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Scientists identify new switch to boost memory New insight into the process that converts experiences into stable long-term memories has been uncovered by neurobiologists. The research team discovered that chemical modifications that add methyl groups to RNA, a process known as methylation, could strengthen memory formation.
Unhelpful Advice: Problematic Emotional Lessons The media is full of experts giving people advice. They tell us how to be caring mothers/fathers, loving wives/husbands, good providers, and supportive friends. When you go to others with … ...
Grit: Is It Baloney? Angela Duckworth has popularized "grit." But here's why I believe the concept is flawed, and in the end a remedy that produces mental health problems, and ignores social needs.
Improve Your Relationship With a Simple Change Evidence shows that this simple behavior makes people happier in their relationships.
The Outlook Linked To Better Judgement, Memory And Health Psychological exercises can help to improve this beneficial outlook. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Risk of Lithium Toxicity Lithium has been a staple treatment for bipolar disorder for ages. Ancient Romans and Greeks used water containing lithium as a treatment for “agitated and euphoric” patients. Lithium was re-introduced … ...
The Art of Reconnection Do you feel like you’ve lost connection with your partner? With your kids? With yourself? Have no fear–this one’s for you.1) BREATHE. Yes, all in capitals, because it’s that essential. … ...
What Is Depakote? Introduction You may have heard of medications such as Latuda, Lithium, and Abilify. These are all types of medications used to treat Bipolar Disorder. However, there is another type of … ...
Confessions of a Bipolar Blogger Confessions of a Bipolar Blogger I think the hardest thing about baring your soul on a piece of paper is doing just that, baring it on a piece of paper, … ...
Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer's disease A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The study used mouse models to show that long-term suppression of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine -- a target for anticholinergic drugs -- results in dementia-like changes in the brain.
10 Ways to Get Back to Winning Winning isn’t everything, but it does feel good. If you’ve been going through a rough patch, losing more than you succeed, you might think this is a permanent situation. It doesn’t have to be, but you do need to be a little proactive to switch … ...
OCD and Crime by c. guoy at freedigitalphotos.net Man arrested after Jo Cox shooting is ‘obsessive compulsive who rubbed own skin with Brillo pads’ relative claims. The above statement is a  recent headline … ...
Are Energy Problems Common For Autistic People? So I’ve been pretty lethargic for the past few days. It’s not for emotional reasons either. I’ve felt fairly stable this week, or as stable as an autistic person who’s … ...
Why 1 in 3 People Adapt to Change More Successfully When bad things happen, one out of three people find inspiration where others find only imprisonment. Research explains why.
Hey! You stole my food!: Abnormal eating behaviors in frontotemporal dementia Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already difficult situation even worse. A new review gathers together the state of the art of what is known in this field, paying particular attention to the brain mechanisms involved. The information may be used for understanding eating disorders in healthy people.
The Motives Behind Murder of UK Member of Parliament... A man has now been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox. The attacker is reported to have shouted “Britain First” as he repeatedly kicked the mother-of-two before shooting her three times – once in the head … ...
Body Shaming Weighing You Down? People with bipolar disorder often struggle with weight gain, because it’s a side effect of so many medications used to treat depression and mania. Compounding the issue is the fact … ...
Today I Love The Determined Spirit Today I love the determined spirit that is found in so many people and possibly in everyone. I love to see it in people who have set their goals so … ...
Eating Healthy On The Run   Whether your traveling on the go or around the home, you don’t need to give up healthy eating simply because you are on the run. The fact is, healthy … ...
Some Personality Traits Make You a Better Romantic Partner Your personality can make or break your romantic relationship. Find out which traits are associated with better (and worse) romantic outcomes.