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Getting closer to an effective treatment for Parkinson's A study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment. More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson´s disease.
Inspiring Instructions for a Bad Day (Video) "Instructions for a Bad Day" is a spoken word poetry video with a visual narrative about coping in high school....
What Is Peer Support in the Mental Health System? In the U.S., there is a growing trend of using peer supporters to help people suffering from bipolar disorder, depression, and other mental health issues. There is a general misconception, … ...
Slow Down to Spark Innovation As I was building my business on top of my full-time job, I found myself really stressed. I’d work 40+ hours then do my side business. I was headed toward burnout. A few years ago, I started a habit on Friday. This practice is actually … ...
10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep Two-and-a-half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing … ...
Trump Inauguration: (Crowd) Size Matters, So Who's Lying? If the Media's lying about Trump having the biggest inauguration crowd in history, that's troubling. If Trump is scolding the press for not corroborating his lies, that's chilling.
To my mother on this day Nearly seven years ago, I was living in New York City, modeling, and battling several mental illnesses. My mother and I were trying to work through our complicated relationship, one … ...
Fake News 'Vaccine' Inoculates Against 'Alternative Facts' Fake news has become an epidemic that often goes viral. Luckily, an international team of social psychologists recently identified a simple way to inoculate against fake news.
Mindfulness: The Present Moment (Part 4 of 6) Well, folks, it’s been over a year and a half since I’ve updated my blog. I could give you all the reasons, from building a new house to moving into it … ...
Why One Doctor Says Medicine Isn’t Enough for Recovery... A double-board certified addiction medicine physician believes that 12-step programs are a critical part of recovery. Russell Surasky, MD, who is board-certified in Neurology as well as in Addiction Medicine, is certainly well-versed in the pharmacologic treatment of addiction. And yet he is also a … ...
Willingness to accept extraordinary social roles predicts schizophrenia-like symptoms Research published in the journal NPJ Schizophrenia suggests there is a link between an individual’s drive to fulfill extraordinary social roles and schizophrenia. The study of 209 healthy volunteers found a positive association between extraordinary roles — such as being an astronaut, bandit, prophet or slave — and schizophrenia-like symptoms. In other words, the more extraordinary [...]
Study highlights the difficulty in detecting identity deception Research published in the Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis suggests it is difficult to detect when someone is lying about their job. The study of 31 participants found a verbal veracity assessment tool called the Verifiability Approach failed to differentiate between deceptive and truthful statements regarding a person’s occupation. The VA assumes [...]
Belief in free will and belief in determinism both linked to stronger passionate love Research published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition has found that people who believe in free will feel more passionate love towards their romantic partner. But the same is also true of those who believe in determinism. Three studies of 871 participants found a strong link between relationship between belief in free will and passionate [...]
Why each side of the partisan divide thinks the other is living in an alternate reality To some liberals, Donald Trump’s inauguration portends doom for the republic; to many conservatives, it’s a crowning moment for the nation that will usher in an era of growth and optimism. It’s as if each side is living in a different country – and a different reality. In fact, over the last few months, a [...]
Developmental psychologist: Five-month-old babies know what’s funny Before they speak or crawl or walk or achieve many of the other amazing developmental milestones in the first year of life, babies laugh. This simple act makes its debut around the fourth month of life, ushering in a host of social and cognitive opportunities for the infant. Yet despite the universality of this humble [...]
What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health Whether you talk about it in polite society or not, sex is central to who you are as a person. In fact, we are all here as a result of meaningful looks, snatched moments, sweaty palms, clumsy first touches, tangled limbs and orgasms. Were sex only important for procreation, it would more than do its [...]
Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies and meta-analyses, the researchers capture an emerging theoretical frontier with an eye to making science communication efforts smarter and more effective. Protecting “Pet Beliefs” One striking feature [...]
Physical health often ignored in people with mental illness Australians with serious mental illness are living on average for 10-32 years less than the rest of the population, mainly due to preventable and treatable diseases like diabetes. No wonder, these early, preventable deaths have been described as a scandal. Clearly, people with mental health issues like depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are not benefiting [...]
Study: For health and happiness, share good news with your partner Service members, including both active and recently separated, have been called upon to fight overseas and to assist during natural disasters at home. They can face unique challenges when they return in both the workplace and at home. New research, focused on service member couples in Oregon, confirms supportive, responsive partners provide a buffer to [...]
If Your Narcissist Didn’t Give It, You Ain’t Got... She was the daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young. She had everything money could buy, yet she suffered the most subtle, the most clandestine, the most horrific maternal Narcissistic … ...