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The Bipolar Disorder Definition of “I’m Fine” Social etiquette is an important thing for society, and that includes such things as asking, “How are you?” when we greet others. As a person with bipolar disorder, I don’t … ...
Check Out This Great New Website for the LBGTI Community It can be difficult to find specific and compassionate advice for the LBGTI (Lesbian, Bi, Gay, Trans, Intersex) community, especially around drugs, alcohol and sex. If you’re a part of it, the difficulty of finding a comprehensive and understanding resource is very real. And if you have a friend or a family member who needs […]
Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to trigger disease When we get cold sores, the reason is likely related to stress. In particular, the neurons in which the herpes simplex virus (HSV) reside, are under stress. For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine discovered a cellular mechanism that allows the virus to reactivate. They also found how [...]
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories with Kami... This episode of Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories, Kami Storck shares how she grew her practice and adjusted it to the needs of her family. She talks about the ups and downs as well. Want to get some awesome tips and see what … ...
Geometric study of brain cells could change strategies on Alzheimer’s Applying mathematical models used for studying the galaxies or interactions between elementary particles, researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, have analysed the spatial distribution of astrocytes: brain cells that are essential for the correct functioning of neurons. This research is published today [...]
Imbalanced gender ratios could affect views about casual sex and hook-up culture The greater proportion of women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture where women are more willing to engage in casual sex and are more aggressive toward other desirable women who are perceived as rivals, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In the first [...]
Witnessing drug use can spur immediate antisocial behavior by teens Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according to new findings from Duke University. The risk is significantly greater for young adolescents who have a ‘risk-taking’ gene associated with sensitivity to substance use exposure. “Past research has shown that children [...]
Depressed Pinterest users suffer from lack of positive messages, study finds Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest–and fuel–depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren’t many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively, a University of Georgia study finds. Co-author Yan Jin, an associate professor of public relations in the Grady [...]
Genomic sequencing finds common link in congenital heart and brain disorders Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), NewYork-Presbyterian, the Pediatric Cardiac Genetics Consortium, and the Pediatric Heart Network have found a number of genetic mutations that explain why many children with congenital heart disease also have other significant health challenges, including neurodevelopmental disorders and other congenital problems. The study was published in the December 3rd [...]
Happy on Facebook: How 7 Days Off Can Make... You and I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. We love documenting good times and keeping up with friends. But we hate the ‘humblebrag’ epidemic and the lies that get … ...
When Your Pet Gets Depressed Pets can be life savors when going through depression, however, what if your hard times rub off on your cherished dog or cat? I think my recent episode of depression has … ...
Good Fences Make Great Neighbors: Boundaries After Remarriage... After a divorce with children, your landscape begins to become much more complex with each passing year. Cohabitations, remarriages, additional children, stepchildren, and possible additional divorces can create layers of elaborate relationships. … ...
Nostalgia, Novelty, and the Neuroscience of #tbt Don't let your memories gather dust in storage. Drag them out into the daylight of throwback Thursday.
Lesbian Women, Love Addiction, and “The Urge to Merge”... Ten years ago the first edition of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men was published in response to what I viewed as a meaningful missing puzzle piece for … ...
Plant compound found in spices, herbs increases brain connections Apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells, new lab research demonstrates.
10 Ways to Manage the Holiday Chaos The holidays should be several days of reduced work activity set aside to celebrate with family and friends. But all too often, these days are jam-packed filled with obligations, deadlines, expectations, responsibilities and crisis. Instead of letting the exhaustion take over, try these ideas to … ...
The Mind Causes the Body to Change There is an up-down process and a down-up process. In other words, the mind causes physiological changes throughout the body and physiological changes occurring throughout the body cause changes in … ...
What is your memory style? Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)? A research team has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to the individual and suggest a life-long 'memory trait'.
How one gene contributes to two diseases Although it is known that psychiatric disorders have a strong genetic component, untangling the web of genes contributing to each disease is a daunting task. Scientists have found hundreds of genes that are mutated in patients with disorders such as autism, but each patient usually has only a handful of these variations. Now neuroscientists have unraveled Shank3 gene's role in autism and schizophrenia.
How to Forgive Yourself and Why It’s Important You made a mistake. You made a bad decision. You hurt someone. You failed a test. You didn’t complete all your tasks for the day. You woke up late. You forgot to pay a bill. You didn’t meet an expectation — or even come close. … ...