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Constant Rage and Aggression Could Be Linked to Brain... Clean the damn litter box, people! Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is when people are overcome with anger and lose control of their emotions. This disorder is characterized by hostility, loss of control and recurring aggressive outburst. People with IED can explode into a rage-filled episode … ...
Guest Blog- A Legacy of Scars: Self Injury Throughout... I’ve never had a guest blogger here before.  A woman reached out to me with this piece and allowed me to share it here. I have kept her original title but … ...
Which Is the Best Software for Protecting Kids Online? In today’s world, kids use digital devices almost constantly. If they’re not gaming on a pad or laptop, they’re texting and posting to social media on their smartphones. Or maybe … ...
FDA Moves to Ban Shock Devices Used to Treat Behavioral Problems The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat behavioral problems, saying they pose an “unreasonable and substantial” risk to public health. Uh, you think?...
Research shows certain genes, in healthy environments, can lengthen lifespan Researchers have discovered how a gene in the brain's dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise.
Do Fathers Matter? As I was conducting my research to discuss a topic close to my heart – fatherhood – I came across a scholarly article written to deconstruct the necessity of a father in a person’s life.  The premise of the article was to describe how “neoconservative … ...
Moving Beyond Depression: Becoming A Radical Ally To Yourself... The statistics on depression are rather depressing: Over 350 million people globally are affected by depression Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression Depression increases the chance … ...
Preventing Child Abuse: From Overwhelm to Hope & Action... It’s shocking, the statistics about child abuse in the United States alone: Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made (either sexual, physical, emotional and/or physical or emotional … ...
Sophisticated 'mini-brains' add to evidence of Zika's toll on fetal cortex Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the cortex.
A 7 Step Meditation to Start Your (Earth) Day! We’re wired to take things for granted and this earth that sustains and supports us all is no exception. It’s quite wonderful that we have a day to celebrate the … ...
26 Question To Help You Know Yourself Better   Do you have a clear sense of who you are? Developmentally, we wrestle with “finding ourselves” as teens and young adults. Then we often revisit these questions in middle age. … ...
U.S. Suicide Rates Go Up & Up: What Does It Mean? For the past 15 years, the suicide rate in the United States has gradually inched upwards year after year, reaching its highest point ever. This according to new research just published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It’s gone up about 2 … ...
The Emotion That ‘Vaccinates’ Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control When an emotion can be more powerful in curbing impulsiveness than thoughts. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Why Are Suicide Rates in the US Skyrocketing? A new government reports shows that suicide rates in the U.S. have soared since 1999, with the most dramatic increases occurring among young white females and Native Americans. So why are Americans suddenly killing themselves in droves? It’s a major public health issue with no easy explanations....
How Anxiety Causes You To See the World Differently It is common to believe that different thoughts and emotional states will affect the way you experience the world. Researchers have discovered that this is the case with anxiety. Individuals … ...
This Food Type Linked To Daytime Sleepiness and Difficulty Concentrating Scientists followed 1,800 people's sleep and diet over one year. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Gateway to the brain Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain --- across the blood-brain barrier. In future, this could help treat neurological disorders such as glioblastoma.
Can Dogs See in Ultraviolet? Recent research suggests that dogs may see patterns in the ultraviolet that are invisible to humans.
Giving Others the Gift of Our Sight So often what we want most when we’re overwhelmed, afraid, exhausted, lost, a foreigner in our own bodies is to be seen. To be heard. To have another human being … ...
10 Lessons Failure Teaches No one likes to fail. In fact, most people would do almost anything to avoid failure. They consider the lengths they have to resort to a fair price to pay — just so they don’t have to go through the experience of failing. But they’re … ...