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Black and White Thinking: Finding the Space Between You’ve heard it before: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!” This is a frequently used saying, but what does it really mean? Picture it. Baby, covered in strained carrots, yogurt and dried cereal. I’ve been there. You put the little chubby giggle monster in … ...
Lack of sleep increases a child’s risk for emotional disorders later When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to far more serious consequences than irritability, difficulty concentrating and impatience. Candice Alfano, a [...]
Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer’s disease A new protein which will help scientists to understand why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer’s disease has been designed in a University of Sussex laboratory. In people with Alzheimer’s, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It’s believed the build-up of these clumps [...]
When it comes to empathy, don’t always trust your gut Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research published by the American Psychological Association suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case. “Cultivating successful personal and professional relationships requires the ability to accurately infer the feelings of others – that is, to be empathically accurate. Some are [...]
Why I’m Looking Forward to Getting Old Somehow, turning 45 (which happened just this past December) triggered what I can only call a “mid-life fear of death crisis.” For anyone who is just joining us here now, … ...
Why Your Brain Hates the Job Search The job search process is fraught with psychological landmines— fears of rejection, bouts of procrastination, self-esteem challenges, and attacks of perfectionism.
Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and depression were significant predictors of developing IBS or indigestion within 1 year.
Art And Bipolar Disorder Introduction Are you looking for a soothing, relaxing treatment to help manage your symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder? Have you tried art before? Consider trying art. Art has many benefits … ...
Today I love Finding My Way Today I love finding my way, with the help of friends, through challenging times. I love that friends of mine went out of their way yesterday to say and do … ...
Who Supports Donald Trump? What makes Donald Trump supporters tick? Evidence from the science of personality can tell us.
Is Self-Efficacy an Antidote to Burnout for Therapists?... Difficult Clients are Not the Cause of Burnout Chronic job strain can make therapists want to ditch the couch forever. This strain can lead to burnout, a feeling of emotional exhaustion, cynicism and ineffectiveness, or what is commonly called burnout. It is common wisdom that … ...
Best of Our Blogs: July 22, 2016 “Nothing has ever come easy for me, and I think that’s a really good thing.” – Zooey Deschanel With my birthday coming up in a few days, I’m mentally running through the same list of what I’ve done, have yet to do and acceptance for … ...
Stressing Family ADHD ADHD is tenacious. When someone with ADHD is stressed, their ADHD responds by getting worse. Worse still, is the problem that occurs in families with ADHD when the ADHD of … ...
Cross-Checking And Double-Checking Online Drug Purchases... One of the many perceived (and possibly very real) problems with purchasing medication through pharmacies on the Internet is the possibility of being sent the wrong medication. This ought to … ...
Combating Drowsiness Caused by Antipsychotics Antipsychotics are frequently used to combat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Formerly used only during mood episodes, they are now prescribed to 60% of bipolar disorder patients as full-time, maintenance therapy. … ...
Lifelong Single Women in Their 70s: You Got a Problem? What do you think life is like for women who are in their mid-70s and have never married or had children? Do you think they are isolated and alone, poorly … ...
When It Comes To Empathy, Don't Always Trust Your Gut Systematic reasoning appears to beat intuition for recognizing emotions in others, study says
What's the right age for a child to get a smartphone? As more children get phones at 10 and younger, parents face the question of when to allow unfettered access to the internet and all its benefits and perils.
Why healthy teens are taking a daily anti-AIDS pill The same pill that people with HIV take to fight the virus are being used as protection by teens without HIV.
Why You Should Learn to Tolerate Uncertainty and How...   For most people tolerating uncertainty is about as comfortable as waiting in line. We don’t what will happen, when it will, or most importantly, how we should respond.   … ...