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Considering ECT And Sleep Issues I finally got some sleep in. It wasn’t a lot, only about 5 solid hours, but I’ll take it. It’s better than none. I plan on taking a nice nap this afternoon and passing the day by that way and hopefully getting some better sleep tonight. Hubs is right, when...
Kids of Same-Sex Couples Do Better; Therefore… How many times have you read a story in the media claiming that the children of married parents do better than the children of single parents, and therefore people should get married before they have kids, or they should refrain from divorcing? The claim about the children of married parents...
The Art of Successful Workplace Collaboration On paper, collaborations have a lot to offer. So it’s surprising that studies show they yield mixed results. Which raises an important question: How do we get them right?
Feeling Unappreciated, Taken Advantage of, or Overburdened? Try This. It’s never too late to put in these corrections! (Charlie): The other day I caught myself feeling like a victim. Again. I’ve been writing and teaching about responsibility and accountability long enough to know that whenever I feel victimized by someone or something, there’s usually (like about 99.9% of the...
Here’s The Psychological Key to Early Academic Achievement Why some children find it hard to read and deal with complicated classroom instructions.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:The Lasting Impact of Early Life Stress on the Brain Musical Training Increases Executive Brain Function in Children and Adults Childhood Poverty and Stress Harms Adult Brain Function Chronic Stress Early in Life Causes Anxiety and Aggression in Adulthood How Memory Works: 21 Psychological Insights
This is How You Literally Feel Other People's Pain How many times have you seen someone receive a painful blow and doubled over yourself? People seem to have the ability to feel a kind of phantom pain when we see others getting hurt. What's the neurology behind sympathy pain?...
Blame it on the astrocytes: does brain's most abundant cell type have role in neurological disorders? The demonstration that astrocytes, the brain's most abundant cell type, participate in the formation of inhibitory synapses in the cortex suggests an important role for these cells in some neurological disorders. Astrocytes, named for their star-like shape, are ubiquitous brain cells known for regulating excitatory synapse formation through cells. Recent studies have shown that astrocytes also play a role in forming inhibitory synapses, but the key players and underlying mechanisms have remained unknown until now.
Ultrasound tracks odor representation in brain A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. This deep-seated brain structure plays an important role in olfaction, and was inaccessible to functional imaging until now. This work also sheds new light on the still poorly known functioning of the olfactory system, and notably how information is processed in the brain.
Loss of Motivation     Lacking in motivation is not something only people with mental illness deal with…it is a human thing. We all are driven to be successful from a young age, be it from our parents, friends, the media, or even something deep down inside us. When you have stumble in...
Why My Boyfriend Told Me to “Just Go!” I’m running a 5k tomorrow and I’m extremely nervous about it. Maybe “nervous” isn’t the word. Maybe “anxious” is better. So, I’m extremely anxious about it. Anyway (and especially if you run), you’re probably thinking, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a 5k. Barely over three miles.” That’s true, but...
What’s Behind the Door? Last week’s cartoon,  about how to flirt with someone online,  is here.  All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014,  My main cartoon website is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons. Thanks! This week’s cartoon is about...
What Did I Just Tell You?   What did I say on Wednesday? What were those fateful words? Yeah, I don’t remember either, let’s look them up. Here they are, “And what about all those things you’ve been unable to keep track of that have caused you so much aggravation? Sure we can call that a...
Best of Our Blogs: July 11, 2014 It was 3 in the morning. The baby would not stop crying. It had been an hour of this and I was done. I was drained of energy and ideas on what to do next. I knew it was going to be another long day with little sleep. I was...
Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following [...]The post Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about appeared first on PsyPost.
Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing Choosing mobile phone cases and customizing phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person’s culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices, according to researchers. In a study on culture and mobile phone customization, researchers found that people from Eastern cultures tend to be more motivated to change the look [...]The post Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing appeared first on PsyPost.
Damning Diagnosis or Blueprint for Healing In 2005 I was given two diagnoses. One was for cancer and one was for Borderline Personality Disorder. Both diagnoses were delivered with a complete lack of caring and empathy, but the cancer diagnosis was not imparted with disgust and revulsion, either real or perceived. After the cancer diagnosis, I...
FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits – and Misses As awareness grows about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the government is following through on its promise to address the “nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revealed its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for extended-release and long-acting opioids to prevent misuse and abuse, starting...
Psychologists Available to Discuss Immigration As U.S. border crisis continues, experts can offer insight on mental health implications
After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms? After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety, according to a study released today that will be presented at The Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 11 to 13, 2014, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading [...]The post After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms? appeared first on PsyPost.
Study looks at how Twitter can be used to address specific health issues Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. As health problems such as childhood obesity grow, individuals and organizations have taken to Twitter to discuss the problem. A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, PhD,assistant professor [...]The post Study looks at how Twitter can be used to address specific health issues appeared first on PsyPost.