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Waffling At Breakfast Time I’m a bit scattered this morning. I seem to be losing time. I look at the clock and think, “Gotta get up.” or “Time to make breakfast.” or “Time to … ...
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Kids and Anxiety Disorders: Q&A with Robin Zasio, PsyD,... CCPR: Dr. Zasio, as someone who has devoted your career to treating anxiety disorders in both kids and adults, I’d be curious how you think about such disorders in a way that helps you clinically. Dr. Zasio: A simplistic but still accurate way of looking … ...
12 Ways To Spot An Unethical Therapist Do you (or someone you know) have a therapist? Are they ethical? Do they follow the rules of their profession and engage with client(s) and staff with integrity and patience? … ...
The Fundamental Attribution Error is Overrated Does the so-called fundamental attribution error deserve to be more widely known? The importance of this phenomenon has actually been blown out of all proportion.
How to Live Well “To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.” – Thomas Aquinas At a certain point in life thoughts may turn to how well you’ve lived, how much you’ve accomplished relative to your goals, how well you’ve treated those you love and … ...
OCD and Driving   My son Dan was fearful of driving and hesitant to take driving lessons. Having driven with him a bit, my husband and I could see he was a conscientious, … ...
According to NPR, Brilliant Single Women Deny Their Ambitions... Morning Edition on NPR gave big play to some new research. As summarized in the online transcript, “A study finds that single women are much less likely to express career … ...
President Trump: Here Are Actual Facts About Sex There are opinions about sex, and facts about sex. Here are some facts to help Mr. Trump govern us.
Facebook at Face Value: Share Your Feedback   A worldwide phenom that began on February 4th, 2004 is an ever-present part of so many lives, mine included. Created by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo, Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris … ...
10 Areas of Self-Awareness you Should Understand If you lack self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, … ...
Brain stimulation can alter how much people respond to sexual rewards, study finds Research published in PLOS One suggests that non-invasive brain stimulation could help alter people’s responsiveness to sexual rewards. The study of 20 very sexually active men and women found that theta burst brain stimulation could increase or decrease the participants’ desire for a sexual reward. Continuous theta burst stimulation increased the participants’ anticipation of sexual [...]
Pope Francis spurs Republicans to shift climate views, study finds After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to see environmental dilemmas in the same way, according to a new study led by Cornell University communication researchers. “When Pope Francis issued his encyclical paper in June 2015, he emerged as a strong advocate for [...]
Psychologists find direct link between sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists at the University of Kent has shown. The study, which looked at youth members of gangs as well as those with no gang affiliation, provides the first evidence of a link between objectification and non-sexual aggression in [...]
Postpartum depression and anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest On the surface, postpartum depression (PPD) looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and of course, feel sad and irritable much of the time. However, many people and clinicians have underestimated the uniqueness of mood and emotional disorders that arise during [...]
Lies: 6 Tips to Detect Deception We all have told a lie at some point in our lives, whether directly or by omission. Unfortunately, it is safe to say everyone has been a victim of a … ...
Cell disposal faults could contribute to Parkinson’s, study finds A fault with the natural waste disposal system that helps to keep our brain cell ‘batteries’ healthy may contribute to neurodegenerative disease, a new study has found. The research, led by academics at The University of Nottingham and published in the journal Cell Death and Disease, centres on problems with mitochondria — the powerhouses which [...]
Scientists discover a brain wide chemical signal that enhances memory How does heightened attention improve our mental capacity? This is the question tackled by new research published today in the journal Cell Reports, which reveals a chemical signal released across the brain in response to attention demanding or arousing situations. The new discoveries indicate how current drugs used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, designed to [...]
Prenatal infection may alter brain development via epigenetic changes Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk for psychiatric disorders in the child, but the path between the two is something of a mystery. In a study published in Biological Psychiatry, senior author Professor Urs Meyer of the University of Zurich-Vetsuisse in Zurich, Switzerland and colleagues use a mouse model to show that activation of [...]
Brain study shows impulsivity is a risk factor for weight gain in some individuals Researchers at the Center for BrianHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index (BMI). The findings published in the journal Obesity demonstrate that having an impulsive personality — the tendency to consistently react with little forethought — is the key factor [...]