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Podcast: Learn about NoStigmas – Mental Health Peer Support... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent chat with Jacob Moore, founder of NoStigmas.org, a social movement for mental health awareness and peer support. NoStigmas is a place for people to connect, share stories, and learn about mental health without feeling alone or … ...
Father-Daughter Emotional Incest Background Veronica loved her father.  Her parents divorced when she was nine years old and she was devastated. Her father moved out and Veronica lived with her mother and older brother.  She was not emotionally prepared for her parents’ divorce and she did not understand … ...
APA Voices Disappointment Upon Passage of American Health Care Act Urges Senate to reject bill that could deprive millions of people access to health insurance
Study: Your natural posture probably makes you look more competent than a ‘power pose’ Stand erect with your feet apart. Hold your arms and legs away from your body. Puff out your chest. Keep your chin up. There has been much hype surrounding this so-called “power pose”. But new research suggests that your natural posture is a better way to look competent. The study was published in the May 2017 [...]
Psychological benefits for kids when moms keep taking folic acid Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research suggests.
Exercise study offers hope in fight against Alzheimer's A new study adds more information about how physical activity impacts brain physiology and offers hope that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections. Researchers explored how a 12-week walking intervention with older adults affected functionality of a brain region known to show declines in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.
The Authentic Introvert Because the introvert may be highly concerned with being authentic, we may wonder whether there is anything wrong with an introvert “passing” as an extrovert.
3 Simple Ways to Deal with Toxic Relationships at Work You’ve got this. In addition to my focus on couples, I have done some business consulting and have helped businesses be more profitable by developing healthier relationships at work. Researchers have consistently shown that there is a connection between good morale, healthy work relationships, and … ...
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Half of us aren't happy to discuss mental health at work One in six people suffer some kind of mental health problem, making it an issue for the entire workforce.
Stopping the brain's memory circuits from overheating In the absence of CA2 activity, mice experience epilepsy-like activity, a sign that this area is essential for regulating the balance of excitation and inhibition in the brain. A silenced CA2 region has broader implications for information processing in hippocampal circuits, according to a new study.
How neurons and glia cells are created in the developing brain Neurons and glia are the cells that make up our brain. In the cortex, the brain area that enables us to think, speak and be conscious, they are produced by a particular type of neural stem cell. But how is this production of neurons and glia cells controlled? Researchers now found that a gene called Lgl1 controls the production of neurons in the cortex of mouse embryos, clarifying the previously unknown role of this gene.
Genetic reason for impaired skilled movements Scientists report the lost function of two genes prevents infant laboratory mice from developing motor skills as they mature into adults. Researchers also suggest in their study that people with certain motor development disabilities be tested to see if they have mutant forms of the same genes. Their data show that neural circuits between the brain's motor cortex region and the spinal cord did not properly reorganize in maturing mice lacking the genes.
Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating A new article details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists have now proposed a quantitative model for drug addiction research. The model focuses on craving: the intense, urgent feeling of needing or wanting drugs. Their ongoing research and subsequent findings have the potential to open a new frontier of alcohol and substance abuse treatment.
Complements and Substitutes If they have this trait, do they have that trait? We deal with such questions a lot. Understanding substitutes and complements can help us answer them well.
Helping Other People With Their Problems Helps You Too When you experience sadness, anxiety, or depression, it is helpful to reach out to other people for help. Why does this help?
Expressing Positive Emotions Linked to Better Heart Health... If you’re happy and you know it, tell someone. Unless that person’s having a bad day and you don’t want to rub it in. A new study from researchers in New Zealand and the United States suggests that people’s ability to express positive emotions is tied to their risk for...
Fear as a Teacher “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Taking a deep breath as I am typing these words about a … ...
Traumatic Memories Reduced 62% By Classic Game Those who had played the game had 62% fewer intrusive memories in the following week. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Parkinson's in a dish: Researchers reproduce brain oscillations Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson's disease, have long been reported in patients with the disease. Now, researchers working with stem cells report that they have reproduced these oscillations in a petri dish, paving the way for much faster ways to screen for new treatments or even a cure for Parkinson's disease.