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Psychoanalyze, Don’t Moralize Evil is not a psychological category.  Evil is a moral category.  I invite you to psychoanalyze, not moralize.  Here are a few propositions for you. “There is no evil – … ...
Bad Moms: Social Stigmas and Postpartum Mental Illness We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
APA Receives Grant to Train Psychologists in Integrated Care Funds will lead to more psychologists prepared to work in primary care settings
Coffee: Warding off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths Coffee may ward off dementia and coffee preferences can help identify antisocial behavior.
3 Realistic Tips for Tired Moms   As I write this article, I am personally experiencing the tired mom syndrome. I have been super busy (or at least it feels that way) for the past few … ...
How to Eat Chocolate for Optimal Happiness If you think psychologists don’t do enough research with practical applications, you’ve got another think coming. A team of researchers from Gettysburg College have just published a study on a topic we can all get behind: how to get the most enjoyment out of a bite of chocolate. The secret?...
‘Image’ is Everything’ or Is It? Back in the 1990’s, tennis pro Andre Agassi said “Image is everything,” for a TV camera commercial. While Agassi was merely reciting a line, the phrase stuck a cord with audiences and soon it was integrated into American culture. Coaches, marketing experts, media relations, and … ...
Why Creative People May Feel More Anxiety Anxiety impacts many people, but may be especially prevalent and acute for those who are creative, gifted and highly sensitive. Psychotherapist Diana Pitaru writes, “Anxiety is a common emotion experienced … ...
What ‘Stranger Things’ Can Teach Us about Parenting... If you are one of the few out there who have not seen it: Stranger Things is a science fiction series that is very reminiscent of “The Goonies.” The story takes place in 1983 and the central plot line follows a group of four boys. … ...
OCD – Where Does It Come From? When my son Dan was first diagnosed (at age seventeen) with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted to learn everything I could about the illness. I also wanted to figure out why … ...
Chaos and Clutter Contribute to Overeating One of my oldest friends has, to put it mildly, a problem with online shopping. If she sees it, she probably will order it — heck, she’ll order two just … ...
5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety (Video) A short video describing 5 tips to reduce symptoms of anxiety....
New guidelines issued for patients with severe traumatic brain injury Guidelines previously updated once a decade now will be modified as discoveries are made, experts report. The most recently updated guidelines provide recommendations for 18 monitoring and treatment topics for patients with severe traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, including surgical procedures, the use of monitors that measure intracranial pressure, preventing and treating brain swelling, and nutrition.
Tumor Paint brings light to toddler's brain tumor Doctors are testing a new drug that aims to improve surgical outcomes by acting as a molecular flashlight that allows surgeons to visibly distinguish a tumor from normal brain tissue.
How the brain decides between effort and reward In a new study, researchers investigated what parts of the brain may be involved in deciding if something is worth the effort. The team found a relevant pattern of activity in three areas of the brain, the supplementary motor area (SMA), dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) and putamen.
Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education Self-directed education—as it occurs in unschooling families and at democratic schools--operates by allowing these four natural drives to flourish. ....
Natural Remedies For Bipolar Depression Introduction In my previous article entitled, “Natural Remedies For Depression,” I discussed natural remedies to alleviate symptoms associated with Depression, in addition to prescription medications.  In addition to focusing on … ...
Why I Prescribe Pokemon Go for My Patients This week, the parent of one of my patients asked me about Pokémon Go. She was concerned with her child’s obsession and felt like this could lead to social or emotional problems. Electronics, as with most things, are good in moderation — but Pokémon Go … ...
The Real Reason Antidepressants Don’t Work For 50% Of People Antidepressants may give the brain a chance to recover from depression, but more is needed. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Brain disruptions similar across many emotional disorders In an analysis of existing studies that used MRI images to study the brain’s white matter, researchers describe common brain abnormalities found in multiple emotional disorders.