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Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school Test scores of children born addicted to opiates get worse as they age, study finds.
4 Ways to Handle People Who Don’t Get Your... “You just need to stop babying him!” “She’ll grow out of it. My kids did that too.” “She just needs a good spanking!” Sound familiar? These comments can make your … ...
Why You Need A Mentally Ill Friend I have a few really good friends. I used to have a lot of friends but moves across the country and the growing apart of people, well, now there are … ...
27 Signs of Superficial Relationships Warning: This post is one person’s opinion about the signs of superficial relationships. An opinion piece made up by the author. It’s not clinical, scientific or based on research. It’s … ...
Study: Exposure to pornography doesn’t reduce attraction and love for romantic partners A new research has cast doubt on findings from a 1989 study that had found that pornographic images could be damaging to romantic relationships. The original study exposed men and women in committed relationships to erotic images of the opposite sex. It found that men who were exposed to the nude centerfolds rated their partners as less attractive and [...]
People who believe political views have a biological basis are more intolerant, study finds People who believe that political views are rooted in biology are more prejudiced against their political opponents, according to research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study of 452 U.S. adults found that people who believed biological differences were responsible for differences in political ideology were more likely to desire to avoid the company [...]
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Parents Guide to Recognizing Signs... For a lot of parents, learning that your child has a spectrum disorder can be a very difficult realization to accept. Unfortunately, for some, learning a child has a disability can be … ...
Satisfaction, attachment play important roles in seeking sex outside of a monogamous relationship According to a study published in Sexual and Relationship Therapy, a person is  more likely to engage in sexual involvement outside of a relationship if they are not satisfied with their relationship and feel detached from their partner. Extradyadic sexual involvement occurs when an individual engages in a sexual exchange with someone other than their [...]
Study examines how corpse viewing affects the cognitive processing of grief Research published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior has examined the potential effects of viewing the body of a deceased loved one. The study of 142 bereaved pet owners examined a phenomenon dubbed “false recognitions,” in which a person attributes sights or sounds to a deceased loved one, “followed by the disquieting recollection that the [...]
Retail therapy for jealous partners Have you ever felt jealous about the attention your romantic partner was giving to someone else? Perhaps your significant other seems to be enjoying a conversation with someone a little too much, or a co-worker is flirting with your partner at a company holiday party. Researcher Xun (Irene) Huang, PhD, was eager to investigate whether [...]
A natural compound can block the formation of toxins associated with Parkinson’s disease A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a molecular process thought to underlie Parkinson’s Disease, and to suppress its toxic products, scientists have reported. The findings, although only preliminary, suggest that the compound, called squalamine, could be exploited in various ways as the basis of a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. The compound has [...]
Patients recovering from depression show improvements in memory from the drug modafinil Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy — excessive daytime sleepiness — can improve memory in patients recovering from depression, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The findings, published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry: CNNI, result from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study and offer hope of a treatment for some of [...]
Does your smartphone make you less likely to trust others? Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore – actually just about 10 years ago – you might have had to consult a friendly local to direct you. Today, with all the friendly locals still very much around you on the [...]
Maternal micronutrients, nurturing environment boost child development A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents.
Parental Bonding Influences Anxiety in Adulthood It’s no secret that your childhood experiences affect how you relate to the world as an adult. We’re still learning the specifics about how exactly the former shapes the latter, though. Recently, a team of Japanese researchers published a study looking at whether the way children bond with their parents...
The Gullibility of Donald Trump Donald Trump is ususally described as someone who exploits the credulity of his followers. Using the Russian hacking case as example, I explain how he himself is gullible.
The Gullibility of a President-Elect Using the Russian hacking case as example, explaining how the President-Elect himself is gullible.
My Self-Care Sucks and Other Blocks to Self-Care My self-care sucks, my diet is joke, I haven’t worked out regularly in months, I’m disconnected from my husband and my kids are driving me nuts!!!! How am I an … ...
OCD and Indecision I’ve been an advocate for OCD awareness for almost ten years now and while I feel that some progress has been made in the public’s understanding of the disorder, we … ...
The New Emphasis on Community Functioning in Schizophrenia... TCPR: Dr. Ongur, I know you’ve been interested in creative ways of helping patients with psychosis function well in the community. Are we not doing very well as a field in improving the functioning of our schizophrenic patients? Dr. Ongur: We actually do very well … ...