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Narcissism: Key Traits, Symptoms and Risk Factors nate2b via Compfight In contrast t0 codependency tendencies, described previously as a rigid pattern of relating to key others (and self) with little or no sense of own wants and needs as valuable, significant or even viable, those with indicators for narcissism have a rigid pattern of relating to others as...
Narcissism: Identifying Key Traits, Symptoms and Risk Factors nate2b via Compfight In contrast to codependency tendencies, described in a previous article as a rigid pattern of relating to key others (and self) with little or no sense of own wants and needs as valuable, significant or even viable, those with indicators for narcissism have a rigid pattern of...
Executive function deficits can lead to attentional impairments during alcohol dependence Previous research has shown that alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals exhibit frontal lobe abnormalities. A focus on memory-executive dysfunctions, however, has led to a neglect of several other high-level cognitive functions, such as attentional biases and deficits. A study of the integrity of three attentional networks – alerting, orienting, and executive control – among AD individuals has
Yoga Lessons: The More You Resist, the More It Have you ever heard the phrase, “The more you resist, the more it persists”? One of my yoga instructors used this phrase at the end of class last week. My fellow yogis and I were relaxing in savasana (or, the corpse pose). The keyword here is “relaxing.” Yoga Lessons: Don’t...
Taste of Longevity: Long Life is Sweet Fascinating new research: “Bitter tastes could have negative effects on lifespan, sweet tastes had positive effects,” reports Science Daily.  At least, in fruit flies. Michael Waterson, a Ph.D graduate student in U-M’s Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, explains: “Findings help us better understand the influence of sensory signals, which we...
Eat With Your Eyes Closed   Close your eyes to see—with the mind’s eye of mindfulness—what you are eating. Mindfulness is a kind of “super-vision” because it allows you to see with the eyes shut. Mindfulness “over-sees”… and, thus, serves as a platform for self-control. - Adapted from “Reinventing the Meal” (Somov, New Harbinger, 2012) Share...
Bipolar & Mood Detection on a Smartphone People who know me know that very little in the tech world gets me excited. I’ve seen so many tech ideas constantly recycled and repackaged from the 2000s, it makes me, well — I hate to admit it — but I’m a little jaded. So a few years ago, when...
Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice molecular compound developed by Saint Louis University scientists restored learning, memory and appropriate behavior in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings in the May issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The molecule also reduced inflammation in the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. The paper, authored by a
How movies may make you drink more Alcohol use is widespread in contemporary movies, often portrayed positively or even glamorized. Unlike alcohol advertisements, movies display alcohol in a more subtle way, yet little is known about how these portrayals affect a viewer’s experience and engagement in the movie. A study of the effects of alcohol portrayals in movies has found that positive
There’s A Reason I Like To Work Alone I love working by myself. I can chatter away at my boss and I know he’s no smarter than I am. And if I do something that has ADHD written all over it, I don’t have to explain it to anyone … well, maybe the client. And if I choose...
Forming A Support Network Everyone needs a good support network, regardless of if they’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or not. Support networks are a group of people we can call on during times of trouble. People we can check in with periodically just to make sure we are doing okay. It’s a group...
Study compares newer and older antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia Among adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, treatment with the newer, more costly antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate, compared with the older antipsychotic haloperidol decanoate, found no significant difference on a measure of effectiveness, according to a study in the May 21 issue of JAMA. Long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications are prescribed to reduce nonadherence to drug therapy and
E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes than if they use willpower alone or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum, finds a large UCL (University College London) survey of smokers in England. The results were adjusted for a wide
Hedonistic motives may drive people to drink alcohol and energy drinks Mixing alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED) has become increasingly popular among adolescents and young adults, and is also associated with numerous harms. Given that a relationship exists between A+ED use and heavy drinking, it is potentially important to understand different motivations for both alcohol and A+ED consumption. A new study has found that hedonistic motives
Finding Mental Health Resources For Your Loved One As a mental health professional I often find myself confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed by the mental health needs of our youth today. Even with a few years of education and career experience under my belt, I still feel lost for words when a parent describes the grueling process of seeking...
Biography Reveals Personal Intelligence, or Does It? People reveal themselves in their interviews and biographies--up to a point.
Public interest in climate change unshaken by scandal, but unstirred by science The good news for any passionate supporter of climate-change science is that negative media reports seem to have only a passing effect on public opinion, according to Princeton University and University of Oxford researchers. The bad news is that positive stories don’t appear to possess much staying power, either. This dynamic suggests that climate scientists
Study: Women repeatedly short-changed when it comes to premature ejaculation Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual disorders in men. But it is not just the men who suffer; it also causes increased psychological strain and stress in women, as a new survey conducted by Andrea Burri, a clinical psychologist at the University of Zurich, reveals. Around 40 percent of over 1,500 women
Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice Research in an animal model supports the potential therapeutic value of an antisense compound to treat Alzheimer's disease. The molecule also reduced inflammation in the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. The article is the second mouse study that supports the potential therapeutic value of an antisense compound in treating Alzheimer's disease in humans.
Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, parents with at least one overweight