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The Dark Underbelly of Psychiatry I conceptualize psychotherapy as a contemporary spiritual path designed to address the vicissitudes of human suffering through an elaborate understanding of the human condition. By holding a sacred space with humanity and insight, illusions can be stripped away and truths unlocked. Suffering can be assimilated, … ...
Today I Love Stories That Grab Me Today I love stories that grab me. I love stories in good books, stories told by older people about times when things were different, stories told by younger people about … ...
Six Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance When people bother you to the point where you’re done and ready to excise them from your life, before you do, consider these 6 reasons to give them a second chance.
Depression Screening - What Should We Do? The government wants every adult to be screened for depression - then what?
Psychology Around the Net: January 30, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Wow! Can you believe February is almost here? I’m not sure where the time goes, but I do know you can spend your last weekend of January catching up on the mental health benefits of snow days, how celebrities are … ...
What Are the Personality Characteristics of People Who Like... Psychologists, researchers, and pundits are obsessed with loneliness. They worry about it, write about it, and issue dire warnings of what might befall people who experience it (which is probably … ...
Learning from the Body: How to Neutralize Toxicity As part of my MindfulBiology project, I recently posted a graphic (see image heading this essay) that listed things we can learn from our livers. The first item was: neutralize toxicity. The … ...
Making Up After You Fight with Your Partner There is no urgency to explain or defend. If things get tense take a break and then invite a conversation, rather pushing someone into a discussion. Invitations support cooperation, rather … ...
Study reveals subtle brain differences in men with autism Research at King’s College London has revealed subtle brain differences in adult males with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which may go some way towards explaining why symptoms persist into adulthood in some people with the disorder. ASD affects around 1 in 100 people in the UK and involves a spectrum of conditions which manifest themselves [...]
Virtual reality makes its best users the most queasy In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrated this irony by playing motion-heavy videos for study participants through the Oculus Rift — a 3-D virtual reality headset worn [...]
Psychologists discover what influences our food choices As New Year’s resolutions come and go, one area many people focus on is their health and weight. With Americans tipping the scales more than ever, social and personality psychologists are at the forefront of understanding the psychological motivations for healthy food choices and consumption patterns. First impressions of food: Growing up poor’s long-term impact [...]
Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – with neurons, or nerve cells, while maintaining the integrity of these vital cells. The work may be used to build graphene-based electrodes that can safely be implanted in the brain, offering promise for the restoration of sensory [...]
If You Wanna See It, You Gotta Be It There is a meme going around on Facebook of unclaimed origin, that wishes for the reader: “I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never … ...
Depression And WEGO Health Survey Doctor Smith: Ms. Johnson, I appreciate the candid answers. The screening test helps me determine if your suffering with depression. I’m Not asking for your advice as to where I … ...
The Embodiment of Motherhood As my tired eyes squint from the harshness of a brightly lit grocery store, my gaze follows all different types of mothers: young and old, frazzled and worn, rested and carefully put together. These are your average, run-of-the-mill mothers, standing impatiently at the grocery store … ...
Through The Eyes of an ADHD Child: The Grocery Store “Get your shoes on, guys. We have to run to the store.” I look up from my iPad to see my mom touching the pockets of her coat. She’s trying … ...
Psychology's Diversity Problem It's not just this year's Academy Awards that are strikingly "white" - psychology training programs have a ways to go in promoting diversity and inclusivity amongst their students.
Donald Trump’s Unenlightened Embrace of Anger Or How To... Anger is a difficult emotion. Sometimes even mental health professionals don’t know what to do with it. Is it ok to let a person just vent? Or work towards suppressing … ...
Fight your fears: Facing down anxieties can expand your world A professor uses exposure therapy to help patients with phobias that have begun to overtake their lives.
Practice makes perfect, study confirms Initial learning and performance at seven weeks led to increase in activation in cortical regions during visualization of the dance being learned when compared to the first week, shows a study on ballet cancers. However, at 34 weeks, it showed reduced activation in comparison to week seven.