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Online group therapy may be effective treatment for bulimia nervosa Eight years ago, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a new kind of clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of online therapy – delivered through group chat sessions – to face-to-face group therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating (or [...]
Tai Chi proves feasible and beneficial for veterans with PTSD Veterans with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi not only would recommend it to a friend, but also found the ancient Chinese tradition helped with their symptoms including managing intrusive thoughts, difficulties with concentration and physiological arousal. The findings, which appear in the journal BMJ Open, are the first [...]
Standing up may unmask cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson’s In a new study published online today in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson’s disease experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up – a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) – [...]
Preschoolers’ expectations shape how they interpret speech When we listen to people speak, we aren’t just hearing the sounds they’re making, we’re also actively trying to infer what they’re going to say. Someone might misspeak, forget a word, or be drowned out by background noise, and yet we often get their meaning anyway. This is because we use our past experience with [...]
Study shows thinning of brain tissue remains in college football players A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football. But this may not be confined to professional players only. A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, show that even college-level players may be [...]
#223: Managing Fear in Times of Transition   How do we manage fear and build resilience in times of transition? Many of us—friends, colleagues and clients–have been “trumpatized” by the election and the changes that we fear … ...
Relationship Addiction & Sex Someone recently mentioned that I might have relationship addiction issues which immediately I was like no. I live alone, eat out alone, and do pretty much whatever I want, all … ...
The Fastest Way To Grow Up As infants, when we want something, we cry. As adolescents when we want something we rebel, sulk, or just keep asking. As adults when we want something we negotiate or … ...
It Shines: Living with Bipolar II Disorder I’m quick to reflect on high school glory days. It’s pretty silly, seeing as how I’ve not even reached the 10-year reunion mark. Flipping through my old yearbook, I noticed one of my favorite teachers wrote “Dear Beth, calling you a delicate flower would not … ...
Change of Place and Pace: Keeping ADHD at Bay Moving is hell and so is ADHD and trying to pack. At least this time I put similar things in boxes together and even went so far as labeling them. … ...
Setting Boundaries with Mental Illness Mental illness—there I put it out there on the very first sentence of this post. I can’t say it out loud yet, my voice turns to a croak and my … ...
Imaging technique can see you think Fast fMRI has been used to image rapidly fluctuating brain activity during human thought. fMRI measures changes in blood oxygenation, which were previously thought to be too slow to detect the subtle neuronal activity associated with higher order brain functions. The new discovery is a significant step towards realizing a central goal of neuroscience research: mapping the brain networks responsible for human cognitive functions such as perception, attention, and awareness.
Thinning of Brain Tissue Remains in College Football Players, Five Years After Play Even college-level athletes may be vulnerable to the effects of head trauma, new research has found. Even several years after graduation, college football players continue to show evidence of neuropathic brain changes, say the researchers.
Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them? If children with antisocial tendencies could be raised in a loving atmosphere or receive early intervention, perhaps full-blown psychopathic and violent tendencies might be curbed.
Facebook: The Loophole in No-Contact with Narcissists Facebook is the dream-come-true for narcissists who resent being ignored. It’s their loophole in your No Contact policy. And when it comes to social media, they know every trick in … ...
Michelle Williams Talks Raising Daughter Without Heath Ledger... There was a time, not too long ago, when Heath Ledger was the talk of the town. His star power was rising and every performance he delivered seemed to get … ...
For Former Addicts, Grief and Loss Can Haunt the... The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones, to reminisce about old times, and to anticipate the future — all things designed to bring joy. But if … ...
The Daily Activities That Promote An Upward Spiral Of Flourishing People reported more positive emotions, including more enthusiasm and joy. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Feeling bad has academic benefits For some, the start of December marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. But for most university students, the coming weeks mean final exams, mounting stress and negative moods. While that doesn’t seem like an ideal combination for great grades, new research shows that the occasional bout of bad feelings can actually improve students’ academic success.
Aerobic exercise preserves brain volume and improves cognitive function Using a new MRI technique, researchers found that adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who exercised four times a week over a six-month period experienced an increase in brain volume in specific, or local, areas of the brain, but adults who participated in aerobic exercise experienced greater gains than those who just stretched.