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Has your teen tried hookah? Experts say hookah can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes.
Retired NFL players may be at risk for hearing loss and tinnitus Retired NFL players may be at risk for permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, according to an ear surgeon. Many NFL players suffer one or more concussions during their careers. And Leonetti notes that such blunt head trauma has been associated with hearing loss and tinnitus (chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears).
#106 Children as Equals If children are really to be treated as equals at their core we have to re-think many of our parenting practices. In order to explore this possibility I have introduced the model of See-saw Parenting as explained in my book Family Entanglement. It is a model in which both parties...
Travel Standing Still Artist Karen Hollingsworth's interiors with a view portray travel as a memory or idea....
Alzheimer's disease: Simplified diagnosis, with more reliable criteria How many patients receive an incorrect diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease? The answer is a surprisingly high number: over a third, researchers report. To reduce the number of errors, researchers have developed a simplified diagnosis based on the most specific criteria of the disease. A challenge primarily for research, but also for clinical practice.
5 Reasons Children Might Be Performing Poorly in School There are innumerable reasons why a child might be struggling academically at school. In my practice, this is one of the most common presenting complaints when a parent brings a child for an intake. The most important part of the treatment is often a thorough assessment. Below are five main...
The Problem With Fat Jokes Media portrayals of obese people can often reflect negative stereotypes about body weight. A research study looking at more than one thousand television characters on popular programs showed fewer overweight people than in real life. They are also often the subject of jokes, ridicule and teasing in television shows and Youtube videos. What kind of impact does this have?
How to Make Your Mind Strong My mind has not always been my friend. In fact, until quite recently (within the last couple of years) I often felt my mind hated me. Listening to the inner stream of meanness, I would sometime fantasize about how peaceful my life might become if I could just take my mind...
What Does Drug Rehab Accreditation Really Mean? When you’re searching for a drug rehab, one of the first recommendations you’ll hear is to find a program that is accredited. What does it mean for a program to be accredited? And does accreditation ensure quality treatment? In lieu of or in addition to getting licensed by the state,...
High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Decay We all know sugar is bad for our teeth, but studies find it is also bad for our learning and memory.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:A Blood Test for Depression Six Neurotoxic Industrial Chemicals Linked to Rise In Brain Disorders How the Brain Stores Memories Autism Related to Lipid Levels During Pregnancy Childhood Poverty and Stress Harms Adult Brain Function
ADHD and Kids: 5 Tips for Setting Appropriate Rules Parenting a child with ADHD can present various challenges because of the disorder’s symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Kids with ADHD may have every intention of respecting a rule, said Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, ACC, an educator and parenting coach. But they may break it — often “by accident...
Study warns of risk entailed when night owls drive early in the morning Researchers from the University of Granada have shown that individual chronotype—that is, whether you are a “morning-type” or an “evening-type”, depending on the time of day when your physiological functions are more active—markedly influences driving performance. In fact, evening-types are much worse drivers—they pay less attention—at their “non-optimal” time of day (early in the morning) by comparison [...]The post Study warns of risk entailed when night owls drive early in the morning appeared first on PsyPost.
Open access: Researchers are positive but some uncertainty still remains What are authors’ attitudes to open access publishing in 2014? With open access continuing to have a high profile, is all the debate and discussion helping to inform researchers and influence their thinking? Released for the first time today, the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey asked researchers a series of questions on their [...]The post Open access: Researchers are positive but some uncertainty still remains appeared first on PsyPost.
Overwhelm Me Now, I Can Take It A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on being overwhelmed. Actually, it was partly a post on being overwhelmed and partly a post on how not to be overwhelmed, how to fix that situation. It was also a post on using the word “overwhelm” as a noun, something...
Learn Dutch in your sleep When you have learned words in another language, it may be worth listening to them again in your sleep. A study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has now shown that this method reinforces memory. Reluctant students and sleepyheads take note: a study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg has shown [...]The post Learn Dutch in your sleep appeared first on PsyPost.
Using computers to model our computer, the brain The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the point where we can really understand brain function down to the molecular level.  By combining the newest advances in computer programming with biochemistry, Okinawa Institute of [...]The post Using computers to model our computer, the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Young, slim, sensual and happy; that’s what women are like, according to ads As the Doctor in Sociology of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country Laura Bilbao-Gómez admits, it was a bus shelter that prompted her to do her thesis on the image of the woman’’s body in advertising and its interaction with consumption. More specifically, the trigger was an advert that appeared in the bus shelter added [...]The post Young, slim, sensual and happy; that’s what women are like, according to ads appeared first on PsyPost.
Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments Why do we make the choices that we do? Are we born this way or have we become this way? The behavioural economists are looking for answers by the use of economic and math exercises in the laboratory. Fifty boys and girls from the ninth grade are each sitting in front of a computer in [...]The post Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments appeared first on PsyPost.
The missing link between mental states and biological measures In an article published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, researchers from the University of Bologna and Bern analyze the state of biological research in mental disorders. Current diagnostic definitions of psychiatric disorders based on collections of symptoms encompass very heterogeneous populations, and are thus likely to yield spurious results when exploring biological correlates [...]The post The missing link between mental states and biological measures appeared first on PsyPost.
Brief treatments based on psychoanalytic principles may change the brain In an article published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics the effects of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy on the brain are analyzed. The clinical efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT) has undergone extensive study and review  to describe the findings of all neuroimaging studies of any form of PDT treatment. An extensive literature search through [...]The post Brief treatments based on psychoanalytic principles may change the brain appeared first on PsyPost.