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The Mind Overrides Medical Treatment This is a case study of a woman treated for intractable asthma with what both the doctor and the patient believed was a powerful new, experimental drug. The doctor, in … ...
Being Creative about Staying Creative Keeping an open mind about — and asking more from — brain training
When your friend calls you and is depressed Everyone’s experiences, and symptoms of depression, are different. People have unique coping mechanisms, and hopefully manage their episode as best they can. When I am depressed, I do not want … ...
Fishing for answers about mercury consumption A new study has provided the first report on the relationship of brain concentrations of mercury to brain neuropathology and diseases associated with dementia.
Bedtime Mindfulness: A Gratitude Body Scan for Children... “Mummy, can we do a different mindfulness practice tonight?” “Sure we can Darling, would you like to?” “uh-huh” “OK, close your eyes, and settle down into your bed and take your attention down to your feet. Feel from the inside where your feet are in … ...
Are You a Workaholic? I work as a psychotherapist in Silicon Valley. It’s the hub of the high-tech world. We’ve got technology giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple. It’s a center of innovation (think … ...
Closed-loop stimulation promises fewer side effects Could potential side effects in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with stimulation be avoided with a closed-loop approach, which constantly adapts to the symptoms? This is one of the key questions that researchers address in a new study. In their article, they describe how adaptive stimulation could make a significant difference for patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s.
Inflammation attacks brain's reward center A brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly affected by inflammation and that striatal change is related to the emergence of illness behaviors, scientists report.
#184: Addictions: When Real Relationships Don’t Work bass_nroll via Compfight Last week we talked about how failures of trust and reliability in the earliest relationships predisposes a person to addictive behavior. Chemical addictions impose a whole other … ...
Rewriting the Narrative of Divorce We've grown up reading and watching stories of passionate love affairs, and our own can feel flat in comparison. But there is no "canon of the good divorce."
4 Times You Should Say No to Additional Responsibilities... Think about your average work week: How many of your daily tasks fit into the original job description you were hired to do? Chances are that, over time, out of an eagerness to prove yourself, you’ve taken on a number of responsibilities that fall well outside … ...
Have You Become Too Predictable? Routines make daily life more manageable, but if you’re not careful a routine can get you in trouble. Try some variety and it might even help boost your brain's creativity.
These Sorts of Activities Can Protect Your Brain From Ageing Even a year after taking part in the study, the way some older people's brains processed language was more akin to young people.
Newly identified pathway links fetal brain development to adult social behavior Abnormalities in embryonic brain development in mice, including transient embryonic brain enlargement during neuron formation, are responsible for abnormal adult brain structures and behavioral abnormalities, researchers have discovered.
Gracefully Surviving Painful Breakups Research suggests that maintaining a fluid self-concept, retaining a sense of separateness, and externalizing rejection may mitigate the devastating effects of breaking up.
5 Ways Schizophrenia Made Me A Better Person Don’t get me wrong, I wish there was a cure for schizophrenia, and that people could say goodbye to this often debilitating and life-threatening illness. I try hard not to … ...
Are You an Enneagram Type 3-Achiever? This blog includes parts of the chapter on 3-Achievers from "The Enneagram Made Easy".
These U.S. Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness How many presidents would you guess had mental illness?
The Argumentative, Paranoid and Vigilant Manager Is a little paranoia a healthy reaction to the modern office where so much of your behaviour is monitored?
Crucial New Genetic Discovery Made About Schizophrenia — A Mental Illness That Changes Perceptions of Reality The research involved 700 people who had schizophrenia and donated their brains for research after their deaths.