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Learning to Let Go and Trust the Flow of It had been a long, hot day and I was ready for the heat to subside. Now, the sun was setting behind a stretch of jungle palm, ohia and mango trees, and as the ambrosial hour set in, darkness allowed for greater visibility of an unusual light off in the...
6 Bad Habits that Will Drain Your Energy “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” - Anthony Robbins I am a little under the weather right now. It’s not hugging the porcelain God or anything....
An enzyme and synaptic plasticity: Study reveals novel role for the Pin1 molecule A small, “empty” space teeming with activity: a synapse is a complex structure where the neural (electrical) signal from the presynaptic neuron, as it travels towards its target –a muscle, a gland or another neuron – turns into a chemical signal capable of crossing the synaptic space before becoming electrical again once on the other [...]The post An enzyme and synaptic plasticity: Study reveals novel role for the Pin1 molecule appeared first on PsyPost.
Ten Steps to Overcoming FOMO In our previous blog we addressed the concept of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and the dangers of being possessed by this insidious condition. In this posting we are offering ten valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the...
What Malala Yousafzai Teaches Us About Psychological Health Malala Yousafzai can teach us a lot about psychological health and emotional resilience.
Anger Detection and the Brain When Greta gets angry, Dave has noticed that she tends to be quiet, almost stoic. Greta can detect slight changes in Dave’s tone of voice that signal to her he is angry. Couples like us can learn to be extremely sensitive to signs of anger in their partners, because understanding...
Discovered: How The Brain Repairs Itself After a Stroke These cells are the key to recovery from a stroke. 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:Genetic Trigger Discovered For Most Common Form of Mental Disability and Autism Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood Brain Region Discovered That Stops You Being a Couch Potato How the Brain Stores Memories How Attention Works: The Brain’s Anti-Distraction System Discovered
What's the best way to deal with help rejecting complainers? Adrienne* is basically a nice woman. But she seems to feel that bad things only happen to her. Or when bad things happen to her, they’re worse than when they happen to anyone else. Why is this so irritating to the people around her? What might help her? And what can you do about the Adriennes in your life?
What We Can Learn about Our Superstitions from Sports Fans Whether it’s crossing your fingers or rubbing a rabbit's foot, most of us engage in some idiosyncratic behaviors that we believe will bring us luck. We can learn from research on sports fans about what’s behind our favorite superstitions and how to use this knowledge to our advantage.
Psychology Around the Net: October 11, 2014 Find tips on creating a loving relationship, information about how your happiness affects your decision-making process, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. 5 Tips to Create a Loving Relationship With Fewer Disappointments: Having trouble in the love department, or just want to improve your current relationship? Check...
I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day: Taming the Chato Stewart: (Using wooden chair and feather duster to tame the beast) Bipolar Beast: FEED ME CHATO! Caption: Taming the wild Bipolar beast Mental Health Humor is taking part in the 4th annual Psych Central Blog Party for World Mental Health Day.  My cartoons from The Family Stew series shows...
Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease patients Up to 20 percent of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the presence of PD in these patients can severely limit or complicate treatment options. A team of investigators [...]The post Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease patients appeared first on PsyPost.
Second study links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ADHD symptoms in children Women who use acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other medications, during pregnancy could be increasing the risk of ADHD-like behavioral problems their children, according to research. A new study, published September 24 in PLoS One, backs up a similar finding published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. “These findings strengthen [...]The post Second study links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ADHD symptoms in children appeared first on PsyPost.
New understanding of emotional impact of stroke The physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented however the impact of a stroke on emotion is less well understood. New research from the University of Aberdeen, published October 1, 2014 in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology has identified key areas in which stroke can impair emotion regulation and found  [...]The post New understanding of emotional impact of stroke appeared first on PsyPost.
5 Loving Ways to Embrace Your Mental Health Issue One of the most difficult things for people to do is give voice to their own personal struggle with a mental health issue. Here, I am talking about conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and so forth. Part of the problem can be traced to the harmful stigmas...
Coping with a Demanding Child Therapist: “I suspect that you are parenting your child as your mother parented you, and solving problems the way she did, even though it makes you and everyone else miserable.” Irene: “That’s why I’m here. I see that it isn’t working. I don’t deliberately get angry with my son. But...
Room for Misery & Room for Joy: My Story Most people who have been sober longer than a year are asked to give a “lead” — to tell their story. Mine was structurally simple, covering what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Having only drank for three years, my addiction story is pretty straightforward: I...
Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery With football season in full swing, there’s no shortage of talk about young players — from high school down to the pee wee levels — suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies to be presented Friday, Oct. 10 at a pre-conference symposium on [...]The post Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery appeared first on PsyPost.
Face-to-Face with Mark Henick on Mental Health Awareness Day (Video) A brief profile of mental health advocate and person with lived experience Mark Henick....
Mental Health Day: The Secret to Mental Toughness “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that’s a myth that is profoundly dangerous.” Brene Brown   “Act as is everything is in your control.” This is what one website said about developing mental toughness. Then, they went on to say that one should never whine or complain. While I’m not for...