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Free Webinar: How Mothering Helps Us Value our Flaws We all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and … ...
Broken heart: Physical stress is a risk factor The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbour, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study shows.
Causes for the Explosion of the ADHD Diagnosis Rates of ADHD have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past several years, leading to an ongoing debate about the validity of the disorder. Because you are likely to be asked by patients (or their parents) about this issue, it’s helpful for you to … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2017 There are traits in this country that we equate with weakness and shame, but are actually signs of courage and strength. Asking for help, showing your vulnerability and saying, “No” for example are all indications of self-worth, self-care and emotional health. People who try to … ...
Small Samples, Big Hopes If you observe an event (datum) 3 standard deviations away from the theoretical prediction, do you do a significance test?
Reinventing College Parties with Daybreaker Campus This is an environment in which students can have fun and relax without risking the anxiety, depression, and relationship problems that often result from alcohol-related incidents. The “morning movement” Daybreaker has hosted sober sunrise parties for years, and now they’re bringing them to young people … ...
Games Master Manipulators Play: Exploiting Your Strengths You might expect master manipulators to exploit your weaknesses. To conceal their motives, they may need to exploit your strengths instead.
Games Master Manipulators Play: Exploiting Your Strengths You might expect master manipulators to exploit your weaknesses. To conceal their motives they may need to exploit your strengths instead.
Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue How the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes directly atop their brains, researchers delved into this question and found that wide, overlapping swaths of the brain work in parallel to retrieve the correct word from memory.
Mathematical modeling uncovers mysteries of HIV infection in the brain After uncovering the progression of HIV infection in the brain thanks to a new mathematical model, clinicians and researchers are developing a nasal spray to administer drugs more effectively.
Are Your Medications Giving You Nightmares? Given how widespread the use of many of these medications has become, it is amazing that most of us do not experience a nightmare every night.
This Beverage Reversed Normal Age-Related Memory Loss in Three Months Drinking this could reduce your brain age twenty years in just three months. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
In depressed people, the medial prefrontal cortex exerts more control over other parts of the brain New neuroimaging research has found that depression is associated with abnormal function in an area of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, investigated how the medial prefrontal cortex interacted with other areas of the brain in depression. “I was keen to explore the connection [...]
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research.
Psychiatric medication protects developing mouse brain from birth defects A clinically available anxiety drug safely and effectively protects against brain defects caused by the mouse version of a common human virus, finds new research.
Study finds LSD produces dreamlike states in awake humans by stimulating serotonin receptors Researchers from the University of Zurich have uncovered more about how the psychedelic drug LSD produces a dreamlike state of consciousness in healthy humans when awake. LSD produces vivid hallucinatory imagery along with alterations in thought processes related to space, time, causality, and selfhood. The new study suggests that LSD induces these dreamlike states of [...]
Insomnia Is NOT Just “All In Your Head”, Genetic Study Finds Insomnia is the most common complaint people have about their health. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
First Date Are you missing the important signs of a match on first-dates? Here are some characteristics of a healthy, happy match.
Researcher: Body image problems now the norm for girls and common among boys starting by age 8 New research published in Development and Psychopathology has found that physical maturation and teasing predict the growth of appearance-related anxiety in adolescent girls and boys in Australia. The study found a “steep growth” in appearance-related anxiety symptoms in the first half of the teenage years. “Growing up in the 70s and 80s, appearance was always [...]
How to Turn Wishes into Plans “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt It is natural to want things and to engage in the dreamy exercise of wishing for them. Yet, wishes seldom would wind up turning into results. To achieve wishes or … ...