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What Depression Is & What It Isn’t Depression is one of the most recognized psychological disorders. It’s certainly common. A 2014 survey found that 6.6 percent of American adults or 15.7 million suffered from a major depressive episode within the past 12 months, said Sandra Hamilton, Ph.D, a psychologist who specializes in … ...
Soaring Love or Plodding Relationship? Soaring love transcends the limits of our emotional habits.
Size of brain region is associated with response to PTSD treatment A study has found that PTSD patients with a larger hippocampus -- a region of the brain key to distinguishing between safety and threat -- are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
All About That Bass on the Dance Floor A few weeks ago I tagged along for one of my boyfriend’s many music gigs. This particular band happens to play mostly cover songs, and their singer is uh-mazing (he … ...
Today I Love That Eastern Brilliance Today I love that eastern brilliance in the soft grey sky of this cool spring morning. I love that as I wrote that the sun pierced through the clouds for … ...
Migraines: Your Internal Migraine Environment Chronic migraines are life-changing. It is a lonely struggle that family and friends don’t tend to understand without experiencing it for themselves (and migraines are a very individual experience, so even … ...
Identification of a network of brain regions involved in mathematics Scientists have just revealed that the brain has a network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics, as well as simpler arithmetic operations. This network is only activated when numbers are seen, in a population of high-level university students including both experts in mathematics and non-mathematicians. These results were obtained using functional MRI on university students specializing in mathematics and other disciplines.
How Virtual Reality Could Transform Mental Health Treatment The results of our experiment paint a very striking picture of the power of therapy involving VR in treating patients with persecutory delusions.
Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2016 You wouldn’t continue to take the wrong exit home. If something you ate didn’t treat your stomach right, you wouldn’t have it again. An allergic reaction would make you avoid it at all costs. But when it comes to your emotional health, you keep running your … ...
ADHD And Dental Details I just had a dental appointment. Apparently I should be receiving a medal for that. And yet, it was no big deal. I made the appointment, I put it in … ...
Cultural Ideas About Ownership Influence Memory What does it mean to own something? It depends what society you’re in. In Western culture, ownership is strongly linked to ideas about individualism and personal identity. But the same isn’t necessarily true in other cultures, and it turns out the way the societies we live in view ownership might...
Why I Don’t Read Fitness or Health Magazines Anymore I’m not sure that I’ve ever felt good reading a fitness or “health” magazine geared toward women. Instead, I’ve felt self-conscious, inadequate and way too big. At some point I … ...
Good tests make children fail – here’s why Many parents and teachers are critical of the Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) that have recently been taken by primary school children. One common complaint is that they are too hard. Teachers at my son’s school sent children home with example questions to quiz their parents on, hoping to show that getting full marks is next … Continue reading "Good tests make children fail – here’s why"
5 Problems Millenials Have with Mental Health Treatment... In my grandmother’s generation, getting medical care was straight-forward. If you were ill, you went to the doctor, got a diagnosis, were given a prescription and you took it. There … ...
Anger Management Workbook Excerpt Are you ready to take control of your anger? Clinical Therapist Aaron Karmin teaches you the skills to manage your anger without aggression and build up your self-confidence, self-control and … ...
26 Phrases to Calm an Angry Child Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from learning anger management skills. As parents, we lay the … ...
The Myth of Being Unlovable Part 2 Linda: Examining all of our myths frees us to go on to become more loving people and to enjoy loving relationships, without doubt, anguish, and confusion that the false beliefs … ...
A ‘sixth sense’ protects drivers — except when texting While much has been made about the dangers of texting and driving, less attention has been focused on the age-old distractions of being absent minded or upset while driving. A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) focused on all three of these important factors. Led [...]
A new theory for the causes of dementia has been developed University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system. Published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, the researchers have assembled strong evidence that the neurological decline common to these diseases is caused by ‘auto-inflammation’, where the body’s own immune system develops [...]
Loneliness in midlife: The risk of becoming lonely is not limited to old age Loneliness is a widespread condition. It can make people depressed and even physically ill. The psychologists Maike Luhmann and Louise C. Hawkley conducted a representative survey among 16,132 participants of the Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) in 2013. They published their findings under the title “Age Differences in Loneliness From Late Adolescence to Oldest Old Age” in [...]