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Are You a Tigger? Do You Ride the Tiger?... Do WE Need A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain? This week on April 13th, 2016 there is  a New Movie on PBS about Bipolar Disorder titled “Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through … ...
#195 Boys and Men and the Internet The societal messages about the relative status of men and women and their comparative value in our culture are probably nowhere more pervasive and apparent than in the profusion of … ...
Imagery effective way to enhance memory, reduce false memories, study finds Using imagery is an effective way to improve memory and decrease certain types of false memories, according to researchers at Georgia State University. Their study examined how creating images affected the ability to accurately recall conceptually related word lists as well as rhyming word lists. People who were instructed to create images of the list [...]
Anorexia-like condition in mice triggered by combination of genetic risk, stress, dieting In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) described a new mouse model featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa. The findings may help to identify new prevention and treatment strategies for the eating disorder [...]
Researchers identify tissue biomarker for dementia with lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, and the related disease “dementia with Lewy bodies,” can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be more accurate, the risk of complications has been considered too high. New research published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease indicates that a biopsy of the submandibular [...]
Your Suicide Attempt Doesn’t Make You Unloveable I worried that I would be a burden to any partner who I managed to lure into my life. When I was fourteen years old, I tried to kill myself. Whether my brain chemistry, raging hormones, a recent breakup, or chronic low self-esteem were to … ...
24 Test Anxiety Busters Sweaty palms, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating… you know the feeling. You’re sitting in front of THE TEST. Everyone has experienced test anxiety at one time or another, but for some … ...
10 Features of Courageous Choice Courage is an important aspect of positive psychology that allows one to overcome personal limitations and pursue a full life.
What to do When You Have a Terrible, Horrible,... So what do you do when you have a bad day? Do you fly off the handle? Break things? Are you a person who sobs uncontrollably? Perhaps, you drink or … ...
Brain on LSD revealed: First scans show how the drug affects the brain For the first time, researchers have visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. In a series of experiments, scientists have gained a glimpse into how the psychedelic compound affects brain activity. The team administered LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) to 20 healthy volunteers in a specialist research centre and used various leading-edge and complementary brain scanning techniques to visualize how LSD alters the way the brain works.
Peer Support for Mental Illness Helps, Offers Hope Does peer support help people with mental illness? Or is it more likely to hurt others? Is it appropriate that the U.S. federal government fund peer-support programs that try and help people with mental illness? Or should they focus exclusively on “evidence-based treatments” (EBTs) to … ...
Help, Am I a Narcissist? Narcissism is a pervasive inability to truly love or have empathy for anyone apart from oneself.
Can Renouncing Promiscuity Help You Find Monogamous Love? Most people prefer to date nonpromiscuous partners. But what if someone puts their promiscuity behind them and fully commits to monogamy?
Social thinking in the infant brain revealed An innovative collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that investigated how infants' brains process other people's action provides the first evidence that directly links neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants.
How To Instantly Read Someone’s Personality With One Question One type of question can indirectly reveal a lot about a person's personality. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Mommy Matters Blog Introduction Being a mom is hard work. We love our kids unconditionally but that doesn’t mean that we don’t get stressed or overwhelmed from time to time (or many times). This … ...
You Know Your Relationship is Toxic When… Sometimes you’re so deep in it that you can’t even see it (it’s the fish-can’t-see-the-water syndrome), so this post is hopefully a bit of a wake-up call. Or maybe you’ll … ...
Biologists discover new strategy to treat central nervous system injury Neurobiologists have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. They also found that manipulating these signals can enhance the return of function.
3 Ways to Keep Your Teen Happy in Family Therapy “Why do They Act That Way” by David Walsh, is a great book to read to see if your teen’s behavior is normal or crossing the line into madness.  Because there is a line. … ...
Take Your Hand Off the Hot Stove Yesterday, I received a call from a friend who was clearly in distress over a recent experience that brought back painful memories of events from her childhood and late adolescence. … ...