Article Description
Following Your Intuition: The Ultimate ADHD Coping Strategy... We ADHDers are big on starting projects and not finishing them. That’s why I never pass up the chance to make a New Year’s resolution, even though I’ve only ever … ...
Peyton Manning: A Crack in the Hero Peyton Manning, the record-breaking quarterback of the Denver Broncos, is the latest national hero to be accused of wrong-doing. He is alleged to have used HGH (Human Growth Hormone) by … ...
Loving the Small Stuff I am really feeling the benefit of peppering my day with mini-meditations right now. The next one I want to share with you is this: loving the small stuff. I learned this wonderful mini-meditation practice from one of my teachers recently. It’s one that she … ...
ADHD Performance Review “Well, now Mr. Babcock, come on in. Have a seat and we’ll get right down to it, shall we?” I haven’t had to endure a performance review in years. I … ...
6 Complex Trauma Symptoms: Pain, Confusion, & Rooted Evil... If I were to give you a certain estimate of the number of kids and teens I currently see for trauma, I would say about 7 out of 10 cases every 30-90 … ...
5 Questions to Ask a Child Psychologist A child psychologist is a combination coach, cheerleader, and fairy godmother. Here are questions to help you find the right psychologist for your child and family.
PTSD-related study finds a single dose of MDMA helps conditioned fear go extinct Researchers have discovered that MDMA — commonly known as ecstasy or molly — speeds up the extinction of the conditioned fear response in mice. The findings help explain why the psychedelic drug is of benefit to people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Clinical studies have found that using MDMA as an aid during psychotherapy resulted [...]
20 Things I Learned This Year If you can’t get out of bed, call someone If you find yourself pinching a roll of fat, stop If the litter box needs new litter, it’s okay to get … ...
Study: People four times more likely to order dessert when their server is overweight Diners order significantly more food and drink when served by an overweight waiter or waitress, according to a recently published study. “In a novel approach, we showed that diners can be influenced by their surroundings in general and furthermore by their social interactions in particular,” Tim Döring and Brian Wansink wrote in their study. “This [...]
'Spectre' villain fails neuroanatomy in latest Bond film James Bond's nemesis in the most recent film likely failed neuroanatomy, says a real-life neurosurgeon and scientist. Blofeld didn't quite know his brain anatomy and would've probably hit Daniel Craig's vertebral artery and likely killed his character instead, says the expert.
Is Your Microbiome Making You Crazy? Anxiety, depression, brain fog, mood disorders, mood swings or just feeling out of sorts? It’s possible that the answers may lie in the health of the trillions of bacteria living in the intestine called the gut microbiome. There is a profound connection between gut flora … ...
Criminality: We Need to Change our Approach to Treating... People suffering from mental illness are not receiving adequate treatment, and this is leading to high rates of criminality worldwide. There is an established causal link between the mental health … ...
I Forgive You Mistakes are a basic part of the human story. And so is forgiveness.
Researchers find that in race stereotypes, issues are not so black and white Recent race-related events in Ferguson, Mo., St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, S.C., and New York City — all point to the continuing need to study and understand race relations in modern America. These events show how race and stereotypes are intertwined and can lead to explosive situations and protests. Now, three Arizona State University researchers [...]
Study: Anxious people are better at prioritizing threats New findings by French researchers show that the brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign. The results in the journal eLife may help explain the apparent “sixth sense” we have for danger. This is the first time that specific regions of the brain have been identified [...]
Early-life exercise promotes healthy brain by altering gut microbes The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime. The research, which was recently published in the [...]
Study ties insurgency phase of Iraq War to higher PTSD rates Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in Iraq. The findings appeared online Dec. 14, 2015, in the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. The study authors are with the Behavioral [...]
No easy answers in study of legal marijuana’s impact on alcohol use Does legal marijuana tempt pot users to consume more alcohol — or are they likely to opt for cannabis instead of chardonnay? A University of Washington team of researchers sought to address those questions in the context of evolving marijuana policies in the United States. Their findings, published online Dec. 21 in the journal Alcoholism: [...]
Greed and "The Big Short" What can The Big Short tells us about markets and moral character?
Why Depression May Begin with Food Diets high in refined carbohydrates increase a postmenopausal woman’s chance of suffering from depression. Data was analyzed from an enormous study that analyzed data from over 70,000 postmenopausal women collected … ...