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How Effective is Therapy for Bipolar Disorder? Talk therapy is often recommended for patients with mental illness in addition to medication. There are several different kinds of therapy used in bipolar disorder including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), … ...
7 Types of Stalkers and How to Spot Them An estimated 12 – 16% of women and 4 – 7% of men will be stalked in their lifetimes. Most stalkers are men, but one type of stalking is perpetrated almost exclusively by women.
To Feel Deeply Sometimes I hear people talking about feeling things deeply.  In fact, I was just watching a television show where they were just talking about this very issue. It sounds romantic.  It sounds soulful.  It sounds like something to aspire to. But honestly, there are many times … ...
More and more research shows friends are good for your health One study found that loneliness might be worse than obesity.
Students Experiencing Depression Take an Active Role in Treatment for Depression It’s finals time for students. And that means increased incidences of depression. A depressed student may feel that he/she will not complete … ...
Easily Overwhelmed I am really great at a lot of things. Not bragging. I bet you are too. I make great cupcakes. I have a way with dogs. I’d like to think … ...
Eat Fruit While Pregnant to Boost Baby’s Brain Want to have smart kids? Eat more fruit while you’re pregnant. That’s the takeaway from a new study that found that mothers who consumed more fruit during pregnancy gave birth … ...
Love Can Turn The Ordinary into The Extraordinary Your relationship can be a spiritual sanctuary. Linda: Jim Williams spent over four decades of his life in search of something that would fulfill his longing to contribute to humanity, … ...
Is there a Bit of Donald Trump in Each of Us? Does any part of Trump´s fiery, often inappropriate rhetoric express what you were thinking? Playing the Human Card, candidates connect better with common ground than background.
The sacred bed phenomenon: How religiousness affects couples’ sexual satisfaction Feelings of guilt about sex, which are often related to religious convictions, are related to lower levels of sexual satisfaction in single people, but with greater sexual satisfaction among those who are married, according to a study published in the journal Sexuality & Culture. Religion has a complicated relationship with sexuality. On one hand, many [...]
Why are millennials so stressed? Stress and anxiety seem to be plaguing Generation Y. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association and Harris Interactive found millennials to be the most stressed generation in the United States. Furthermore, they’re being diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders more than any other generation. What is it that looms over millennial shoulders like [...]
How prions kill neurons: New culture system shows early toxicity to dendritic spines Prion diseases are fatal and incurable neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animals. Yet, how prions kill nerve cells (or neurons) remains unclear. A study published on May 26, 2016 in PLOS Pathogens describes a system in which to study the early assault by prions on brain cells of the infected host. Some of the earliest [...]
Psychology of strategic deception revealed by online poker Online poker offers new insights into the mind-set of scheming Machiavellians, researchers have found. Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Helsinki show that the card betting game can be used as a novel way to better understand the psychology of strategic deception. Before now, the trait has rarely been studied in natural settings [...]
The brain needs cleaning to stay healthy Research led by the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and the Ikerbasque Foundation has revealed the mechanisms that keep the brain clean during neurodegenerative diseases. When neurons die, their debris need to be quickly removed in order for the surrounding brain tissue to continue to function properly. Elimination [...]
In brain-injured patients, a way to measure awareness or its impending return The precise diagnosis and prognosis of recovery of consciousness of patients after a severe brain injury is a challenging clinical task, as some brain-injured patients retain certain levels of awareness despite appearing fully unresponsive. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 26 have evidence that readily obtainable measures of the [...]
Can being a good storyteller lead to love? Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love? Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior. For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and have led to an increase in cancer screenings. [...]
Mothers’ parenting stress impacts both parents’ sexual satisfaction First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to Penn State health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be reducing their sexual satisfaction is mothers’ stress as a new parent. “The transition to parenthood has gained importance recently,” said Chelom [...]
Stress affects males, females differently A stress receptor in the brain regulates metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice, report researchers. The results could aid in the development of treatments for regulating hunger or stress responses, including anxiety and depression.
Party on(line): The link between social media and alcohol use One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when it comes to alcohol use. MSU researchers found that when participants in a study were exposed to ads touting beer, as opposed to those selling bottled water, [...]
New discovery from the molecular machinery for depression and addiction When nerve cells have to communicate with each other in our brains, it involves release of small signal molecules, the so-called neurotransmitters, which act as chemical messengers in specific points of contact between nerve cells, called synapses. Here the released neurotransmitter is bound and registered by receptors at the surface of the receiving nerve cell. [...]