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Welcome Back to Healthy Living! Welcome back, sweet readers! Or…welcome back, me? Better yet, welcome back, healthy living. As you may or may not have noticed (depending on how familiar you are with this blog), … ...
Brain imaging links Alzheimer's decline to tau protein Using a new imaging agent that binds to tau protein and makes it visible in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, scientists have shown that measures of tau are better markers of the cognitive decline characteristic of Alzheimer's than measures of amyloid beta seen in PET scans.
American Psychological Association Launches Text and Citation Data Mining Service: PsycINFO Data Solutions™ The new APA service allows researchers to gain deeper insights for their research
Brazilian Zika virus strain causes birth defects in experimental models Researchers have described the first 'direct experimental proof' that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth defects.
13 Things You Must Know if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist Divorce is hard enough under any circumstances, especially if there are children in the mix, but divorcing a narcissist can be hell on earth. Here's what you should prepare for.
Words: A Vessel For Healing or Harm?     Speech is the vessel with which we receive the flow of blessings. According to the words, so is the blessing. —The Advice Book What shape is your vessel in? … ...
'Communication breakdown' during general anesthesia Some anesthesia drugs work in a straightforward manner by dampening down neurons in the brain. The mechanism of one anesthetic, however, has proved elusive: ketamine. When ketamine is used for general anesthesia, two connected parts of the cortex turn to 'isolated cognitive islands,' researchers have found.
Mouse models of Zika in pregnancy show how fetuses become infected Two mouse models of Zika virus infection in pregnancy have been developed. In them, the virus migrated from the pregnant mouse's bloodstream into the placenta, where it multiplied, then spread into the fetal circulation and infected the brains of the developing pups.
Empathy Is Killed By Popular Painkiller Found In 600 Different Drugs Every week almost one-quarter of Americans use this drug. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Should You Have Kids If You’re Depressed? “Were you frightened to have children with your history of suicidal depression?” a young woman asked me the other day. “Did you have to stop medication while you were pregnant?” In the last 10 years writing about mental health issues, these two questions keep surfacing, especially … ...
Looking At Plenty Of These Reduces Stress and Depression The activity increases liveliness and reduces stress, depression and aggression. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Helping Boys Become Ethical Men Boys become adults at the same time they head off to college. Here's how to make this transition more intentional to help boys become healthy and ethical men.
Why Do We Underestimate People’s Willingness to Help Us? People underestimate how likely someone else is to comply with a request. Why does that happen, and why does it matter?
New brain research may help treat single-sided deafness A new discovery could help people suffering with single-sided deafness (SSD) find a treatment quicker -- and could potentially lead to a cure. SSD can be caused by a number of things -- from viral infections to brain tumors -- and is currently incurable and difficult to treat. Symptoms of SSD include impaired hearing, difficulty filtering out background noise, and difficulty determining sound direction.
Social objects in the brain A new study used LEGO bricks to investigate the neurocognitive underpinnings of our engagements with symbolic objects. The study suggests that we experience symbolic objects as social entities.
Inside The Creative Mind: Mark Duplass ‘There’s no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends’ — Mark Duplass. The Duplass borthers created their own path into idependent filmmaking. I’ve never seen anybody else become … ...
OCD and Support for Caregivers As many of you know, I’ve written a book about my son’s journey through severe OCD. As a result, I’ve had speaking engagements and interviews where I’ve enjoyed meeting people … ...
Today I Love The New Mown Lawn Today I love the new mown lawn, the smell of fresh cut grass and the uniform clipped look of it all. I love that the tractor started up with now … ...
Dealing with the Guilt-Tripping Mother There’s a variation on a light bulb joke that sums up how some mothers use guilt. In case you somehow missed it during childhood and adolescence, here it is in … ...
Maintaining a Household When Both Partners Have ADHD Maintaining a household is hard enough. But when both partners have ADHD, there are extra challenges. These kinds of responsibilities require planning and prioritizing and performing and completing often boring tasks — all of which is difficult for adults with ADHD. (Because people with ADHD … ...