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How to Get Sober Without Becoming Homeless Maggie dropped the ketchup. At 27 she had been a waitress for most of her life. A “party girl” from an early age, she married at 17, dropped out of … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 11, 2017 Have you ever been surprised by the level of emotion you felt from a seemingly benign situation? Maybe you caught yourself overreacting to someone cutting you off in traffic or you bit your partner’s head off for forgetting to take out the trash. When things … ...
Study suggests perceived pornography addiction can harm relationships even if pornography itself does not People who perceive themselves to be addicted to pornography can face problems with pursuing and maintaining romantic relationships, a new study in the Journal of Sex Research has found, regardless of how often they actually view pornography. The study of 350 men and 336 women found that heightened relationship anxiety regarding pornography use was linked to higher pornography use, a greater [...]
Meta-analysis fails to find evidence that medical marijuana influences quality of life New research indicates that marijuana has no impact on quality of life when used for many medical conditions. The findings appear in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis — a method of statistically examining previous research — of eleven scientific studies on cannabis or cannabinoids and quality of life. The [...]
Study on women and their moms finds physical attractiveness takes priority over personality Both women and their mothers expect potential dating partners to meet a minimum level of physical attractiveness regardless of their personality, new research published in Evolutionary Psychological Science suggests. In the study, 80 women and their mothers were presented with photographs of three men: an attractive man, moderately attractive man, and unattractive man. Each photograph was also [...]
Want a mood boost? Make yourself cry to sad music A recent study found that crying to sad songs really does produce a measurable sense of pleasure in the listener.
Sleep problems have more links to mental health than you think More than half of people living with typical psychiatric illnesses also report chronic sleep problems.
Would You Give Up Good Looks for a Great Personality? Can we consciously discern the traits which motivate our dating and mating decisions?
A Bomb A short-short story about suppressed anger.
Changing Pace With ADHD When I’m focused intently on something, I do not want to be interrupted. If I am, I have to make certain that I do not let that interruption inform my … ...
Starting Your Own Private Psychiatry Practice: Q&A with Jennie... TCPR: How did you go about setting yourself up in a group practice? Dr. Byrne: After completing my residency, I moved to North Carolina and initially started out as a solo practitioner in 2010. Now, 6 years later, my practice has 5 psychiatrists, 3 full-time … ...
Peeling Off the Pericardium On June 12, 2014, my life changed immeasurably with an unexpected cardiac event. It had been brewing for a while and reached a boiling point with a fully occluded artery sending me careening into a new way of living and loving. A few hours after … ...
Today I Love Waking Up At Home Today I love waking up at home after a three day adventure in the big city. I love that three days ago I had never heard of the PATH and … ...
Brain stimulation influences honest behavior The brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest has been identified by scientists. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior, outlines a new report.
Interpersonal abuse in early life may lead to concentration issues later in life Does a history of abuse before the age of 18 affect later capacity to concentrate and stay focused? According to a new study, Veterans with a history of physical or sexual abuse or witnessing family violence before the age of 18 have a reduced ability to concentrate compared to Veterans who were not abused.
Older and More Altruistic? There’s something intuitively satisfying about the idea that we become less self-centered as we age. It fits with the image that “older” also means “wiser.” And according to a new study from researchers in Singapore, there may be some truth to the theory that aging and altruism go together. Specifically,...
Transform Failure, Disaster, and Rejection Into a Fortune! Maybe of us underestimate the power and influence of life's darkest moments. When you learn these simple strategies you will never look at adversity like you have before.
The Yeasty Spread That May Be A Brain Food Neurotransmitter levels are boosted by consuming a spread popular in the UK and Australia. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
A little inhibition shapes the brain's GPS A specific class of inhibitory neurons have been found in the cerebral cortex that plays a key role in how the brain encodes spatial information, report investigators.
Intrapsychic Conflict and Dysfunctional Family Patterns Conflicts within parents' minds over certain behavior can lead them to give double messages to kids, who in turn develop dysfunctional mental models about what is expected of them.