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3 Ways of Describing ADHD People who are diagnosed with ADHD late or never often fall through the cracks partly because their image of what ADHD is doesn’t gel with their image of who they … ...
Exercise can tackle symptoms of schizophrenia, study finds Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study from University of Manchester researchers. Through combining data from 10 independent clinical trials with a total of 385 patients with schizophrenia, Joseph Firth found that around 12 weeks of aerobic exercise training can significant improve patients’ [...]
Correcting metabolic deficiencies may improve depression symptoms Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and in some cases even lead to remission, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. This research is funded through a 2014 Pitt Innovation Challenge Award from Pitt’s [...]
Why so serious? The untapped value of positive psychology All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness”. This pessimistic statement from arguably the most influential psychological theorist of modern times captured the mood that prevailed in psychology through most of the 20th century. That is, most psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts were essentially guided [...]
Is Organization Really the Key to Success? “Organization is the key to success,” Grandpa Arnold would recite. Grandpa Arnold, you are right. But for me and millions of other scatter-brained Americans, how do we organize our chaotic lives? There are credit card PIN numbers, email passwords, and Junior’s Thursday daycare appointment to … ...
The Attitude To Exercise That Benefits Mind And Body To Max Greatest psychological and neurophysiological benefits seen from exercise with this attitude. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Mental Illness is Biological say “Experts” The trend today seems to be to make all mental illnesses biological. Psychiatrists have now declared a biological basis for schizophrenia, major depression, dysthymia (neurotic depression) bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, … ...
Large human brain evolved as a result of ‘sizing each other up’ Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social groups, researchers have proposed. A team led by computer scientists at Cardiff University suggest that the challenge of judging a person’s relative standing and deciding whether or not to cooperate with them has promoted the rapid [...]
Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children’s food choices Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year.  Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between receptivity to food commercials and the amount and type of food consumed.  In a new study scheduled for publication [...]
Black and Hispanic children and youth rarely get help for mental health problems Black children and young adults are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care despite having similar rates of mental health problems, according to a study published Friday, Aug. 12 in the International Journal of Health Services. Hispanic youth also get only half as much mental health care as whites. [...]
Secret Strategies to Keep Yourself (and Your Mate) Faithful Have you ever wondered about the unconscious behaviors we perform in order to stay faithful? And to keep our mates faithful? Find out which of these behaviors you perform.
A psychologist explains why you shouldn’t want to always be happy In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began in the 1960s with humanistic and existential psychology, which emphasized the importance of reaching one’s innate potential and creating meaning [...]
The Right Reading Material Can Extend Your Life Two Years First study to find the health benefits of certain types of reading. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
5 Tips for Helping Your Troubled Teen It can be tough to tell when a teen needs help. Because adolescence is a time of transition — and even turbulence. Your teen is likely irritable and moody. They question their identity. In fact, they try on different identities, which can lead to inconsistent … ...
The Paradox of the Workaholic’s Child Zeke Seven-year-old Zeke talked back to his teacher, and she sent a note home with him to give to his parents. Zeke walked in the door of his beautiful, spacious … ...
Self-Care Sunday: Choosing Heart Over Hustle Are you rushing a lot? Hustling to get everything done? Do you feel exhausted and depleted? Regularly? Have you forgotten what it feels like to simply sit and do absolutely … ...
Is It Stress Or An Anxiety Attack? Stress can lead to a host of problems and manifest itself in many ways. One of the more predominant results of stress is an anxiety attack. An anxiety attack can … ...
How the placebo effect could boost an Olympic performance Treatments that lack hard evidence of benefit might prove a competitive edge if the athletes believe they work.
8 Common Narcissist Lies Be on the lookout for these, before you’re exploited!
Today I Love The Sound Of My Guitar Today I love the sound of my guitar early in the morning while the coffee runs through when it’s too early for my hands and my brain to make any … ...