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First peek into the brain of a freely walking fruit fly Researchers have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, the team shows for the first time what goes on in the brain of the fly during courtship -- when it's unrestrained.
Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Right for Severe Psychiatric Disorders?... Two summers ago, our family grabbed a bite to eat in downtown Annapolis and headed over to the Naval Academy for a parade — celebrating the end of Plebe Summer, six weeks of rigorous physical and mental training for new midshipmen. It was late August, … ...
Black Women and Postpartum Depression Black women face a formidable stereotype when it comes to mental health: the myth of the black "superwoman." Here's how to break through it and feel better.
What Does It Mean if Your Best Friend Is a Narcissist? Narcissists can be attractive in the short-term, but maintaining a long-term friendship with a narcissist puts a strain on almost everyone. Are you up for the challenge?
Who Can Stay Friends With a Narcissist? Narcissists may be attractive in the short-term, but maintaining a long-term friendship with a narcissist could put a strain on almost anyone. Are you up for the challenge?
Most Unexpected Depression Treatment Found to Work In Small Trial Could this simple treatment be better than antidepressants and with fewer side-effects? > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Finding Direction When You Have A Mental Illness It’s hard, isn’t it? We all want to feel like our life has meaning. Like through our hobbies and personal relationships. Those things make you happy. But they don’t quite … ...
How to Develop Leadership Using the Enneagram The Enneagram can help you become a successful leader by teaching you to perceive your strengths, feel more confident using them, and identify those skills you could improve.
Chronic fatigue patients more likely to suppress emotions Chronic fatigue syndrome patients report they are more anxious and distressed than people who don’t have the condition, and they are also more likely to suppress those emotions. In addition, when under stress, they show greater activation of the biological ”fight or flight” mechanism, which may add to their fatigue, according to new research.
Today I Love My Changing World Today I love my changing world, both the changes that are big and those that are little. I love the changes that are cyclical and the ones that are one … ...
A Good Reason to Hide Your Face I’ve been on stage since I was 10 years old. My family band first put me there, and much later I led a band of my own. In the middle … ...
You’ve Got To Have Friends: Part Two After my article entitled You’ve Got To Have Friends was published, I received feedback from two readers whose reactions took me by surprise, but had me re-evaluate my perspective. For that, … ...
'Virtual partner' elicits emotional responses from a human partner in real-time 'How does it 'feel' to interact behaviorally with a machine?' To answer that, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner while the pair engages in behavioral coordination in real-time. The virtual partner's behavior is governed by mathematical models of human-to-human interactions in a way that enables humans to interact with the mathematical description of their social selves.
How to Confront an Abusive Person It is hard to confront an abusive person, especially when it is a spouse, parent, employer, or child and the relationship is not easily banished. Sometimes the abuse is so intense, that the relationship must be dissolved for the safety of the victim. Other times, … ...
What Is The Mood Disorder Questionnaire? Introduction Various assessment instruments can be used to assess for different types of disorders. For instance, for Bipolar Disorder, a Mood Disorder Questionnaire can be administered to assess for Bipolar … ...
'It's rude to point,' right? Not always The old adage that ‘it’s rude to point’ might need a rethink after new research showed that young children struggle to make sense of common symbols like arrows, and respond best to a pointing finger to direct their gaze.
A narrow band of green light could improve migraines Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit their most fundamental daily tasks and seek the comfort of darkness. A new study reveals that exposing these headache sufferers to pure-wavelength green light significantly reduces their photophobia, or sensitivity to light, and can even reduce the severity of their headaches.
Using exercise to reduce glutamate build-up in the brain Exercise has the potential to decrease toxic build-up in the brain, reducing the severity of brain disorders such as Huntington's disease, report scientists.
Magic mushroom compound psilocybin could provide new avenue for antidepressant research Psilocybin -- a hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms -- may offer a possible new avenue for antidepressant research, according to a new study.
Early Adolescence, Loss of Confidence, and Fears of Trying Confidence motivates trying. Most early adolescents leave some confidence behind when they separate from childhood, and now they have some building back up of themselves to do.