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High Functioning Depression, a New Breakthrough Bipolar IN Order has been an incredibly interesting journey. With each new year come new insights that build upon breakthroughs from previous years. Although it feels like each breakthrough is … ...
Mindful Family Activity: Our Jar Full of Happy Did you know that a study done by Harvard University found that we are distracted 47% of the time? That means nearly half of our days, weeks, months and lives go by unnoticed and unappreciated. What a loss! Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author of … ...
I'll cry if i want to: Emotional exhaustion harms society's outcasts Most theories suggest some people are willing to view stigmatized individuals, such as drug addicts, as less than human because believing people in these situations don't have the capacity to think and feel like others makes it easier to marginalize them. Research has now found another reason why people may dehumanize society’s outcasts: emotional exhaustion.
This Approach To Stress May Protect Your Heart From Its Damaging Effects People who deal with stress the right way have healthier hearts. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Why Do We Stay Unwell? Being well or unwell in relationship and in irrelationship are both two-person processes.
The Difference between “Tension” and “Toxicity”... I’m often asked to explain the difference between a mother-daughter relationship that includes tension and one which is toxic and damaging to the child. The myths of motherhood—that mothering is … ...
Metabolic and Extrapyramidal Effects of Antipsychotics CCPR: Dr. Pringsheim, you have a special interest in the pharmacoepidemiology of antipsychotic use, particularly within vulnerable populations like kids. Please tell us what you have learned. Dr. Pringsheim: I have studied antipsychotic prescribing patterns of Canadian physicians over time, looking at trends in use, … ...
How Safe Are Your Secrets? A new study reveals when others keep our confidences — and when they betray them.
Not Taking Medication as Prescribed: The Challenges of Psychopharmacology... Both in general medicine and in psychiatry, the number one cause of treatment failure is not taking medications as prescribed. There are a number of reasons for non-adherence, ranging from physical side effects to psychological issues. Here, we’ll discuss the most common reasons for non-adherence, … ...
Social Anxiety vs. Shyness: How to Recognize the Signs... In my practice, I’ve worked with many teenagers and young adults, whose primary presenting concern is social anxiety. That may not be why they come to seek treatment, however. Often, … ...
Today I Love That Monday Is My Day Of Rest Today I love that Monday is my day of rest, or so it seems to be. I love that my weekend was so busy. I love all the words and … ...
5 Ways that Being Appreciated Nourishes Us We all like being appreciated, right? But have you ever wondered why? What is it about being appreciated that affects us so much? Here are five possible reasons why it touches us, tickles us, and delights us when someone floats appreciation toward us. We’re Being … ...
Kristen Stewart Wishes She Could “Let Go” and “Dance”... Audiences first became familiar with Kristen Stewart in her younger years in movies such as Panic Room and Zathura. Her career really took off, however, when she was cast as … ...
Writing Is Right For Me And My ADHD I may have mentioned that I’m a writer. Well, I suppose it might be obvious by the fact that I’m writing this, or maybe not. Maybe you’re reading these first … ...
Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment: Effective and Often Necessary, with Caveats... Recently, the blogosphere has been buzzing with controversy regarding the use of maintenance antipsychotic treatment. 1,2 On the one hand, most psychiatrists who have treated severely impaired patients with schizophrenia have little doubt that long-term antipsychotic (AP) treatment is both effective and necessary, in order … ...
The Psychology Of Acceptance Speeches At The Oscars Possibly the highest concentration of narcissism in the world each year assembles on the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony...
In Defense of "Nuts" Even celebrants of diversity draw the line at "craziness." Should they?
Online dating study: Nice guys finish first — when presented second Online daters are more interested in potential partners who are emotionally responsive but relatively physically unattractive when they have first read the profiles of ones who are emotionally unresponsive, according to results of a forthcoming study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The increasing use of online dating websites and apps to find potential [...]
Young men — but not older ones — react negatively to attractive male public figures When viewing music video clips of muscular male singers, young men experience a significant negative mood change, according to a 2015 study published in Journal of Health Psychology. Prior to the study’s completion, little research had been published regarding age differences in men’s reactions to seeing attractive or muscular men.  Male body dissatisfaction has been [...]
Food Dyes and Hyperactive Behavior in Children We’ve seen these parents in our practice: those that say their children get “hyper” from eating a red Popsicle or that the orange mac and cheese makes their ADHD somehow worse. But what’s the evidence that food dyes are actually related to behavior? The safety … ...