|Exergaming: Playing Video Games While You Exercise
||How do we encourage older adults to exercise, and what type of exercise is best? Exergames may provide a good solution, interactive games that combine physical exercise.
|Nine Myths about Narcissism
||Narcissism is one of psychology’s hot topics. Compare these 9 myths with the evidence. How many of them fooled you?
|What to Do When You Get Overwhelmed
||Daily life is busy. There are constantly things that require our attention. Whether it’s work or family, there seem to always be things we need to do to keep everything together. We are juggling numerous balls in the air trying to maintain a balancing act … ...
|The Tainted Grain
||The Tainted Grain is a story by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose stories express truth at many spiritual levels, including the psycho-spiritual. ...
|Hard Work Is Good, But It Is Better to Be Seen as a Natural
||Most successful people acknowledge that their hard work has been a key contributor to their success. But, do we like people who we see as working hard?
|DNA repair enzyme identified as a potential brain cancer drug target
||When they removed Dicer from preclinical models of medulloblastoma, a common type of brain cancer in children, researchers found high levels of DNA damage in the cancer cells, leading to the cells’ death. The tumor cells were smaller, and also more sensitive to chemotherapy, they report.
|Changes in brain connectivity protect against developing bipolar disorder
||Naturally occurring changes in brain wiring can help patients at high genetic risk of developing bipolar disorder avert the onset of the illness, according to a new study.
|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
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|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