggests study appeared first on PsyPost.
Medication Changes for Bipolar Disorder I am happy to report that I am back in the land of the living. After a bad month, I feel on the mend. I sat today outside in the sun with my iced coffee and felt much lighter than I did a couple of weeks ago. That is how...
Impact of meditation seen at cellular level in breast cancer survivors For the first time, researchers have shown that practising mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. A group working out of Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres [...]The post Impact of meditation seen at cellular level in breast cancer survivors appeared first on PsyPost.
Study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know Pro-life Americans are less likely to hear about the abortions women they know have had than are pro-choice Americans, a New York University study shows. The findings, which appear in the journal Sociological Science, point to a previously unexplored divide on the abortion issue: differences in perceptions of those we associate with. “Americans who are [...]The post Study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientists offer novel insight on brain networks New research from the Center for Vital Longevity (CVL) at UT Dallas offers a different approach for looking at the way the brain operates on a network level, and could eventually lead to new clinical diagnostic criteria for age-related memory disorders. The latest findings, published the week of Nov. 3 in the online early edition [...]The post Neuroscientists offer novel insight on brain networks appeared first on PsyPost.
Gender fairness prevails in most fields of academic science Women are significantly underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and attempts to understand why have only resulted in disagreement among researchers, the lay public, and policymakers. In a comprehensive new report, an interdisciplinary team of psychological scientists and economists aims to cut through the confusion, synthesizing available research and providing a [...]The post Gender fairness prevails in most fields of academic science appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients. Until now, scientists haven’t understood why about a third of patients who undergo anesthesia and surgery experience some kind of cognitive impairment—such as memory loss—at hospital discharge. [...]The post Researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss appeared first on PsyPost.
Are You a Workaholic? If So, This Skill May Be Your Strength Whether 'olics love or feel bad about what they too much, they're great at ...
Are You a Workaholic? If So, This May Be Why Whether 'olics love or feel bad about what they too much of, they're great at ...
Biological fat with a sugar attached essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells Fat and sugar aren’t usually considered healthy staples, but scientists have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain’s store of stem cells. Neural stem cells help the brain develop initially, then repopulate brain cells lost to usual cell turnover as well as to a trauma or malady, [...]The post Biological fat with a sugar attached essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Beliefs about the soul and afterlife that we acquire as children stick with us What we believed as children about the soul and the afterlife shapes what we believe as adults  – regardless of what we say we believe now, according to a new Rutgers study. “My starting point was, assuming that people have these automatic – that is, implicit or ingrained – beliefs about the soul and afterlife, [...]The post Beliefs about the soul and afterlife that we acquire as children stick with us appeared first on PsyPost.