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Hormone, neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics' brains The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study.
Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle A new epoch-making discovery has been made, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to experts.
3 Procrastination Myths That Won’t Help Your Kids, And... Myth #1: You need to be motivated to start a task… “But, mooooom, I don’t feel like it!” We’ve all heard children reject a task due to their inherent lack … ...
Surviving — and even thriving — through tragedy While some some people bounce back from difficult times, other people are devastated. A growing body of evidence explains why.
Today I Love New Days Today I love new days that remind me that yesterday is done and today is the prize I win for having survived. I love that it is Friday. I love … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 29, 2016 You’re awaiting a diagnosis, or maybe a correct one. The fear of knowing is almost equally as excruciating as knowing. You feel like the rest of your life is dependent on this one moment. It all feels so final. You’re on the precipice of change and … ...
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The OCD, Super Diligent, Over-Conscientious Boss Being careful and detail oriented is often a very desirable at work. But is this optimal rather than maximal. Can there be too much of a good thing with regard to diligence.
Creative Ideas, Creative Expressions, Creative Resistance... “Creative resistance is essentially anything and everything that prevents us from starting, developing or completing our creative projects.” Julia McCutchen As a creative person, you have a passion to use … ...
Less Than Perfect Is Just Fine In any creative endeavor, how does one strive for perfection while not being paralyzed or defeated by the knowledge that perfection is unattainable?
Pride and The Fall Isn’t it said that “First comes pride, then the fall?” I feel like my life is quite the opposite. I’ve written a memoir, “There Comes A Light: A Memoir of … ...
Holding the Mast in the Dark Night Sea Storm Linda: We can see intention as a light guiding our way through a dark passage. Or we can see intention as a machete blazing a trail through a thick jungle, … ...
Explaining Schizophrenia (Video) A short animated documentary explaining symptoms and types of schizophrenia....
5 Questions to Ask a Loved One At Risk It can be scary to ask a loved one if they are at risk of suicide. There is a stigma within society that insists asking someone about suicide attempts, thoughts or plans will perpetuate the act of suicide—but this is simply not true. In fact, asking someone if they are struggling, and giving them the […]
3 Reasons We Love Prince I have been in a bit of a purple funk since Thursday April 21st. The untimely passing of the  musical genius Prince has left me numb and deeply reflective. Why was … ...
The Daily Grind Rise and grind. 5:58 a.m. You jolt up; the blaring alarm clock interrupts the morning stillness. Rousing yourself from your morning stupor, the ritual begins: a glance outside, dry toast with jelly, and a quick part of your thinning hair. Lingering in front of the … ...
What Do We Know About Atheists? Even though atheists make up a small percentage of the population they are not aliens or people to be distrusted or disliked.
The search for the terrorist ‘type’ BBC World Service has an excellent radio documentary on the history and practice of terrorist profiling. Unlike many pieces on the psychology of terrorism, which tend to take a Hollywood view of the problem, it’s an insightful, critical and genuinely enlightening piece on the false promises and possibilities of applied psychology in the service of … Continue reading "The search for the terrorist ‘type’"