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What Causes Changes In Moods In Bipolar Disorder? Introduction Bipolar Disorder can cause changes in one’s mood. These changes can be due to various reasons. This article will explore some of the triggers that changes in moods of … ...
Were You a Needy Child? There is No Such Thing A Question Posted on my CEN Sharing Page by Anonymous: My mother has complained about my behavior as a child for YEARS. When I was little, she says I “always wanted to … ...
Three Things to Know About the Teenage Brain As helping professionals, it’s important for us to be able to make sense of the way teens act. Behavior makes sense when we understand what causes it and the most effective adult responses become clearer when the nature of adolescent development is revealed. The brain … ...
How to Refresh Your Overtaxed Brain Productivity is slacking. Really. It is sprawling out on the couch watching “Law and Order” reruns. It is exchanging barbs with your college roomie about the latest romantic rendezvous. It is Sudoku Saturday, and, yes, even sprinting to catch the latest Pokemon ghost. Seemingly mindless … ...
The freshman year fear of failure Fear of failing hits poor, minority and first-generation college students especially hard.
My Bipolar Care Plan: A 3-Legged Stool I often find myself putting other people I meet who have bipolar disorder into two clearly different categories. Either they are like myself and they are manic, or they tend to have depression more of the time. For me, if I have depression, it is … ...
Tune in to Your Inner Olympians Are you wondering how to organize inside out? Here's a new model of the human psyche, an adult version of the Pixar movie, Inside Out.
Connecting: Forging Real Relationships with People of Color Are you a white person who wants to combat racism? Use the science of social connection to make your own world a less white place. Deliberately connect with people of color.
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: Back To Basics Is it possible to recover from narcissistic abuse? What are the steps? In fact, what is narcissism? What Is A Narcissist? They’re a person who looks just like you or … ...
Ryan Lochte Has Apologized for Robbery Story at Olympics... Before we go any further, let’s be clear – no one seems to know exactly what happened and no one involved seems to completely agree about what happened so we … ...
Online Bullies Attack Christie Brinkley’s “Not as Pretty” Daughter... This is so sad. We all know who Christie Brinkley is. She was such a big deal back in the 1980s because she was a supermodel who happened to marry … ...
Following Rules Can Make You Less Intelligent If you’ve ever gotten stuck in the jaws of a bureaucracy, you know that rules can do funny things to people. When people have a rule they can follow blindly, they tend to stop thinking because they don’t need to think. The problem is that once you stop thinking, it...
Quality of Life and the Case for Antipsychotics How do we, as clinicians, assess the benefits and harms of any medication, including but not limited to psychiatric medications? More specifically, how do we decide whether long-term antipsychotic (AP) treatment does “more good than harm”–or vice versa, as some critics of psychiatry have claimed? … ...
10 Cognitive Distortions that Can Ruin Relationships There is a term in psychology called “cognitive distortion.” This is when your mind convinces you that something is true, when it really isn’t. These thoughts are inaccurate and reinforce negative thinking and this is a problem because there is a direct link between what … ...
How psychologists were able to trick the brain and make Barack Obama’s face invisible If Barack Obama’s head suddenly appeared on your screen, you would see it — right? Don’t be show sure. Recent psychology research, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, demonstrates that under the right conditions, we sometimes can’t even “see” something right in front of us. “When an observer’s expectations are violated, even a [...]
The 40 Minute Method To Boost Brain Connectivity and Function Improve memory and your brain's ability to plan, schedule and deal with ambiguity. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Youth cyberbullying most common among current or former friends and dating partners Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “A common concern regarding cyberbullying is that strangers [...]
‘I miss you so much’: How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning Death and mourning were largely considered private matters in the 20th century, with the public remembrances common in previous eras replaced by intimate gatherings behind closed doors in funeral parlors and family homes. But social media is redefining how people grieve, and Twitter in particular — with its ephemeral mix of rapid-fire broadcast and personal [...]
How open offices are killing us When I walked into my office for the first time, I was impressed by the open layout. It just screamed “cool tech company,” and I was itching to be a part of it. Three years later, that tune has changed dramatically — I’m ready to go full pirate and commandeer the nearest office. That or [...]
5 Ways to Use Art for Reconnecting to Yourself... Reconnecting to ourselves comes in many different shapes and stripes. For instance, for Arizona-based art therapist Lanie Smith, MPS, ATR, it means solitude: being alone so she can listen to her inner needs and desires. It means expressing her creativity. One of the ways she … ...