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Six Tips for Dealing with Family Drama During the... The holidays are some people’s favorite time of year. Cozy nights in, creating new memories, and lots of time spent with immediate and extended family members. For some, this time is wonderful. But for others, dealing with family members and in-laws can make the holiday … ...
The Busy, Stressed Out Woman’s Survival Guide Five steps to beginning a mindful life:     A. Set your intentions every morning     B. Take 15 minutes for yourself     C. Take 15 minutes for loved ones     … ...
Empowering Patients to Become Effective Self-Advocates When you're diagnosed with cancer, you may feel like you've lost your voice. But it's important to be a self-advocate with your doctors and medical team.
How does the brain of people who do not like music work? A new study explains the brain mechanisms associated with the lack of sensitivity to music. The study gives clues about the importance of music at an evolutionary level based on the connection between the auditory and emotional areas of the brain.
Epilepsy: why do seizures sometimes continue after surgery? The potential reasons why many patients with severe epilepsy still continue to experience seizures even after surgery have been outlined in a new report. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem and is the most common serious neurological disorder. Medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) remains the most frequent neurosurgically treated epilepsy disorder.
Studies point to gene-based brain glitches in ill Gulf War vets Certain forms, or alleles, of a gene known to play a key role in the immune system appear to offer protection from Gulf War illness (GWI), Veterans Affairs researchers have found. Further, they discovered how such protection is manifested in the brain.
Are SIDS and colic related? Researchers propose new theory The origin of both colic and SIDS may be related to the gradual emergence of an infant’s ability to voluntarily control the release of air through the vocal track, suggest researchers.
Today I Love Cheerful People Today I love cheerful people like the ones I met all day yesterday. I love listening to people talk in cafés ’cause they are almost always telling the best things … ...
Why do we keep buying things we never wear? Clothing is often purchased based on a fantasy people have about themselves.
Surgeon general: 1 in 7 in USA will face substance addiction A federal report calls for a shift in the way America addresses substance addictions.
Do We Interpret Dog and Human Emotions in the Same Way? Recent data answers the question of whether the brain processes emotional expressions of humans and dogs in the same way.
Targeting brain chemistry to beat disease Thanks to advances in big data and medicinal chemistry, scientists can screen thousands of molecules in the search for protein structures leading to new drugs for brain diseases.  
3 Things That May Be Keeping Your From Reaching... Many mental health clinicians have big career ambitions and goals for themselves, yet feel stuck and unsure of how to proceed. Whether it’s writing a book, starting a podcast, opening your own therapy practice, or creating an online course, there are a plethora of opportunities … ...
Podcast: Does Person-First Language Reduce Mental Illness Stigma?... In this week’s Psych Central Show, Gabe and Vincent discuss the use of person-first language in mental health advocacy. Person-First refers to a form of etiquette that calls for language to be structured “person” first, “disability” second. For example: “people with diabetes” versus “diabetic.” It … ...
The Words You Use Predict How Long You’ll Live They’re just words, right? Not so fast! According to new research, what you say could predict how long you’re going to live. In the study, psychologists analyzed 197 books and speeches, paying special attention to words that indicated a “failure mindset” – that is, words associated with attitudes like helplessness,...
7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with a Narcissist As if life with a narcissist wasn’t bad enough on a regular basis, add the holidays into the mix and it becomes chaotic. Narcissists want the best looking house on the block with extreme decorating measures just to outdo the neighbors and relatives. The food … ...
Study: Toxoplasma gondii parasite can alter humans’ sexual desires The Toxoplasma gondii parasite is carried by an estimated 30 percent of all humans but is considered a relatively harmless infection. New research published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, however, suggests that toxoplasmosis can make people more interested in nonconventional sexual practices like bondage. In the study, Czech researchers compared 212 Toxoplasma-infected men and 529 [...]
Marijuana could help treat alcoholism and opioid addiction, study finds Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. “Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce the use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication,” says the study’s lead investigator Zach Walsh, an [...]
A father’s influence makes for better grades The warmth of a father’s love has a special influence on young people, and makes them feel optimistic and determined to strive for greater things. It also boosts the math grades of teenage girls and the language ability of boys, says Dr. Marie-Anne Suizzo of the University of Texas in the US, in an article [...]
More human-like model of Alzheimer’s better mirrors tangles in the brain Tangled up brain fibrils made up of a rogue protein known as tau are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that likely hold the key to treatments, making them of great interest to researchers. Mimicking the formation and spread of these tangles in animal models with greater accuracy allows scientists to better investigate new therapies [...]