Article Description
Now That the Brits Have Left the European Union Where will their dissatisfaction and anger go?
Today I Love Days That Triumph Today I love days that triumph, like yesterday. Small things kept cropping up that I just took care of, the big things got done, and still there was time for … ...
7 Ways to Encourage Positive Change Ever wonder what makes a person change for the better? The role of a counselor is to encourage healthy change. Many psychology schools teach the concept of unconditional positive regard as an effective method of transformation. The basic principle lies in accepting and supporting a … ...
ADHD and Delayed Gratification A new meta-analysis of 21 studies has provided some evidence for the theory that ADHD is associated with a reduced ability to delay gratification. The research looked at delay discounting, … ...
Interrupt Me … Please! One of the words that we associate with ADHD is inappropriate. Sometimes the things we do and the things we say are exactly that. And that’s a shame, because it … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 24, 2016 WordPress was wonky this week so I haven’t been able to do my usual post. It was a great reminder to me of how things have the potential to control you, if you let it. How much energy are you spending on things you have … ...
New of Note: Autistic Brain Differences May Develop in... The Autistic Brain Differences May Develop in the Womb Abnormalities in the brains of autistic children can be traced back to the development of neurons in utero, according to a new study published in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine … ...
Two of the Profound Rewards of Staying Single Do you like your single life? Settle into it. Research suggests that it can be rewarding in ways you rarely hear about. There’s a lot of angst these days about … ...
3 Myths About Abuse There are a number of myths you may have bought into about abuse. These myths serve one purpose: they hold you back from moving beyond abuse. Is it time to … ...
Is Your View Skewed? (The Impact Of Abuse) Have you ever felt violated when a loved one simply peeks their head into your office to ask a question? Or perhaps you perceive your mortgage, credit card debt and … ...
Thickness of brain region linked to altered emotion responses in people with depression Major depressive disorder (MDD) is accompanied by various physiological and functional changes in the human body and brain. Depression often starts in teenage years and affects young adults. While there are several treatments for this disorder, its complete causes and physical symptoms are not entirely understood. Now, a pilot study published in 2016 in BMC [...]
Can psychedelic drugs be used in the treatment of mental illness? Psychedelic drugs such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), psilocybin and ketamine have been rediscovered by researchers in neuroscience and psychiatry. A recent review in the Journal of Psychopharmacology highlights the distinct therapeutic effects of psychedelics, as well as the current re-evaluation of their use in the treatment of addiction, anxiety in terminally ill patients, depression, cluster [...]
Action video games improve goal-directed reaction times, study finds Research on video games is not restricted to the controversies that are commonly referenced in popular media. Many studies have been performed that demonstrate the beneficial effects of video games on a number of physiological and psychological measures. For example, players of action video games have been shown to have a lower threshold for contrast [...]
Finding Your Confidence Are you constantly apologising for everything and anything?  Low self-confidence is often an attribute of depression and anxiety, and it can be difficult to break the lie that we aren’t good enough. We all struggle with confidence at some point in our lives. While we can’t change the way we feel about ourselves over-night, we […]
A Psychological Equation for Eliminating Depression, Anxiety, Anger and... Depression has the power to rob you of all possible joy, and those of you who are suffering from any form of depression know that it can affect every area … ...
Family Constellation Work For all of us who have experienced family life and its impact, with all of its places of light and darkness, there is a wonderful group process that fosters present-day healing. It is called family constellation work and is a day-long workshop run by a … ...
Running releases protein associated with improved memory in mice The reason why treadmill training can boost memory recall remains an active area of investigation. A couple of proteins have been shown to fuel exercise-induced neuron growth, but a June 23 study in Cell Metabolism presents a new candidate, cathepsin B–one that can be directly traced from the muscles to the brain in mice. Also, [...]
Precise control of brain ‘pacemaker’ circuit alters mood By combining super-fine electrodes and tiny amounts of a very specific drug, Duke University researchers have singled out a circuit in mouse brains and taken control of it to dial an animal’s mood up and down. Stress-susceptible animals that behaved as if they were depressed or anxious were restored to relatively normal behavior by tweaking [...]
New findings challenge current view on origins of Parkinson’s disease The neurodegeneration that occurs in Parkinson’s disease is a result of stress on the endoplasmic reticulum in the cell rather than failure of the mitochondria as previously thought, according to a study in fruit flies. It was found that the death of neurons associated with the disease was prevented when chemicals that block the effects [...]
Human brain houses diverse populations of neurons, new research shows A team of researchers has developed the first scalable method to identify different subtypes of neurons in the human brain. The research lays the groundwork for “mapping” the gene activity in the human brain and could help provide a better understanding of brain functions and disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and depression. By isolating and [...]