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Iowa Becomes Fourth State to Allow Psychologists to Prescribe Medications Law will improve access to mental health services, APA says
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Favorable Trajectories How distinctive are antidepressants? Answers from research that looks at progress made by individual patients.
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The Beauty of Intentional Forgetting We store memories using a variety of contexts — sights, sounds, smells, who was there, the weather, etc. Context helps us retrieve these memories later. For instance, my husband recently made roast chicken and collard greens. It was a normal Sunday night, then the collards hit … ...
How To Hack Your Memory To Follow-Though On Intentions The simplest strategy for remembering to do something in the future does work. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
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