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Opioid Treatment Linked To Depression Can The Cycle Be Broken? You may have never considered that the drug treatment of one condition or disease can significantly affect the treatment or even the onset of others. … ...
Psychology Around the Net: April 2, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I’m hoping you all ended your week with some funny April Fools’ Day shenanigans, and are ready to start the weekend with some of the latest developments in mental health! Read on for news on how men are more vulnerable to … ...
How Should We Interrogate the Brain? Interrogation practices need to forget Hollywood and embrace science, thereby enhancing reliable information gathering, operational effectiveness, as well as justice and ethics.
You May Not Be Sensitive About Your ADHD, But... Last week, I wrote a post called, “It’s Time to Stop Joking About ADHD.” That post has (so far) received 18k hits and has been shared 11.3k times. My mind … ...
More obese people in the world than underweight Study shows obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women worldwide.
What’s My Brand? Professionally, certain types of personalities are more naturally suited to specific types of roles and work. Let’s explore if your image, your “brand” is giving off the vibes you
Intelligent scalpel locates cancerous tumors in the brain Removing a brain tumor is a delicate task, if not done properly it can have catastrophic consequences, such as brain damage, motor impairment or failure in controlling a vital organ function. In order to make this work more precise scientists have designed a "smart scalpel" that determines whether an area is healthy or tumorous.
Sologamy: Alone, Sexless, and Loving It Sologamy: “The state of being single and not wanting a romantic/sexual relationship.” —Robert Weiss The Cult of the Individual Not so long ago, the worst possible form of punishment was … ...
How Time of Day Can Affect Morality For some people, morality appears to be a flexible concept. They might be good, honest, and upstanding in one moment and a liar and a cheat in another. Believe it or not, this sort of behavior might be a bit more common than you think. … ...
How Using Your GPS Too Much Could Kill You Relying exclusively on our smartphone's GPS function not only erodes our personal spatial skills, but could adversely affect our brain. Also, it cuts us off from the real world
Put the Phone Down! Last night I swear I had this bad dream that my 14 year old’s phone charger was wrapped around her neck.  Parents come in my office throwing their hands up … ...
Why You Should Never Vote Angry Think about the last time you got very angry. Was what you said or did after you felt angry helpful? Or, did it make things worse?
Try to Be Patient with Yourself When you don’t finish everything on your to-do list and more tasks keep piling up, try to be patient with yourself. When you look tired and your skin feels like … ...
Transgender veterans have high rates of mental health problems Among military veterans identifying as transgender, 90 percent have at least one mental health diagnosis, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and nearly 50 percent had a hospitalization after a suicide attempt or suicidal thoughts.
How Accepting Yourself Can Make You A Better Parent Self-acceptance is a struggle for so many of us. I’m happy to share the wisdom of child therapist and fellow PsychCentral blogger Natasha Daniels with you today. Natasha helps us … ...
Aspergers, NLD, Triggers and Reactivity Over the next three blogs, I’ll address three areas parents and adults need to understand in practical terms once they have a Aspergers or Nonverbal Learning Disability diagnosis: emotional reactivity, … ...
6 Ways to Start Practicing Self-Compassion — Even If... For many of us being kind to ourselves is hard. It’s hard even when we’re struggling — and need compassion most. Instead, we get mad. We tell ourselves to buck up. We wonder why we’re so weak. We criticize and hurl insults. We withhold our … ...
Brain processes social information at high priority Our perception is highly sensitized for absorbing social information, new research has found. The brain is thus trained to pay a great degree of attention to everyday actions.
3 Steps To Fight FoMO — The Fear of Missing Out Don't let FoMO get you down. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Wrong Way to React When Terminally Ill Patients Cry The question remains whether the medical profession will take doctor-patient communication skills seriously enough to emphasize them in training and licensure.