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Blinded by Science? Open Your Eyes Before you use an app to train your mind, be sure to read the fine print on its label Ten years ago I left IBM Research to start a company … ...
Sleep Disturbance In Critical Part Of Sleep Cycle Linked To Emotional Distress ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off ** Disturbed sleep and the vicious circle that links it to chronic depression and anxiety. ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off **
Should Happiness Really Be the Goal? According to renowned psychiatrist Peter Kramer, happiness isn’t the opposite of depression. Resilience is. I’ve always loved that reminder because the word “happiness” makes me uneasy. It’s not that I want to be unhappy, or I don’t want to be happy. It’s that every time I make … ...
Novel combination of ingredients may offer greater support for infant brain development A novel combination of prebiotics, milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), and lactoferrin added to a DHA- and ARA-containing formula fed to piglets, advanced overall brain development compared to piglets who were fed a formula containing only DHA and ARA (both omega fatty acids that are now standard in infant formula), report researchers.
Unlock Your Body with the 5 Elements of Intimacy The Lockdown: What Is It? In facilitating classes around the world, I’ve seen again and again how people go into “lockdown” to defend, protect or otherwise try to take care … ...
Zika may increase risk of mental illness Experts say the Zika virus closely resembles some infectious agents that have been linked to autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
How Predators Use Social Media to Groom Victims Potential harm from a seemingly innocent social media connect is just a few step away. Here are the steps predators use to groom victims. Silent Stalk – Social media is the perfect environment for predators to sift through potential targets. The more difficult prey place … ...
Today I Love That Blue And Orange Sky Today I love that blue and orange sky, the brilliant light that spread everywhere when the sun came up and the bustle of bird life that is whirling around from … ...
Toxic Relationship - Are You Dating a Psychopath? The partners of individuals with psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder are often left with emotional
Toxic Relationship: Are You Dating a Psychopath? Here are 16 signs that your mate could have psychopathic traits.
One Man’s Way to Create Neighborhood Play for His Kids When Mike Lanza became a father 11 years ago, he was determined to provide his son—and now his 3 sons—with a childhood of play.
Dealing With Side Effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used as the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents, but they are associated with significant adverse effects (AEs). Studies have shown that up to 50% of kids experience side effects from SSRIs, depending on … ...
The Story of Dr. Spyder Annie Spyder, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, had the misfortune, to those that did not know her well, of also looking like a spider. Today, bent over her desk motionlessly for an hour her hands nearly touching the floor, she sat waiting for her new client. Dr. … ...
Touched With Fire: The Two Faces of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is both a blessing and a curse. Some people who have bipolar disorder swear by the manic or hypomanic state they sometimes find themselves in. Not only do they feel full of energy and capable of doing just about anything, some feel that … ...
Robotic Exoskelton AIDS in Post-Stroke Motor Skill Rehabilitaion Motor skill training using a robotic arm exoskeleton may be beneficial to people suffering from post-stroke weakness affecting an entire side of their body, according to new research.
Connecting to OCD Resources with Social Media Did you know that the International OCD Foundation has a blog? I didn’t, until recently. Alison Dotson mentioned the blog on Facebook, and I went to check it out and … ...
Exploring Our Endless Obsession With the End Explore the rational and irrational sides of doomsday.
Little Toss-Back Mental Health Humor I have been getting some cartoons together for a webinar and took a trip down memory lane.  Here is a little toss-back Mental Health Humor cartoons going back to 2008. … ...
How To Handle Crazy Actors (1/3) When you’re a writer, and working with actors on a TV show, or on a film set, you’ll find that some actors can be extremely difficult, if not neurotic or … ...
20 Signs You Are Too Self-Critical Recognize these not-so-obvious signs of self-criticism.