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Putting the Health and Care in Healthcare Red, white, and blue. The blue represents Americans’ collective mood. Is it our work-centric culture? Our reticence to discuss mental health? Our collective independence? Regardless the U.S. stands for Under Stress. But why are we so unhappy — at least compared to our Scandinavian brethren? … ...
The Child Mental Health Crisis Childhood mental health issues are on the rise. It will take a village to identify and treat them. Better understanding them is a start.
This Subtle Dementia Symptom Sends Early Warning Dementia breaks down the brain's ability to perform complex tasks, like this one. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Reducing Problem Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcement... Problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement is likely to need intervention that is different than that of problem behavior maintained by social reinforcement. Saini, Greer, et. al. (2016) note that noncontingent reinforcement and response blocking are two interventions that have been shown to reduce problem … ...
5 Effortless Ways to Embrace Change “The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus Time never stands still in real life. It’s not like the movies where characters can freeze-frame and the writer takes the viewer on some tangential story. In real life, change happens constantly. You can fight … ...
The Cost of Internalized Stigma One of the most insidious kinds of stigma people with mental health conditions face is self-stigma. When you’re surrounded by a culture that stigmatizes mental illness, it’s natural that these attitudes can affect the way you see your own mental health. When people with mental health conditions adopt stigmatizing attitudes...
Online Dating Photo Fraud: the Person Behind the Profile Online daters with attractive photos are both distrusted and desired. Dated photos can indicate deception, while selfies transmit transparency.
Gray matter density increases during adolescence, study finds While volume indeed decreases from childhood to young adulthood, gray matter density actually increases, a new study concludes.
Best of Our Blogs: May 26, 2017 We’re nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness Month. But there are still things you can do. I received an email that certain brands will make a donation to a mental health charity of your choice when you make a purchase online. You can learn … ...
What triggers that feeling of being watched? You feel somebody is looking at you, but you don’t know why. The explanation lies in some intriguing neuroscience and the study of a strange form of brain injury. Something makes you turn and see someone watching you. Perhaps on a busy train, or at night, or when you’re strolling through the park. How did … Continue reading "What triggers that feeling of being watched?"
The secret to communicating with your kids How many of these phrases sound familiar? “I heard you the first time!” “Alright, alright. Keep your hair on…” “Okay, okay—I said I'm coming!” “Wait a minute!” “But mum…” *Enormous tantrum* When do you hear these phrases the most? When you're trying to get the kids out the door to school? When you've asked the kids […]
3 Ways to Develop and Maintain Healthy Relationship Boundaries... Having boundaries is so, so important. Boundaries in relationships are certainly a hot topic lately, but it also seems to be this ever-elusive concept. While boundaries are incredibly important to the success of any healthy relationship, most people seem completely at a loss for how … ...
Zika infections could be factor in more pregnancies Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.
Coping with Anxiety in School and the Workplace Anxiety can affect anyone at any stage in their life, but it is one of the most common mental disorders on college campuses. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, forty million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, and 75% of those … ...
A flip switch for binge-eating? Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.
The Popular Supplement That Boosts Memory And Learning For the research 166 people carried out cognitive tasks while the blood flow in their brains was measured. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Research shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Recovering from an Abusive Narcissist The path to healing after an abusive marriage is more like a winding mountain road than a straight line. Just when a person thinks they are moving forward, the road makes a sharp turn backwards. Sometimes the best way to illustrate the journey is through … ...
Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive control As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function.
Costly Curves The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.