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Why Get Bent Out of Shape? Yoga and ADHD I’d been sitting at my desk, spinning my wheels, unable to focus all day. That’s when I remembered Julie’s yoga class. I might as well go, I thought; I’m not getting anything done here. At 5:45 p.m., I threw my thick blanket in the car and off I went to...
9 Good Reasons to Stay with a Sex Addict I do not take sides on the issue of whether it is better to stay in a marriage or committed relationship with a sex addict or whether it is better to get away and start over.  I think there are many valid arguments on both sides depending on the situation....
Lowering the Volume in a World of Living Out Loud Life in the age of living out loud presents some unique challenges. You may have heard the well-known saying about jazz music that there is great importance in the notes that are not played, that the notes that are not played are as important as the ones that are. American jazz...
Ever Wonder Why Adolescents Make Such Bad Decisions? If you have a teenager at home, you know that its pretty normal for them to have all the answers in the world and yet virtually no logic or reasoning. Regardless of what you say to them, they have an answer or idea that is the absolute truth. They are...
Narcissists often picked as business leaders despite poor performance Narcissists like to apply for management jobs. They tend to ace interviews and have an easier time getting picked, according to a doctorate study. When organisations set out to recruit new leaders, they typically search for candidates who are dynamic, prepared to make tough decisions, have self-confidence and the capacity to be strong negotiators. These [...]The post Narcissists often picked as business leaders despite poor performance appeared first on PsyPost.
What is Complex Trauma and Dissociation? Interview Series with This week, we get to hear from Bethany Brand, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert in trauma and dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder. Full bio below. S: How did your interest in dissociative disorders start? B: I found out in high school that a friend of mine was being sexually abused by...
You can overcome your obsessions with Internet treatment: No talking, just writing A group of German investigators reports on the affects of internet based treatment on obsessive symptoms in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Many patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) do not receive first-line treatment according to the current guidelines (cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention, CBT with ERP) due to barriers to [...]The post You can overcome your obsessions with Internet treatment: No talking, just writing appeared first on PsyPost.
Characteristics of Islamophobic Twitter trolls revealed in new study An academic from Birmingham City University has published a rare study into the rise in online Islamophobia, revealing the ‘Eight Faces of Hate’ that characterise Islamophobic cyber trolls. Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, looked to twitter to see if Muslims are viewed differently after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby last year in Woolwich, [...]The post Characteristics of Islamophobic Twitter trolls revealed in new study appeared first on PsyPost.
Positive communication: Orgasms and alcohol influence pillow talk Orgasms aren’t just good for your sexual relationship; they may also promote good communication. Results of a new study published in the latest edition of Communication Monographs reveal that in the aftermath of having experienced an orgasm, people are more likely to share important information with their partners. And, that communication is likely to be positive. “Post-coital [...]The post Positive communication: Orgasms and alcohol influence pillow talk appeared first on PsyPost.
The long-term effects of psychotherapy on borderline personality disorder A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has analyzed the long-term effects of psychotherapy on borderline personality disorder. Authors report the effect of DBT compared to TAU on inpatient service use, and a follow-up 6 months after the end of treatment. Data on psychiatric hospitalisation were collected by interviewing patients [...]The post The long-term effects of psychotherapy on borderline personality disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
Does depression require hospitalization? A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has analyzed the difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression. Depending on the severity of depression, patients may be treated at different levels of care with psychotherapy and/or antidepressant medication. While several previous studies compared the efficacy of different levels of care [...]The post Does depression require hospitalization? appeared first on PsyPost.
Artists exposed to more testosterone in the womb than non-artists, study finds New research published May 28 in Evolutionary Psychology found that male and female artists had significantly higher prenatal testosterone levels than male and female non-artists — a finding that has implications in the debate over the evolution of the arts. Italian researcher Danae Crocchiola wrote in her study that the underrepresentation of women in the arts could be “due to historical and [...]The post Artists exposed to more testosterone in the womb than non-artists, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Emotional “buckets” There are a couple of lines in the television show, “The United States of Tara,” (which I highly advise watching on Netflix) which came to mind when I sat down to write this post. Marshall says, “I’m sorry, but I think my bucket is full,” in the midst of a...
Predicting Divorce: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalpyse The beginning of a relationship is a lot like buying a new house. Everything seems terrific, and that initial excitement can last for weeks, months, or even years. But like any house that isn’t taken care of, eventually your relationship may start to fall apart, leaving you wondering where it...
​A Mental Condition Can Make People Seem to Spew Ticker Tape Some people's entire lives are closed captioned. Whenever the people around them speak a word, they can see it spewing on a tape, like ticker tape. Here's what it's like to live in a world where the subtitles are always on....
Bad Parenting Today was quite a good day if I do say so myself. We did nothing in particular except watch The Walking Dead all day today. I’ve never watched it before and found myself actually enjoying it and quite enthralled. I think I found a new favorite, next to Criminal Minds....
The Problem with Perfectionism–How to Truly Succeed! Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed…
The Problem with Perfectionism — How to Truly Succeed! Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed...
Personality and heart attacks: A new look A new study has addressed the relationship between personality and heart attacks. Distressed (type D) personality (TDP), characterized by high negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), along with depression, anxiety and other negative affects (such as demoralization, hopelessness, pessimism and rumination) have been implicated as potential risk factors for coronary artery disease. While some evidence suggests that the NA dimension of TDP overlaps at least partially with depression, other studies underline how ‘TDP refers to a chronic, more covert form of distress that is distinct from depression'.
New Novel about a Single Woman “Single-at-Heart” readers may remember a clever guest post by Paula Coston on the pros and cons of singlehood. Coston has just published a novel, “On the far side, there’s a boy,” and I asked her to tell us about it. Can you tell us a bit about what your novel...