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Childhood Sexual Abuse: ‘Preparation and Response’ Instead of ‘Prevention’... There is a basic need in our society to change the approach to how we prepare our children for possible sexual assault or abuse. It is wrong for us to teach “sexual assault prevention” to young children, perpetuating this awful suggestion that a small child … ...
Roots of Alzheimer's disease can extend as far back as the womb Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research. These new findings, based on studies of genetically-engineered mice, also demonstrate that supplements given to newborns with low levels of vitamin A could be effective in slowing the degenerative brain disease.
How to Maintain Your Sense of Self in Relationships Do you seem to get swallowed up in relationships? Does your sense of self disappear when you’re strongly attached to someone else? This “loss of self” happens, whether you’ve been … ...
Walk A Mile In My Shoes There are some things I like about my mind. Actually, if I’m being truthful, there are many things I like, and even love, about my mind. I like that it … ...
Today I Love Walking Today I love walking and I love that I am seven kilometers farther down the road than I was yesterday at this time. I love that I still walk at … ...
The Pros and Cons of Online Friendships Are online friendships “real” friendships? It’s reasonable to suspect that online friendships would share some benefits of face-to-face friendships but not others, and several studies have put that idea to the test. One study published last year by researchers from UC San Diego, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Yale University and...
The Truth About "Quiet" Verbal Abuse Most people associate verbal abuse with yelling and shouting and while that's sometimes true, it isn't always. Quiet abuse may actually do more damage.
Population Health Management is Empowered by Patient Engagement... Behavioral healthcare providers and individuals seeking care strive for the same thing: high quality care at an affordable cost. With an increasingly long list of to-do’s in our nation’s healthcare system, industry leaders have already begun to propose several remedies that show high promise for … ...
Best of Our Blogs: January 27, 2016 The other day I glanced at a photo of someone’s home. It was beautiful and uncluttered. Instead of leaving it at that and going on with my day. I stared for awhile. I looked at my own home. My eyes zoomed in on all the … ...
What We Know About Fake News Unfortunately, fake news is everywhere now. But what does it mean? Is there any data on the impact of fake news in our society?
Mary Tyler Moore’s Character Had a Dignity Today’s Single... I have been reading obituaries and tributes and reflections since Mary Tyler Moore died on January 25, 2017. The love and admiration for the actress and her work is deep … ...
How I Create: Q&A with Therapist Joy Malek In this monthly interview series, I chat with therapists, artists, authors and coaches about everything from what creativity means to them to what it actually looks like day to day. … ...
3 Reasons to Be a Sober Lawyer As a substance abuse counselor, I worked with many people from a variety of backgrounds. Some were old. Some young. Some were employed, others weren’t. Many were professionals — “white … ...
APA Warns Against Reinstituting 'Enhanced' Interrogation Urges President Trump not to sign executive order
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Do Painful Memories Help Us Cope? When we get upset, scared, angry, or nervous without any identifiable cause it is a sign that our feelings are being “triggered” by the memory of a past situation. When … ...
Three Real, Genuine And Achievable Benefits Of Getting Sober... You probably know the bad stuff that can happen if you continue to drink. The problem is that knowing isn’t enough to stop many people. When a person has been … ...
Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’ Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on whether the respective mutations boost the protein’s function or sabotage it, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. Tracing how these particular genetic defects lead to more general [...]
Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new research. In a study slated for publication in the journal Advances in Political Psychology, a Yale-led research team found [...]
Premature babies don’t use sensory-prediction brain process that may be key to development Babies born prematurely don’t use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development. The findings offer clues to the mystery of why otherwise healthy babies born prematurely face higher risk of developmental delays as they grow, according [...]