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Simple Ways to Control Worry In my last column I talked about three different broad categories of worry: social, obsessive and general.  In this column I focus on different techniques your clients can use to overcome their worry.  The following tips are straightforward and simple and can be easily taught … ...
How They Attempt to Get Our Vote A The Eminents Interview of Larry Sabato.
Writing to Find Yourself and Free Your Deep Creativity “Writing is a path of profound self-awareness.” Mark Matousek How can writing help us learn more about who we are, and release more creativity? One answer is writing can be … ...
Narcissism VS Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... On the 4th of July, the USA will celebrate Independence Day. It was our Declaration of Independence that stated that all people, regardless of where they were born or what … ...
The Narcissists’ Pedestal Narcissism – A considerable number of posts have been dedicated to narcissists here on Psych Central, I felt obligated to draw a Mental Health Humor Cartoon; just for them. The other day the … ...
The Narcissist’s Flying Monkeys “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Isn’t it enough that victims have to deal with the hurt and frustration caused merely by loving a narcissist?  To add insult to injury, the narcissist in … ...
8 Warning Signs for Silent Domestic Abuse Victims Do NOT miss these signals. As the founder of a nonprofit that serves domestic abuse victims, I get a ton of emails from women who are reaching out for help — not because they are abused, but because they aren’t sure if they are being … ...
College students with an absent father have more one-night stands, study finds College students with an absent father are more likely to engage in casual sex, according to new research published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. The study, conducted by Catherine Salmon of the University of Redlands along with her colleagues John M. Townsend and Jessica Hehman, examined the relationship between a father’s absence and the sexual behavior of college students. “There is a [...]
Warning signs can identify people at risk of committing mass shootings The Orlando nightclub attack on June 12 was among the deadliest in American history, and it was the 133rd mass shooting to take place in the United States in 2016 alone. In the aftermath of the shooting, there has been much talk of the US Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – and [...]
Thinking ‘I can do better’ really can improve performance, study finds Telling yourself I can do better, can really make you do better at a given task, a study published in Frontiers in Psychology has found. Over 44,000 people took part in an experiment to discover what motivational techniques really worked. In conjunction with BBC Lab UK, Professor Andrew Lane and his colleagues tested which physiological [...]
‘Sexy’ media not to blame for teen sexual behavior Parents and society in general shouldn’t shift the blame for young people’s sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. Proclaiming a link between such so-called sexy media and the sexual behavior of young people is in fact premature. The media neither contributes to the early initiation of [...]
Safely Communicating Negative Emotions I will never forget the last scene of the 1975 movie, “The Stepford Wives.” I was only 14 at the time, but I understood the chilling implication: Meticulously coiffed, serene ladies — even if they had to be turned into robots — were more desirable … ...
Researchers find alcohol abuse is linked to racial discrimination In the late 1980s, researchers across the United States began reporting a link between discrimination against African Americans and poor cardiovascular health within the African American population. Eventually, the scope of these studies broadened, uncovering a connection between discrimination and other health disparities among minority groups. Now, researchers at the University of Iowa have found [...]
A new experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur Two interconnected brain areas – the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex – help us to know where we are and to remember it later. By studying these brain areas, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have uncovered new information about [...]
Prenatal exposure to the painkiller acetaminophen may increase autism spectrum symptoms A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation to attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms. The findings were published this week in the International Journal of Epidemiology. This is the first study of its kind [...]
Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow asked 20 volunteers to consume a milkshake that either contained an ingredient called [...]
New silicon-based biomaterial developed for injectable and wireless neuronal control In the campy 1966 science fiction movie “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists miniaturize a submarine with themselves inside and travel through the body of a colleague to break up a potentially fatal blood clot. Right. Micro-humans aside, imagine the inflammation that metal sub would cause. Ideally, injectable or implantable medical devices should not only be small and [...]
Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer’s disease While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly is found in elderly people, may contribute more significantly to Alzheimer’s disease dementia [...]
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