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Lessons Learned from Jumping Out of a Plane at... Ten years ago, our 8 year old son watched a movie about skydiving and immediately wanted to do it. A quick internet search revealed he needed to be 18 years old before he could jump, providing me with much relief. Thinking there was a lot … ...
PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer's protein growth in aging brains Neuroscientists show for the first time that PET scans can track the progression of Alzheimer's disease. In doing so, they also shed light on tau and beta amyloid, two key proteins associated with the neurodegenerative disorder.
The First Step to Feeling More Comfortable in Your... Years ago I believed that in order to finally feel comfortable in my own skin, I had to lose weight. Because most days, I felt so uncomfortable, so overwhelmed, so weighed down, … ...
Study: Canine Compulsive Disorder Could Help Humans With OCD... Back in November, I wrote about how studying animal behavior can help humans with mental illness, and highlighted an ongoing study of dogs with compulsive behaviors at Tufts University. At the … ...
Learning a new sport may be good for the brain Learning a new physical skill in midlife could change and strengthen the brain in ways that practicing other familiar pursuits such as crossword puzzles or marathon training will not.
Am I Introverted Or Am I Lazy? An introvert wonders if her need for downtime is just an excuse for being lazy.
Device to combat memory loss from brain injury, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease created New technologies to improve memory in people with traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease have been developed by scientists.
Mobile device addiction linked to depression, anxiety Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students.
Psychological Tips for Resisting the Internet’s Grip Given the Internet’s omnipresence and its various trappings, is it even possible to rein in our growing Internet consumption?
How I Used Radical Acceptance I’ve lived with schizophrenia for almost ten years now and throughout that time the one thing that has hounded through recovery and otherwise is the paranoia that people were making fun of me. It has been a constant fear that causes me to freak out, … ...
Is My Child Normal? Just like adults, children are beautifully diverse and complex. No child is altogether “normal,” at least not fully, not all the time.
How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Remember How Close Your Friendships Were In Your Early... Do you ever think about your old friends, like from your early twenties,and wish you could still see them every day? I sure do. I think we all do. Those … ...
5 Reasons You Still Feel So Unsure of Yourself,... One of the lasting legacies—one which, paradoxically, can outlast the mother-daughter relationship and can co-exist with all manner of external measures of success—is a wellspring of self-doubt. What can be … ...
Today I Love That Stormy Sun Today I love that stormy sun and the oddness of the day out there. One minute the sun is shining brightly and the next minute there’s snow in the distance … ...
Scientists Are Still Arguing About That Chopra Bullshit Study Remember last November when Canadian scientists published a study using the tweets of Deepak Chopra to demonstrate how some people can interpret utter bullshit as deeply profound observations? It’s now sparked a counter-argument and a sharp rejoinder—two respectable scientists arguing about the meaning (or lack thereof) of bullshit....
Traumatic Bonding: 9 Signs You Are Bonded To The... Abuse. What does that word mean to you? After giving a presentation at a conference, in 2014, of parents and families who have lived through years of abuse, I recognized … ...
New approaches for Parkinson's treatment? Researchers study metabolic changes Researchers are studying the causes of premature aging of neurons in Parkinson’s patients with a defective DJ1 (PARK7) gene. The genetic defect causes changes in the cellular metabolism meaning that neurons are subjected to oxidative stress and an increased immune response in the brain.
Young marijuana users respond differently to social exclusion Young adults who regularly use marijuana display altered brain activation patterns during social exclusion, research indicates. In a recent study, participants played a computerized game of catch while undergoing a non-invasive brain scan. They recruited 42 young adults (ages 18-25), about half of whom regularly used marijuana. Unknown to the study participants, the other 'players' in the game were computers and were programmed to exclude them for a portion of the game.
Breast cancer: The mental trauma of severe disease A majority of patients diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and in most of these cases the symptoms persist for at least a year, new research indicates.