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Two Very Different Ways to 'Man Up' in American Politics How a concern with honor nearly derailed a candidate for Congress and empowered a Southern mayor.
Thinking of Ditching Yoga? You May Want to Reconsider Yoga has so many mental and physical health benefits, it is hard to actually count and keep track of. Since any form of exercise is beneficial for one’s mental and physical health, the majority of individuals today rely exclusively on cardiovascular/aerobic activities, while throwing to … ...
How To Tell When Someone’s Mind Is Wandering There will be a test, so I hope you are paying attention. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
When You Never Feel Good Enough Lately, you never seem to feel good enough. Maybe you directly and regularly tell yourself: I’m not good enough. I’m not smart, skilled, capable, talented, attractive or thin enough. Maybe the question Am I good enough? reverberates through your brain and body. Maybe you don’t … ...
Are Young Women With Older Men Looking for a Daddy? Relationships with a significant age gap almost always trigger raised eyebrows. Research helps to determine whether those raised eyebrows are justified.
Warning: Misdiagnosis of Personality Disorders Can Be Damaging... The other day, a client came in describing his wife’s behavior as Borderline Personality Disorder. He had numerous examples of how perfectly she fit the profile and how he had been traumatized by her behavior. For example, she was fearful of his abandonment and in … ...
Psychology Around the Net: June 10, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! It’s an especially happy one for me. The weather is phenomenal, I’ve managed to eat super clean and worked out or ran almost every day, and it’s my sister’s birthday! So, I’m probably at her birthday brunch as you’re reading this. … ...
Study: Cognitive-behavioral therapy and SSRIs for depression both improve quality of life Recently published research has found that treatments for depression don’t just reduce symptoms, they are also associated with moderate improvements in quality of life. The study, published in the journal Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, examined the two primary treatments for depression — cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). “Contemporary treatments are greatly focused [...]
How Terrorism Changes Us The London Bridge attack is the latest terror incident to rock the UK in the past 10 weeks. How are acts of terror changing us?
Over the Hill with Bipolar Disorder: How I Lived... I’ll be 67-years-old next August 7. I think I’m still 17 until I look in the mirror each morning, splash cold water on my face, brush my gray hair and discover more wrinkles on my face that were not there the day before. My psychiatrist … ...
When Fantasies Lead You Down the Wrong Path If we don’t take a step back periodically and become conscious of the fantasies that fuel us, we can find ourselves ferociously marching down the wrong path.
How Playing A Musical Instrument Boosts Brain Health People in the study listened to and then played a Tibetan singing bowl. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression In a small study, kids with traumatic brain injuries were more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without brain injuries.
Radiation therapy vital to treating brain tumors, but it exacts a toll Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles is a common and critical component in successfully treating patients with brain tumors but it is also associated with significant adverse effects. In a new study, researchers report that irradiation can cause broader adverse effects, altering the structural network properties in impacted brains and perhaps contributing to delayed cognitive impairments observed in many patients following brain RT.
Robotic device developed to help stroke survivors recover A new robotic tool has been developed for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors.
Getting Over the Hurt of an Affair Your partner was unfaithful and now you are trying to get past all the hurt it’s causing you. You may be experiencing a number of different emotions including embarrassment, shame, guilt, anger, and sadness. You are probably going through a rollercoaster of feelings; loving and … ...
Icebergs and Childhood Mental Illness Think childhood mental illness is rare? Think again.
Does Religion Help Mental Health? It Might Depend On... Some relationships are good for your mental health, and some aren’t. It depends on the specifics. And it might be that your relationship with God is no exception. At least, that’s what a recent study from researchers at Baylor University suggests. The researchers surveyed a group of older adults, looking...
Best of Our Blogs: June 9, 2017 At any time, I’ve got something in the palm of my hand be it a phone, remote control or my laptop. I often wonder if this constant need to be busy is affecting my ability to stay present with myself and my sons. More importantly, why … ...
How to Start Healing after Personal Trauma Do you feel too fragmented after a traumatic event? A few lifestyle adjustments can help you feel whole again.