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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.   … ...
10 Ways to Break Negative Thinking We all have negative thoughts every now and then, but there are times when they rule our lives. For people who are depressed, having a negative mindset can be both a symptom and a contributing factor to the illness. In his book, ‘Feeling Better,’ Dr Antony Kidman identifies three thought processes that are common in […]
Dear Friends: Why My Anxiety Ruined Our Relationships It’s not for the reasons you think. Dear Ex-Friends, You might have remembered the first time we met. More than likely we instantaneously clicked and thought we would become BFFs. We probably called each other almost every other day and planned out life events together. … ...
Filling Ourselves with the Right Things We fill ourselves with food. Food that we don’t savor. Food that we barely even taste. We fill ourselves with alcohol. Too much alcohol. Parties. Endless gatherings and events. People … ...
Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. A new study shows that the global architecture of the cortical networks in large-brained primates and small-brained rodents is organized by common principles. However, primate brains have weaker long-distance connections, which could explain why large brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.
Being Happy Is Not Just “In Your Genes” — You Need More… How the same genes can be linked to both happiness and depression.  
Researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain.
How the brain improves motor control Adaptation in reaching -- gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation -- is a central issue in motor neuroscience. However, even the cortical origin of errors that drive adaptation has remained elusive. Scientists have now shown that error signals encoded by motor cortical neurons drive adaptation in reaching.
Cerebrospinal fluid signals control the behavior of stem cells in the brain The choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells, research indicates. The study also shows that signals secreted by the choroid plexus dynamically change during aging which affects aged stem cell behavior.
Possibility: More Powerful than Depression When you are depressed, your mind sees no possibilities. You feel stuck, with no change in sight. Depression is brilliant. It is an amazing example of “we are what we think.” When we are depressed, our thoughts consist of things like “nothing will help,” “it’s … ...
The Immune System Has A Shocking Psychological Effect The immune system was thought to have little effect on the brain -- until now.