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Chemical derived from broccoli sprouts shows promise in treating autism Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best known for claims that it can help prevent certain cancers — may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The study, a joint effort by scientists at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Johns [...]The post Chemical derived from broccoli sprouts shows promise in treating autism appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Inner GPS’ of bird brains may be better than that of humans By Sana Suri, University of Oxford The 2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three neuroscientists for their pioneering work on the brain’s “inner GPS system”. Over the course of four decades, they revealed that a small part in the brain called the hippocampus stores a map of animals’ surroundings and helps [...]The post ‘Inner GPS’ of bird brains may be better than that of humans appeared first on PsyPost.
Are You Living Life on the Outside? Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN): A parent’s failure to respond enough to a child’s emotional needs. People who grew up with CEN end up feeling on the outside. It’s a sense of being alone, unable to join, separate, different. This feeling is compounded by the fact that the cause of it all,...
Got Grit? In case you haven’t noticed, relationships can be trying. They can try our patience, our strength, our commitment and the limits of our capacity for understanding. They can also challenge our belief that when people really love each other, differences are easily and effortlessly dissolved or resolved. Many people believe...
Should you trust someone with bipolar disorder? It’s not easy being beautifully bipolar. People do judge you, as much as you hope they don’t. Every emotion is questioned – “Elaina sure is happy today, I wonder if she is becoming manic?” “Elaina’s under a lot of stress. Is this going to lead to an episode?” For a...
#120 Ghosts in the Nursery It’s a good time to talk about ghosts, right? But I’m not really talking about the Halloween kind. I’m thinking of the stories and memories we carry with us of those who have gone before—grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters and cousins and, of course, mom and...
Creating Peace in Your Partnership There is a way to stop fighting with your partner. And those times when you slip into conflict, there is a way to quickly get back on loving ground. The metaphor that we use for times when we are overly reactive is, “our train leaves the station.” Maybe it should...
The Beast Is Back: Depression The beast is back. I had a good run though, and I’m not sure how it happened. Well, that’s a lie. My environment hasn’t been the healthiest one. I keep running into my ex, which is terrible cause things did not end on the most amicable terms. I am really...
The Surprising Link Between Mental Strength and Gratitude For most of us, when life throws us an unexpected curveball, we do not anticipate later feeling grateful for the experience. Yet, surprisingly, this is exactly what the data suggests. According to Powell and Garlington, (2012), when studying those who have gone through a traumatic experience, a substantial percentage report...
A new Alzheimer's breakthrough could be a game changer Scientists have recreated what goes on in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients in a 3D culture dish that could speed development of new drugs for the disease.
Children who care for adults spend nearly 2 hours a day as caregivers Study found that kids providing care do so at the expense of their own school work and well-being.
Can shopping help anxiety? The shopping process may allow for the feeling of more control over a situation, which in turn eases anxiety.
When your child’s behavior is troubling you Sometimes parents are fearful that a child's behavior may be an indication of a disorder.
Parents: Are you flourishing? We, as parents, often ask ourselves whether we feel our children are doing okay – if they are flourishing? We are more likely to closely monitor this in our children and make adjustments accordingly so that our children can flourish. But we are less likely to ask ourselves if we...
I’m Thankful That ADHD Means Having Regrets It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada, and soon it will be Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. Maybe we could be thankful for something unique. What about our regrets? What regrets you ask? Well, for starters, we forget. We get distracted. We make poor decisions. We practise deluding ourselves. And as a result,...
Do You Feel Not Good Enough? Have you wondered where your internalized message of “I’m not good enough,” comes from? Do you feel you give life your best, work hard, try hard, but still can’t give yourself credit? Are you constantly beating yourself up and thinking that somehow you should be more, do more, be better, and you don't measure up in your own mind?
Love Crimes: When the Abused Believe It’s for Their One of the most nurturing, compassionate women I know is also an abused wife who once shared her biggest regret. Did she regret staying with her abusive husband? No. The most regretful day of her life was when she phoned the police after he physically assaulted her yet again. “I...
Couple Communications: 5 Prerequisites to Unlock Your Imagination (And While resolving conflict is a worthy goal, and understanding “the problem” is also important, the biggest obstacle in couple communications more often has to do with unlocking the ability of each partner to want to hear or listen to what the other says, to want to understand where each is coming from, and so on....
The Shocking Effect of ‘Hidden’ Sibling Bullying on Adult Depression Around half of children were bullied by a sibling, sometimes with serious consequences, a new study finds. 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:Effects of Childhood Bullying Last at Least 40 Years The Workplace Behaviour That is Unexpectedly Worse Than Bullying The Effect Being Called ‘Fat’ Has on 10-Year-Old Girls, 9 Years Later Childhood Poverty and Stress Harms Adult Brain Function Depression: 10 Fascinating Insights into a Misunderstood Condition
Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened Does Parkinson's disease actually start in the gut? The so-called Braak's hypothesis proposes that the disease process begins in the digestive tract and in the brain's center of smell. The theory is supported by the fact that symptoms associated with digestion and smell occur very early on in the disease.