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Beware of the Go-For-The-Jugular Vampire This vampire is one of the most malevolent of bloodsuckers, this person is vindictive and cuts you down with no consideration for your feelings. Learn how to protect yourself.
How Rituals Keep Writers On Track – Pt 2 Kurt Vonnegut is known for writing some classic science fiction during the fifties and sixties. His first novel Player Piano came out in 1952, followed by Cat’s Cradle (1963), and … ...
Cheating? But It Was Just a Webcam! In the 21st century, as our lives have become increasingly more digital, the once-clear line between monogamy and infidelity has gotten rather blurry.
The High Price of Your Untreated Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that’s very common. There are about 200,000 new agoraphobia diagnoses per year in the U.S. alone. It’s defined as having unreasonable fear of … ...
Are You An Influencer? What does the word ‘influence’ mean? “The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of … ...
Imaging technique maps serotonin activity in living brains Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin from being reabsorbed by neurons after it has dispatched its signal, so more of it stays floating around the brain. Now researchers have developed an imaging technique that, for the first time, enables 3D mapping of serotonin as it's reabsorbed into neurons, across multiple regions of the living brain. This technique could be a powerful tool for the research and development of antidepressants.
Gravitating Towards the Familiar and Fearing the Unknown... As children we often fantasize and romanticize about what our life would be like as adults. We often envision amazing things for our adult selves, i.e., an adoring family, perfect … ...
Today I Love Friends Pitching In Today I love friends pitching in and helping their community. I love that when I put out a call for people to donate a small amount of money to pool … ...
Scientists build a better cancer drug to pass through blood-brain barrier In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly impermeable blood-brain barrier.
Using Social Media to Deal with Personal Tragedy From May-September 2016, I battled cancer. The cancer had formed from prior radiation therapy for a previous bout of breast cancer in 2012. The 2016 cancer was called angiosarcoma. Treatment for this angiosarcoma was drastic surgery to cut the cancer out of my right breast. … ...
Physical Cause of Depression Pinpointed In The Brain The cause of depression is related to how we deal with disappointment and what happy memories we can recall. ** Use code "5OFF" for $5 off PsyBlog's new ebook: "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" (Valid until 24 Oct 2016) **
Does Being Different Or Aspergers = “Goody Two Shoes”?... Kris Jones and I are discussing the obstacles to his self fulfillment. The first we discussed was social anxiety; the second I’m highlighting is handling being different and rigid/black and … ...
Does Your Therapist Have Successful Outcomes? When searching for and interviewing a prospective therapist, ask him to tell you about his rate of successful outcomes. A therapist should be able to tell you what percentage (approximately/in the … ...
Advances made in Alzheimer's research A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two proteins (Interleukin-4 and STAT6) have been identified to be relevant for this process. This is a big step towards the understanding, prevention or even healing of Alzheimer’s disease – a disease with about 170,000 new cases diagnosed every year in Germany.
Intimate Partner Violence: Raising Our Awareness as Clinicians... As clinicians, we want to prevent trauma by raising awareness of dating violence and sexual assault prevention. Most people don’t know how terribly common sexual assault is, or what to do about it. Intimate partner violence may be even more prevalent than sexual assault. Reports … ...
Is This Where Evil Begins? My last cartoon was about figuring out who has the control in the relationship: you or him? And what does that mean in the bedroom? Today’s cartoon is about my … ...
Revising the Negative Narratives We Tell About Ourselves... All of us hold stories about ourselves. Maybe you’re unwittingly telling yourself that in order to be lovable, you must always say yes to others and avoid upsetting them. At all cost. Maybe you’re telling yourself that you’re terrible at romantic relationships. Maybe you’re telling … ...
Amanda Seyfried Has Been Living with OCD for Years Amanda Seyfried became a cultural icon for her role in Mean Girls and has continued to captivate audiences ever since. While she may appear carefree onscreen, she has been dealing … ...
Personality and the Brain, Part 4 When the bossy left hemisphere is “shushed” and the creative right brain is allowed to “speak,” artistic talent proliferates.
3 Reasons Talking about Feelings Helps If avoiding painful feelings does not help, then talking about things might. Expressing emotions helps in several specific, practical ways: 1) Whether we know it or not, we use energy … ...