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#113 Achieving Balance in the Family The third element of our model, balance, is essential but difficult to achieve because it is also an action concept. Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down. But if all the weight or all the power is on one side, the system will be out of balance and...
Mindfulness training beneficial for the memory impaired and their caregivers Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study. “The disease is challenging for the affected person, family members and caregivers,” said study lead author Ken Paller, professor of psychology [...]The post Mindfulness training beneficial for the memory impaired and their caregivers appeared first on PsyPost.
Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress Scientists have known that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), found in both natural and human-made materials, can pass from one generation to the next, but new research shows that females with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially adverse reactions to stress. According to a new study by researchers from [...]The post Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress appeared first on PsyPost.
Bipolar II: Walking & Talking Some people used to think I was a jerk by the way I walked. If I were with a friend I would walk which, according to them, was speed walking. “Slow down” would often scream out of their mouths. I would have to stop in my tracks turn and wait,...
Five supplements that may help with depression By Jerome Sarris, University of Melbourne Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? While there’s evidence for the efficacy of some supplements [...]The post Five supplements that may help with depression appeared first on PsyPost.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. EEG Shows Different Brain Waves in ADHD Subtypes Electroencephalography (EEG) EEG Used as Diagnostic Tool for Autism    ...
A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain The long-standing mystery of why human children grow so slowly compared with our closest animal relatives has been addressed by new research. A study has shown that energy funneled to the brain dominates the human body's metabolism early in life and is likely the reason why humans grow at a pace more typical of a reptile than a mammal during childhood.
Taung Child's brain development not human-like? CT scan casts doubt on similarity to that of modern humans By subjecting the skull of the famous Taung Child to the latest CT scan technology, researchers are now casting doubt on theories that Australopithecus africanus shows the same cranial adaptations found in modern human infants and toddlers.
How Much Innuendo Do Kids Understand? Almost all of us have, as adults, gone back to the stuff we watched as a kid and realized it contained some "dirty" stuff that went over our heads. Innuendo in kids comedies is pretty common. But how much innuendo do kids understand?...
Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely Technology can help caretakers monitor people with Alzheimer's and dementia from afar.
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobacco The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that adolescents who vape say they are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes.
Pediatricians say school should start later for teens' health The nation's pediatricians say that making middle and high schoolers start classes too early threatens children's' health, safety and academic performance.
Talk less, listen more to be the friend of a person with depression The most well-intentioned words or gestures can seem to do more harm than good.
TEST: Are you a love junkie? Short but effective psychological love test that will help you get a better perspective of your own attitude to love and personal relationships.
Life in Balance?   Is your life in balance? By identifying stressors and associated feelings, evaluating lifestyle habits, engaging in relaxation activities, and monitoring self-care, balance is achievable. Identify what your stressors are: work, relationships, juggling multiple demands, or a personal belief system. What is it that’s stressing you out? What can you change...
Breaking Free from Your Victim Story “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.” -Paulo Coelho How often do you say things out loud or to yourself like: “He makes me feel stupid” or “I’m depressed because she is...
Self Doubt: Do You Deserve to Succeed? Judgment is the organ of decision making and it does not operate in a vacuum. We all have beliefs about how reliable our judgment is. If we respect ourselves, we are likely to trust our judgment and have faith that we will make successful choices. If we do not respect...
Increased risk of stroke in people with cognitive impairment People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke, with a 39 percent increased risk, than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study. Cognitive impairment and stroke are major contributors to disability, and stroke is the second leading cause of death world-wide. Although stroke is linked to the development and worsening of cognitive impairment, it is not known whether the reverse is true.
The 12 Steps of AA: A Translation 12 Step programs, designed to get people with addictive behaviors to stop, are not based on science. They are rather based on Protestant evangelical techniques. As such, they subtly denigrate individuality in favor of a more collectivist perspective, while still allowing for some individual expression. All credit goes to the higher power, but never any blame.
Disco biscuits This is a video of Professor Stephen Stahl, author of Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, doing a DSM-5 themed version of Stayin’ Alive by the BeeGees.   After working out that, no, no-one has dropped acid in your morning Red Bull, you may notice that the professor busts some pretty respectable moves.   Link to video on […]