|Wired to Create
||The creative mind is full of contradictions,and the tension between opposing traits and mental processes may give rise to the desire to harmonize the tension through creative work.
|Emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder: A problem of too much drive and too little control?
||Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a diagnostic label applied to people who have problems regulating emotional mood swings. This emotional instability leaves such individuals vulnerable to emotional upheaval that puts them at risk for problem behaviors, including self-destructive acts and impulsive aggression. A new study provides a quantitative summary of the brain abnormalities that may be underlying the emotional upheaval patients with BPD experience daily.
|Where Are We Now? – David Bowie and Psychosis
||The mercurial David Bowie has left the capsule and the world is a poorer place. His circuit is dead, and there definitely is something wrong, at least for those of us still on Planet Earth. There have been many tributes, noting Bowie’s impact on music, art and cinema, and the extent of his eclectic tastes. […]
|Is autism hiding in a fold of the brain?
||Scientists have identified a cerebral marker specific to autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two years. The abnormality thus detected consists in a less deep fold in Broca's area, a region of the brain specialized in language and communication, functions that are impaired in autistic patients. This discovery may assist in the earlier diagnosis and management of these patients.
|You Can Feel Happier By Changing The Tone of Your Voice, Study Finds
People listen to their own voices, at least in part, to learn how they feel, study finds.
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|Fighting Radical Islam — A Virus of the Mind
||The ideology of ISIS is a mental parasite that self-replicates, evolves, and spreads best through destruction. Stopping this viral replicator from infecting more brains is a must.
|Creativity is the Way We Share Our Truths: Q&A...
||A big obstacle that stops us from creating is the belief that our creations must be perfect or pretty. And if they’re neither, we quit or berate ourselves, or we … ...
|Today I Love The Snow Globe World Outside My Window
||Today I love the snow globe world outside my window. Although it’s yet another plain grey day, every now and then I look out the window and the finest dust … ...
|Where “I’m Not Good Enough” Comes From
||It is amazing how the words a person speaks can become their reality. It begins with a thought tossed around in the head and the more weight it is given, the more power it has. Think something often enough and eventually it comes out of … ...
|Can Reading Teach Young People Empathy and Tolerance?
||A group of academics from universities in the UK and Italy discovered that reading a popular children’s fiction series encouraged tolerance in children, teenagers, and even young adults. A recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology , uncovered how J.K Rowling’s popular … ...
|Want to Be Close to Someone? Ask These 36 Questions
||Can you create a sense of closeness or intimacy with a complete stranger? Psychology research says, yes, you can. Nearly 20 years ago, a team of psychology researchers led by Arthur Aron (1997) conducted an experiment that demonstrated that you could create a sense of … ...
|Speaking With An ADHD Accent
||Do people with ADHD have passion? Does it drive us at higher rates of speed? Is that what makes those of us who are hyper so very, very, very hyper … ...
|7 Psychiatric Labels: How Do Labels Make You Feel?
||Having worked with children and adolescents for over 6 years I find that each and every one of their family members either mention that they do not believe a diagnosis … ...
|Transcendental meditation may help relieve PTSD
||Study shows the regular practice of meditation provides a calming effect and reduces the need for medication.
|Many bariatric surgery patients face mental health issues
||Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds.
|10 Things To Know About Bad Boys
||Why do I like bad boys, and hate myself for it, cause I can’t seem to get away from them. What I know about bad boys: They don’t necessarily drive … ...
|Why you keep playing the lottery
||The low cost of a lottery ticket is one of the most seductive things about playing, not to mention the fact that everyone else is buying tickets.
|Dementia: New insights into causes of loss of orientation
||New research moves us a step closer to understanding the onset of dementia, and potentially to paving the way for future therapies. Two new studies shed light on how two parts of the brain's 'GPS' navigation system malfunctions in dementia, and point to likely underpinning causes for loss of orientation that is commonly experienced by people living with the condition.
|Psychologists examine what children’s style of humor reveals about their mental health
||The style of humor children use is closely related to their psychosocial adjustment, according to a study published in Personality and Individual Differences. The study, which included 1,234 adolescents in England aged 11-13, used various self-report measures to gauge children’s style of humor and levels of self-esteem, depression and loneliness over a six-month period. Though [...]
|New type of antidepressant found to act quickly in mice
||The compound CGP3466B, already proven nontoxic for people, may effectively and rapidly treat depression, according to results of a study in mice. The Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientists who conducted the research say that the compound — previously shown to block cocaine craving in the brains of rodents — delivers antidepressant effects to mice within hours [...]