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Adolescence and Impatience Parent and adolescent can be urgent in their needs and wants from each other, and this can create more intensity between them.
Is Counseling or Self-Help the Route for You? Both counseling and self-help tools can be invaluable in living with mental illness. They can contribute to your recovery. Over 15 years of illness, I have experienced both. Counseling has been demanding yet deeply rewarding. Self-help has taught me to be loving toward myself and my family. But how do...
'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new Moms and Dads Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers.
White, Straight Women Leading Surge in Infertility Treatments Racial minorities and lesbians are half as likely to seek fertility help, study says
A Mother Faces Her Son’s Bipolar Diagnosis Are you a mother or father of a son with a mental health or behavioral disorder? How did you cope with the reality that your son would probably need your help and support for the rest of his life? For many parents, accepting an illness can feel like one of...
A Mother Walks on The Margins with Her Son’s Are you a mother of a son with a mental health or behavioral problem? How did you cope with the reality that your son would probably need your help and support for the rest of his life? For many parents, accepting an illness can feel like one of the worst...
A Mother Faces Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis   Are you a mother or father of a son with a mental health or behavioral disorder? How did you cope with the reality that your son would probably need your help and support for the rest of his life? For many parents, accepting an illness can feel like one...
Ten-year study highlights sleep deficiency and sleep medication use in astronauts In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado found that astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during space flight. The research also highlights [...]The post Ten-year study highlights sleep deficiency and sleep medication use in astronauts appeared first on PsyPost.
How children's brains memorize math facts As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why. Now, new brain-imaging research gives the first evidence drawn from a longitudinal study to explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts.
Peers, but not peer pressure, key to prescription drug misuse among young adults Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers — but not peer pressure — according to a Purdue University study. “With the 18-29 age group we may be spending unnecessary effort working a peer pressure angle in prevention and intervention efforts. That does not appear to be an issue [...]The post Peers, but not peer pressure, key to prescription drug misuse among young adults appeared first on PsyPost.
For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment in a female-dominated field? Janette Dill, a University of Akron sociology professor, and her colleagues try to answer that question [...]The post For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security appeared first on PsyPost.
Parental incarceration can be worse for a child than divorce or death of a parent With more than 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This mass incarceration has serious implications for not only the inmates, but their children, finds a new University of California-Irvine study. The study found significant health problems, including behavioral issues, in children of incarcerated parents and also [...]The post Parental incarceration can be worse for a child than divorce or death of a parent appeared first on PsyPost.
Disconnect between parenting and certain jobs a source of stress, study finds Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others — and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy. The cause is their occupation. According to University of Iowa researchers, parents who hold jobs viewed by society as aggressive, weak, or impersonal are likely to be more stressed out [...]The post Disconnect between parenting and certain jobs a source of stress, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Middle-aged women missing passion (and sex) seek affairs, not divorce When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex — and don’t want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “Being happy in marriage is far different than being happy in bed,” said Eric Anderson, [...]The post Middle-aged women missing passion (and sex) seek affairs, not divorce appeared first on PsyPost.
Robin Williams lost the fight. I’ve had some days now to digest the news of Robin Williams’s passing. It was very triggering for me, having attempted suicide before. Why does one man’s death, a man I never met, have such a profound effect on me? Because if this man, this celebrity who was witty and...
5 Tips to Keep ‘Keeping Score’ from Ending Your Why holding on to your partner’s mistakes will end up hurting you. We’ve all been there. Your partner has put you off, let you down or totally messed up so many times, you have a running tally going, and it only fuels your irritation and anger. One woman posted on...
Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise Study shows that more parents, especially upper-income ones, are reporting that their children have a physical, developmental or mental health disability.
Three Tips to Teach Your Child Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence (EI) is your ability to manage and understand emotions and relationships, your own as well as others’. Research has shown that Emotional Intelligence is more vital to life success and satisfaction than general intelligence. This makes EI a very important skill for parents to teach their children. The good...
Can a Sex Addict Also Be a Codependent? In my 27 years working with addicts and codependents, I rarely have come across a completely healthy partner of an addict. Although addicts’ partners are unequivocally not to blame for the addiction, and most certainly not the consequences of it, they certainly carry responsibility for the shared relationship problems. The...
Do gut bacteria rule our minds? Microbes evolved to sway food choices It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity. In an article published this week in the journal BioEssays, [...]The post Do gut bacteria rule our minds? Microbes evolved to sway food choices appeared first on PsyPost.