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Depression Linked To Pea-Sized Brain Structure That Backfires An area of the brain that tracks negative events newly linked to depression. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
OCD and Sensitivity As most of us know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is comprised of obsessions, (thoughts, images or impulses that recur and feel outside of the person’s control), and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or thoughts … ...
Finding Peace With Your Past It’s extremely easy to be bitter when you feel as though your life was negatively shaped by events in your past; events that you had no control over, yet seem … ...
The Key to Happiness Resides in Time, Not Money In today’s economy it is common for most adults to spend the majority of their time at work. Americans are very focused on making money, and put little value on … ...
Making Stress Work for You Stress gets a lot of negative press, and for good reason. Chronic stress has been linked to a host of health and emotional problems, yet stress comes in a variety of forms. Despite what the news headlines say, some types of stress are actually good … ...
New study of the memory through optogenetics Scientists have improved memory in mice using optogenetics.The study was based on light stimulation of a group of neurons, named Tac2, in the cerebral amygdala. These neurons play a key role in the memory of fear. Treated mice increased their long-term memory.
Stress receptor in brain only used for emergencies A stress receptor in the brain is found to regulate metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice.
Dipping, Dabbing and Dubbing Dipping, Dabbing and Dubbing are things I learned about from teens in therapy recently.  I have no claim on being an expert in these matters.  What I do know is … ...
How To Instantly Make Someone’s Belief Stronger Labelling people's thoughts can instantly act as a trigger. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
3 Highly Effective Ways to Give Critical Feedback We have this idea that giving critical feedback is necessary but difficult. But research and Eileen Fisher shows us it doesn't have to be.
Help Me Deal With Difficult People All though there is no sure-fire way to alleviate the annoyance (and anguish) dealing with difficult people can bring, try one or more of these effective helping techniques....
What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorder During The Summer Months... Introduction In my previous article, I discussed factors that can contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder during the summer months. They included disruptions in schedules and body image issues. This article … ...
Today I Love The Glorious Smell Of Lilacs Today I love the glorious smell of lilacs as it just washes over everything in its vicinity. What a sharing bloom. I love the way it comes back so strong … ...
Cities, Children, and Psychosis Are children who grow up in cities more vulnerable to developing mental illness later in life? A new research study raises disturbing implications about the impact of city life.
Long-term memory test could aid earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis People with Alzheimer's disease could benefit from earlier diagnosis if a long-term memory test combined with a brain scan were carried out, a study suggests.
Can You Ever Really Get Inside Someone Else’s Head? You can never get inside other people’s heads because all you ever really know is the built up internal representations in your own head.
Getting Unstuck We all know the frustration of hitting an impasse, unable to find a solution to an important problem. Studying examples of people who were successful can provide some useful hints.
Are Some People Predisposed to Negative Thinking? Week after week, a client enters your office and repeats the same litany of complaints and concerns, rehashing a history that frames him as a victim of circumstances or people at every turn. You often feel as if you are in a real life version … ...
Helping Your Tween Navigate Their Emotions Teaching your tween to effectively navigate their emotions is vital. After all, the skills of identifying and expressing emotions are valuable well into adulthood for everything from cultivating healthy relationships to practicing compassionate self-care. It also helps your kids right now. Because as your child … ...
ADHD Is Not A Talent When I was born, there was only me. I was all there was in this body, in this mind. And I was enough for a long time. I was good … ...