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Tips for Delving into Your Nighttime Dreams — Because... Many of us don’t think much about our nighttime dreams. We might not even remember them. While some dreams may not be particularly meaningful, most dreams offer a wealth of information about ourselves and our lives. “Dreams are the psyche’s way of expressing and exploring … ...
Estrogen-deficient female athletes’ memory improves with estrogen In young female athletes who stop having their menstrual periods because of excessive exercise, estrogen replacement appears to improve their memory, a new study finds. Researchers will present their study results on Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Amenorrhea, or lack of periods, occurs in up to 44 percent of exercising [...]
Research reveals brain region crucial for using boundaries to navigate Imagine a room or a landscape or a city street. Part of what differentiates that scene from a face or an object is the fact that it has boundaries, and University of Pennsylvania researchers Joshua Julian, Russell Epstein, Jack Ryan and Roy Hamilton aimed to parse out which part of the brain helps perceive those [...]
Oxytocin nasal spray improves self-control in overweight men A single dose of oxytocin nasal spray, known to reduce food intake, decreases impulsive behavior in overweight and obese men, according to a preliminary study to be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Oxytocin nasal spray (made by Novartis) is a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, which is important [...]
How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard -- especially in this age of endless distraction. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
12 Foods That Could Help You Sleep Better Protein intake can affect how you sleep at night, research finds. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
These 3 Lists Can Help Singles Find a Great Mate Accomplishing any goal is usually a step by step process, starting with gaining clarity about just what we want. Yet too many people do not give the first step sufficient care. If your goal is a good marriage, it can be helpful to first identify … ...
Today I Love Spring Snow Today I love spring snow. I love remembering that it always made my grandpa happy because he said that it meant there was a need for more nutrients to be … ...
Is Fear of Rejection Ruling Your Life? Rejection is an unavoidable part of a life lived fully. ———————————- Charlotte signed up for online dating because, at 34, she was starting to feel that time was limited for her … ...
ADHD and Magnetic Attention We didn’t do ourselves any favors when we decided to talk about this disorder in terms of attention deficits. ADHD isn’t about a simple lack of attention as much as … ...
3 Mistakes Parents Make with Technology that Hurt Their Kids Four simple guidelines to stop your kid from becoming a member of “Generation Screen”
A Tribute to Patty Duke As you probably know, actress Patty Duke died on March 29, 2016. Of course, her talent as an actress can’t be denied, but her mental health advocacy was equally important. This advocacy is what puts her in my personal Hall of Fame. First diagnosed with … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Pediatric PTSD and Antisocial Behavior... PEDIATRIC PTSD Does Guanfacine Work for Pediatric PTSD? Kathryn G. Fort Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU Child Study Center Bellevue Hospital Center Dr. Fort has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. … ...
10 Tips for Staying Sober During Difficult Times Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike. My 2016 had a rocky start. It was all relatively manageable stuff — tremors, instead of earthquakes — but for a recovering alcoholic, … ...
Unveiling an Underappreciated Key to Creativity Flexing our creative muscles — by detail stepping
So What Do Obsessions Feel Like? I talked about how the content of my intrusive thoughts kept me from seeking help for most of my life. Another factor in my silence and fear was how those … ...
What Draws Partners to a Dance of Codependency and... The toxic dance steps of codependency and narcissism begins when two opposite, distinctly off-balance behavior patterns, attract one another. When they first come together, a seemingly perfect union of two “dance” partners … ...
Why Bottling Up Emotions is Central to Masculinity Society has an incentive to socialize men to hide their emotions.
More Ways to Be Enchanted Every Day Last week, in this piece, I wrote about the different ways we can be enchanted every day. This not only enhances our lives, but it inspires us to create. Enchantment … ...
Hey! Don’t Rush Me to Forgive, Forget and Get... Anyone struggling to recover from emotional abuse has probably been told, “Oh, just forgive, forget and get over it!” What a slap to the face! As I chronicle my own … ...