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What High Heels Tell Us About The Desire For Status How fashion helps us fit in with others as well as sets us apart. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
39 I refer to my 20’s as the Roaring 20’s cause for the majority of it, I was living in New York in a hypomanic state which looking back was pretty … ...
What Bipolar Depression Looks Like — And What Can... Sadness. Hopelessness. Loss of interest. Loss of energy. Difficulty sleeping. Difficulty concentrating. Low self-esteem. Weight gain. Weight loss. Suicidal thoughts. These are some of the symptoms listed for a depressive episode (also called bipolar depression) in bipolar disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … ...
How Humble Are You? People spend a a lot of time trying to figure out others. Knowing one’s self leads to mastery of one’s self, and that is where true power lies. Gain the power with these 6 steps.
Why Is Procrastination Even a Thing? Procrastinate much? Here's one way to keep moving.
Why do we ignore where addicts live? Sober homes - halfway houses - are the front lines in battling the heroin epidemic. So why are they so ignored in treatment programs?...
Gene linked to Alzheimer's disease impairs memory by disrupting brain's 'playback system' Scientists have discovered how the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes memory impairment. A specific type of brain activity important for memory replay is disrupted in mice with the E4 version of the apolipoprotein E (apoE4) gene, which may interfere with memory formation.
Social Anxiety: Mapping Its 7 Key Components These key elements help us understand social anxiety.
I Hate You (You Hurt Me) I learn a lot from Facebook. I mean, not from Facebook itself, but from the awesome folks I meet there. Recently, a sweet friend tagged me in a post featuring … ...
How Antipsychotic Medication May Save Lives One way anti-psychiatry groups trivialize psychosis and marginalize psychiatry is by emphasizing the adverse effects of antipsychotic medications while denying or minimizing their benefits.1 To be sure, the well-recognized metabolic, neurological and cardiovascular risks associated with many antipsychotic medications must be taken very seriously. Moreover, … ...
Today I Love The Mystic Morning Light Today I love the mystic morning light in the passages and pathways of the parks and lawns and playgrounds and pastures. I love the way the day is shining to … ...
Before Spending $324 on a Prom-posal, Consider These 9... The costs of high school proms have escalated over the years as students try to create increasingly elaborate events. Maybe they are trying to stage a teenage version of the … ...
ADHD, Decide It’s Thursday evening. Just another Thursday evening. I’m writing this for tomorrow morning so if you’re reading this and it’s fresh, it’s actually Friday. But through the magical teleportation of … ...
Best of Our Blogs: May 6, 2016 Your mouth gets dry. Your palms are sweaty. Your bestfriend is going through a tough situation. Your uncle is grieving over a loss. You don’t know the right thing to say or do to help them. If you get nervous thinking about it, here’s some good … ...
For Men, White Blood Cell Count May Predict Bipolar... Psychology is increasingly being backed up by biology. Not only does this help fight the stigma against mental health, but it also opens new doors for personalized treatment options. There … ...
Nostalgia Is a Powerful Motivator Sometimes the best way to prepare for the future is to get stuck in the past. Nostalgia is the quintessential bittersweet emotion, but as far as the science is concerned, the sweet seems to outweigh the bitter. Several studies have looked at how nostalgia affects people, and it turns out...
Trauma and Anger and Depression, Oh My! “You didn’t kill the baby, Gabe. It was already on life support when you got there and you tried.” I want to assure everyone we aren’t talking about an actual … ...
When Therapy Is No Longer Needed Today, I had my last therapy session — barring, of course, a relapse of OCD/mood disorder symptoms in the future. Aside from appointments with my psychiatrist to make sure that … ...
Write and Wrong: Personality and Handwriting Is graphology little more than an amusing nonsense? Is it about as accurate as reading personality from tea leaves? What does the psychological evidence show?
Manipulation of specific neurons helps to erase bad memories, enhance good ones A step has been taken toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory by manipulating one of the brain’s signaling memory mechanisms, a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.