|Success-Syndrome: The Ambition-Depression Connection
||When she was just 13 years old, Jenn Cohen fell in love with the circus and was determined to make a career out of it, which was highly unusual at the time.She explained in an inspiring TEDx talk that she worked incredibly hard to get … ...
|Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe
||Even as we cheer for George and Amal Clooney's commitment to schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, let's remember the mental health needs of refugee children everywhere.
|Tips for Marketing Your Private Pay Practice with Lee...
||Jennifer Rollin recently spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough about the best ways for providers to market their private pay practices. Jennifer: How should someone starting out in practice begin to organize his or her marketing efforts? Do you recommend a marketing plan, if so what … ...
|Molecular link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s disease
||There is increasing evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increases the risk of developing dementia later in life. Researchers now shed light on the molecular mechanism that links the two disorders.
|Locus of Control
||How do we determine our successes and failures?
|Why You Can’t Be Without Your Phone
||Do we become attached to phones as human attachment substitutes? Anxiously attached people keep their phones close to be in constant contact with other people.
|What to Do When You Feel Lonely
||You are home on a Friday night without any plans. You feel so lonely. Or you’re sitting in a restaurant with a group of friends, and yet you still feel lonely. Or you’re sitting on the subway, on your way to work, and the feeling … ...
|How Dementia Can Be Prevented For One-In-Three
||There are 9 risk factors for dementia, which can all be reduced.
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|Many avoid end-of-life care planning
||People with chronic illnesses were only slightly more likely than healthy individuals to put their wishes down on paper in a living will.
|APA Reaffirms Support for Research with Nonhuman Animals
||Notes contributions to advancing scientific knowledge
|Is Our Western Happiness Fetish Causing Depression?
||In a series of experiments, we showed the high value we place on happiness is not only associated with increased levels of depression, it may actually be the underlying factor.
|Narcissism and Capacity for Change
||Might some narcissists benefit from therapy?
|Safety Planning with At-Risk Families: Exploring the Benefits...
||Warning signs, safety measures, plan of action and supports. These are all vital components of crisis response and safety planning in the field of mental health. Safety planning can be considered a helpful resource to assess safety needs for each family member and develop awareness … ...
|Brain 'switch' tells body to burn fat after a meal
||Scientists have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.
|Seven Ways to Fight the Body Image Blues
||Let’s reclaim some of that time we spend despairing about our bodies and get back to what really matters.
|Physical activity can improve self-controlled decision making, study finds
||Preliminary research suggests that physical activity may strongly improve self-controlled decision making. The study, published in the journal Behavior Modification, examined the effect of exercise on delay discounting, meaning the tendency to choose an immediate reward over a larger reward in the future. “My interest in this topic primarily came from an interest in using pro-health [...]
|Study finds 1-hour session of yoga may be effective at decreasing stress in women
||As little as one session of yoga can be enough to improve mental health and reduce the physiological effects of stress, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology. Long term yoga practice is well known to reduce stress and improve mental well-being. However, little research has investigated the beneficial (or [...]
|Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them?
||Psychopaths have long captured the imagination. The names of famous psychopaths, such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, evoke a morbid curiosity. The crimes committed by these men are so vicious, so unfathomably cruel, that it’s impossible to imagine how someone could do such a thing. The severed heads kept as mementos in Bundy’s apartment [...]
|Are your parents to blame for your psychological problems?
||Psychologist Sigmund Freud famously proposed that our personal development is pretty much determined by events in our early childhood. While many of his ideas are now outdated, some modern psychological theories also suggest that childhood experiences play an important role in shaping our lives. But is there really any evidence that difficult childhood experiences can [...]
|Surviving Mental Health Issues: Am I Unique or a...
||Years ago, when I experienced debilitating bouts of anxiety, I would easily lose my perspective and feel like an outcast — a freak. I momentarily transformed into a negative abstract of myself that possessed undignified emotional and behavioral idiosyncrasies. But, over time when I regained … ...