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Nation’s psychiatric bed count falls to record low A new national study calls for greater research on how many psychiatric beds are needed.
Missing Pieces We use our expectancies to detect events that were supposed to happen but didn't. Parents worry when it gets "too quiet" in the next room where the young children are playing.
Why men might underestimate women's sex drive Men's under-perception of their partner's interest in sex was associated with their partner feeling more satisfied and committed to the relationship.
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The relentless dynamism of the adult brain Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.
A Job Worth Doing: Understanding Early Recollections Early recollections in life can seem mystical and obscure. A new model for interpreting the meaning of first memories can be helpful in understanding the remembrances.
Book Recommendations From A Therapist I love self-help and self-improvement books. The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a summer reading list. If self-help … ...
Stoicism: Being Indifferent to Pain or Pleasure Many of the world religions suggest that being stoical is wise and virtuous. But many therapists suggest that rather than repress our emotions we should learn to embrace them.
How Cats Help with ADHD Tending backyard chickens is a passion of mine. They are useful, don’t require much work and are endlessly entertaining. But they are nothing like having a good cat around. Our overweight … ...
Can You Hear Compliments? How to Let Praise into... I was recently having a conversation with an old friend. We were talking about what was up lately and I was so excited about what was going on in her life, that I didn’t even realize that I was missing so much of what she … ...
Today I Love My Canada Today I love my Canada as I do every day, and today I love that we celebrate that love in all the ways we choose. I love that I have … ...
ADHD and Luck: Taking the Gamble of Inattention Do you like games of chance? If so, you’ll love having ADHD. We often associate inattention with problems like not being able to get work done or losing things. But … ...
6 Talks Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage You and your partner should tackle these six important topics before you tie the knot.
6 Talks You Should Have Before You Get Married Instead of just planning the wedding, the two of you should be tackling these six important topics before you tie the knot.
Best of Our Blogs: July 1, 2016 With 4th of July just around the corner, I’d like to revisit the word, “freedom.” What does it mean to you? Since having children, the word seems elusive. But I realized there are a multitude of ways we can feel imprisoned. Our job, relationship(s), or … ...
How to Capture Ideas in a Blog What if you have too many ideas? Your blog is full of everything, all at once, and is all over the place. What do you do?  I have too many blog ideas If you have too many ideas, that’s a really good thing! Currently, Google … ...
What Do We Know About Cyberbullying? Social media has created new ways for people to connect with each other, but it has also created new ways for people to demean and harass each other. Over the last several years, cyberbullying has led to several high-profile suicides that have made national news, but the problem is much...
Guest Blog: My Uncle is Bipolar The other day, my 18-year-old niece and I were chatting and the topic of me living with bipolar disorder came up. It wasn’t a particularly involved conversation, but her responses … ...
Sleep Disturbances Increase Suicide Risk Suicide is a huge issue when dealing with bipolar disorder. It’s not something people like to talk about, but it’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, … ...
5 Keys to Providing Quality Dementia Care at Home Quality dementia care is the source of my mother's contentment and having a team of caregivers is key to my father's very survival. Here's how we've created our pleasant journey.