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Today I Love All The Sun Today I love all the sun that is shining out there and making this world sparkle. It is no replacement for a friend taken from us too soon, but there … ...
The Verdict on Freud’s Theory of Dreams Since the early 70s Freud’s theories have generally been dismissed. One theory in particular that has been disregarded is his theory that dreams represent unconscious wishes. For example, noted “bad-boy” … ...
Study Finds Antidepressants Increase Risk of Birth Defects in... One of the toughest decisions in clinical psychopharmacology is whether or not to prescribe medication to a patient who is pregnant.  Data is available that supports the connection between antidepressants and birth defects. However, the data is limited in amount and scope and the literature … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 17, 2017 We’re so busy these days. There are five minute workouts and quick and dirty cleaning tips. We try to fit in all in under the clock so we can live balanced, whole lives. But we can’t treat happiness and joy the way we attempt everything else. … ...
For Better or for Worse? It takes both partners working together to make marriage a heaven on earth—or a living hell.
Mental Health and Sexual Orientation: What the Evidence Says It’s no secret that being different can be a source of stress in our society. Individuals of minority sexual orientations may feel that stress most acutely.
How I Create: Q&A with Author and Artist Carol... Creativity is many things. It is personal exploration, a scavenger hunt, a way of being, how we make meaning. And everyone has different ways of working with their creativity, of cultivating it. … ...
Post-deployment screening with tailored advice does not help reduce mental health disorders in UK Armed Forces, study finds Few Armed Forces personnel seek help for mental health disorders and novel approaches will be needed to encourage personnel at risk of PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse to seek treatment, suggests a new study. A trial testing a potential post-deployment screening program for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerized assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was not effective in reducing symptoms of mental health disorders or encouraging personnel to seek help, compared to the general mental health advice which is the standard of care in the UK military.
Staying in Control: Managing Criticism, Blame and Defensiveness... Jack was at a Board Meeting.  He was presenting a proposal for buying some new property.  His nemesis, Will, questioned his proposal — as expected. In counseling, Jack had learned … ...
Autism is detectable in brain scans long before symptoms appear Research shows that brain scans predicted with 80% accuracy whether certain children would develop autism.
Learning from Parenting: What does brain science tell us?... Fill in the blank: Since becoming a parent, I have become more_________. Did you fill the blank with something positive or negative? Or neutral? Certainly, in my experience, parenting has … ...
Neural reactivity to angry faces predicts how youth respond to treatment for anxiety Brain activity measured with an electroencephalograph (EEG) can predict how 7- to 19-year-old youth respond to treatments for anxiety, according to research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The study found a neural measure of emotional face processing predicted how well 35 anxious youth responded to cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication. Greater neural reactivity to angry faces was [...]
Study fails to find evidence that premature ejaculation can be explained by anxiety Premature ejaculation might not be related to anxiety, according to research published in the Journal of Sex Research. The longitudinal study of 985 Finnish men found no evidence that symptoms of anxiety predicted symptoms of premature ejaculation. The study also failed to find evidence that premature ejaculation was associated with later levels of anxiety or [...]
Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs. New research may show why so many were willing to believe exaggerated and misleading [...]
By the numbers: What are the most attractive female lips? What dimensions might create the most attractive lips in women? A new study published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery used focus groups and morphed computed images to try to find out because established guidelines may help achieve optimal outcomes in lip augmentation. In the study by Brian J.F. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., of the University [...]
Adolescents with weak working memory and progressive drug use at risk for later addictions Drug use in adolescence is often linked to later substance-abuse problems, but a new study suggests that a key risk factor is a combination of weak working memory and difficulties with impulse control. These risk factors predispose to progressive drug use in younger years and subsequent dependence, report researchers at three institutions in a paper [...]
Do you really get paid less if you’re ‘ugly’? Study dispels ‘beauty premium’ theory Do beautiful people earn more while those who are not so gorgeous are paid less? It’s not as simple as that, according to Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK and Mary Still of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. People’s salaries are influenced by more than just [...]
A method based on artificial intelligence allows to diagnose Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s disease, which currently affects more than 40 million people, is the most common neurodegenerative disease in elder people. Early diagnosis is crucial both to treat the disease and to help the development of new medicines, as it hasn’t been possible to find a cure so far. The development of Alzheimer’s has been proven to [...]
Smokers’ memories could help them quit Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and that tactic could be just as effective in encouraging healthy behaviors, argue Ali Hussain, a doctoral candidate in the School [...]
Scientists seek to neutralize ‘rogue’ protein believed to be key player in Alzheimer’s Every day tens of thousands of Canadians unwillingly find themselves becoming shadows of their former selves. They grasp onto moments of clarity–fleeting windows of time–before slipping away again into confusion; robbed of memories, talents and their very personalities. Alzheimer’s is a heart-wrenching disease that directly affects half a million Canadians. There is no cure, let [...]