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Delinquent youths with PTSD need individualized treatment, studies suggest Juvenile offenders who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder are at 67 percent greater risk of entering substance abuse treatment within seven years, a new study found. “It’s quite shocking, honestly, and really speaks to the lasting impact of early childhood trauma,” said lead author Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at [...]
Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers. The finding — along with the discovery of the molecular process behind it — provides the first insight into how the clock regulates a physiological function. And while the research was [...]
Introducing When Hope Speaks Regular readers of Watersedge will recognise the name Jessica Morris. Aside from contributing to the blog, she also oversees the social media and editorial content on our website. She has been open and honest about her own struggles with mental illness, giving us an insight into her experiences of therapy, teen to adulthood transition, and […]
Balancing Sobriety and Child Rearing in Recovery   If you don’t have your children, sobriety just doesn’t mean as much. But what can you do? How do you fulfill your commitment to your “program” AND put in … ...
Are Trust Issues Ruining Your Life? The development of trust issues is common in any of the forms of dysfunctional homes. Whether you are being abused in some fashion, fear losing a parent’s love or fear … ...
Alzheimer and Familial Support: 7 Caregiving Concerns Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is characterized as a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily … ...
7 Tips for Coping with Life After a Hurricane Life after a hurricane or other natural disaster is rarely easy. Not only do you have to meet your basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter, but such events also take a significant emotional toll. Losing your home or coming back to a home full … ...
OCD, Motivation, and Self-Efficacy   Whether we have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not, I think most of us can relate to lacking motivation at times. We are tired, it’s just easier “not to______”(fill in your … ...
Human neurons continue to migrate after birth Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain's frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone unrecognized. The authors hypothesize that this late-stage migration may play a role in establishing fundamentally human cognitive abilities and that its disruption could underlie a number of neurodevelopmental diseases.
Antidepressants: Higher Rates of Psychological Side-Effects Revealed In the US one in ten are prescribed antidepressants each year, but are they told about ALL the side-effects? ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
How Do We Say No When We Feel So Guilty? I take good care of myself. My family, friends and clients know this about me. I would not be surprised if behind closed doors I’ve been described as selfish. I am actually all right with that; I own this attribute. Taking care of myself did … ...
Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar: Lost Again Lost Again is a continuation of a ten post series to highlight the Webinar titled Loving Your Special Someone with a Psychological Disorder (“Loving Someone with Bipolar”). My idea behind these posts simple: It … ...
Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar: Medication The webinar with The Family Stew Cartoon “Medication” is a continuation of a ten post series to highlight the webinar titled Loving Your Special Someone with a Psychological Disorder (“Loving Someone with Bipolar”). My … ...
Acts of Kindness Really Do Boost Happiness Acts of kindness can nudge your happiness in the right direction. ** Use code "5OFF" for $5 off PsyBlog's new ebook: "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" (Valid until 24 Oct 2016) **
Easiest Way To Boost Happiness Right Now Really Does Work How to nudge your happiness in the right direction. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
New approach to block binge eating A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that binds molecules in the brain called trace amines.
When Relationships Go Wrong with ADHD ADHD often makes me feel like short term issues and rough times will never resolve, but time is a strange thing. An increasingly toxic relationship began to take over my life late last winter. Stress caused my … ...
How passive aggression hurts children Studies show that kids are sensitive to quiet marital resentment—not just all-out shouting matches.
10 Digital Detox Rules To Improve Your Sleep Changing bedtime habits and adjusting smartphone settings can help improve your sleep. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
It Feels Good To Have a Purpose Today was a good day. I focused almost entirely on literary stuff. It wasn’t an intense feeling, like sex or winning 200 bucks at a cheap Appalachian casino. It was … ...