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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.
How “Push Parenting” Becomes Child Abuse Intense focus on success can turn children off rather than motivate them to succeed. A new reality show highlights extreme behavior akin to often criticized parenting styles in South Korea and China. How extreme is too extreme?
Our Place in the Universe I don’t typically pay much attention to daily news. This is because I know if really big news hits, I will hear about it from someone. Such is the case with Nature‘s recent discovery. It would seem our universe is quite a bit more vast than we may have previously assumed...
What’s So Great About Traveling on Your Own? When Abigail Butcher was in her twenties, the mere thought of traveling on her own made her “recoil with dread.” She had the usual fears that people harbor about traveling alone or even dining alone – that other people will think you are a loser with no friends, or you...
This Optical Illusion Fools Monkeys as Well as Humans The Thatcher Effect is a well-known optical illusion, first tested with a picture of Margaret Thatcher. It's glaringly obvious, but humans almost always fall for it. So, it seems, do monkeys. ...
How People Use Social Media to Manage Their Emotions People usually search out positive posts on social media -- but not always. 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:Happiness is Contagious and Powerful on Social Media Social Rejection Triggers Release of Natural Painkillers in the Brain Facebook Reveals Secret Experiment To Control Your Emotions Social Conformity Effect Lasts Three Days The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups
Aluminium: its likely contribution to Alzheimer's disease A world authority on the link between human exposure to aluminum in everyday life and its likely contribution to Alzheimer’s disease says in a new report that it may be inevitable that aluminum plays some role in the disease.
You Can’t Force Things It’s been tough getting to sleep the last few nights. I’ll go to bed and turn off the light and then the thoughts start pouring in. I’ll worry that I didn’t do the right thing in any number of situations during the day. I’ll worry about the work I have...
A Mother’s Prenatal Depression Can Harm Her Baby When a pregnant mother is depressed, it appears that her growing fetus also becomes depressed, which can then lead to other ailments. But there is hope. Recent research points out ways that a mother’s stress or depression during pregnancy can have a harmful effect on her growing fetus. At the...
Painkillers for Pregnant Women: What We Don’t Know Might Pregnant women are often scrupulous about what they put in their bodies, avoiding alcohol, caffeine, processed meats and mercury-laced fish in an effort to protect their developing child. But if they go to their doctor for pain, about one in five will leave with a prescription for a narcotic painkiller...