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8 Behaviors Often Mistaken For Depression Do you know someone who looks and appears depressed but denies it when confronted? Do you believe their rejection of your assessment of them? Could it be that they are”hiding,” covering … ...
You Can Change Your Self-Destructive Views and Ways Maybe years ago you let everyone walk all over you. Like you weren’t even there. Like you were a rug fit for stomping on. Maybe you weighed yourself all the … ...
3 Tips to Improve Sleep Most people have heard the old saying about never going to bed upset. Some say it goes back to the Bible, in Ephesians 4:26. “Let not the sun go down … ...
Stress exposure during pregnancy observed in mothers of children with autism Stress during pregnancy has been linked to several conditions, including some instances of autism spectrum disorder. Now, researchers have observed a variant of a stress-sensitive gene and exposure to stress during pregnancy among two groups of mothers of children with autism. The finding could be a step toward helping identify women who have greater risks for having children with autism when exposed to stressors during pregnancy.
Study charts development of emotional control in teens In the midst of all the apparent tumult, intense emotion, and occasional reckless behavior characterizing the teenage years, the brain is, in fact, evolving and developing the neural circuits needed to keep emotions in check. Research describes how the ability to control emotions moves from one brain area to another as teens mature into adults, offering an opportunity to understand how disorders related to emotional control emerge.
#203: Love and Intimacy and the Internet   “Social media has created an even bigger disparity between the way you are and the way people think you are…people are not pursuing happiness …they’re pursuing an attractive picture.” … ...
In Politics, Before You Speak, Consider these Three Questions... In the United States we’re heading into a potential turbulent political atmosphere that has the potential to be disrupting to even our closet relationships. You may remember from past elections, … ...
Handling New Responsibilities At some point in time, we all face new and challenging responsibilities. It may be for work, for our family, or even for the sake of living on this planet with 7 billion other people. These responsibilities can encompass small everyday things — brushing our teeth, putting on clean clothes, … ...
Growing Up With The Narcissist… We have all met a true narcissist once or twice in our lives.  That one person that can make you feel on top of the world one minute and like … ...
How To Open Your Heart and Overcome Anxiety Do you want to open your heart? But maybe you don’t feel safe enough. Do you want to overcome your anxiety? But maybe you don’t know how. I’ll share with … ...
Should You Date "Out of Your League?" Want to be in a relationship that lasts? You may want to consider a partner close to your own level of attractiveness. Here's why.
Think You Should Pursue a More Attractive Partner? Have your eye on an attractive potential partner? Is she more attractive than you are? You may want to consider a partner closer to your own level of attractiveness. Here's why.
10 Creative Prompts for An Instant Dose of Positivity All of us need regular reminders of the beauty in this life, of the beauty in our lives. Because we naturally forget or overlook or disregard. We naturally close our eyes … ...
Twenty years, one Saturday If you’re in the UK this Saturday, London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is celebrating 20 years of peering into the brain with an all-day £5 conference that gathers leading researchers to cover everything from the neuroscience of cannabis to embodied cognition. By looking at the talks (warning: pdf format programme), it seems they’re pitched half … Continue reading "Twenty years, one Saturday"
It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes it’s Shame How can it be that a seemingly depressed person, one who shows clinical symptoms, doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy? Perhaps because the root of his anguish is something else. Several years ago, a patient named Brian was referred to me. He had suffered for … ...
Long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain's reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.
How to Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control When the world disappoints your expectations, your brain releases cortisol and it feels like an emergency. You can re-wire your brain to feel safe when you’re not in control.
An Addict? What Do You Do About Prescription Drugs... Sometimes after a dental procedure, your dentist may prescribe a narcotic analgesic, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone, to help relieve pain. When used as prescribed, you should know these medications … ...
Good Communication with Your Partner What does healthy communication look like? Yelling is ineffective. Noncommunication — giving the cold shoulder or ignoring him or her — is a means of communication. According to a 2013 Huffington Post survey, poor communcation is the No. 1 reason for divorce. Here are a … ...
OCD and Alcohol As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disease of doubt, fueled by uncertainty. But in some ways, certain aspects of OCD can also be viewed as an … ...