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How To Cope With Second-Hand Stress If You Are Learning how to be sensitive to others' feelings is a goal for many people. But what if you are so sensitive that you pick up on others' stress?...
The Curious Effect of Depression on Intuitive Thinking Skills First experiment to find a link between depression and intuition. 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:Depression Alleviated By Feeling Connected to a Group Early Fitness Preserves Thinking Skills 25 Years Later Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study The Shocking Effect of ‘Hidden’ Sibling Bullying on Adult Depression Hyper-Connected: What Depression Does to Your Brain
Introducing Stress Better We all hear that we should get rid of stress in our lives. But like so many things in life, that advice is actually too generalized to be of much help. Instead, we should seek ways to get rid of the bad stress and be alright with the good stress....
YouTube and Me, or the Death of Classroom Documentaries? Why do otherwise intelligent and motivated college students struggle to watch documentaries? Can--should--anything be done? Or, should psychology instructors just go with quick, cute, default downloads from YouTube and move on?
The SHPOS The "criminally insane", the murderer, the arsonist, the child molester, the convicted rapist: all easy to hate. But non-criminal patients in general hospitals can be hateful too.
Abilify Interview Suzanne B. Robotti of MedShadow recently interviewed me for her video Q&A “Why Is Abilify the #1 Selling Drug?”...
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Stress And Memory There are a lot of things we are told about stress. Yet surprisingly, we are also rethinking much of what we really know. Take memory for one. We’ve been told that stress impairs memory, and that long term stress causes particular harm to the ability to recall things in the...
Best of Our Blogs: November 11, 2014 Today’s Best of Our Blogs is all about me you! Over the past few days, our bloggers have been hard at it explaining how to spiritually nourish yourself, what not to do when dealing with heartbreak, and even when and why to be stubborn. Do you know why you should...
5 Common Barriers to Building a Fee-For-Service Practice Building a fee-for-service practice can be scary, especially if it means resigning from insurance panels and finding other ways to attract clients. Others may have already made the switch, but don’t know how to successfully navigate the change. I have found some strategies to help ease the transition. Here are 5...
How to Become 28% more Productive at Work! What if I told you that you could become 28% more productive at your job by making a few adjustments to your daily schedule? Does this sound a bit wacky – maybe even silly? That’s OK – I don’t blame you for being skeptical! But you have read this paragraph...
Is Honesty Still the Best Policy? “Honesty is the best policy!”  So that old saying goes. It’s a saying that people pay lip service to but do not often practice. The question is, should they? We learn over and over as we are growing up that it doesn’t pay to tell the truth. If you tell...
Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu There are many things I’m proud of in this world. One is that I live in a nation with a volunteer military. Men and women from across our great land give their time, leave their families, and put themselves in harm’s way all so...
3 Study Tips for Kids with ADHD ADHD can make school a major challenge for many children who happen to have the diagnosis or even for those who present with ADHD-like symptoms but don’t necessarily have an official diagnosis. Not being able to remain focused on one task (especially one that may not be that interesting to...
The brain’s 'inner GPS' gets dismantled Imagine being able to recognize your car as your own but never being able to remember where you parked it. Researchers have induced this all-too-common human experience -- or a close version of it -- permanently in rats and from what is observed perhaps derive clues about why strokes and Alzheimer’s disease can destroy a person’s sense of direction.
Did Robin Williams have dementia? A medical expert explains the conflicting information that was revealed in the autopsy of the late actor/comedian Robin Williams. The relation between Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy Body is described.
How to Rebuild Your Career After a Career-Ending Injury Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire and become a highly sought-after speaker and consultant.
The San Francisco Giants Model Winning Relationships Why would a marriage maven be writing about a baseball team? Living near San Francisco, how could I not get caught up in the hoopla? The Giants beat the odds again on October 29th, claiming their third World Series title in five years. “How do they do it?” the pundits...
#124 What My Four Sons Taught Me As I said last week my four sons gave me music. They also taught me about entropy as the driving force in the universe. Entropy is the continual degradation of matter and energy in a system to a state of pervasive disorder. I didn’t know that boys invented it till...
Depression Part IV Weekend number three happened. I’m still trying to monitor how my antidepressant I started about a month ago is working. So, let’s see, weekend number one I went out dancing alone at a hip hop club. Weekend number two I went out dancing at a DJ warehouse party and tore...
"Send the Senators to the Principal's Office!" Our politicians sound like school children in the absence of the principal’s office.