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You Don’t Have to Do Everything Perfectly One of my biggest struggles is the fact that I feel like I have to do everything just right. There’s some small part of me that kind of panics if I don’t do things correctly, or the way I imagine they should be done. The biggest area of my life...
When where and why we get peeved What I really wanted to say in my title is when where and why we get pissed. Cause we do. And we can’t blame a mental illness on outbursts of rage, irritability, or anything else for that matter. Here is a list of things that piss me off, and any...
Dealing with Ex-spouses Q: My ex-wife is ruining my life. She doesn’t want to spend time with our kids, which is fine with me because she’s incredibly neglectful. But she’s actually blackmailing me, telling me that if I don’t keep paying child support, even though the kids aren’t with her at all, she’ll...
Ten Reasons People Do (and Don't) Regret a Hook Up A hook up is sometimes more than a hook up, leaving people with emotions ranging from excitement and pride to regret and shame. What explains these different reactions?
Unexpected clue to peripheral neuropathies found Disrupting the molecular function of a tumor suppressor causes improper formation of a protective insulating sheath on peripheral nerves -- leading to neuropathy and muscle wasting in mice similar to that in human diabetes and neurodegeneration. A new study also suggests that normal molecular function of the tumor suppressor gene Lkb1 is essential to the formation process.
Neuroscientists use morphed images of Hollywood celebrities to reveal how neurons make up your mind Morphed images of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Bob Marley, Sylvester Stallone, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Clinton and George Bush, and others were shown to participants in a recent study. The study found that neurons fire in line with conscious recognition of images rather than the actual images seen, thereby leading scientists to believe that neurons play a key role in the formation of memory.
How to Get Rid of Guilt. How to avoid guilt?
How to Get Rid of Guilt Guilt is painful and even narcissistic. It has but one redeeming feature.
Therapists 2014: The Intersection between Clinician, Business Savvy & In October 2009, I wrote my first piece in a series for Psych Central on the changing landscape of therapists online. Psychotherapists Unmasked on the Internet reflected upon a conversation I’d had with my psychiatrist father five years prior, who gave me an earful around the ethics of having my...
Infographic: Body Language of Men Visual representation of most common male body language signs.
Could a Selfie Be Key to Medical Negligence? When comedienne Joan Rivers died unexpectedly several weeks ago, medical malpractice was thrust back onto center stage. Ironically, Joan herself, the lady who popularized the phrase, “Can we talk?” may hold the answers to questions that medical malpractice lawyers will be asking. So far, the conversation about Rivers’ death centers...
Record Number of Americans Will Stay Single for Life The most recent report from the Pew Research Center offered a remarkably important, data-based prediction: “…when today’s young adults reach their mid-40s to mid-50s, a record high share (25%) is likely to have never been married.” Think about that. There will be a time, in the not-too-distant future, when one...
First Thought Photo: Why Are You Looking Back? This post is part of the Your Body, Your Mind “First Thought Photo” series. The point of the series is simple: share your first thought upon seeing this photo. Of course, the rules are flexible Share your second, third, and fourth thoughts, too, if you want! I love this photo;...
A Highly Valued Personality Trait That Sadly Increases The Risk of Suicide This hidden cause of suicide might surprise you. 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:Blood Test for Suicide: Changes In One Gene Predict Suicide Risk How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia OCD: The Surprising Truth
Will That New Electronic Device Shrink Your Brain? Last week’s cartoon is about how an obsession, or even a concern, can color your experience, and affect what you see and hear. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014.  My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to...
Best of Our Blogs: September 26, 2014 When we are confused, we want answers. When we are lost, we so want to be found. When we are lonely, we want to fill our moments with the chatter of anything, the television, the internet, with others. When we feel empty, we want to fill the holes in our...
Happy Blog Anniversary Last Sunday was the three year anniversary of this blog, ADHD Man of DistrAction. So this is my anniversary week, so to speak. How did I celebrate? Glad you asked. This is a blog about ADHD, so I did the same thing I do every week. I performed perfect examples...
Autism : What You Thought You Knew May be Wrong A Michigan mother put two grills with smoldering charcoal in the back of her van and told her 15-year old daughter the two of them were boing camping. The daughter, Issy, had just been released days before from a residential program for autistic kids. Kelli, the mother, claimed she couldn’t...
iMoan The release of the new iPhone 6 reminds me of the five virtues of complaining I have so rashly left behind.
Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal' An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.