|Can animals suffer from PTSD?
||Research on PTSD in animals suggests they respond to trauma in similar ways that people do.
|Doctor Explains Symptoms of Empathic Children
||How to determine if your child is an empathy. Empathic children have nervous systems which react more quickly and strongly to external stimuli including stress. In The Empath’s Survival Guide, I emphasize that empath children feel too much but don’t know how to manage the … ...
|Bright Minds, Anxious Hearts: 9 Secrets of a 'Magnet Mind'
||Passionate for learning, emotionally intense, frequently indecisive, and highly achievement striving. What happens when gifted kids grow up to become bright, sensitive adults?
|People can use anxiety to motivate themselves, study finds
||A high-stress environment may be a boon rather than a bane for some. According to new research published in the Journal of Individual Differences, some anxious individuals can use that experience to motivate themselves. Past research has found that anxiety can harm concentration and memory. But the new study suggests that the way people experience [...]
|Threesomes Are Interesting, But It Depends
||Straight men are more willing to engage in threesomes if two women are involved, especially if the participants are known individuals.
|Tips for Marketing Your Private Pay Practice Featuring Angela...
||Jennifer: How should someone starting out in practice begin to organize their marketing efforts? Do you recommend a marketing plan? If so, what books/resources do you recommend in creating one? Angela: Yes, a marketing plan as part of your business plan is very useful in identifying … ...
|How a Child Becomes a Narcissist
||Last week, a father sent an email to me about his teenage daughter. After reading the characteristics of narcissism, he was concerned that she had narcissistic personality disorder. She would appear to others to be the ideal teenager but at home she acted entitled, superior, … ...
|The Most Important Communication Skill You Will Ever Need
||Our social lives are heavily influenced by the nature of the conversations we hold. New communications research shows how to make your conversations work for you.
|Psychology Around the Net: July 8, 2017
||Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I hope you’re all having a great weekend (or whatever day you’re reading this!), but you definitely want to take a few minutes to check out this week’s Psychology Around the Net which tells us more about canine compulsion disorder (and … ...
|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.