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7 Surprising Quirks You Didn’t Know About Binge Eating... Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders, yet it wasn’t included as an official diagnostic category until 2013, when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. (DSM-5) was published. Prior to 2013, it was listed simply as … ...
Is There Anything Good about Loneliness? Loneliness has a prominent place in the news these days. As the number of people who live alone continues to grow, as does the number of seniors, concern swells. Studies … ...
You’re SO Emotional! If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “Lenora, you’re SO emotional,” I’d be a rich woman today. Were you subjected to this denigration too? Does it ring … ...
Narcissism at Work: The Arrogant Executive We place emphasis on the benefits of high self-esteem. But when does high self-esteem turn into subclinical narcissism? Why are so many leaders and politicians narcissistic?
Behavioral Therapy for ADHD Kids/Teens Most of the time, when a child is diagnosed with ADHD, the doctor involved sets up a treatment plan for the child that’s in accordance with the parents’ wishes. I’ve … ...
What is Smartphone OCD? “New epidemic among executives: Smartphone OCD.” When I saw the headline come through my email, I thought for sure the story would be about those people who arrange their apps … ...
The Ever-Changing Meds Quick update for all of you out there in medication land. The new medication I’ve been trying for the past few weeks is called Rexulti. It is a newer medication … ...
The Fear of Having Children When You Grew Up... I’ve often wondered what kind of mother I would be. I thought I’d be a terrible parent, unable to make any decisions on my own. I thought I needed someone watching my every move or I’d screw up royally. Then I’ve swung the other way … ...
Congressmen Shape Laws to Favor Their Daughters Having children influences their parents' values in ways that they may not be aware.
Study finds wearing a bicycle helmet increases risk taking Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that people tended to take bigger risks after putting a bicycle helmet on their head — even though the helmet had nothing to do with the risk involved in their current task. The study, conducted by psychologists Tim Gamble and Ian Walker of the University of Bath, suggests safety equipment could have some unexpected — and ironic — [...]
Is Moving in Together the Same as Marrying? The headline form a recent Washing Post story says living together is pretty much the same as marriage. Is that true? Is moving in together bliss?
14 Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder... When providing services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important to consider what interventions will be the least intrusive, most appropriate, and most effective. We should also be providing the highest quality services possible that maintain respect and dignity for the individual … ...
Overcoming BPD: 9 New Years Resolutions In dealing with the 9 symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, a regular mindfulness practice can make a lasting impact. Here is a specific practice.
Experiencing physical pain increases empathy towards others People who experience physical pain are more likely to exhibit sympathetic moral judgments, according to an October 2015 study. The pair of studies, published in the Public Library of Science’s journal PLOS One, looked to expand upon previous studies involving pain. “Although empathy for people in pain has been widely studied…few studies have addressed the [...]
Do You Believe Rejections Reveal Your "Fatal Flaws"? Some people take romantic rejection harder than others. New research shows that what you believe about the nature of personality is linked to how well you cope with rejection.
Study shows medical marijuana decreases frequency of migraine headaches Patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana, according to a new study from researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published this week in the journal Pharmacotherapy, examined patients diagnosed with migraines [...]
Mentally challenging activities key to a healthy aging mind One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to maintain a healthy aging mind. Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help maintain cognitive vitality, say researchers reporting in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. Recent evidence suggests that engaging in enjoyable and enriching [...]
Everyday citizens using Twitter shaped the national discussion about Ferguson police killing The fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a national wave of dialogue and protests, from the streets to social media, as people nation­wide grappled with myriad complex issues, including police use of force, race relations in America, and criminal justice reform. Now, new research from two Northeastern [...]
Poverty linked to childhood depression and changes in brain connectivity Many negative consequences are linked to growing up poor, and researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more: altered brain connectivity. Analyzing brain scans of 105 children ages 7 to 12, the researchers found that key structures in the brain are connected differently in poor children than in kids raised in more affluent [...]
The psychology behind ‘sleeping in’ on the weekends Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents – but even within age groups, individual differences exist. Why is this? It’s well-known that teenagers [...]