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Bipolar Disorder Vs. Schizophrenia Introduction According to healthline.com, “Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are two different chronic mental disorders. People can sometimes mistake the symptoms of bipolar disorder for schizophrenia symptoms.”  To explain further according … ...
Why Are We Still Labeling Children as ‘Emotionally Disturbed’?... I’m not perfect at my job, but I know my presence makes a world of difference I proudly landed my first school counseling job at a public school in New York City. I had been warned by fellow counselors we can never be fully prepared … ...
Putting Passion Into Practice “Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, in my heart of heart, as I do thee.”  Shakespeare We need to put passion back in our practice and our lives. Spinoza thoughtfully said that we … ...
The Role of the Parent, Caregiver, and Teacher An interview with Alison Gopnik.
Embarking On A Spiritual Journey Growing up I didn’t know much about spirituality. All I knew about was religion, which required following a certain dogma that contradicted my rational mind. The idea of having to strictly … ...
Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis: Part 2: Assessment... “Behavioral assessment involves a variety of methods including direct observations, interviews, checklists, and tests to identify and define targets for behavior change.” (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2014). In applied behavior analysis, thorough and quality assessments are important. It isn’t good enough to simply go through … ...
10 Unusual Signs of Depression Depression is a tricky thing. What might seem like a typical sign and symptom of depression might not be. Here are ten unusual signs of depression. A person might: Have the ability to hyper-focus for long periods of time even to the point of giving … ...
Why Do Drugs? Any casual look at media, billboards, online popups and banners and signs in stores is enough to show that medications and drugs are ubiquitous. Whether used initially for a legitimate medical reason with a prescription from a doctor, or socially, drug use can and does … ...
Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Gearing Up to Fight Pricing Regulations... In a republic like that in the USA, elected officials are appointed by the people to represent their interests at all levels throughout the government. Sizable campaign donations from big … ...
Money can buy happiness but it's costly to bank on that without measuring debt Yes, money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study.
Finding Empathy Across the Political Divide No one can figure it out. It is a mind-boggling mystery. “Who ARE these people who support Trump?” “Who ARE these people who like Hilary?” “Who ARE these people who are planning to vote for a third party candidate?” Well, “these people” are our neighbors. … ...
High blood pressure can impair cognitive function, pose risk for Alzheimer's High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers conclude.
Rosie Mercado Loses Weight, Fan Says to Kill Herself It’s hard to imagine that someone would actually hate you for succeeding at something but Rosie Mercado is learning that lesson the hard way. Mercado gained fame when, at 410lbs, … ...
Should we be Afraid of Our Genes? In a period when some politicians are exhibiting stereotypical male primate behavior, it is refreshing to ask whether we are really in control of ourselves.
Brain surface stimulation provides 'touch' feedback to direct movement Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis -- a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of the human brain surface to provide this basic sensory feedback through artificial electrical signals, enabling a person to control movement while performing a simple task: opening and closing his hand.
Saving sight in glaucoma: Why the brain may hold the key What causes vision loss in glaucoma? There are two common answers that at first may seem disparate: the first is pressure, as in elevated ocular pressure, and the second is damage to the optic nerve, which is the structure that sends visual information to the brain. Both answers are correct.
Abuse is Abuse… Why is childhood sexual abuse considered more damaging to a child and more newsworthy than the physical and mental abuse thousands of children suffer on a daily basis? Why is … ...
Social Anxiety Can Be Reduced In This Practical Way Social anxiety can be crippling, leading to lost opportunities at work and in romantic relationships. A simple tip can help, new study finds. 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
Why People Lie to Their Therapists You spend money, time, and emotional energy going to therapy—so why not tell the truth?
Lying to Your Therapist You spend money, time, and emotional energy coming to therapy – so why lie? Wouldn’t deception or omission mean that you’re avoiding your issues, keeping you from reaching goals?