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When Reality Strikes Well it happened, finally. The denial of my loved ones death came to a screeching halt, and of course it has to happen at work.  I was not prepared for … ...
Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents In Canada and the U.S., doctors are increasingly being encouraged to try to identify depression in children and adolescents – even if they do not have obvious indications of the disease. In order to do so, the physicians often use short questionnaires that ask about symptoms of depression. But, according to new research, there is [...]
Lower weight in late life may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found an association between lower weight and more extensive deposits of the Alzheimer’s-associated protein beta-amyloid in the brains of cognitively normal older individuals. The association — reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease — was seen in particular among individuals carrying the [...]
Addiction silences synapses in brain’s reward circuits In addiction, cues in the environment can form strong associations with the drug of abuse. A new study in Biological Psychiatry suggests that alterations in silent synapses, inactive connections between neurons, could be the neural mechanism underlying the formation of these drug-related memories. The alterations were found in the nucleus accumbens, a brain region involved [...]
Three things video games will tell you about yourself The ways we resolve situations in the games we play, be it on a computer, a phone or our desk, reflect our mindsets to some extent.
3 Things You Can Learn About Yourself From the Way You Play There's a relationship between the ways we resolve situations in the games we play, and how we deal with situations in real life.
One Day, One Day, One Day Lately I’ve had a lot of aggravation in my heart. Right now there seems to be so much turbulence and violence, verbal and physical, in the world. On top of that, … ...
Life with Borderline Personality Disorder Do you know what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is? Many people have never heard of it, despite the fact that more than three million people are diagnosed with it each year in the United States alone. Symptoms include but are not limited to: depression and … ...
What Every Anxious Parent Should Know It is hard enough to deal with anxiety, but throw parenting in the mix and it can be a real challenge! Parenting in and of itself can be anxiety producing, … ...
#HAPPYTuesday I’m HAPPY Monday is over, and we can move forward in our adventure for seven days of HAPPY Thinking —day 5 0f 7-– It’s been all Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, since … ...
5 Psychological Syndromes You've Never Heard Of Delusion, as they say, ain't just a river.
Why Your Perfect Partner Doesn't Need to Be Ideal Our partner may not match our ideal preferences, but we employ a variety of psychological techniques to keep us happy with the person we're with.
We Don’t Consciously Know What We Want in a Romantic Partner Our real-life partners may not match our stated ideal preferences. But we employ a variety of psychological techniques to keep us happy with our imperfect partners.
The Use Of Lithium As A Medication For Bipolar... Introduction It can be argued that Lithium is an effective treatment method for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. This article will describe why Lithium is an effective treatment method for … ...
Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking.
A Gripping Tale - Abstraction as Our Friend (And Foe!) In striving to be as creative as possible, we can find ourselves in an ongoing tug-of-war with abstraction.
Four Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance The idea of giving someone a second chance is central to the notion of forgiveness. New research on nearly 42,000 participants across 30 countries shows how forgiving helps you.
4 Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance The idea of giving someone a second chance is central to the notion of forgiveness; new research shows how forgiving someone benefits both of you.
How to Stop Emotions from Controlling Your Life Emotions are designed by nature to be fleeting. Biologically, emotion is meant to prompt us for action, give us important information about our surroundings, motivate us and help us communicate to others. However, most of us have learned to ignore this internal guidance system and … ...
How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and... So I’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I’m thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to Facebook. There’s more … ...