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Dye-free, Candy-free Ways to Celebrate Easter EASTER IS COMING UP! Holidays, parties, and other “treat” times can sometimes be difficult for families who are dealing with special needs because the kids require special diets. When most … ...
The Safe Gas That Helps Stop Distressing Memories From Getting Stuck In The Mind The experience of distressing, intrusive memories was reduced by over a half. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Intuniv: Exorbitant, Sedating, and Second-Line in Treating ADHD... Guanfacine, a drug originally used to treat hypertension, has been reformulated and now has new life as a medication to treat ADHD in children. An alpha-2A agonist, this medication was initially marketed as Tenex (now available as a generic) for treating hypertension. However, centrally-acting antihypertensives … ...
How Mental Health Is Like Pulling Weeds Yard work is one of the banes of my existence, and this was especially true when I was young. I hated yard work so much that I would rather have had dental work done in a back alley van than work in the yard. One … ...
Is Sleep Loss Like Marijuana? What exactly makes me hungry?
Today I Love Odd Animal Facts Today I love odd animal facts like that tarsiers are the only primates that have an entirely carnivorous diet, and that Canada Geese mate for life, and that skunks supposedly … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: ADHD and PTSD ADHD How Can Teachers Best Help Us Identify ADHD? Current diagnostic criteria for ADHD involves documentation of impairment in more than one setting. Since most kids receive an ADHD diagnosis during their school years, we greatly depend on teachers to provide us with information on … ...
A Psychological Profile of an Abusive Boss Researchers working to determine whether abusive bosses share certain personality traits have ended up with some unexpected findings. Going into the study, the team of psychologists from University of Cambridge in the UK and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium guessed that if abusive supervisors had any personality trait in common,...
Care and Feeding of your Narcissist Good intentions to help boost our children’s self-esteem may instead be creating a generation of monsters.
Psychology Around the Net: March 5, 2016 Happy March, sweet Psych Central readers! Only a few more weeks until the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, and while I have learned to appreciate all the seasons for what they offer, I’m excited to get back to some warmth and … ...
The Optimist A short-short story about a person who saw the glass 7/8 full.
Are You in Love with the Office Delivery Guy? Last week’s cartoon was part of Love Month in Psych Central, and focused on women who make more than their mates. Enjoy the power shift, ladies. For any cartoon you … ...
When Things Are Out Of Your Control I like being in control. Always have. So, when my computer crapped out on me this week, I was a bit lost. What could I do? I took it to … ...
What does loyalty mean to you? Loyalty is a strange thing. It is rare. It is unspoken. It is something that you can’t necessary write about, cause it is action driven. I’m getting older. People are … ...
5 Steps to Receiving More Of Everything Meet Clara. 42 years old and married for half her life, Clara came to me complaining of a lack of satisfaction in her relationship. She wanted to feel loved and … ...
Life Lessons from Athletes Sports are an amazing vehicle for developing core strengths, overcoming perceived limitations and exercising interpersonal skills. As an athlete you have to learn to get out of your own way, act in spite of fear, work together as a team and go for your goals. … ...
An Age-Old Strategy for Becoming King (Or President) For centuries, the politically ambitious have appealed to Christianity in order to gain support. But unless they practice Christian virtues, it's a strategy that leads to chaos.
Likely biological link found between Zika virus, microcephaly Working with lab-grown human stem cells, a team of researchers suspect they have discovered how the Zika virus probably causes microcephaly in fetuses. The virus selectively infects cells that form the brain's cortex, or outer layer, making them more likely to die and less likely to divide normally and make new brain cells.
Using the Power of Clinical Consultations for Therapists... Personal connection is crucial to our work as therapists. We know how important empathic relationships are to mental and physical health. Being fully present during our client’s healing journey is the essence of our work. But our life relationships are much more than a means … ...
Who are the Creepiest Celebrities? Celebrities dominate the media and they are people that we all share in common. However, some of them come across as creepier than others. Why?