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OCD and Alcohol As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disease of doubt, fueled by uncertainty. But in some ways, certain aspects of OCD can also be viewed as an … ...
Are You Assertive Enough? Here's 25 Ways to Tell It’s essential to know if your level of assertiveness is optimal. How else could you determine whether the way you stand up for yourself is most likely to get you what you want?
Happy Couples Automatically Use Mental Trick To Stay Faithful The unconscious process that helps happy couples stay faithful. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Locus of Control and Depression   The concept of locus of control is huge and defines how you approach almost everything in life.  It is a thinking style that refers to how you perceive the … ...
Two in five formerly depressed adults are happy, flourishing Approximately two in five adults (39 percent) who have experienced major depression are able to achieve complete mental health. Researchers consider complete mental health as occurring when people achieve almost daily happiness or life satisfaction, positive social and psychological well-being, and are also free of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse for at least one full year.
Two Steps Toward Intercultural Competence Interacting successfully with people who are culturally different is rarely easy. Insights from cross-cultural psychology can help.
Interview on Side Effects of ADHD Meds Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8 @ 11:30 AM eastern time, when I’ll be interviewed on SiriusXM Dr. Radio (Channel 110) about the side effects of ADHD meds (partnering with … ...
3 Things Survivors of Sexual Assault Need to Know In light of the Stanford case, this is what survivors should hear.
Brain Size Changes With Time Of Day, Finds 10,000 Brain Scans Weird fact about how our brains change size over a single day. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Is Fascism Coming to America? What is fascism and to whom does it appeal? How can we evaluate claims that fascism is on the rise in the United States and Europe?
The Big Negotiation: Everybody Wins Is it OK for therapists to negotiate with teens and their parents? Sure!  The first step is that I align myself with the teen so they can calmly approach the adult with … ...
How to Judge Yourself Less We judge ourselves for so many things. Maybe it’s what we look like. Maybe it’s the size of our thighs. Maybe it’s the mistakes we made. A decade ago. Maybe it’s the small errors we make at work from time to time. Maybe we see ourselves … ...
The Anatomy of an MBTI Personality We can’t go through a single day without using all 8 preferences of the MBTI: extraversion, introversion, intuition, sensing, feeling, thinking, perceiving, and judging.
Self-Empowerment through Conscious Awareness and Choice... It is important to identify your personal values and goals. Once you have spent quality time identifying what values and goals matter to you most, the next step is the … ...
When Trauma Turns Into Euthanasia Recently my friend and colleague Jenni Schaefer sent me a link to her story of recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, aka PTSD. Jenni and I have known each other for … ...
Clinical trial opens new avenues for pharmacological therapy in Down's syndrome The results of the phase 2 study suggest that participants who had received the treatment had better scores in the visual memory recognition and inhibition tasks, and improvement in adaptive behavior than those in the control group. Though not a cure, this is the first time that a treatment has shown some effectiveness in this syndrome, and it opens the door to new research geared towards treating what was believed to be orphan of treatment.
Why Are Some Soldiers More Resilient With Combat Stress? Researchers in San Diego have found genetic differences in two groups of combat vets -- those with PTSD and those without it -- that may explain why some are more resilient.
Why Are Some Soldiers With Combat Stress More Resilient? Researchers in San Diego have found genetic differences in two groups of combat vets—those with PTSD and those without it—that may explain why some are more resilient.
Swapping sick for healthy brain cells slows Huntington's disease Researchers have successfully reduced the symptoms and slowed the progression of Huntington's disease in mice using healthy human brain cells. The findings could ultimately point to a new method to treat the disease.
Today I Love The Ones Who Roll With The Punches Today I love the ones that roll with the punches, take it all in stride and keep going. I love the ones who are too tough to let anything trouble … ...