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7 Reasons Why Narcissists Love People Pleasers The strong attraction between narcissists and people pleasers is no accident. There is a magnetic pull between the two that is very difficult to break because each is meeting a deep need of the other. This is not the fault of one over the other. … ...
6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms Psychological studies support these six fascinating ways of fighting depressive symptoms » Continue reading: 6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms Related articles:The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People The Type of Facebook Use Linked to Depression The Diet That Could Help Fight Schizophrenia This Way of Socialising Cuts Depression Risk In Half The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
When Your Friends Have Asperger’s Too If you have a mental disorder there’s a good chance your friends do too. Especially if it’s Asperger’s. A lot of us have radar for each other. Someone even wrote … ...
Are You a Helper? Helper types will probably try to focus on your problems rather than their own.
#180 Happy New Year: A Plan to Succeed! Sadie Hernandez via Compfight This week’s blog was written by my friend and colleague Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler. Her viewpoint expresses in clear psychological terms the reasons why our New Year’s … ...
Schizophrenia gene traced in chicken study Mood-based disorders are one of the top-ten causes of disability worldwide. However the genes underpinning these disorders have proven to be remarkably elusive, say investigators.
5 Tips To A Better Relationship When Dealing With... I’m not a therapist, but I have been in a happy marriage for nearly two decades and these are tips based on my personal experience (these tips are not intended … ...
Brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study shows A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study. The researchers hope to examine the impact of this non-emotional training on individuals who are depressed or anxious. It may also be helpful for those at high risk of developing high blood pressure reactions to emotional information.
Wage gap could explain why women are more likely to be anxious, depressed than men The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and years of experience. Among women whose income was lower than their male counterparts, odds of major depression were nearly 2.5 times higher than men.
Today I Love New Adventures Today I love new adventures with familiar people and landmarks. Off to a café meeting to see what new things are possible with the online magazine I work for. I … ...
Why you don’t know how much mental illness and... Once upon a time, some editor somewhere decided that suicides and overdoses are private matters and should not be covered by the media. What this means for you - the news consumer - is that you have no idea how many people overdose or try to kill themselves. You would...
Your Friends and Family May Save Your Life A study done in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda County) over a nine year period showed that the people with the highest quality and quantity of social support and … ...
How intelligent are you? There is a growing literature on self-assessed (self-estimated) as opposed to test-derived intelligence. The results are consistent but rather surprising
The Link Between PCOS and Bipolar Disorder Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has seemed like the fad diagnosis. It’s one of those situations where it suddenly seems that everyone seems to be diagnosed with it and you think … ...
New and Emerging Treatments for Depression: Advances in Medical... According to the World Health Organization, depression affects roughly 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Similarly, approximately 800,000 people die each year by suicide. Depression is arguably the greatest public health issue we face today. Treatments for depression are generally … ...
Best of Our Blogs: January 5, 2016 We beat ourselves up every year with resolutions we know we’ll never live up to (at least within a year’s time). And if we were to really consider each of them, it’s not what we truly want anyway. Instead of creating the same old list that … ...
Is ‘Cutting’ a Suicidal Activity? Self-Injury Makes Tina Feel Better Tina was 15 years old when a boyfriend broke up with her. On the way home from school, she saw him kissing another girl. When … ...
APA Welcomes Administration's Gun Control Measures Praises White House recognition that those with mental illness more likely victims than perpetrators
Special Needs Parent? Need a Break? Here’s How to... This blog is usually intended for the loved ones, teachers, and caretakers of ADHD children. But today, I want to include the people who love and care for all special … ...
Study of jazz pianists finds ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ music evoke different neural patterns The workings of neural circuits associated with creativity are significantly altered when artists are actively attempting to express emotions, according to a new brain-scanning study of jazz pianists. Over the past decade, a collection of neuroimaging studies has begun to identify components of a neural circuit that operates across various domains of creativity. But the [...]