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‘Likes’ less likely to affect the self-esteem of people with purpose How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up of a ‘like’ has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. But one group seems immune to that rush: people with a sense of [...]
How Body Creates Mind Something to ponder: Look at your hand. Who is looking? This body that you call your mind, that you call “you.” What are you looking at? You are looking at … ...
Study shows how a community’s culture can increase suicide risk Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Chicago (UChicago) and University of Memphis who examined clusters in a single town. The study, which was published online this month and will appear in the October print issue [...]
How the brain decides if a situation is emotionally negative or positive Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the University of Haifa, Israel, have identified neural mechanisms that help us understand whether a difficult and complex social situation is emotionally positive or negative. “When someone offends you while smiling, should your brain interpret it as a smile or [...]
Help Your College Student Combat a Major Danger: Depression With the right treatment plan, your child can develop the tools to fight her way out of the darkness of depression and into the light of recovery.
Study suggests children with ADHD are more sensitive to punishment Growing up is a challenging task full of great achievements and missteps. Sometimes it is not clear what the best course of action might be, but people around us – parents and teachers – help by giving us feedback about our behaviour. Generally, we repeat the actions that get rewarded, and try not to engage [...]
People using social media while viewing political debates learn less about candidates A study published in Political Communication has found that knowledge of candidates gained by watching televised debates is compromised by simultaneous use of social media. Free access to “The Changing Nature of Political Debate Consumption: Social Media, Multitasking, and Knowledge Acquisition” is available through the end of 2016. The study was based on three waves [...]
Study reveals a biological link between psychological stress and obesity Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these two phenomena overlap, the link has not been proven scientifically. Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by Prof. Hermona Soreq from the [...]
Today I Love Sunday Morning Laziness Today I love Sunday morning laziness as part of my recovery regimen. I love that I have zero vertigo today and aside from a slight headache, I feel fine. I … ...
When Childhood ADHD Becomes Adult ADHD ADHD can be the worst kind of guest: one that shows up, wreaks chaos in your life, and refuses to ever leave. The latest estimate is that about half of … ...
Coping When You Have a Narcissistic Parent Jaci came to see me one month before the christening of her niece, for whom she was honored to be named godmother. Jaci could turn off the familiar anxiety video playing in her head. This is what Jaci imagined would happen at the christening, given … ...
Three Amazing Ways You Can Re-Parent Yourself The First Way – Compassionate Accountability In my office I’ve heard from clients stories of broken phones, punched walls, and even bent steering wheels. All in the name of anger. … ...
How To Stop Drinking Alcohol: Finding Support And Help Are you a slave to alcohol addiction,? Or do you know someone who needs to learn how to stop drinking alcohol? Whichever is the case, it helps to know the … ...
How Natural is War to Human Beings? We were a peaceful species once before, so there’s no reason why we should give up hope of becoming peaceful once again.
Don’t Self-Diagnose, But Do Self-Refer The internet has put entire libraries of information about mental health right at our fingertips. It’s now possible to go online and learn about any mental health disorder you can name, take questionnaires looking at your symptoms, and even read the scientific literature if you … ...
My Little Helper Many of us have a vice. Something we turn to and use as a crutch when we’re feeling low and need a friend.  Life is so stressful for most people … ...
My Little Helper: Addiction and Social Anxiety Many of us have a vice. Something we turn to and use as a crutch when we’re feeling low and need a friend. Life is so stressful for most people … ...
Introvert Isle Wonder what an introverted society looks like? Travel with me to Japan.
You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Me Hi. I am have a severe mental illness and you do NOT have to be afraid of me. I know sometimes it is confusing. The media sells you these stories … ...
Banished From the Bed: How to Overcome Sleep Cravings “Just let me lie in bed for another five minutes,” I groan to my mother. She mumbles before acquiescing. I turn over, spooning the pillow. We have had this conversation before. For the anxious and depressed, sleep is our salve. It is a temporary reprieve … ...