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Can We Slow the Aging Process in Dogs? Aging is a risk factor for many life-threatening diseases in dogs. Pilot data shows that new drug may slow the effects of aging.
3 Tips for Helping Patients Struggling with Anxiety Anxiety is a useful part of the human experience. For instance, anxiety may motivate us to complete important tasks or help us attune to threats in our environment. In evolutionary times, anxiety helped to ensure our survival as a species. It was our feelings of … ...
Study: Unhappiness intensifies the avoidance of frequent losses Our level of happiness can affect our willingness to withstand frequent monetary losses, according to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology. The two-part study of 250 college students used the Iowa gambling task to uncover that unhappy individuals tended to avoid choices that resulted in frequent but minor losses. Instead, unhappy individuals tended to [...]
Why Do Some People Do Self-Destructive Things? Many self-destructive behaviors are initially pleasant. Drug abuse is an example. But other self-destructive behaviors persist even though they feel bad. These are hard to explain.
How To Get Out Of A Bad Mood How to keep arguments in proportion in your mind and stop a bad mood in its tracks. 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
Talking to BPD A Communication Model for Interactions with BPD
Can paint strokes help identify Alzheimer’s? A new University of Liverpool study published in Neuropsychology shows that it may be possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in artists before they are diagnosed. Psychologist Dr Alex Forsythe from the University’s School of Psychology and her team, working with Dr Tamsin Williams of Tees, Esk, and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, Vale of York and Maynooth [...]
Ancient DNA can both diminish and defend modern minds You’ve likely heard about being in the right place at the wrong time, but what about having the right genes in the wrong environment? In other words, could a genetic mutation (or allele) that puts populations at risk for illnesses in one environmental setting manifest itself in positive ways in a different setting? That’s the [...]
Many smokers with serious mental illness want to kick habit Among American adults who have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression, 57 percent are smokers. In contrast, only 15 percent of U.S. adults overall smoke. Many with such psychiatric problems want to quit smoking, but their psychiatrists and caseworkers typically don’t prescribe medications to help them or refer them [...]
Inactivity in obese mice linked to altered dopamine receptors and a decreased motivation to move Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year’s resolution, but it’s one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues about one of the reasons why it may be hard for so many people to stick with an exercise [...]
Happy New Year 2017! With another year behind us, we have a lot to look forward to in 2017 for mental health. The biggest win for some people with mental illness was the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that includes a partial fix and reworking … ...
Psychiatric conditions linked to increased risk of long-term opioid use A wide range of pre-existing psychiatric and behavioral conditions and the use of psychoactive drugs could be important risk factors leading to long-term use of opioid pain medications, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Using a [...]
Easing old people's loneliness can help keep them healthy Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, strokes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Today I Love 2017 Today I love 2017 and all the wonderful possibilities it will have for me and my friends and family and loved ones. I love that 2017 will not catch me … ...
Four Things to Know About Psychiatry Dissatisfied with psychiatric care? Here's the bigger picture about what interferes with rapport.
9 Ways to Promote Gratitude in Your Life Gratitude is good for us every way you look at it. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California in Riverside, it boosts our happiness levels in a number of ways: by promoting the savoring of positive life experiences, by … ...
The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2016 Yes, you have had a lot to deal with in 2016. Your job, your family, your finances and the election, to name a few. While your attention has been focused … ...
Journal Prompts for a New Year     January feels like a fresh start. It’s the perfect time for setting goals and looking forward. Most of us are so eager to cast off the old year … ...
5 Tips on How to Get Started When There’s Work to Do “A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” – Ram Dass Ever wake up with a feeling of dread about some project or task you’ve got on your list of things to do today? This is … ...
Forget a New You: Be the Best You Every year on New Years, we hear “new year, new you!” It sounds so enticing. After all, a new year is a new start. What could be better than to start off the year as a brand new person… a person who has overcome all … ...