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Declinism: Why You Think America is in Crisis Is America really on the brink of disaster? Declinism, explains how your brain tricks you into thinking your perceptions are reality.
A Super-Quick Way to Determine Who’s Psychopathic It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.
Helping Patients to Explore Their Values in Therapy One thing that I have found to be very helpful in working with patients is to examine their values as well as ways in which their current behaviors may not be in-line with their values. I specialize in working with teens and adults with eating … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 18, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! It’s that time again…getting caught up on the latest mental health news! This week we have updates on new fathers and depression, how to make more rational decisions for yourself, using mindfulness in the office, and more. Expectant Dads Vulnerable to … ...
Fathers get depressed during and after pregnancy, too A new study says some men also experience depression during and after their female partners' pregnancies.
What if You Stopped Treating Yourself Like an Afterthought?... Are you treating yourself like an afterthought? Like a footnote in your own story? Maybe you’ve been ignoring your needs. Maybe you haven’t even taken the time to identify them. … ...
Disability and the Affects on Your Sobriety & Mental...   Substance abuse and addiction are often qualifying events for someone to receive disability benefits. Social security recognizes that using illicit substances and being addicted to alcohol can trigger medical … ...
How To Build Powerful Professional Relationships Back in my oh-so-awkward high school days, I remember looking around at those cool kids and wondering, what – exactly – they were doing to be so tubular. (Well, probably they weren’t using the word “tubular,” for starters.) And this inquiry didn’t stop once I … ...
Why the "Like" Button May Be Killing Activism Is all the liking, retweeting, and commenting going on in American politics actually doing any good? Or are we just indulging in a form of entertainment and self-aggrandizement?
How To Prevent Insomnia With Bipolar Disorder Introduction How do you prevent insomnia with Bipolar Disorder?  According to sleepfoundation.org, the following information can be noted about insomnia: According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty … ...
How To Prevent Insomnia With Major Depressive Disorder Introduction You may have heard of the term insomnia.  Insomnia is an inability to sleep.  It is a symptom of Major Depressive Disorder.  This article will explore ways for individuals … ...
5 Ways You Can Emotionally Connect With Your Child PLUS: The hidden benefits. We live in a fast-paced society. I hear it all the time in my practice: “How can I connect with my child?” Parents want to connect with their children more than ever these days. Living in the Bay Area can be … ...
Brain Images In ADHD Introduction. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the brain of an individual with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  Continue reading this article to find out.  According to www.sciencedaily.com, “Attention-deficit … ...
Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new report.
How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Parkinson's disease, addiction, and social dysfunction.
Controlling Your Partner Is Illegal, But Not in the U.S. Domestic violence victims in the U.S. have less protection than in some other countries. Laws in England now make controlling a partner illegal.
Attention Is A Compass Many people pay attention to what they are supposed to. They find it easy enough to do, apparently. I am not one of them. You may not be either, which … ...
Breakthrough or Breakup Crisis as Catalyst for Change Linda: A breakdown is a sudden loss of health or ability to function efficiently. A breakdown is a usually unexpected interruption in a relationship that … ...
The Reality and Results of Anxiety and Fear Fear and anxiety. I’m uncertain if I can feel or tell the difference: my heart pounds, my hands sweat, my underarms release a strong unpleasant smell. I wring my hands. … ...
Are You Hearing Your Soul’s Song? Was positive psychology actually discovered in 1807? In that year, a powerful teaching called Azamra was revealed. Azamra is a foundational lesson taught by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, often called the … ...