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Self-Defeating Personality Disorder Some people seem their own worst enemy. Why do they irrationally put themselves in this position? And, more importantly what can we do to help them
Aphrodite and Dionysus Linda: Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints. Doctors and psychotherapists call this Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). … ...
Overcoming the Allure of Fake News When are we most likely to believe fake news? Here's how to identify and overcome our own gullibility.
Scientists discover concussion biomarker The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study. Widely considered a crisis in professional sports and youth athletic programs, sports-related concussions have had devastating neurological, physical, social and emotional consequences for millions of athletes.
Promising discovery for a non-invasive early detection of Alzheimer's disease A team of scientists has pioneered new technology that detects in human blood platelets the pathological oligomeric forms of brain tau protein in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, leading toward high relevance findings for the research community.
How Writers Are Inspired By Their Muse “Don’t wait for the muse. As I’ve said, he’s a hardheaded guy who’s not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re … ...
Here's why you don't feel jet-lagged when you run a fever A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. Now, scientists report direct evidence in mice for how those cell clusters control sleep and relay light cues about night and day throughout the body.
ADHD Teaching Tip: How to Use Repetition If you’re teaching students with ADHD, repetition is one of the best tools you have. But what matters is how you use repetition, not just whether you use repetition in … ...
3 Things You Can Do When You’re Alone On...   Feeling lonely, disconnected or down? “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” -Desmond Tutu   It’s hard to feel joyful when … ...
Study: Sleep Problems are Big Challenges for Veterans with... Posttraumatic stress disorder is an often chronic and disabling psychiatric disorder.  It is characterized by several core symptoms including  intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, depression and hyperarousal.  Many individuals suffering from PTSD also experience significant sleep problems.  In fact, sleep disturbance is one of the most common … ...
7 Tips on How to Kick the Habit of Indecisiveness People usually struggle to make choices because they don’t believe in their ability to think for themselves; they believe other people are more capable of making the “right” choice for them. When this is the case, they pawn off small and major decisions to others … ...
A hearing test may be able to identify a concussion Brains of concussed children have slower and weaker responses to speech.
Fighting painkiller addiction at home A tamper-resistant electronic pill dispenser for use at home dispenses a drug to curb cravings and prevent abuse while waiting to get in a treatment program.
Facebook lurking 'makes you miserable' Spending too long on social media is likely to cause envy and dissatisfaction, suggests a study.
Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others.
Toeing the line: Study finds brain cells that signal path of travel Cognitive scientists say they have found neurons that help an animal align itself within a cognitive map of its environment. The neurons signal 'I'm on this line, in this orientation.'
Recovery from brain injury, better sleep go hand in hand After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel.
Today I Love The Creepy Way That Holidays Sneak Up Today I love the creepy way that holidays sneak up on us sometimes. I love that they are so often in the distant future right up until suddenly they are … ...
5 Toxic Behaviors No One Should Tolerate People argue and they fight, even when they care for each other. Relationships are famously difficult and it’s little wonder that there are many of us who have trouble recognizing … ...
PODCAST: Why Do Some People View Mental Illness as... In this week’s Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss how some individuals with mental illness view their condition as beneficial, such as giving them enhanced creativity, deeper empathy, more insightful, and so on. They share their own personal stories and anecdotes heard from others. … ...