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Terrible Teens: What Scary Stuff They See During my teen group the other evening the kids started telling all their tales.  Tales of hospitals, cutting, stalking, drinking, pregnancy, suicide, fears, predators, rape, vape, hookah, cleaning fluid, hand … ...
How The Most Distracted People Can Boost Their Attention Heavily distracted people benefited most from the simple task. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Toward quieting the brain Chronic brain diseases such as epilepsy involve disturbances of the brain's electrical activity. Finding new and better ways to correct them is the dream of millions of patients, their physicians and researchers.
Antiviral protein linked to depressed mood in mice The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune response alters brain activity. Upon infection, brain cells lining blood vessels produce a protein called CXCL10, which impairs neuronal firing in the hippocampus -- a brain region important in learning, memory, and mood.
Starting Over with ADHD                       For various reasons, some related to ADHD and others outside the scope of this blog, my husband and I … ...
Shocking Statistics On Who Provides Help In A Medical Emergency Would you put a blanket over someone, put pressure on a wound or simply offer a glass of water? ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Ten Ways to Like Yourself Better Do you constantly think about how you could be nicer, more attractive, or just better in general? Learning to accept yourself as you are is just 10 simple steps away.
3 Myths about Postpartum Depression that Too Many People... There are many myths about postpartum depression — everything from it’s not real to it’ll go away on its own to it affects only certain women. The reality is that postpartum depression is a serious illness that does not discriminate, said Elizabeth Gillette, LCSW, a … ...
Understanding Schizoid Personality Disorder The name “schizoid” was coined in the early 1900’s. Yet it is not similar to schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or schizotypal.  Rather, it is closer in identity to avoidant personality disorder with many of the same characteristics and traits but adds the element of a blunt affect.  … ...
A breath of fresh air: Scientists reveal how the brain generates respiratory rhythm Computational modeling shows the mechanisms by which a diverse group of neurons in the brainstem cause humans to breathe.
Is Your Teen Fun-loving, Busy, and Fond of Excitement? A teen wrote, “The worst thing for a Seven is being bored.”
Learning to Ride a Bike Again When I was 15, I had a Schwinn bike that I loved. Then some mean people came and stole it out of our garage. Fast forward 30 years to, well, … ...
Scientists identify genes connected to wellbeing, depression and neuroticism In one of the largest genomic studies to date, a group of more than 190 scientists have identified genes that are tied to depression, neuroticism and subjective wellbeing. Some of these genes also have links to issues such as schizophrenia and anxiety disorder.
How Not to Respond to Campus Suicides By calling a young woman's death an accident, Penn missed an important learning opportunity.
Poll: Who Influenced Your Beliefs The Most? Schools, parents, coaches, mentors and more can help shape our belief system. Who taught you what you believe?...
Negotiators Are Motivated to Agree Negotiations involve situations in which there are two (or more) parties with conflicting interests. Good negotiators don't always reach an agreement, though.
Today I Love The Soft Start To This Day Today I love the soft start to this day. I love the grey of the sky, the cool of the air, the change of the sound of the birds that … ...
How To Be ‘Vulnerageous’ In Relationships   As a writer, I love word mash-ups. Some will never be found in a standard dictionary, but speak to the onomatopoetic nature of language. One such fun fusion is … ...
#196: Talking with Kids about Sex   Talking with our children about sexuality means that we as parents must first think about what we want to say! We don’t need a course in physiology or intensive … ...
Dreading Mother’s Day? You’re Not Alone As we inch toward that second Sunday in May, my email and Facebook feed fill up equally with ads touting “5 Ways to Celebrate The Best Mom EVER” and messages … ...