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Holiday Bullies: The Dangers of Overindulging Your Kids Buying too many gifts for your kids during the holiday? Here's why you want to stop.
How to cope with a master manipulator Coping with a manipulator is hard to do.  First of all, I don’t think most of us realize when we are being manipulated, because the best manipulators are very covert in their process.   It takes years of research and feeling crazy before it finally dawns … ...
Head. Heart. Repeat. We can restore contact with our emotions even after years of them being buried. Psychological suffering, symptoms, and even character armor (the tough defenses we erect to protect ourselves from vulnerability and hurt) can be reversed because our brains are pliable. We have heard much … ...
Strangely Eating This Makes Men Smell More Attractive Women smelled the body odour of some men who'd eaten this and found it more attractive. » Continue reading: Strangely Eating This Makes Men Smell More Attractive
Today I Love The Rush Of A New Morning Today I love the rush of a new morning as it arrives with a whoosh like a train coming in to a station when it’s running a few minutes late. … ...
Those With ADHD Need Not Apply Once you’re officially ADHD, you have to deal with the question of who you’re going to share your diagnosis with. It can be a tricky balance to find. On one … ...
How to Get Your First Client, Part 3 I’m amazed at how few counselors put their phone number in the header of their website. The #1 reason people come to a counseling website is to make a counseling appointment! Why make it more difficult? What do we want the person to do? This … ...
Psychology Around the Net: November 28, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! If you live in America, chances are this was a pretty…eventful week for you, what with the Thanksgiving holiday and the ever-controversial Black Friday. We hope today is a day a peace and relaxation, and we’ve gathered all the latest … ...
Worry Worry is something I’ve been prone to doing all my life. It’s a terrible thing. Can drive you to suicide. Nearly took me there a few times. Many days of … ...
Tell Your Therapist About the Abuse “Unresolved emotional pain is the great contagion of our time — of all time.” ~ Marc Ian Barasch Imagine you are seeing a therapist and have an abuse history. It’s safe to assume that you’ve already talked to the therapist about the abuse. Right? It … ...
3 Common Psychiatric Medication Side Effects No One Talks... When it comes to psychiatric medications, certain side effects get all the publicity. Everyone discusses the sexual side effects and the discussion about suicidality in teenagers continues to be ongoing. … ...
7 Tips for When Your Young Adult Children Move... Are you the parent of a young adult who has recently moved back home? If so, you’re not alone. Turns out, according to a 2015 study from the Pew Research Center, one in four young adults ages 18 to 34 are now living with their … ...
White matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis, study shows Smoking high potency 'skunk-like' cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study.
Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease A team of scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease -- work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments for the degenerative brain condition.
Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury Even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury, suggests new research. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas.
APA Applauds Enactment of McCain-Feinstein Anti-Torture Amendment Measure reaffirms, broadens U.S. torture prohibitions.
This is How Radically Modern Marriage Has Changed Almost everyone wants to get married eventually -- but the reasons have changed. » Continue reading: This is How Radically Modern Marriage Has Changed
Language: Don’t Shame An Ally I learned an important lesson yesterday. I frequently write about language – the words people use to describe someone who is mentally ill. I want people to stop saying lunatic, … ...
Is Experience the Best Teacher? You may have heard that experience is the best teacher, but like any class there are always students who learn very little. Just having an experience doesn’t guarantee the quality … ...
Today I Love The Warmth Of The Fireplace Today I love the warmth of the fireplace flickering away on this damp, dull grey day. I love that there is no weather that I can’t find something good in. … ...