|Helping Children Avoid Depression
||Today’s children are at a higher risk for depression than any previous generation. Almost one in 10 children will experience a major depressive episode by the time they are 14 years old, and almost one in five will experience a major depressive episode before graduating from high school. The good...
|The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood
Two-thirds of Americans report one or more adverse childhood experiences.
Adults who were neglected or abused as children generally experience poorer physical health in later years.
A new study, though, finds that those who...
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|The Many Factors that Trigger Depression
||Depression is a debilitating, devastating illness. In Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, author William Styron perfectly captures the pain of depression: “The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come — not in a day, an hour, a month, or...
|To Thine Own Self Be Who? Part III
||A look at the nine main fears that drive each personality, often unconsciously, and the solutions for overcoming the stealth fears are probably sabotaging you right now.
|Leveraging Adversity: Learn How to Use Setbacks Like a
||We are all going to have setbacks — whether it is losing your job, getting dumped, losing a loved one unexpectedly, or having an injury derail your training. And while most people would like to develop some sort of armor for when these things hit, what I suggest to you...
|The Power of Single People: 8 Ways Businesses Are
||What is perhaps the best known marketing and communications company, JWT (previously J. Walter Thompson), just published a report about family that would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. Among the categories of family in the report were: Kids optional Solo living Pets as family Friends as family...
|How the Media Covers Suicide: Day 2
||Covering Suicide and Mental Illness is a three-day seminar for journalists sponsored by The Poynter Institute, The McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute and the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Here are my thoughts on issues covered during today’s session. #suicidereporting Today we learned some really wonderful techniques on how to cover...
|Passing it On: Parenthood & Mental Illness
||“Aren’t you afraid he will get your disease?” This question was uttered by a colleague at a department picnic this past summer when I was still working as a college instructor. This colleague had known me for a few years. She had known me when I was still adamantly not...
|You’ll Need More Than A Towel
||With apologies to Douglas Adams, a towel is a great thing to have, but you need more than just that. I’ve relocated to my old haunt up north of my home where sometimes I work for a friend who is a better contractor than I. I call him “the boss.”...
|Birth Size Inversely Varies Risk of Autism v. Schizophrenia
||A study directly comparing autism and schizophrenia risks in a population of 5 million provides the first large-scale empirical test for the imprinted brain theory’s prediction that such risks co-vary inversely.
|Therapist Blog Challenge #15: Parenting Tips
||It’s been a few weeks since our last Therapist Blog Challenge, but I’m ready to hit the ground running again if you are! Therapist blog challenge #15 focuses on parenting defiant young children. This is something that every parent has experienced, and you as a professional may be able to provide some...
|Sex Addiction Recovery Takes a Long Time– or Not
||People seeking help for sex addiction are anxious to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are often stunned when I tell them that, even for those who are diligent and motivated, the whole process takes about 3 to 5 years. Some practitioners might say that, like...
|Parenting: How Your Style Can Negatively Affect Mental Health
||Did you know that your parenting style can determine the emotional and psychological well-being of your child? Being the parent of a child has to be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The only thing lacking from a parent child relationship is payroll. A child has so...
|Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique
||The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. Our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary [...]The post Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products?
||What motivates consumers to make ethical choices such as buying clothing not made in a sweat shop, spending more money on fair-trade coffee, and bringing their own bags when they go shopping? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, ethical consumption is motivated by a need for consumers to turn their emotions [...]The post Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Burnout caused by more than just job stress
||Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. But when it comes to mental health in the workplace, the influence of home life must also be considered to get the full picture. That’s about to change thanks to new research from Concordia University and the University of [...]The post Burnout caused by more than just job stress appeared first on PsyPost.
|Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals
||Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease. A new study, published in the current issue of Biological [...]The post Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals appeared first on PsyPost.
|How learning to talk is in the genes
||Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy. Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol worked with colleagues around the world to discover a significant link between genetic changes near the ROBO2 gene and the number of words spoken [...]The post How learning to talk is in the genes appeared first on PsyPost.
|Do ads showing sexy women make male consumers less charitable?
||What happens when you use images of sexy women to attract men’s attention? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, male consumers who are shown images of sexy women feel less connected to other people and are less likely to purchase products advertised as benefiting others or make charitable contributions. “Images [...]The post Do ads showing sexy women make male consumers less charitable? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Researchers debunk myth about Parkinson’s: There’s no lack of dopamine
||Using advanced computer models, neuroscience researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new knowledge about the complex processes that cause Parkinson’s disease. The findings have recently been published in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience. The defining symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are slow movements, muscular stiffness and shaking. There is currently no cure for the condition, [...]The post Researchers debunk myth about Parkinson’s: There’s no lack of dopamine appeared first on PsyPost.