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The Rebirth of the Single Woman This is not the first time this has happened. Sometimes my married friends like to escape the suburban lifestyle and make it downtown to experience the urban single life. Sometimes … ...



Can Therapists “Officially” Diagnose Sexual Addiction?... A Hopeful Outlook In the April 2016 edition of Addiction, Dr. Richard B. Krueger of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute provided a short commentary on the … ...
Animals as Persons: Can We Scale Intelligence or Sentience? "When is an animal a person?" Trying to decide is very difficult but many are working on achieving this goal. But, can we truly compare intelligence or sentience across species?
The science of urban paranoia I’ve got an article in The Atlantic on how paranoia and psychosis are more common in cities and why the quest to explain the ‘urban psychosis effect’ is reshaping psychiatry. The more urban your neighbourhood, the higher the rate of diagnosed schizophrenia and you are more likely to experience what are broadly known as ‘non-affective … Continue reading "The science of urban paranoia"
Living At the Crossroads Pondering the message from my wise chiro-friend Darin Mazepa (Much Mahalo, divine messenger in Hawaiian shirt and bare feet.) who told me this morning that he sees me standing at … ...
A Different Type of Body Shaming… We’ve all experienced body shaming at some point in our life; either we shame ourselves when we look in the mirror and pick our appearance apart inch by inch or … ...
Life is Too Short to Wear Bad Lipstick Economy got you down? Try some new lipstick - it's good for two reasons.
Hungry Parent, Overfed Child As a child of the 1960s, we were admonished to “clean our plates” since there were starving children in China. Never mind the fact that us stuffing our faces would … ...
7 Tips to Raise Your Self-Esteem and Keep It There “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” — Iyanla Vanzant Aren’t you tired of it? You know, that sneaking … ...
Taking Role Call: A Self-Validation and Compassion Practice... “Who would wanna look at their suffering?! I mean, why would I wanna do that?” A dear client of mine asked repeatedly the other day after reading the Are you … ...
Opposites Only Attract When This Is Your Relationship Status Fascinating theory as to why opposites only attract us sometimes. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Study points to fast-acting drug for OCD A single brain receptor is responsible for a range of symptoms in mice that are reminiscent of obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a new study. The findings suggest that OCD and other psychiatric disorders could be amenable to treatment using a class of drugs that is already being investigated in clinical trials.
A podcast on drugs If you’re a podcast addict, you could no worse than checking out Say Why to Drugs an excellent new show that covers the science behind a different recreational drug each week. The podcast is with psychologist and drugs researcher Suzi Gage and rhyme-smith Scroobius Pip, better known for his banging tunes. They make for a … Continue reading "A podcast on drugs"
12 Signs That You’re A People Pleaser The need to be liked and the fear of rejection shouldn’t determine your reality. ***** Being kind, generous, and flexible are wonderful qualities. But sometimes we’re too accommodating, too eager … ...
The Parent Whose Depression Hurts Their Child’s Development More One parent has more influence than the other in some areas of child development. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Minfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy And Depression Introduction Are you feeling depressed? Are you looking for a way to help treat your symptoms associated with depression? Have you considered engaging in mindfulness skills? According to psychology today, … ...
The Hamilton Rating Scale For Depression Introduction You can easily look in the DSM-V to see and assess for the symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder. However, there is another method to assess for the symptoms associated … ...
Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t... Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical While domestic violence is often thought of in its physical forms, emotional and psychological abuse can be just as devastating, … ...
Automatically identifying brain regions Using the example of the fruit fly, a team of biologists has identified patterns in the genetic activity of brain cells and taken them as a basis for drawing conclusions about the structure of the brain.
5 Tips for Reducing Ever-Growing Mom Guilt Moms tend to feel guilty for all sorts of things. They feel guilty for working full-time or part-time. They feel guilty for not breastfeeding or for stopping too early. They feel guilty for not being able to join their child’s field trip. Again. They feel … ...