|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...
||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...
||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...
|Honor Veterans by Acquiring Support Skills
||Is there a military veteran in your life living with an untreated mental health condition? Are you uncertain whether your support is actually hurting more than helping? If so, you are not alone. Most of us are not inherently equipped with the skills to understand what our loved ones experienced...
|‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder
||A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study by a Vanderbilt University-led research team recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in [...]The post ‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
|Is your relationship moving toward marriage? If it isn’t, you probably can’t admit it
||Dating couples who have moved toward marriage over the course of their relationship remember accurately what was going on at each stage of their deepening commitment. But couples whose commitment to each other has stagnated or regressed are far less accurate in their memories of their relationships, says a new University of Illinois study. “People [...]The post Is your relationship moving toward marriage? If it isn’t, you probably can’t admit it appeared first on PsyPost.
|Blocking mitochondrial fission: An effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease?
||A study led by a researcher from Plymouth University in the UK, has discovered that the inhibition of a particular mitochondrial fission protein could hold the key to potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The findings of the research are published today, 5th November 2014, in Nature Communications. PD is a progressive neurological condition that [...]The post Blocking mitochondrial fission: An effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study highlights women’s distress at lack of interest in sex
||A qualitative study from a team of researchers at Monash University (Melbourne) has sought to understand the personal impact of loss of sexual interest on women and the expectations of women seeking treatment for their problem. This is the first study to consider the real-life situation of women seeking treatment at a clinic; previous studies [...]The post Study highlights women’s distress at lack of interest in sex appeared first on PsyPost.
|Cold-induced pain linked to the garlic and mustard receptor
||Some people experience cold not only as feeling cold, but actually as a painful sensation. This applies even to fairly mild temperatures – anything below 20°C. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have now identified the mechanism in the body that creates this connection between cold and pain. It turns out that [...]The post Cold-induced pain linked to the garlic and mustard receptor appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study examines multiple sclerosis and emotions conveyed by posture
||Recognizing the emotions other people feel is crucial for establishing proper interpersonal relations. To do so, we look at (amongst other things) facial expressions and body posture. Unfortunately, in some neurological disorders this ability is heavily impaired. This happens, for example, in multiple sclerosis where scientific evidence shows that people affected by the disease often [...]The post Study examines multiple sclerosis and emotions conveyed by posture appeared first on PsyPost.
|The Morality of Olive Kitteridge
||The morality of the self can vary, from the self-protectiveness of Olive Kitteridge to the openhearted and open-mindedness of her husband, Henry.
|10 Small Physical Activities That Help with Depression
|| If you are dealing with depression, chances are the mere thought of doing any type of exercise is overwhelming. Right now, you may be struggling to put one foot in front of the other or even get off the couch. When we are feeling awful, it’s kind of hard...
|The Shadow Side of Falling In Love: The Power
||Whereas genuine love fosters an empathic connection with both self and other, one that nourishes the mental, physical and emotional growth and capacity for compassion and self-actualization of each person, the neurochemistry of love relationships can morph into a dangerous mix of drugs more difficult to part with than alcohol, cocaine...
|The Environmental Factor Linked to Huge Rise in ADHD
Exposure to environmental factor increased children's chances of developing attention problems by five times.
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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