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Accepting Ourselves Without Labels It feels good to know that other people are just like me, especially when I have been going through tough times. When I discover a group of people going through the same thing as I am, I am reassured and comforted. Often these groups will … ...
New study illuminates key aspects of how we fall asleep and wake up Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone's day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work -- the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm -- has remained largely a mystery to brain scientists. Now, however, scientists have identified the workings of a key pathway for these processes. The pathway that appears to play a key role in regulating the 'switch' between wakefulness and sleep.
High levels of mental illness reported by victims of human trafficking in the UK New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
By age 3, environmental factors are relevant to the development of self-control By age 3, environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into the street or eat a forbidden snack, research indicates.
The Case Against Viktor Frankl Controversy has trailed the psychologist ever since his best-selling book popularized logotherapy worldwide.
How to Recognize your True Self You probably already believe it’s wise to ‘just be yourself’, but how do you know when you are? It’s not like your brain has a true/false sensor that beeps when … ...
What Is ECT? Introduction At times, people with Major Depressive Disorder may not respond to therapy or medication. According to Webmd, “The question remains what is the next step. For some people with … ...
Work: The #1 Recovery Goal New atypical antipsychotic drugs make it possible for many people with serious mental illness to work. Old stereotypes keep them on the fringes of the labor force.
6 Things People with Insomnia Are Sick of Hearing Not falling asleep as quickly as everyone else isn’t new to you. You can even remember being the last person awake at sleepovers as a kid. You’d look on in … ...
Enzyme in myelination process could lead to better understanding of neurological disorders The removal of the enzyme Dnmt1 during oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) differentiation in the central nervous system resulted in inefficient myelin formation and neurological deterioration, including loss of control of bodily movements, in mice, report scientists.
Living near greenery may help you live longer Livng near more greenery showed several benefits, including more social engagement and better mental health, as measured by a lower prevalence of depression.
A Fact About Social Influence That Very Few People Know After reading this, try asking someone for a favour and see what they do. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Unloved Daughters and the Problem of Belonging Here are some of the words daughters use to describe how they felt in childhood and, for many, long into their adulthood: adrift, disconnected, isolated, an outsider, shut off, wandering, … ...
Noncompliant: A Label Worth Looking Twice At   It’s difficult to write about living well with mental illness when all of a sudden, as if almost out of nowhere, you stop doing exactly that. I shouldn’t say … ...
Can You Wrap Your Head Around Delusional Thinking? Delusion — noun. an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder. What makes delusional thinking so scary? Well, from the outside we can’t understand the … ...
Brain scan method may help detect autism Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.
Documentary Film Tells Story of Race, Drugs and Baseball Dock Ellis: High-flying baseball icon or survivor of drug dependence?
Documentary Film Tells Story of Race, Drugs and Basketball Dock Ellis: High-flying baseball icon? Or, survivor of drug dependence?
Masterful Lesson Jordan Spieth's Masters mistake is a teachable moment about choking in competition, but it misses the bigger mental game lesson.
Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study.