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What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best People who experience pressure or false praise from their parents may feel that if they can just be special or perfect in some way, they will get the love they never felt.
Keeping a Balanced Body After Abuse Recovering from trauma of abuse often means learning to be more in touch with the body. Victims of abuse have a tendency to dissociate. In order to cope with the trauma, the mind is removed from the present physical condition. The body becomes “not me.” … ...
Self-Care: Essential After Narcissistic Abuse (Pt. 1 of 2)... On Valentine’s Day we devote ourselves to those we love most — our husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and yes, parents and children. But what about the one we neglect the … ...
Same gene dictates size of two sensory brain areas The discovery has implications for understanding how the human brain evolved and how it varies between people
Researchers create 'mini-brains' in lab to study neurological diseases Researchers say they have developed tiny 'mini-brains' made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain -- and even some of its functionality -- and which can be replicated on a large scale.
Using Antipsychotics Judiciously in Children: Interview with Glen R.... CCPR: Dr. Elliott, in your view, when is it is most appropriate to use antipsychotics in children? Dr. Elliott: In adolescents, sometimes a clear psychotic thought process appears, and in such cases the use of antipsychotics is unambiguously appropriate. The symptoms may involve hallucinations or … ...
Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad? People often don't realize how strongly the relationship to their first love, their parent, affects their future romantic relationships.
Writing Your Story If you pull up the memoir bestseller list on any major e-book retailer site, you will see many names and faces that you recognize immediately.  Rock stars, famous actors and … ...
How To Stop Disappearing and Start Enjoying Sex! In the midst of a sexually abusive experience, we disappear. We become invisible. We retreat so far into ourselves that sometimes, we even dissociate. It is our best coping strategy … ...
Spike activity 12-02-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Don’t tase me bro! Because it’ll cause short term cognitive impairment which may affect my ability to respond correctly under police interview. Important research from Drexel. Mosaic has an interesting piece on hacking the placebo response and associative learning to improve medical treatments. Your […]
Memory replay prioritizes high-reward memories Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforce them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research.
Using Your Strengths to Get Happier How do you see yourself? It may be hard to get a realistic picture of yourself, but you do have a choice in how you see yourself. You can choose to focus on … ...
4 Signs You’re Overdue for a Breakup Like a carton of milk, there may come a time when your relationship starts going sour. Fighting, crying, suspicious behavior… none of these are great signs for relationship longevity. But how do you know if it’s just a rough patch or time to cut your … ...
Combining Two Free Activities Can Reduce Depression By 40% in Two Months Reduce depression by combining two activities well-known to make you feel better.
Presidents and Psychotherapists Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.
Sleep apnea takes a toll on brain function People with sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two important brain chemicals, which could be a reason that many have symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives, new research concludes.
We are Ego + Spirit (thank goodness) So I have finally come to the end of Elizabeth Gilbert’s wonderful book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.” Or (though it typically irks me when others say this) maybe … ...
Important role of nucleocytoplasmic transport in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders. No cure exists for these diseases. Ten percent of ALS patients suffer from a familial form of the disease, while FTD is caused in 40% of patients by a genetic defect. In 2011, the most important genetic cause of ALS and FTD was discovered. The causative mutation was a repetition of a piece of non-coding DNA, a so called tandem repeat, in a gene with an unknown function, named C9orf72. A team of scientists has now discovered that proteins translated from this tandem repeat interfere with the nucleocytoplasmic transport which they found is essential for causing ALS and FTD.
Combination drug targeting opioid system may help relieve treatment-resistant depression A clinical trial of an experimental drug for treatment-resistant major depression finds that modulation of the endogenous opioid system may improve the effectiveness of drugs that target the action of serotonin and related monoamine neurotransmitters.
Today I Love The Closed In Feeling Of Snow Today I love the closed in feeling of snow falling so thick and soft that it makes my world tiny. I love that there is nothing to be seen beyond … ...