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APA Presents Citation to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. Recognizes his civil rights leadership, advocacy for disenfranchised
Cooling of dialysis fluids protects against brain damage Dialysis drives progressive white matter brain injury due to blood pressure instability, however, patients who dialyzed at 0.5 degrees Celcius below body temperature were completely protected against such white matter changes, a study shows.
What Every Introvert Needs To Know To Be Happy and Successful In a new infographic by Happify, we learn more about introverts and how many of us can live a happier life. Instead of rejecting our need for quiet time and our inward dialogue, this interesting graphic challenges us to embrace our true selves. By stepping out of our comfort zone and embracing some social activities, […]
New Study Examines the Effects of Prayer on Mental Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. — Mahatma Gandhi What are your deepest beliefs regarding the nature of God? When you pray, do you talk to a loving, protective and easily accessible God? Or does God feel strangely distant and unreachable? Perhaps a...
Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists A new study shows what we have long known: internet trolls are horrible people. Tests show they are narcissistic, psychopathic, sadistic, and machiavellian. In other words, they enjoy ruining your day.
“Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?” Pt 3: Myths About This week, After Trauma will feature a 3 part series on intimate partner violence. Each post will cover one of the three actors in domestic violence: the abuser, the victim/survivor and society. Today’s column focuses on the victim/survivor. The stereotypical domestic violence victim: the abused woman who for some unfathomable reason just...
Sex and Anxiety: Why Do I Hold Back – Part 2 Therapist: “There are many lessons we learn from the deaths of the loved ones: People I love can’t be trusted. They can die at any time and cause a terrible pain. My happiness is only temporary, and it will end in disaster. I need to keep my guard up to...
No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new 'sleep node' in the brain A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. This is only the second 'sleep node' identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.
Study Reveals that Harassers Prefer Facebook Over Other Networks Preliminary results from a study of online harassment reveal that the most popular venue for harassment, stalking and other abuse is Facebook. And it's fairly common for online harassers to target their victims for over a year....
Why Haven’t the Pitchforks Come Yet? Psychological threat leads to defense of prominent cultural beliefs, even if these beliefs are at odds with one's economic self-interest.
Providing private mental health service to veterans: Hurdles, challenges, advice A new report provides insights about the hurdles faced when providing private mental health services to US veterans, an issue that has gained importance as officials work to reform the Veterans Health Administration. The report outlines the experiences of program that offers an array of services to veterans and their families.
Better is Not Well: Consumer-Clinician Collaboration to Raise Treatment Our friends over at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will host an interactive panel discussion between peers and clinicians on raising expectations for the treatment of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. We invite you to join them for this free, live web-stream broadcast of the...
Scientists discover 'dimmer switch' for mood disorders Researchers have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as "disappointment." The discovery may provide be a neurochemical antidote for feeling let-down.
Open Forum for Yoga Teachers: What Made YOU Decide Several times over the past couple of years, I’ve considered getting my RYT 200, i.e. 200 hours of yoga teacher training so I can become a Registered Yoga Teacher. During 2013, I seriously considered it, going so far as to complete the application and start browsing the books I needed...
Single dose of antidepressant changes the brain A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor reveal changes in connectivity within three hours, say researchers.
Gambling with confidence: Are you sure about that? Confidence determines much of our path through life, but what is it? Most people would describe it as an emotion or a feeling. In contrast, scientists have found that confidence is actually a measurable quantity, and not reserved just for humans. The team has identified a brain region in rats whose function is required to for the animals to express confidence in their decisions.
Gene linked to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism Knocking out the gene NrCAM increases the number of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal neurons, researchers have discovered. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines allows for too many synaptic connections – a phenomenon strongly linked to autism.
Former addicts may be at lower risk of new addictions Research shows people who get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of becoming addicted to something else than people who never overcame the first substance use disorder.
One in five workers has left their job because of bullying Study shows nearly one third of workers report having felt bullied at work.
Not Sad Not Hurt Not Angry: Empty It’s like I have no emotions. I’m numb a lot of the time. Something is missing in me. I have no idea how I feel about anything. Sometimes my chest feels hollow. I feel empty inside. What might seem like five unrelated statements is actually five different people describing the...