|The Scientists Who Confirmed That Drugs Make Movies Better
Ever been dragged to some horrible film and wondered what it would take to mak!e it bearable? All the way back in the '60s, scientists had the answer for you: It's drugs! (And possibly a better screenwriter.)...
|We Should All Be Ashamed
||For those suffering from severe mental illness, this is the worst of times. Because of inadequate treatment and housing, the mentally ill are extremely vulnerable to arrest for avoidable nuisance crimes- it is as simple as stealing some food from a store, sleeping on a bench in a public park, or shouting back at voices in the middle of the night.
|Invest in Your Appearance and Boost Your Self-Confidence
||Last Saturday was cold, rainy, and—in my opinion—the perfect day to go to the mall. I had no plans and I needed things. Now, you might be thinking, “Did you really need things or did you just want things?” Yes, I needed them. I needed jeans. I needed skin care....
|Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?
||How does an individual's happiness level reflect societal conditions? A new article finds that similar to how GDP measures the effectiveness of economic policies, happiness can and should be used to evaluate the effectiveness of social policies.
|How exercise could reduce relapse during meth withdrawal
||Even brief workouts can reduce the risk of relapse in rats withdrawing from methamphetamine, research shows. In addition, the research team found that exercise affected the neurons in a brain region that had never before been associated with meth withdrawal, suggesting a new direction for drug development.
|Conservative and liberal brains may be wired differently
||Study finds that depending on their political point of view,
people respond differently to disgusting pictures.
|Researchers look at why autism cases are increasing
||It's not clear whether the rise is due to changes in how doctors
diagnose autism and report cases, or if there is some factor in
children's environment that is affecting autism rates.
|Mentally Strong: In Defense Of The Outliers
||Let’s face it, nobody gets through this life unscathed. We are all going to face losses, hardships, and setbacks. And certainly, those who work in mental health face a challenge to help all of us understand our plight, mitigate our losses, and regain ground. Yet, when we focus on simply...
|Anger Over Elections: Breaking it Down
||Where does anger over politics come from? And are we angrier than we used to be?
|Best of Our Blogs: November 4, 2015
||The end of Halloween sets off the beginning of the holiday season. ‘Tis the season for celebration, festivities and good cheer right? Well, not for all. For some, the dark weather outside forecasts inner gloom as well. Those that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, for example, need to...
|Dispelling Myths About Naltrexone: Is It Right for You?
||Naltrexone has been around for decades as a treatment for those struggling with opioid or alcohol dependence, first in pill form and now as a once-a-month injection marketed under the name Vivitrol. Despite its long-term presence on the scene, confusion about naltrexone’s efficacy and appropriateness abound. Here’s a look at...
|The Sex Addicted Client: General Advice for Clinicians
||Do You Speak Sex? Treating sexual addiction is not for the squeamish. Sex addicts, if and when they become honest in therapy, often relate harrowing tales of abuse and acting out. Many have engaged in sexual activities that even a seasoned prostir careers, their homes, their tute would blush to...
|10 Characteristics of Harmonic People
||Let’s say a person goes through an arduous therapy experience over a period of years and works through all of his or her issues. If that person became fully “therapised,” what would that look like? Over the years, not only psychologists but also philosophers have speculated on the nature of...
|How to Manage Anxiety When Mindfulness Fails You
||It’s 4 a.m. I’m spiraling deep into what I call the “nightmare fantasy”: imagining the absolute worst possible scenario, how I would react, what would happen next, and spiraling on and on into the hell of my imagination. I have an anxiety disorder that is mostly managed in large part...
|#123 Creativity Above and Beyond
||There are times when creativity transcends time and becomes eternally fixed in our memories—a treasure to visit again and again. It’s as if the stars are aligned or the climatic conditions are perfect or God is in His Heaven and “all’s right with the world.” We become focused and yet...
|Election day: The saddest day of the year?
||Election Day is difficult for many political candidates. But it’s no picnic for their supporters either. A new study shows just how tough election days can be. The study finds that winning elections barely improves the happiness of those from the winning political party.
|Migraine linked to defective ‘insulation’ around nerve fibers, suggests study
||A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Nerve specimens from patients with migraine show abnormalities of the myelin sheath that serves [...]The post Migraine linked to defective ‘insulation’ around nerve fibers, suggests study appeared first on PsyPost.
|Medication Changes for Bipolar Disorder
||I am happy to report that I am back in the land of the living. After a bad month, I feel on the mend. I sat today outside in the sun with my iced coffee and felt much lighter than I did a couple of weeks ago. That is how...
|Impact of meditation seen at cellular level in breast cancer survivors
||For the first time, researchers have shown that practising mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. A group working out of Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres [...]The post Impact of meditation seen at cellular level in breast cancer survivors appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know
||Pro-life Americans are less likely to hear about the abortions women they know have had than are pro-choice Americans, a New York University study shows. The findings, which appear in the journal Sociological Science, point to a previously unexplored divide on the abortion issue: differences in perceptions of those we associate with. “Americans who are [...]The post Study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know appeared first on PsyPost.