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Treating Mixed Features in Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is typically characterized by two extreme moods people with the illness experience. On one end, mania is characterized by grandiosity and risky behavior. On the other, depression involves … ...
Why Feeling Fat Can Make You Fat There’s a famous quote — attributed to many people — about watching our thoughts: “Watch your thoughts, they become words; Watch your words, they become actions; Watch your actions, they … ...
9 Ways to Increase Your Inner Happiness Reserve According to a recent study published earlier this year in the journal of Happiness Studies, people who rate themselves as the happiest are more likely to share a certain gene. Despite the findings of this study, can it be as simple as that? One’s emotional … ...
Brain to robot: 'Move, please' Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients.
The Blank Slate Controversy Behaviorists used to argue that people were blank slates in the sense that almost all of our behavior was learned. Evolutionary psychologists disagree. Who is correct?
7 Insights You Can Use In Recovery From Mental... Some of the insights gleaned from treating the disease of addiction can offer benefits for those in recovery from mental health issues, too. ...
Comparing Narcissism to Antisocial Personality Disorder... Do you ever wonder which personality disorder you are dealing with?  I find the following descriptions very useful in determining if you are coping with an antisocial personality or a person with narcissistic traits.  The following information is based on proposed diagnostic criteria according to … ...
INFJ Personality Type [The Counselor] All you ever wanted to know about the rarest personality type -- INFJ. Includes detailed description of INFJ behavior in different areas and a job list that consists of 90 job titles.
What I Learned from the Blue Screen Of DEATH BSoD As I said in my previous post, this series is part 2  The BSoD.  The beginning of September 2016 will be remembered as the month of technology DEATH.  Yes, The … ...
Is it Fair to Name JonBenet Ramsey’s Brother a... The world was shocked when six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was killed almost 20 years ago. The little girl, who regularly participated in beauty pageants, was murdered on either December 25 or … ...
What I Lost from the Blue Screen Of DEATH BSoD September will go down as a month of technology DEATH. The “BSoD” (Blue Screen Of DEATH) to be clear and I blame frustration and anxiety all on the pressure to … ...
Building a Romantic Connection When you form a connection with your partner, it means there is an implied understanding of values, a common frame of reference, a series of shared experience and a sense … ...
Common genetic variant regulates the mental health benefits of exercise A new study revealed that a common genetic variant in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene reduces the neurobiological benefits induced by physical exercise in mice.
Immune and targeted therapies with radiation therapy improves outcomes for melanoma brain metastases patients, say researchers Researchers have sought to determine if patients with melanoma brain metastases treated with immune and targeted therapies had improved outcomes over patients treated with conventional chemotherapy. They retrospectively analyzed data from 96 patients with melanoma brain metastases who were treated with stereotactic radiation therapy within 3 months of different targeted therapies (anti–PD-1 therapy, anti–CTLA-4 therapy, BRAF inhibitor plus a MEK inhibitor, or a BRAF inhibitor alone) or conventional chemotherapy.
Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language A new study shows that when you finish your spouse's sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you're engaging the brain's relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying language.
How to Stop Hurting When You Have a Narcissistic... “If I accept that I can never have a real relationship with my father, it feels like I don’t have a father. If I accept that, am I still a son?” Jack’s Story: Jack is a 45-year-old architect, recently married for the first time. He … ...
Body Image Affects Quality of Life It’s no secret that having a negative body image can lower your self-esteem and make you depressed. But a team of researchers from Turkey recently decided to ask a question that took things one step further: does body image impact quality of life? Asking whether body image is related to...
Oxytocin enhances spirituality: The biology of awe Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.
Today I Love The Smell Of Open Water Today I love the smell of open water when I’m out on it and there’s no wind. I love that even though I live n a fresh water shore, sometimes … ...
Women’s Right to Say YES to Sexuality Women’s sexual right to say “yes” should be respected, including their right to freely shape their sexual performances, without incurring any social or emotional censure.