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Think Twice Before Overdoing The Positive Thinking, Cautions Psychology Study The unexpected negative effect of positive thinking on mental health.
Parental preference for boys damages girls’ self-esteem and happiness While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a cultural preference for boys, a new study examines its psychological effects on the girls themselves. 
The significance of non-motor microtubule-associated protein in maintaining synaptic plasticity thorough a novel mechanism NMDA glutamate receptors, which function as receptors that bond with glutamates, are known to be deeply involved in animal memory and learning. In order for memories to be created inside the brain, these NMDA glutamate receptors must first be transported to and accumulated in the synapses.
Aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain Neurobiologists have demonstrated experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells in the brain. The scientists conducted a series of experiments on male mice.
The Reason You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’ Why labels matter so much for people with mental illlness.
Finding Happiness: Making Choices to Change When we find the causes of our problems, we don’t find “sick” inner parts; we find old assumptions, old beliefs, old expectations, old commitments, or old goals that we now … ...
Is Choice Overload a Real Thing? Research finds that too many choices can hinder people from choosing...or maybe it doesn't...
Remaining on an Even Keel I have always been prone to emotional highs and lows. Psychologists have told me that I don’t have bipolar disorder, but I’m not sure I believe them. I believe I … ...
More effective speech therapy approach for children with Down Syndrome Children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients, a new study indicates.
First-of-its-kind study explains why rest is critical after a concussion Neuroscientists say rest -- for more than a day -- is critical for allowing the brain to reset neural networks and repair any short-term injury. This new study in mice also shows that repeated mild concussions with only a day to recover between injuries leads to mounting damage and brain inflammation that remains evident a year after injury.
Help Me Make Amazing Happen (A Service Dog for... You probably noticed the last name – FuMing Cutts – yup, we are related. FuMing, or we like to call him “Ming” for short, is my youngest nephew. Impressively, he … ...
Ravens Know They're Being Watched: Bird Brain Theory of Mind A new carefully conducted study shows ravens most likely understand what's going on in another raven's head and that they possess a theory mind.
Electronic Communication between Psychiatrists and Patients: Advantages and Risks... Do you use email to communicate with your patients? Chances are good that you don’t. One recent survey of psychiatrists found that just 5% routinely and 25% sometimes used email with patients (Koh S et al, J Psychiatr Pract 2013;19(3):254-263). This means that there is … ...
Today I Love The Sunrise Show Today I love the sunrise show that I got to see this morning. It started with a light sprinkle of snow falling, then that stopped and the eastern edge of … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 5, 2016 My biggest dreams came true early in 2016. For the past few years I’ve been struggling with two chronic illnesses. This year, I learned I was healed of both. I think a variety of things led to a change in my health. There were the usual things … ...
The ADHD Treasures I’m past the double nickle now, 57 to be exact. It’s likely that I’ve lived more then half my life at this age. And I suspect that having ADHD means … ...
Treating Substance Abuse and Addiction with Mindfulness and Acceptance... The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is to boost psychological flexibility by targeting six processes that underlie a range of mental health challenges: Acceptance, defusion, present-moment awareness, self processes, values-based living and committed action. Because of its transdiagnostic orientation, the ACT model allows … ...
Buzz A short-short story about ADHD.
So, What Is Distraction Again? Distraction and mind-wandering may seem like interchangeable terms, but they're not. It's worth pondering what our brain is doing when it seems to be doing nothing.
How To Get The Unobtainable Meds As you all may know, I take quite a few meds. Many for my mind, others for things like my thyroid. The pharmacy knows me and I’ve been here 5 … ...