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Psychosis associated with low levels of physical activity A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two times more likely to miss global activity targets compared to people without the illness. The research, led by King’s College London and [...]
Happiness doesn't last, and here's why that's OK Dissatisfaction with the present and dreams of the future are what keep us motivated.
4 Steps to Manage Conflict   People either embrace conflict or run from it. How we deal with it shapes our relationships and wellbeing, and if an issue is left unresolved, it can damage our couple relationship, the family unit, friendships and our work environment. If conflict is avoided, left unresolved or approached unhealthily, it can cause people to become […]
My Life with Anxiety Since I was younger, I knew that I thought in a different way than most children. As I grew older, I became consumed with death and its aftermath. I couldn’t understand why my biggest worry wasn’t which dress I would wear to prom. I felt … ...
Responses to Trauma: 4 Key Components Trauma is generally understood as the response to a traumatic experience, event, or an incident that threatens one’s own life or the bodily integrity of another in close proximity or … ...
Does Your Home Life Feel Like a Free-for-All? Put... Phone ringing, kids yelling, food needs cooking, pets need walking, human taxi needs to roll to the next extracurricular activity. Sound familiar? Sounds like a full time job. But what … ...
Finally, the brain sensor that turns down the heat At long last, researchers have zeroed in on the neurons that act as the brain's internal thermostat.
The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.
This Sleep Pattern Leads To Faster Learning That Lasts Longer 50% improvement in learning from this sleep technique. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
How Losing My Freedom is Helping Me Find It “You can’t fix me,” Mom said while holding my hand and a single tear running down her eye. “But, I’ve tried Mom, dear God have I tried!” I said realizing … ...
How to Become the Best Company in the World Volkswagen chose to serve its shareholders. Johnsonville Sausage has always aimed to serve all of its stakeholders. Who wins in the long term?
When You’re a Depressed and Highly Sensitive Person That title’s a bit much, huh? A lot of people read “depressed” and “highly-sensitive” as “pain in the ass.” And you know what? It’s true. But that won’t change anything. I would … ...
Why Narcissists Don’t Trust Themselves One of the problems that some narcissists suffer from is not trusting themselves. And when I use the term “narcissist” what I mean is a person who thinks of things … ...
How to Overcome FOMO Fear of missing out got you down? Not for long with these 5 tips.
Nerve cells with a sense of rhythm The performances of our brain like thinking, remembering, perceiving and motion control can only arise through the interaction of the network of nerve cells. Now, neuroscientists show how nerve cells communicate with each other in neural networks.
Breakthrough in understanding of brain development: Immune cell involvement revealed Researchers have revealed that microglia -- cells involved in immune functions in the brain -- also influence brain connectivity and formation of new links between neurons in the developing brain. By directly contacting dendrites, they cause accumulation of Ca2+ and actin, leading to establishment of projections called filopodia. Filopodia then extend and seek out presynaptic terminals of other neurons, to create new synapses that form the basis of neuronal communication.
Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's, improves memory Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the levels of one of two forms of neuregulin-1 in the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for learning and memory. Both forms of the protein seemed to improve performance on a test of spatial memory in the models.
Today I Love This Change Of Pace Today I love this change of pace. I love that I slept for nine hours. I love that I am looking back on eleven days of fun and that I … ...
New Film: A Light Beneath Their Feet We recently received an email message from Jeffrey Loeb, a film producer, announcing the release of his new film, A Light Beneath Their Feet. We haven’t had a chance to … ...
Civilian Run Programs: An Alternative to Traditional Mental Health... Fifteen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan reveal the impact of sustained exposure to combat, harsh environmental conditions and extended separation from loved ones have on the psychological well-being of military personnel and their family members. The estimates vary from study to study, but … ...