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New algorithm could explain human face recognition Researchers have developed a new computational model of the human brain's face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models have missed.
Some of the Worst Cliches in Recovery Circles If you spend time in recovery circles you will hear these same clichés over and over again. Some make you want to run to the nearest bar just for spite, others may become mantra. You can’t not hear them. If you have spent any time … ...
Single dose of psilocybin relieves anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer When combined with psychological counseling, a single dose of a mind-altering compound contained in psychedelic mushrooms significantly lessens mental anguish in distressed cancer patients for months at a time, according to results of a clinical trial led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. Published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology online Dec.1, the study showed [...]
A Prescription For Compassionate Health Care I was speaking with a friend today who is scheduled to have surgery next week. She is a medical professional who has been a home care nurse for much of … ...
Terrorism Anxiety Is Fueling Global Waves of Nationalism Is anxiety over existential threat making people aggressive toward out-group members? Brexit and the presidency win of Donald Trump are part of a larger pattern that will continue.
9 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Holiday Stress How can you use mindfulness to cope with holiday stress?   Do you find you’re frequently trying to squeeze more into your day by multi-tasking?  Or do you miss pieces … ...
3 Steps to Create Your Niche in Private Practice Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard from three therapists who successfully built their practices by focusing on a narrow niche. Jessica Engle, MFT shared with us how she built up an uber successful group practice by tailoring her practice to professional singles who wanted … ...
The Breathing Technique That Helps Fight Major Depression Breathing technique can reduce the stress hormones in the central nervous system. 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
7 Steps to Declare Freedom From Energy-Zapping Thoughts (EZTs)... Thoughts — or “self talk” — are powerful shapers of our lives, relationships, even our character. We become what and who we most think about. The thoughts we regularly think form “a story” in … ...
Gut microbes promote motor deficits in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease Gut microbes may play a critical role in the development of Parkinson's-like movement disorders in genetically predisposed mice, researchers report. Antibiotic treatment reduced motor deficits and molecular hallmarks of Parkinson's disease in a mouse model, whereas transplantation of gut microbes from patients with Parkinson's disease exacerbated symptoms in these mice. The findings could lead to new treatment strategies for the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States.
Link between brain, bone in Alzheimer's disease identified Researchers have identified a major connection between areas of the brainstem - the ancient area that controls mood, sleep and metabolism - and detrimental changes to bone in a preclinical model of Alzheimer's disease.
Seven Ways to Get Unstuck When we get stuck, we often wait for an external change to happen. But change doesn't happen to us, it comes from within us. Here's a guide to moving forward.
How to Be True to Yourself Every once in a while I pull out my one-year sobriety chip, which reads on the front, “To Thine Own Self Be True.” I’ve been sober for more than 26 years now, but it was my one-year chip that meant the most to me, because … ...
Five Strategies For Dealing With Toxic People   They conceal their true emotions, they say one thing while meaning something else, they forget important dates, and their sharp criticisms always seem to be covered in ornate gift … ...
Why “Mild” Depression Isn’t Mild I have dysthymia. For those who aren’t obsessively lingo-attuned, it’s a high-functioning form of depression. Which doesn’t sound like a big deal. It’s not listed under reasons to get disability. … ...
Amish Asthma Rates Offer Clues to Preventing Mental Illness New evidence that healthy bodies promote healthy minds
Not Taking Yourself Personally I find myself pondering Don Miguel Ruiz, Sr.’s “four agreements” quite a lot lately. When I’m not talking about them (which is most of the time, since I work from home … ...
Spiritual Health A Story A renowned doctor, an award winning professor of medicine, was in residence for a few months at the fortress. There he examined and treated the countess and other members … ...
Relationship Distress 101: Is it Them, or is it Me? Sometimes when you’re struggling in your relationship, you might jump to conclusions. That means you might assume that it’s all you, or you might go straight to blaming your partner … ...
Today I Love Connecting With So Many People Today I love connecting with so many people in so many ways. I love finding old friends on Facebook, meeting people I know when I’m out of town, making new … ...