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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95 percent specificity A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauged eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with 95 percent specificity and 89 percent sensitivity. These findings illustrate how use of the I-Portal [...]
Calvin and Hobbes on Mindfulness and Happiness The comic Calvin and Hobbes has always been one of my all time favorite since I was a teen. The author and illustrator Bill Watterson, really had a way with … ...
Setting Your Private Practice Up for Success: Money When Nell first started her private practice, if you asked her what her number one goal was she’d say what a lot of  beginning therapists say – “Get clients!” She kind of knew what she needed to pay her basic bills, so she held it … ...
Is Polyamory a Form of Sexual Orientation? This blog explores the possibility that polyamory may be a sexual orientation from both a legal and a personal/individual view, concluding that it depends on whom you ask and why.
10 Good Ways Alcoholism Has Changed My Life Yes, you read that headline correctly. I, Kelly Fitzgerald, am lucky to be an alcoholic. If you’re shocked at hearing this statement, rest assured, you aren’t the only one. I surprise myself in thinking this way daily. Who would ever call themselves lucky to be … ...
Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar: Hairline This “Hairline” post 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: … ...
Ten Rules for Effective Co-Parenting As if things weren’t bad enough before the divorce and during the divorce, now the hard part of co-parenting begins. Co-parents are the legal parents/guardians of a child. There are many combinations of co-parenting. A biological parent with a grandparent guardian, two biological parents, or … ...
Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar: Depression The webinar with The Family Stew Cartoon “Depression” 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 … ...
Can Movie-Making Be a Form of the Talking Cure? Can movie-making be talking therapy?
How Anyone Can Control Their Emotions Regardless of Natural Ability How to keep the emotional brain in check. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in individuals for whom other antidepressants have failed.
Ability to process speech declines with age Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain and cortex in older adults.
Protein linked to high risk of Alzheimer's can be removed from brain without hindering learning, memory A protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects.
Cannabis reduces creativity, but user generally not aware Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking, concludes new research on the effects of cannabis.
How to Cope When You’re Married to a People-Pleaser   Is your partner a people-pleaser? Does she feel guilty when she says “No”? Does he take on too many commitments and then feel resentful? It can be maddening to … ...
Unrequited Love: Why We Cling Intermittent reward keeps us attached, says psychotherapist and author Jeanne Safer. We need to credit our own feelings of dissatisfaction and let go of "relentless hope."
Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers.
The Common Beverages That Help Ward Off Dementia Average intake was enough to reduce dementia risk by 36%. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Caffeine May Help Ward Off Dementia Average caffeine intake was enough to reduce dementia risk by 36%. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Six Subtle Cues that Someone is Narcissistic Being able to spot a narcissist may sometimes be easy. However, often you need to go well below the surface. This new research will help you read the subtle signs of narcissism.