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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.
Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer's May Be Reversible New research holds out hope that the loss of memory function that accompanies Alzheimer's may be preventable and reversible if the disease is caught early enough.
Crisis in Private Practice – Are you prepared? Recently I wrote about my experience of having a miscarriage and it’s impact on my private practice (You can read about it here). I bring up this topic because I think often times our practices are ill prepared for when life happens to us. As … ...
Natural Remedies To Treat Bipolar Disorder Introduction In addition to taking prescription medications for Depression, natural remedies can be used to treat Depression, as well.  This article will describe some of the natural remedies to treat … ...
8 Crucial Differences Between Healthy and Unhealthy Pride The term "pride" is saddled with negative connotations. But it can be a good thing, too. So is pride a matter of degree, as in "too much of a good thing"? Or is it something else?
What's Going on With Baby Names? What's going on with baby names? Millennials, and their need for uniqueness.
The ‘Love Hormone’ Produced During Sex Enhances Sprituality The hormone has already been linked to greater altruism, social bonding and other positive effects. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Winging It With ADHD I don’t talk about politics on this blog. And I definitely don’t talk about the first U.S. presidential debate. No, I’m not touching that topic with a ten-foot orange toupee. … ...