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Coming Out of the Mental Health Closet About My Anxiety I am coming out as a mentally ill college professor suffering from an anxiety disorder to help end the stigma around mental illness in academia
10 Common Challenges When Your Spouse Has Depression It’s no walk in the park. When you’re married to someone, you’re committed — through thick and thin, sick and well. But when you’re married to someone with depression, sometimes you feel a little sick yourself. How do you manage to care for your partner … ...
"No Thanks" to This Line of Autism Research My family’s DNA is a coveted commodity. Our older daughter is autistic, and researchers want our blood and saliva. Once upon a time I would have happily donated. Not now.
Why do men behave the way they do? Though the brains of both sexes are more alike than different, there are small wiring differences.
Transitioning from daylight saving time could increase depression Dark evenings caused by the time change can lead to depression.
Study challenges model of Alzheimer's disease progression Researchers provide unprecedented evidence that basal forebrain pathology precedes and predicts both entorhinal pathology and memory impairment in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Brain needs to be retrained after ACL injury Regaining full function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is more than just physical -- it requires retraining the brain, say researchers.
Stressed-out rats consume more alcohol, revealing related brain chemistry Rodents that had been exposed to stress had a weakened alcohol-induced dopamine response and voluntarily drank more alcohol compared to controls, a new study has found. The blunted dopamine signaling to ethanol arose due to changes in the circuitry in the ventral tegmental area, the heart of the brain's reward system.
Adele Was “Frightened” by Postpartum Depression Any woman who has gone through pregnancy and childbirth can relate to how overwhelming the whole process can be. While the body goes through huge hormonal and physical transformations, a … ...
Early Treatment is Vital for Bipolar Disorder Getting proper treatment early is beneficial for people with bipolar disorder in many ways. Treatment can include pharmaceuticals, psychotherapy, aid from a social worker or educating the patient on what … ...
Simple Truths About Sexual Attraction Forget what you think you know about sexual attraction, we don't consciously realize who we are attracted to or why we are attracted to them.
Beautiful “Cure” For The Negative Thinking Neurotic How to fight the negative thinking at the heart of neuroticism. Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
How to Get an Extra Hour in Your Day But while you may love that extra hour of sleep, consider not sleeping in, but instead get up after your customary amount of sleep.
Finding Your Flock Lessons From the Geese   As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% … ...
How Far Can Our Empathy Go? I read this quote today and I had three thoughts almost simultaneously: “Now, with regard to the people who have done things we call “terrorism,” I’m confident they have been expressing their pain in many different ways for thirty years or more. Instead of our … ...
The brain can reveal drinking status even after death Scientists who use postmortem brain tissue to study alcohol’s effects on brain structure and function will find this research interesting. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is an alcohol metabolite and its concentration in whole blood samples is a biomarker of drinking habits. For this study, scientists examined PEth levels in postmortem brains of individuals known to have had alcohol use disorders (AUDs).
Bike Desks May Improve Cognitive Performance We’ve all heard about biking to work. But here’s a slightly more radical concept: biking at work. Along with standing desks and treadmill desks, pedal desks are a way furniture designers have tried to address the health consequences of sitting too much. There are a lot of different reasons you...
Why I Never Want to Go Back to Kindergarten... I will never EVER forget my first day of kindergarten. Unfortunately, there are no words I can find to adequately describe the mind-numbing shock of opening that classroom door and … ...
Effective Up and Down the Line A recent study finds that antidepressants work across the spectrum of major depression, for patients with severe, moderate, and mild forms of the disorder. Will the press notice?
Today I Love Those Determined Predawn Clouds Today I love those determined predawn clouds that marched resolutely south as the sky grew lighter. I love the way my camera seems to be able to capture what I … ...