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Pride in Mental Health: Crisis Intervention An interview with David Bond, Vice President of Programs at The Trevor Project, and Shoko Morikawa, Crisis Counselor Supervisor at Crisis Text Line.
Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 3 Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, discusses the challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners.
What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Personality Two surveys hint at links between sleep position, personality and the strength of your relationship. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
When We Outsource Talking to Toys Many of us are drawn in by the promise that electronic toys will help our children learn. But do they live up to this promise?
First randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for chronic pain shows promise Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients with post-stroke pain syndrome, report investigators.
New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia New research by provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. The study reveals new detailed understanding about alterations in neurocircuitry that point to abnormal neurodevelopment in the disorder.
Modeling Gulf War illness: Knowing the cause of brain dysfunction is key to finding a cure When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals. These chemicals -- especially when coupled with war-related stress -- seem to still be affecting nearly 200,000 Gulf War veterans -- or 25 to 32 percent of those who served -- more than 25 years later, and the constellation of resulting symptoms has been termed Gulf War illness.
Why We Should Be Having More Meaningful Conversations Meaningful conversation is linked to happiness? Introverts got it right.
Is Your Partner Passive-Aggressive? Passive-aggressive people act passive, yet are covertly aggressive. They try to block whatever it is you want. You feel their unspoken anger. Learn the signs and what you can do.
Free Webinar: How Mothering Helps Us Value our Flaws We all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and … ...
Broken heart: Physical stress is a risk factor The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbour, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study shows.
Causes for the Explosion of the ADHD Diagnosis Rates of ADHD have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past several years, leading to an ongoing debate about the validity of the disorder. Because you are likely to be asked by patients (or their parents) about this issue, it’s helpful for you to … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2017 There are traits in this country that we equate with weakness and shame, but are actually signs of courage and strength. Asking for help, showing your vulnerability and saying, “No” for example are all indications of self-worth, self-care and emotional health. People who try to … ...
Small Samples, Big Hopes If you observe an event (datum) 3 standard deviations away from the theoretical prediction, do you do a significance test?
Reinventing College Parties with Daybreaker Campus This is an environment in which students can have fun and relax without risking the anxiety, depression, and relationship problems that often result from alcohol-related incidents. The “morning movement” Daybreaker has hosted sober sunrise parties for years, and now they’re bringing them to young people … ...
Games Master Manipulators Play: Exploiting Your Strengths You might expect master manipulators to exploit your weaknesses. To conceal their motives, they may need to exploit your strengths instead.
Games Master Manipulators Play: Exploiting Your Strengths You might expect master manipulators to exploit your weaknesses. To conceal their motives they may need to exploit your strengths instead.
Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue How the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes directly atop their brains, researchers delved into this question and found that wide, overlapping swaths of the brain work in parallel to retrieve the correct word from memory.
Mathematical modeling uncovers mysteries of HIV infection in the brain After uncovering the progression of HIV infection in the brain thanks to a new mathematical model, clinicians and researchers are developing a nasal spray to administer drugs more effectively.
Are Your Medications Giving You Nightmares? Given how widespread the use of many of these medications has become, it is amazing that most of us do not experience a nightmare every night.