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Does your smartphone make you less likely to trust others? Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore – actually just about 10 years ago – you might have had to consult a friendly local to direct you. Today, with all the friendly locals still very much around you on the [...]
Maternal micronutrients, nurturing environment boost child development A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents.
Parental Bonding Influences Anxiety in Adulthood It’s no secret that your childhood experiences affect how you relate to the world as an adult. We’re still learning the specifics about how exactly the former shapes the latter, though. Recently, a team of Japanese researchers published a study looking at whether the way children bond with their parents...
The Gullibility of Donald Trump Donald Trump is ususally described as someone who exploits the credulity of his followers. Using the Russian hacking case as example, I explain how he himself is gullible.
The Gullibility of a President-Elect Using the Russian hacking case as example, explaining how the President-Elect himself is gullible.
My Self-Care Sucks and Other Blocks to Self-Care My self-care sucks, my diet is joke, I haven’t worked out regularly in months, I’m disconnected from my husband and my kids are driving me nuts!!!! How am I an … ...
OCD and Indecision I’ve been an advocate for OCD awareness for almost ten years now and while I feel that some progress has been made in the public’s understanding of the disorder, we … ...
The New Emphasis on Community Functioning in Schizophrenia... TCPR: Dr. Ongur, I know you’ve been interested in creative ways of helping patients with psychosis function well in the community. Are we not doing very well as a field in improving the functioning of our schizophrenic patients? Dr. Ongur: We actually do very well … ...
One Year Later. Mom’s Still Dead. Grief. It’s a funny thing. I don’t understand it and I don’t want to, I just wish it would go away. One year and a half later and I still find myself crying mid-day because I can’t call my Mom to remind me that everything … ...
Mental Health Humor’s Daily Doodle: Inspiration Within... Welcome to Mental Health Humor’s Daily Doodle. The Daily Doodle is not meant to be a cartoon, not meant to be funny nor witty nor even have a point; other than to create a … ...
Beyond Hate: Healing in the Aftermath of Violence Defeating hate is one of the most pressing issues of our time. How can we move beyond the impact of hate-filled violence?
Aaron Rodgers’ Family Estrangement Isn’t Unique Aaron Rodgers is probably on Cloud 9 today. The NFL star quarterback helped lead his Green Bay Packers to victory in a close game against the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Still, … ...
Is ‘Gaydar’ Really a Thing? People can be surprisingly accurate at judging others’ sexual orientation from nonverbal cues, but this is because ‘gaydar’ works just like other social intuitions.
Depressed People Cannot Imagine This Special Thing Around one in ten people will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Feelings: Don’t Keep Them to Yourself     Sharing your feelings, thoughts and needs is hard, especially if you have codependent traits. One of the core features of codependency is that you never developed a strong … ...
The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia Investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Data from c-Fos assays and in vivo hemodynamic imaging reveal how individually miniscule microinfarcts might collectively contribute to broader brain dysfunction in patients with vascular cognitive impairment and dementia.
I’m Sorry I Have ADHD You know what? I am. I’m sorry I have ADHD. I’m sorry that I behave the way I do at times. I’m sorry I forget things. I’m sorry I’m late. … ...
Wisdom from the Elders “To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” –Mark Twain   Linda: The media would have us believe that popular opinion is holding … ...
Candid Conversation Is a Necessary Step for Surviving Infidelity... As painful as infidelity is — often deeply wounding both partners — it is not a topic that can be avoided. Couples that stand a realistic chance to repair their relationship in the aftermath of infidelity must set aside time alone to discuss what happen … ...
6 Tips to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout at Work We all experience stress at times, and for many people a major source of stress stems from work related issues. Feeling overworked, tight deadlines and a lack of job-security can … ...