|The children most likely to be bullied by their own friends
||Overweight or obese children are more likely to have "frenemies," studies suggest.
|At Wimbledon, Grunts May Separate Winners from Losers
||Two new studies reaffirm that speaking (or grunting) in a lower pitch voice can make you appear less submissive in daily life and help you perform better in sporting competitions.
|Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?
||One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists are discovering why.
|Why the Five Stages of Grief Are Wrong
||Despite our society’s widespread belief that grief proceeds in five simple stages, research shows that this isn’t the case. So what is true?
|Poor Sleep in Children and Adolescents: Q&A with Rafael...
||CCPR: What are some of the main challenges child psychiatrists face when evaluating kids with sleep problems? Dr. Pelayo: What I teach is to always think of sleep in terms of 4 components. For patients who come to you with sleep concerns, you have to … ...
|The Not So Scientific Method
||Law degree at 28; blossoming legal career at 35; smiling family at 40. Or so I thought. Somehow my tickin’ clock overlooked the Great Recession, mind-numbing legal positions, and familial strife. Entering law school in 2004 (with a forceful push from an overbearing father), I … ...
|Using Journaling to Cope with Sadness
||Sadness is a difficult emotion to feel. Usually, we ignore it. We pretend it doesn’t exist. We distract ourselves by staying busy. Or we berate ourselves for feeling too sad or not sad enough. We judge ourselves, as if certain situations require certain amounts of … ...
|What High Heels Say About Your Desire For More Status
||How fashion helps us fit in with others as well as sets us apart.
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|Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty
||Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and reckless ones? Behavioral neuroscientists have identified changes in two brain regions that may hold answers to these questions.
|Well-being in later life: The mind plays an important role
||Well-being in later life is largely dependent on psychosocial factors. Physical impairments tend to play a secondary role, as scientists have discovered.
|Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects
||Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning - don't drink while pregnant. Experts have issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Now a new study finds that prenatal ethanol exposure (from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy) causes abnormalities in the brain and behavior that may be passed on for many generations.
|Obstructing the 'inner eye'
||Hypnosis can help people stop smoking, sleep better and even undergo dental treatment without pain. But what exactly is hypnosis and what precisely happens in the brain of a hypnotised person? These questions are currently being studied by psychologists. The aim is to find comprehensive scientific answers to the questions.
|Some patients with dementia may experience delayed-onset PTSD
||Delayed-onset post-traumatic symptoms in the elderly may be misdiagnosed as falling under the umbrella of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), according to a recent review.
|Best of Our Blogs: July 7, 2017
||When things are going right, we seldom grow. It’s the hard stuff that makes us pause, reflect on how we’ve been living and stretch for something better. But those difficult times require grit and resilience. How do you get through days when you’re dragging your … ...
|The Ultimate Private Practice Training Series: Out of the...
||We’re Going To Show You… How to harness your ability to connect to build a profitable private practice How to get people to shout your name from the rooftops- just be being yourself Natural, no-hype ways to promote what you are passionate about (and good … ...
|How to Deal with Your Partner’s Jealousy
||If your understand your own and your partner’s attachment style, you can effectively resolve the inevitable conflicts in your relationship.
|Trauma-Informed Care and Why It Matters
||Individuals’ coping reactions to trauma remain poorly understood, even by many of the people who are in the best positions to offer support and treatment to victims.
|Study finds sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length in women
||Research has documented the psychological benefits of being in a high-quality relationship — but the benefits may be physical as well. Scientists in California have now found that sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA. A preliminary study published online March 24, 2017, in the scientific journal Psychoneuroendocrinology [...]
|How one father explains mental illness and parenthood
||Comics about mental health have been making the rounds on social media for the past few years, and artists like Toby Allen and Gemma Correll have changed the way many of us talk about mental illness. Now there’s another artist to add to the mix—but with a point of difference. Toronto based teacher Chris Grady […]
|8 Mental Abuse Tactics Narcissists Use at Work
||The second Stacey walked into the office, she could feel the tension. Usually it took hours for the tension to mount but this morning, something was already amiss. As she turned on the lights for the floor, she checked the other offices for signs of … ...