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Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social situations significantly impair everyday life and cause intense suffering. Talking in front of a larger group can be one typical feared situation. A study now reveals that the successful treatment of an anxiety disorder alters key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions.  
Less is more: Exposure to stimuli for overcoming phobia Exposure to phobic images without conscious awareness is more effective than longer, conscious exposure for reducing fear, a team of investigators has found.
Transporter of thyroid hormones is crucial for the embryonal development of the brain Thyroid hormones are very important for the development of the brain. And when the transporters of these hormones are not functioning properly, the consequences for the development of the cerebellum or 'the little brain' are very serious.
Hope and Connection In These Political Times Worried, anxious, and confused by politics? Here are a few steps that can help.
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How Can You Tell Which Happy Couples Will End... When newlyweds are already unhappy with their marriage within the first few years, no one is surprised when they end up divorced. But other couples show a different pattern entirely: … ...
10 More Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night Last Sunday, in this piece, I shared a list of 10 questions we can ask ourselves every night. Because checking in with ourselves is a powerful way to practice self-care. … ...
In Search of Control They say control is an illusion.  I don’t know who “they” are, but something tells me they are some kind of calm, rational, emotionally stable human beings. Me?  Not so much. Nope.  Instead, I find that when the world starts to spin out of control … ...
Women, do not be afraid to stand on your... Yesterday, while at a meeting for the League of Women’s Voters Los Angeles, I sat and took it all in. There I was, amongst women who, held varying political preferences, … ...
Infidelity is a Private Matter: The More Private the... Infidelity is a private matter. In my experience, the best hope of repairing a relationship damaged by infidelity comes when both partners are very discreet about whom they share their … ...
Common Brain Drains and Natural Brain Boosters Have you ever felt so unusually fatigued, and generally drained? While fatigue, despite being well rested, can be generally attributed to many things, the cause of your malaise and mental funk might be quickly resolved by first recognizing and identifying the stress triggers below that … ...
Study: Women who have more sex have better word memory recognition New research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that frequency of sex and improved memory are linked in young women. “Previous experimentally controlled rodent studies had shown a relationship between frequency of sexual experience and memory function. We wanted to see whether this relationship held up in humans, which is how we became [...]
Did Narcissism Just Kill Another Marriage? She was very young. He was very young. They were very much in love, so they eloped. But her overtly, in-your-face, textbook narcissistic Daddy was not pleased. Hell no! He … ...
The Richest Life I was putting the pro in procrastination. Perfecting my stall tactics, I switched coffee shops, buried my cellphone in my backpack, and refreshed cnn.com more times that I can count. While the CNN headline changed, my lethargy didn’t. “Well, Matt, maybe you are having one … ...
Study finds academic cheaters live in the present instead of the future Attitudes toward time are associated with academic cheating, according to research published in the journal Learning and Individual Differences. The study of 623 Hungarian high school students found that future time perspective was negatively related to academic cheating, while present hedonistic time perspective was positively related to academic cheating. Future time perspective describes an attitude [...]
Study links heart rate variability to anxiety-related behavior problems in dogs Research has found a physiological difference between dogs affected and unaffected with anxiety problems. The study found that heart rate variability — meaning the variation in the time interval between heartbeats — was related to a range of anxiety-related behavior problems in dogs. The study was published in the journal Physiology & Behavior. PsyPost interviewed Dennis [...]
Best Supplement To Improve Memory In Healthy People Working memory is vital to holding pieces of visual, verbal or other information in your mind while you manipulate them. 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
Men and women are not that different with respect to age preferences of sexual partners The difference between men and women with respect to their age preferences, when it comes to sexual partners, is smaller than earlier believed. A recent study shows that also men become interested in older and older women as they themselves age. While earlier research has indicated that even older men prefer young women, a recent [...]