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Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT... Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective evidence-based treatment that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993). Today, it is used for the treatment of a variety of mental health issues such … ...
Scientists engineer gene pathway to grow brain organoids with surface folding Researchers provide insight into a specific gene pathway that appears to regulate the growth, structure, and organization of the human cortex. They also demonstrate that 3-D human cerebral organoids can be effective in modeling the molecular, cellular, and anatomical processes of human brain development. And they suggest a new path for identifying the cells affected by Zika virus.
The rhythm that makes memories permanent Every time we learn something new, the memory does not only need to be acquired, it also needs to be stabilized in a process called memory consolidation. Brain waves are considered to play an important role in this process, but the underlying mechanism that dictates their shape and rhythm was still unknown. A study now shows that one of the brain waves important for consolidating memory is dominated by synaptic inhibition.
Exploring the “Human” Side of Therapy: Q&A with Sherry... Therapists are taught to share very little about themselves. After all, therapy is about the patient. But this doesn’t stop clients from being curious about the people they reveal their … ...
2016 is Almost Over, Thank God! “You look like you have sad eyes, and you never used to look like that before.” A coworker told me that today. It hurt but often times the truth hurts. … ...
What “I Do” To A Narcissist Really Means I recently ran across a “relationship contract” in a self-help book. Reading it, I suddenly realized that the terms of the contract sounded much like the unspoken wedding vows inherent … ...
Teetering on the Edge of Burnout? Don't Avoid People If stress and heavy workloads a pushing you into burnout, it's tempting (and natural) to start avoiding key people in your life. Don't. It will only make things worse.
On Becoming A Television Writer The way television shows are telling stories has been evolving over the last couple of decades because of the freedom writers have been given on premium channel cable shows, and … ...
Overriding the Urge to Eat Hunger is a powerful motivator — a signal from our body that we need sustenance to survive. So how is it that people with anorexia and bulimia nervosa can ignore … ...
Genes and the environment equally affect language-related brain activity Researchers showed that brain activity in the left frontal area is equally affected by environmental and genetic factors. They also demonstrated that verbal memory is related to language-related brain activity. The findings provide novel insights into how language is influenced by genes and the environment.
Today I Love All The Guitars Today I love all the guitars having found their way home. I love that there are only a few big things left to do, though a couple of them seem … ...
5 Ways to Make Peace with 2016 and Authentically... With just a few days left of 2016, we inch toward the final days of this tumultuous year. Many of us may be looking forward in hopes of a fresh new start in 2017, but if we are to do so authentically then we must … ...
A Relationship is Like Surfing “You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn to surf.” –Swami Satchidinanda Linda: I live in Santa Cruz, California, also known as Surf City. I frequently walk … ...
Always Late For Something A few years ago I wrote what would turn out to be one of my favorite songs. It was called Chickadee and it was about a friend who had ADHD. … ...
How To Cope With Mania During The Holidays Introduction The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for anyone.  However, for someone with Bipolar Disorder, the holiday season can be an extremely stressful time of year.  … ...
Expert Interview: Aggression in Children and Adolescents by Daniel... CCPR: Dr. Connor, you have spent many years working with and studying aggressive children. Why don’t you give us a little background on your interest in these kids? Dr. Connor: About 50 to 80 percent of all children and adolescents who are referred to child … ...
What about Siblings? There is so much focus on family and spending time together during the holidays. Lots has been written about how to get along with those difficult relatives that, thankfully, you … ...
PODCAST: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss New Year’s Resolutions: why we make them, but frequently abandon them long before the year is over. They share some interesting statistics on the most common reasons for such failures. In addition to … ...
What Drives Consumer Decisions at the Shelf? New research suggests less is more when it comes to shelf and display sales.
Stop being a Doormat; Responding to Anger I often hear clients say, “they made me feel ___” or “I had no choice but to yell back.” This is absurd. We always have choices, but the reality is … ...