|The Link Between Poor Nutrition and Chronic Pain
||I have a friend whose husband was in a horrific car accident. After several surgeries — and more to come — he lives in constant, debilitating pain. And the pain … ...
|These Antidepressants Linked to Mania and Bipolar Disorder
The study is based on the medical records of 21,000 adults treated for major depression over seven years in London.
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|Today I Love Christmas Eve Day
||Today I love Christmas Eve day and all the memories that this day and night bring back to me. I love remembering how this one day of the year would … ...
|5 Positive Things about the Holidays and Bipolar Disorder...
||When you search for articles on mental health and the holidays, they overwhelmingly focus on the negative aspects and how to “cope.” I’m guilty of adding to this, so I … ...
|Maybe the Problem Is You
||There’s no easy way to put this… Sometimes the problem may be you. It may be something about you if you look at others in your life and think, “Why does everyone always seem to have a problem with the way I act at family … ...
|Eating Carbs Actually Leads to Weight Loss and Health
|| Carbohydrates are the single most important food you can eat. That statement probably goes against everything you’ve ever heard, so let me explain. If you don’t believe me, … ...
|A Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Survival Guide
||Happy holidays! I’m pleased to announce that I got almost all my gift buying done before Christmas Eve this year, but I’d be lying if I told you I was … ...
|4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing For Your...
||Learning to write your website content (aka, “copy”) for your private practice is an incredibly valuable skill. Why? You are the face and the essence of your business. People could choose to see any of hundreds of therapists in your area, and your clients choose … ...
|When You Feel Depleted
||Lately, I’ve been doing more writing than usual. I’ve been editing and proofreading my forthcoming book, Make a Mess. I’ve been creating content for the book’s website and for my … ...
|Two Alzheimer's risk genes linked to brain atrophy, promise future blood markers
||Two genetic variants previously linked to Alzheimer's disease have been more specifically tied to brain atrophy that is characteristic of the disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive illness that is the leading cause of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is no cure for the disease and currently available treatments can slow, but cannot stop, the deterioration.
|OCD At Christmas
||Melanie Lefebvre, with a little help from her husband Brandon and 19th century poet Clement Clarke Moore, has written “‘Twas an OCD Night Before Christmas.” The poem riffs on the … ...
|10 Fun Ideas for the Holidays
||While Christmas is often called the ‘Happiest time of the year,’ for many people who are doing the holiday season alone, it actually leaves them feeling isolated and lonely. Maybe you don’t have any friends or family to celebrate with, you may not celebrate Christmas, or perhaps the stress of the season is all getting […]
|How Often Are You Pphubbing? Probably Too Much.
||Are you prioritizing your phone over your relationship partner? Research suggests it's not a good habit in your romantic relationship.
|Ditching Family Drama This Holiday Season
||Stressed about the holidays? Read on for advice adapted from "The Four Agreements" to take a step back and rejoice in what the season is truly about.
|Putting vision into context
||The Thalamus not only relays visual signals from the eye to the visual cortex as previously thought, but also conveys additional, contextual information. Integrating these different signals is essential to understand and interpret what we see in the world around us. Researchers investigate how the brain processes visual stimuli and how contextual information shapes our visual perception.
|Midnight munchies mangle memory
||Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how this could dull some of the functions of the brain. New research in mice shows that clocks in different regions of the brain start working out of step, altering the brain's physiology.
|Epigenetic processes linked to development of cerebellar circuitry
||Researchers have, for the first time, described the pivotal changes responsible for controlling the formation of the part of the brain that allows us to learn and execute complex movements. These changes involve modifications to chromatin, which is DNA packaged with protein.
|Brain's mysteries unraveled through computational neuropsychiatry
||New research using computational neuroscience has unraveled a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain, topographic organization. The research shows that in the case of pathology, brain maps may undergo re-organization and their discontinuity can be quantified, allowing them to serve as a biomarker for detecting neuropsychiatric disease.
|Absence of serotonin alters development, function of brain circuits
||The first complete model to describe the role that serotonin plays in brain development and structure has been created by researchers. Serotonin is an important neuromodulator of brain development and the structure and function of neuronal (nerve cell) circuits.
|Are You the Target of Covert Aggression?
||Covert aggression, otherwise known as relational aggression, is a behavior that seeks to harm a person by damaging their reputation or manipulating their relationships. This type of behavior is often … ...