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Toxic Relationship: Are You Dating a Psychopath? Here are 16 signs that your mate could have psychopathic traits.
One Man’s Way to Create Neighborhood Play for His Kids When Mike Lanza became a father 11 years ago, he was determined to provide his son—and now his 3 sons—with a childhood of play.
Dealing With Side Effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used as the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents, but they are associated with significant adverse effects (AEs). Studies have shown that up to 50% of kids experience side effects from SSRIs, depending on … ...
The Story of Dr. Spyder Annie Spyder, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, had the misfortune, to those that did not know her well, of also looking like a spider. Today, bent over her desk motionlessly for an hour her hands nearly touching the floor, she sat waiting for her new client. Dr. … ...
Touched With Fire: The Two Faces of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is both a blessing and a curse. Some people who have bipolar disorder swear by the manic or hypomanic state they sometimes find themselves in. Not only do they feel full of energy and capable of doing just about anything, some feel that … ...
Robotic Exoskelton AIDS in Post-Stroke Motor Skill Rehabilitaion Motor skill training using a robotic arm exoskeleton may be beneficial to people suffering from post-stroke weakness affecting an entire side of their body, according to new research.
Connecting to OCD Resources with Social Media Did you know that the International OCD Foundation has a blog? I didn’t, until recently. Alison Dotson mentioned the blog on Facebook, and I went to check it out and … ...
Exploring Our Endless Obsession With the End Explore the rational and irrational sides of doomsday.
Little Toss-Back Mental Health Humor I have been getting some cartoons together for a webinar and took a trip down memory lane.  Here is a little toss-back Mental Health Humor cartoons going back to 2008. … ...
How To Handle Crazy Actors (1/3) When you’re a writer, and working with actors on a TV show, or on a film set, you’ll find that some actors can be extremely difficult, if not neurotic or … ...
20 Signs You Are Too Self-Critical Recognize these not-so-obvious signs of self-criticism.
When Childhood ADHD Turns Into A Brilliant Adulthood Career... Mark Neuenschwander, a thirty-one-year-old man from Midwest America, knows what it’s like to grow up with ADHD. He also knows what it’s like to utilize his “disorder” in ways that … ...
How to Maintain your Mental Health In recent years people have realized the importance of proper diet and exercise, and recent surveys show that over the last 20 years people are eating better and working out … ...
Masculine Men and Money and Marriage A new Love Month cartoon! Last week’s cartoon was the second one for Love Month in Psych Central! (The first one is here.) It had a list of 11 different … ...
Common antibiotics may be linked to temporary mental confusion Antibiotics may be linked to a serious disruption in brain function, called delirium, and other brain problems, more than previously thought, according to a new article. Delirium causes mental confusion that may be accompanied by hallucinations and agitation. Medications are often the cause of delirium, but antibiotics are not necessarily the first medications doctors may suspect.
The Unexpected Effect of Travel on My Panic Disorder I had my first panic attack when I was seven. I was watching a movie with my parents and brother when an invisible hand reached inside my chest, gripped my lungs, and wouldn’t let go. The air I hadn’t thought about breathing my entire life … ...
Ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion People in the ancient world did not always believe in the gods, a new study suggests – casting doubt on the idea that religious belief is a “default setting” for humans. Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world – raising considerable doubts about [...]
Bullied preemies may develop mental illness as adults: study Babies born at an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) are miracles, but they are more likely to be bullied as children, and this can significantly increase their risk for mental health problems as adults. Not only that, but the more they were bullied as children, the more likely they are to develop problems such as [...]
Marijuana smokers 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol problem Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) –alcohol abuse or dependence– compared with adults who do not use the drug. And adults who already have an alcohol use disorder and use marijuana are more likely to see the problem persist. Results of a study by researchers [...]
Researchers identify biomarker for early cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease patients Many patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Identifying biomarkers for cognitive impairment could be instrumental in facilitating both early diagnosis of MCI and developing new cognitive-enhancing treatments. New research published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease indicates that lower concentrations of α-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with [...]