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#199: Sexism and Social Media—Part One In nearly every type of media girls and women are being sexualized, that is treated as objects of desire or as “things” rather than people. Whether it be in the … ...
Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, low-current electricity to a targeted portion of the brain.
Today I Love The Squawking Ravens Today I love the squawking ravens calling across the empty spaces between the trees. I love that this morning my back yard sounds like and old wild, west movie about … ...
Mouse model of autism offers insights to human patients, potential drug targets A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism's social and learning problems. Scientists who developed the new model also discovered that targeting a brain receptor in mice with this type of autism could ease repetitive behaviors and improve learning in some animals.
I Know You By Heart A few days ago, I had written an article for Beliefnet, called What Is Intimate? It was prompted by a quote from spiritual teacher Ramana Maharshi: “Why do you leave out … ...
Study suggests new treatment for seizures A new factor in the escalation of seizures has been discovered: the synthesis, or generation, of estrogens in the brain. This study also suggests that using a drug that inhibits estrogen synthesis, called an aromatase inhibitor, may be an effective approach to controlling seizures.
10 Things I Never Want To Forget About Raising... In 21 days, my husband and I will be packing up all our stuff and moving to a community of at-risk youth where we’ll be house parents for the next … ...
ADHD Goes to College Planning for freshman year is probably the last thing a graduating senior with ADHD wants to focus on right now. As a parent, though, worry may already be filling your mind.
Best of Our Blogs: May 10, 2016 Mother’s Day has come and gone. While some relish the day, you’re glad it’s over. It’s difficult to leave childhood unscathed. Our needs were not always met. We felt like we were parenting our parents. Our mothers were either non-existent physically or emotionally. As a result, … ...
Learn to Delegate and Live a Less Stressful and...   Clients present with anxiety for a lot of different reasons.  For some, it is basic genetics; they are predisposed to be anxious.  Others engage in patterns of negative self-talk and are prone to “catastrophizing” or over-generalizing. And some have been exposed to difficult life … ...
Openheartedness and Love Confer Health Studies by James McKay found that people who are open and friendly to strangers had half the rate of major illnesses of those who kept a cold and distant attitude toward strangers. These “affiliator types” … ...
Your Experience With Bipolar Disorder Depends on Your Race... Bipolar disorder does not discriminate. Of the 2-4% of people that have the disorder, it affects men and women equally and there is no significant difference in the rate across … ...
Is there a child mental health crisis? It is now common for media reports to mention a ‘child mental health crisis’ with claims that anxiety and depression in children are rising to catastrophic levels. The evidence behind these claims can be a little hard to track down and when you do find it there seems little evidence for a ‘crisis’ but there … Continue reading "Is there a child mental health crisis?"
5 Ways to Help Your Sensitive Child in a Harsh World Your sensitive child is the helper on the playground. Your sensitive child is the first one to notice when other people cry. She is kindhearted. He is considerate. They go … ...
Psychology Has Important Role in Helping Older Americans as They Age Special issue of APA journal reviews psychology’s role in promoting health cognition, confronting ageism, ensuring retirement security
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Guess How Many Years Chato Stewart Has Been Blogging... I remember the day John M. Grohol, Psy.D.  welcomed me, Chato Stewart and the Mental Health Humor project to Psych Central almost as if it was yesterday; Not six years ago!   “Humor … ...
Optimism, coping strategies, and depressive symptoms in Hispanic parents of children with autism Humans are resilient, even facing the toughest of life’s challenges. How individuals and families deal with demanding and emotionally charged circumstances plays a large role in how they view and face the world and the possible outcomes of a difficult situation. There’s no exception for the challenging Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how families adjust [...]
Research yields insight into the mystery of smell Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism underlying a phenomenon in how we smell that has puzzled researchers for decades. In an article appearing online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team reports that, surprisingly, the mechanism follows a simple physics principle called cooperativity. [...]
Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord Umbilical cords of children whose mothers used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy may be longer than umbilical cords of other newborn children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, are commonly prescribed antidepressants, and this is the first time their association with [...]