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New research shows men more aggressive on dating sites, women more self-conscious When it comes to messaging users on dating websites, men tend to be more aggressive and contact users they are interested in, whereas women tend to be more conscious of their own attractiveness to other users, according to new research. Using data collected from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, researchers from [...]
Is fiction good for your mental health? How researchers are trying to find out It’s assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. In a Review published on July 19 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, a psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By [...]
Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression The same genes that make us prone to depression could also make us prone to positivity, two psychology researchers have suggested. Professors Elaine Fox, from Oxford University, and Chris Beevers from the University of Texas at Austin reviewed a number of studies for their paper in Molecular Psychiatry. They say that there is a need [...]
Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought. In a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, is also shown that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide attempt, which offers opportunities for prevention. Suicide is a [...]
Selective retention of positive information may be marker for elderly memory loss People who selectively recalled positive information over neutral and negative information performed worse on memory tests conducted by neurobiologists, who said the results suggest that this discriminating remembrance may be a marker for early stages of memory loss in the elderly.
Never Feel Like a Loser Again with the Right... How you did on a test, how well you stick to your diet and how accurately you execute a new recipe is seen differently depending on your locus of control. Who is to blame if you failed the test? Who should be rewarded when you … ...
Deep brain stimulation continues to show promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease New research findings have provided further insight into the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Targeting Shame + Stigma in Addiction Treatment Chronic shame and unworthiness are common among people who struggle with addiction and are often magnified by societal stigmas attached to being an addict. Shame can create barriers to a healthy, values-driven life and make it difficult for people to maintain sobriety. In their chapter … ...
Is fiction good for you? How researchers are trying to find out It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. A psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By exploring the inner lives of characters on the page, readers can form ideas about others' emotions, motives, and ideas, off the page.
Parents? Self-Care is for YOU! I find it interesting when I talk to people about self-care, they often have varying definitions of what it is.  While it is true that what is self-care and nurturing … ...
Brain stimulation to reduce food cravings? The data so far Noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings—particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods—available research suggests.
Adult ADHD: 5 Tips for Managing Technology So It... Technology for ADHD can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it helps adults with ADHD stay productive. After all, you can use technology to remind yourself of important appointments, meetings and deadlines. You can use technology to keep track of … ...
Addicts: How to avoid insurance scams There was a time – about 8 years ago – when insurance companies could refuse to cover drug and alcohol treatment. The ones that did often had limits on the … ...
Stronger Drugs, Stronger Placebos New research is elucidating the biological underpinnings of the placebo response. The results might enhance our appreciation of real—inherently effective—medications.
What is the Opposite of Anxiety? I wanted so desperately to talk to Suchin and Lucky, the 8-year-old sons of my parents’ friends visiting us from India. But my anxiety, circular thinking, and “what-if” questions got … ...
The Happy Introvert The Happy Introvert helps introverts who may think something is wrong with thems, when really introversion is perfectly natural and necessary.
Turtle Lives Matter….a LOT Being a turtle mommy, for me at least, has been like winning free tickets to the “learning curve rollercoaster” – that really fast, scary one I never wanted to ride … ...
Finding Your Optimal Context With ADHD Let me start by stating an obvious truth: people with ADHD do not suck at everything. At least, this should be obvious. But when you have ADHD, it can feel … ...
It’s Okay To Tell Your Therapist You Aren’t Happy... What to do if you have problems with your therapist....
Free Webinar: How to Successfully Work with a Narcissist... The superiority, domination, and aggression a narcissist exhibits in the workplace are intimidation tactics designed to establish power and control. The effectiveness of approach depends on coworkers who succumb to the bullying to keep the peace. Those who attempt to avoid or resist the narcissist … ...