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Building a Relationship with Your Stepchildren Getting into a relationship or marriage with someone who has children is a delicate processes. It can be difficult, stressful and it has the ability to stir up a wide … ...
Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning, mood problems Slow-wave sleep -- the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day's events into permanent memories -- is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb, according to a new study.
Laser treatment may boost effectiveness of brain tumor drugs The human brain has a remarkable defense system that filters bacteria and chemicals. For brain tumor patients, the barrier works almost too well by blocking most chemotherapy drugs.
Do Millennials Have a Lower Work Ethic? Do young people really have a work ethic problem? A look at the evidence.
Why ADHD is wreaking havoc on your life and business, and what to do about it Expert discusses the signs of ADHD in adults who have been “diagnosed” or labelled as other things, often negative and demeaning, by authority figures and family members.
Caregivers for mentally ill need help Study finds parents and others caring for loved ones with mental illness endanger their own health as they labor, often for years at a time with little support.
Can gaming mend damaged brains? First person shooter computer games, such as Medal of Honor, can help rehabilitate patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, suggests new research.
Helping teens spot signs of relationship abuse #ThatsNotLove educates teens about emotional abuse in relationships.
Malignant brain tumors most common cause of cancer deaths in adolescents and young adults A new report finds that malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults aged 15-39 and the most common cancer occurring among 15-19 year olds.
Vincent Van Gogh and Modern Treatment Options A new movie, “Touched by Fire,” explores the connection between mental illness (specifically bipolar disorder) and creativity. I haven’t seen it, and can’t comment on the movie specifically, but it … ...
Looking for America's Future in America's Past A recent Bernie Sanders campaign ad featured a nostalgic oldie as the soundtrack to Sanders' revolutionary vision of the future. Was the song choice misguided, or right on target?
3 Ways to Introduce Black History Month to Your Child February is Black History Month. This is the month designated to remember and highlight important contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States. It is a time that … ...
The Quandary of Being Falsely Accused and How to... Attending Catholic school in Brooklyn, I felt loved by the Catholic nun who was my second grade teacher. But one cold morning that suddenly changed. We were lining up to enter the classroom when the nun suddenly came up to me, shouting “Spit out the … ...
There’s Something Very Strange Happening To Modern Friendships, Research Finds Modern societies are often highly mobile, with people moving around for work, school or just to start afresh. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Autism and Sleep My sleep’s been really messed up lately. If you’re autistic, there’s a good chance you can relate. It’s informally but widely known that a lot of us have sleep disorders. … ...
Picky Eating, Personality and ADHD My son is one of the most finicky, picky eaters out there. My husband politely explains at dinner parties that Jimmy has what he calls rotating taste buds. One week he loves shrimp … ...
Treating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth... CCPR: What does the average child psychiatrist, who may not have a lot of experience in this area, need to know about treating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth? Dr. Reitman: I have been talking about this topic for about 20 years now, since … ...
Grandfathers and Their Brood Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers waxes about his children and grandchildren near the end of his wild ride of an autobiolography. Let's shine a light on grandfathers.
Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents A new study reports that adolescents with major depression who performed a computer-based task designed to shift attention from sad to neutral to positive word associations showed reductions in negative attention biases and clinician-rated depressive symptoms. 11% of American adolescents suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Facing a broad range of psychosocial and health problems, these youths are five times more at risk to attempt suicide than peers without psychiatric illness.
Collecting Your “Defining Moments” Our lives are made up of moments — some good, some bad, some life-changing, some boring. But, there are some moments that we can think back on and say that … ...