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Are Psychiatrists Allowed to Publicly Diagnose the President?... As much as we’d like to believe that psychiatrists — as well as other mental health professionals — are above reproach, the truth is that they are people first. And people come with opinions, biases, and agendas. It’s because they are people first that governing … ...
APA Questions Announcement to Bar Transgender People From US Military Cites research showing no ill effects of open service on military readiness, harmfulness of discrimination to health, well-being
How I Learned to Find Purpose in Life By all accounts, I had a normal childhood: loving mother, father, brother, a cat, enough to eat, a comfortable place to sleep, and no major illnesses to speak of. That all changed when my father died suddenly from a major heart attack when I had … ...
Should You Record Your Doctor’s Visits? My mother is 84 years old, and like many people her age, she has a host of medical issues. She regularly sees a primary care doctor, a cardiologist, an endocrinologist, a rheumatologist, a neurologist, a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist, and an ophthalmologist. She takes a lot … ...
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Twins and More: Too Much of a Good Thing? Multiple pregnancies bring more bundles of joy, but premature birth is more common. Delayed motherhood and fertility treatments are boosting the frequency of multiple births.
11 Keys to Mastering Difficult Conversations As a happiness and workplace well-being researcher, I hear this question all the time: what's the best way to master difficult conversations? These 11 tips work.
Autism severity detected with brain activity test Children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children, researchers have found. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child's peak alpha frequency -- a number reflecting the frequency of certain brain waves -- the lower their non-verbal IQ was. This is the first study to highlight peak alpha frequency as a promising biomarker.
What To Do When Someone You Love Votes For Someone You Hate America's political landscape is deeply divided, and sometimes our families and friendships are, too. Here's how to talk to people whose political opinions you can't understand.
10 Lies Narcissists Say about Love It was love at first sight when Alice first met her partner. They seemed so perfect for each other, falling instantly and intensely in love. Now only three years later, she was dazed, confused, frustrated, anxious, and severely depressed by the relationship. What was so … ...
MRI may help predict cognitive impairment in professional fighters Images of the brain's gray and white matter obtained with multiple MRI techniques can help identify and track cognitive impairment in active professional fighters, according to a new study.
Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain, according to a comprehensive new study. The 18-week study of 318 healthy young adults found that combining physical exercise and mild electric brain stimulation with computer-based cognitive training promoted skill learning significantly more than using cognitive training alone. The enhanced learning was skill-specific and did not translate to general intelligence.
The Upside of Neuroticism A new study finds that being neurotic may actually help you live longer.
Why WebMD Should Run Away from Internet Brands/KKR Deal... Practically everybody knows and uses WebMD, and most generally have respect for this mainstay commercial health website. The kind of health information they publish is generally good and well-vetted — people trust it. They’ve also built a clear line between their advertising and editorial departments. … ...
Why Black and Latinx Health Matters During an ACA Repeal Why Black and Latinx health matters during an ACA repeal.
Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood.
Clues to healing spinal cord injuries Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers have pinpointed key molecules that prompt damaged nerve fibers in the fish to regenerate themselves.
Best of Our Blogs: July 25, 2017 I attended a class called Mindful Stress Mastery and it was completely full. Every single person in there was struggling with stress and anxiety. There were men, women, young and the old. There were people who came here alone, and with their partners. Every one … ...
How to build resilience in midlife Science shows that adults also can take steps to boost resilience in middle age, which is often the time we need it most.
APA Again Urges Senate Defeat of "Repeal and Replace" Bills Measures under consideration would gut Medicaid, leave over 20 million uninsured