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Dissociative Identity Disorder, Explained: An Interview With Bethany Brand This week, we get to hear from Bethany Brand, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert in trauma and dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part I is here… S: Why the controversy and stigma with Dissociative Identity Disorder? B: When I was at my internship at George Washington University we had a patient...
A cultural view of agony New Statesman has a fascinating article on the ‘cultural history of pain’ that tracks how our ideas about pain and suffering have radically changed through the years. One if the most interesting, and worrying, themes is how there have been lots of cultural beliefs about whether certain groups are more or less sensitive to pain. […]
Holistic approach to POW trauma The compounding effects of war captivity and war trauma on prisoners of war has been the focus of a recent study. While symptoms of psychological illness are often pigeon-holed as specific individual disorders, one researcher argues against a narrow 'tunnel vision' in treating POWs.
Neuroeconomists confirm Warren Buffett's wisdom: Brain research suggests an early warning signal tips off smart traders Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to 'be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful.' That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study that looked at the brain activity and behavior of people trading in experimental markets where price bubbles formed.
Practice Makes Better, But Not Necessarily Much Better According to Malcolm Gladwell, "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing that makes you good." It's a charming sentiment, though seemingly a lot less true than many would suspect.
Teen turns 'hurtful' graffiti into empowering body image message New Jersey teenager saw opportunity to make a difference and show support for anyone being bullied.
Alcohol remains a leading killer Excessive drinking is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States, after smoking, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
Do You Ignore Medication Label Warnings? Heres Why You Mental Health Humor cartoon: Over-Medicated.com Medication Bottle: Why? Why do I ignore the prescription drug warning labels? Caption: Don’t drink, don’t drive, don’t go out at night next to a cliff… Do you have a medicine cabinet full of medication? It makes reading the warning labels and the paper work...
Children of same-sex couples healthy, well-adjusted Study shows children of same-sex couples may enjoy equal or better health and well-being than kids in the general population.
Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off Research demonstrates that it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light.
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