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Isolation of important centres in brain results in age-related memory deficits Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize information, researchers report.
Male or Female Bosses? The Sex Which Gets More Depressed From Work How more authority at work affects depressive symptoms in men and women. 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:The 5 Biggest Reasons People Get Anxious or Depressed A Fast-Acting Treatment Which Helps Severely Depressed Experience Pleasure Again 4 Surprising Advantages of Being Depressed How Our Emotions Work 50 Years of Leadership: Women Rated As Effective Or More So Than Men
Women & Addiction: Why Amanda Chose Jail Over Treatment My friend, Amanda, is currently in jail for three DUIs, all received in the last few months. In one incident, the police described her trying to run down a cop with her car. She has no recall of this. Thank God no one was hurt. She is only 24 years old,...
Thanksgiving Meditation: Giving Thanks vs. Being Thankful “Thanksgiving is, after all, a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron This has always been one of my favorite holiday-related quotes. During Thanksgiving, we feel thankful for all we have…but do we actually give thanks for those blessings? Do we pay our blessings forward so that others might enjoy a...
Info-Processing View of Eating We tend to think of metabolism in purely physiological terms. I invite you to think of metabolism in a broader sense, as information processing. Take the act of eating, for example. We can think of eating in purely physiological, metabolic terms… or we can think of eating as an informational...
How various brain areas interact in decisions Our decisions can be pictured in the brain, and now scientists have been able to show in a recent study which areas are most active in decision making. Often the so-called prefrontal cortex not only apparently shows increased activity during decisions that require self-control, but in general during decision making. The results could be of use in promoting decision skills in difficult decisions.
Horrible Hollywood Bosses ‘With the whole writing staff watching, waiting to work, he’d be trying on pants.  When he was satisfied, he told the tailor he’d like thirty pair of pants sent to his home in LA, and thirty pair sent to his summer home in Park City.’ The showrunner’s job on  a half hour...
Do It Now! Or Forget About It Has this ever happened to you? You sit down at the computer, just checking in on the social media medium of your choice, and you think, “Oh yeah, I was going to look up squirrels with odd coloured tails.” or perhaps something else of equal importance. And then? Then you...
Do You Want to Be Depressed? “Do you WANT to get better?” a family member asked me a few weeks after I graduated from the psych ward in 2005. I was furious and hurt. Because it was just one of many insensitive comments that seem to imply that I was causing my illness. So when a...
Feeling Worthless? Certainly You’re Worth More Than $1.2 Million The next time you start feeling worthless, ask yourself this question: What has more value? My mind, body, and soul, or the floor under my feet? Certainly you are worth more than the floor. Only a fool would give this a second thought. The pangs of depression have the potential...
5 Ways To Have A Meaningful Thanksgiving How do you typically spend your holiday season? Do you spend it alone or with many other people? What do you often look forward to? Family, food, holiday music, holiday parties, time off from work, snow, the decorations, the football games and parades, or the natural meaning in the air...
WATCH: Teen girl explains how autism freed her to be herself “People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King.The post WATCH: Teen girl explains how autism freed her to be herself appeared first on PsyPost.
Does this ‘smart drug’ make you smarter? Video explains research on modafinil Some students are taking “smart drugs” to perform better in school, but are these drugs actually working?The post Does this ‘smart drug’ make you smarter? Video explains research on modafinil appeared first on PsyPost.
5 Mindful Steps to a more Grateful (and Happy) Life Thanksgiving is upon us in the United States.  There is no better moment than now while reading these words to consider what you are thankful for. In fact, there is actually no other moment than now. The poet Hafiz writes in his poem “It Felt Love”: How did the rose...
I Just Got Fired: WTF Should I Do?! If you just got fired, chances are you feeling a wide range of emotions, including shock, denial, sadness and anger. All of these emotions are perfectly normal. The uncomfortable realization that you will soon be going without a paycheck is enough to stress out anyone! This is particularly true if...
3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others On “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~ Steve Furtick We all have certain triggers that can cause our confidence to take a sudden nosedive. For some, it’s a trip to the gym. If you’re self-conscious of your body, watching...
Protein Elevated in Blood Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes Elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved ±II-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes, new research has found.
When Should a Psychiatrist Refuse to Treat a Patient? If you were a psychiatrist assigned by the government to make torturers feel better about their lives, what would you do? That's not a rhetorical question. Back in the 1950s, the psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon was forced to answer that question, in his own life....
Gratitude: Think About It With gratitude towards life
Bill Cosby, UVA, Penn State, Catholic Clergy, and Beyond We have been deluged with news reports about sexual assault allegations regarding Bill Cosby this week, and at the same time reports of the mishandling of brutal rape at UVA have been emerging. RAINN reports a 50% increase in calls to its sexual assault hotline as a result of these topics in the media. How can all of this help survivors of childhood sexual abuse?