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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 … ...
'Resting bitch face' is real, scientists say Cultural differences and gender bias may play a role in people's perception of someone's underlying emotions.
Research explores consequences of revealing embarrassing details Research finds that people distrust withholders of details more than they dislike revealers of unsavory information.
'Suicide prevention app' trial An NHS mental health trust is working with US researchers to develop an app that may stop people from killing themselves.
5 Kinds of People You Should Ignore If You Have ADHD You can learn a lot by listening. There’s no skill more valuable than being able to really listen to someone. That said, being able to ignore people is a close … ...
Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging. Yet, little is known about the brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects. New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides a window into the brain changes [...]
Unconscious religious priming has robust effects on the behavior of religious people Priming is defined by Explorable as “exposure to a stimulus [that]influences response to a later stimulus.” Research on priming has shown that you can affect people’s behavior by subtly reminding them of certain concepts. The scientific community has raised several questions related to religious priming in particular: Is it a real phenomenon? Does it positively affect [...]
Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer’s-affected cells Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said. The finding is expected to open new avenues of study of how to prevent the earliest [...]
Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep. In a recently completed study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine demonstrated that lack [...]
Gambling is associated with ‘risk-taking behavior’ in young teens Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian schools. The research is reported in the February issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The [...]
Researchers hone in on why female newborns are better protected from brain injury Each year, thousands of newborn babies suffer complications during pregnancy or birth that deprive their brains of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood and result in brain injury. This deprivation results in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which can lead to long-term neurological issues such as learning disabilities, cerebral palsy or even death. Researchers have known for some [...]