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Maybe It Is Just Getting Older My grandma is going through some repeating heart palpitations and shortness of breath. She has had a couple different x-rays and ultrasounds done and so far so good. She will … ...
Finding Fulfillment Beyond Your Weight, Shape or Size For so many of us weighing less not only becomes a goal we strive for. It also becomes intertwined with all sorts of things. Our self-worth. (“I am only worthy … ...
Missing the Present Before It's Gone As you contemplate how time will erase some of the present, do you feel the sadness of losing what you love or do you feel a richer appreciation for what you still have?
New Study Links Compulsive Porn Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction... A recent study by Aline Wéry and Joel Billieux, both from the Université Catholique de Louvain, published in the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, sheds light on the characteristics, usage … ...
8 Reasons You Should Pour Out the Booze and... When you’re used to taking shots before any social interaction, it feels weird when you show up anywhere sober. But I learned that it’s actually better this way. Let’s face it, socializing is something that is historically associated with alcohol. If you’ve watched television, surfed … ...
Trauma induces more alcohol craving than stress among veterans with PTSD and co-occurring alcohol dependence Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, and this co-occurrence has a worse prognosis than either disorder alone. Alcohol craving is related to relapse, but the relationship between PTSD symptoms, craving, and relapse is not well understood. This study is the first to explore the effects of trauma-induced and stress-induced imagery on alcohol craving, affect, and cardiovascular and cortisol responses in a laboratory setting.
Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer's 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 than was previously believed, according to new study.
10 Archetypal Film Stories That Sell – Part 1 “The ten genres that Blake Snyder identified in the ‘Save the Cat’ books….These are my single favorite tool for screenwriters, and I strongly recommend writers know these types, and seek … ...
Helping needy coworkers can really take a toll on your mental health Constantly being asked to help other employees is a reality for many people as businesses save money on hiring and training workers
A Bigger Deal than the Freshman 15 I was (Carolina) blue. Unlike my beloved Tar Heel hoops squad, my unstoppable opponent was bludgeoning me into submission. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety nearly toppled me during my college years. The issue is bigger than my beloved alma mater: On university campuses, mental health … ...
The Downside of Support Groups After listening to clients for years talk about their experiences with support groups for depression or anxiety I have made a decision that in many cases they are not as … ...
The Simplest Motivational Technique May Also Be The Best Psychologists tested three common motivational techniques to see which works best. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Nation’s psychiatric bed count falls to record low A new national study calls for greater research on how many psychiatric beds are needed.
Missing Pieces We use our expectancies to detect events that were supposed to happen but didn't. Parents worry when it gets "too quiet" in the next room where the young children are playing.
Why men might underestimate women's sex drive Men's under-perception of their partner's interest in sex was associated with their partner feeling more satisfied and committed to the relationship.
This Clothing Makes Getting Job Interview 5 Times More Likely Women applied for 400 real jobs to test the effect of clothing in their profile picture. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The relentless dynamism of the adult brain Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.
A Job Worth Doing: Understanding Early Recollections Early recollections in life can seem mystical and obscure. A new model for interpreting the meaning of first memories can be helpful in understanding the remembrances.
Book Recommendations From A Therapist I love self-help and self-improvement books. The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a summer reading list. If self-help … ...
Stoicism: Being Indifferent to Pain or Pleasure Many of the world religions suggest that being stoical is wise and virtuous. But many therapists suggest that rather than repress our emotions we should learn to embrace them.