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DBT Techniques For Bipolar Disorder Introduction Have you ever heard of the therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also referred to as DBT?  According to en.wikipedia.org, “Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help … ...
Stages of Change in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction There are a number of stages one goes through when recovering from an addictive behavior. 1. Pre-contemplation – at this stage one is unaware of any problems. Others may point … ...
10 Psychological Benefits to Moving Sorting, packing, transporting, unpacking, and organizing all belongings can be a daunting task. The process takes much longer than anticipated as decisions about the status of each item can be made several times before finalizing. It drains mental, emotional and of course physical energy leaving … ...
When to Stop Seeking Forgiveness Randy got drunk, lost his cool, and punched the sliding glass door. No one was seriously injured, but Randy’s marriage shattered like the sheet of scattered on the patio. His … ...
When to Give Up on Forgiveness Randy got drunk, lost his cool, and hit the sliding glass door with a hammer. No one was injured, but Randy’s marriage shattered like the sheet of glass scattered on … ...
Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by Supercomputers, or Terminators Are we engineering our way to extinction? Should we fear machines taking over, or can we solve our way out of this puzzle?
5 Common Traits of Psychologically Healthy People How psychologically healthy are YOU? We all have a general idea of what we think a psychologically healthy person looks like. Maybe it’s not being depressed or anxious, not suffering, or not having a diagnosis. Maybe it’s being happy, or simply able to live a … ...
6 Questions for Recognizing ADHD A group of researchers have come up with a new version of the ADHD Self-Report Screening Scale, a short questionnaire designed to help people easily assess the possibility that they … ...
The Narcissist and the Speeding Ticket Once upon a time…in a kingdom far, far away…there lived a narcissist. Let’s call him Speedy, shall we? Well, one day Speedy got a speeding ticket. I’ll pause here for … ...
Stop Fighting Your Inner Critic with One Simple Strategy... Think about the last time you felt fear and anxiety take control of your day. Maybe it stopped you from making an important contribution in a meeting because you felt like your opinion wasn’t worthwhile. Or maybe a simple email took you hours to write … ...
How Often Do Bipolar Disorder or Depression Meet ADHD? The vast majority of people with bipolar disorder and about 35% of those with major depressive disorder have at least one other psychiatric illness. Some of these illnesses include anxiety … ...
This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production. • 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.
Transcription factor expression tied to medial amygdala neuronal ID, sex-specific response Neurons derived from two different types of precursor cells that later develop into neurons in the medial amygdala -- one of the interconnected structures in the brain involved in emotion, motivation and memory -- help to program innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors into the brain, research indicates.
Fear Will Not Keep You Sober Many addicts do not think about strategies for preventing a relapse in the early days of recovery. This is because they are so close to the pain of their last … ...
Measuring Smarts Feedback learning ability might predict academic achievement better than IQ.
Busy Mind, Busy Place I’m off on an adventure this weekend. I’ve returned to the city of my birth. Well, I’ve returned to the city that gobbled up the town of my birth, but … ...
DSM-5: A Hopeful Future? I currently work as an assistant psychologist within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, on a diagnostic pathway. My work primarily involves assessing children for developmental disorders. In terms of academia, I studied psychology at BSc level and clinical psychology at MSc level. It … ...
Adult Children of Alcoholics and the Need to Feel... Feeling out of control is scary for most people, but even more so for adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). Living with an alcoholic or addict is scary and unpredictable, especially … ...
Today I Love Having A Home Today I love having a home, even though it isn’t technically my house, it is absolutely my home and I am welcome and sheltered there. I love that my biggest … ...
Deep brain stimulation decreases tics in young adults with severe Tourette syndrome A surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation that sends electrical impulses to a specific area of the brain reduces the 'tics,' or involuntary movements and vocal outbursts, experienced by young adults with severe cases of Tourette syndrome.