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The Social Cure For Mental Illness We are social animals who can be fully human only when interacting with others. In the US, we worsen the symptoms of our mentally ill by neglecting their needs and excluding them f
How to be Patient: Dealing with the Fire of Ambition The twenties are hard. I know this innately having just emerged from that tenuous decade with some serious life lessons. For the longest time I wanted things so badly I … ...
The Psychology of Terrorism: Things Not to Be Afraid... I feel sorry for people who wake up every morning being afraid. I’m not talking about individuals who suffer from serious anxiety disorders or agoraphobia. Rather, I’m thinking of those who believe that terrorism is a legitimate fear that can actually be addressed by closing … ...
8 Ways to Be a Better Partner in 2016 I posted this a few years ago, however it could always be a good start to the year to improve how we approach our relationships. As the new year approaches, … ...
45 Years Old and Oh So Proud So today is the day – I am officially 45! I have a few friends who are my same age, but most are either younger or older than I am. … ...
Today I Love The Day After The Show Today I love the day after the show. I love that the snow held off for the whole season of choir practice and through most of our two show dates … ...
Is Donald Trump Crazy? Donald Trump continues to lead the polls of Republican candidates for President. The real estate tycoon has been propelled to the forefront of the election campaign and into a sea … ...
Pets In Bed: Study Reveals If It Helps or Hurts Sleep Is having a pet in bed beneficial for sleep? » Continue reading: Pets In Bed: Study Reveals If It Helps or Hurts Sleep Advertisement Get yourself from Crisis to Coping - your instant emotional toolbox. Pre-order the book here and start smiling.
The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative “The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” is a grassroots attempt to promote open science by organising academics’ work as reviewers. All academics spend countless hours on peer review, a task which is unpaid, often pretty thankless, and yet employs their unique and hard-won skills as scholars. We do this, despite misgivings about the current state of […]
Psychology Around the Net: December 19, 2015 Happy Holiday, Psych Central readers! OK, so we’re technically still in the throes of the holiday season, for those of you who celebrate, but you won’t get another Psychology Around the Net until after Christmas — which means, you need lots of goodies to read … ...
Some Couples Are Faking It to Get Through the... I know that I’m supposed to feel self-conscious around the holidays, walking into all those holiday parties on my own when so many others are coupled-up. But I don’t. In … ...
Spike activity 18-12-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: 12% of women have eyes with four colour-detecting cone cells instead of three. Why don’t they all have superhuman colour vision? Fascinating piece from great new blog Neurosphere. The BMJ has a genuine but wonderfully sarcastic fMRI study on a Christmas spirit network in […]
What It’s Like Having Multiple Children with ADHD For my second interview of the week, I’ve spoken with a mother of two ADHD sons and asked to hear her story. Chelle maintains a day job, but is also … ...
What If People Paid As Much Attention To Mental... Star Wars, oh, Star Wars. The world is obsessed. If I had a penny for every Facebook post on my feed alone regarding the new movie, I’d be rich. But … ...
5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Spouse after Baby If you’re a new or expectant parent, you’re probably relishing all of the joy, excitement and memories your new baby will bring. You’re also probably fretting over the changes and challenges that will occur, too. No one prepares us for the relationship struggles that happen … ...
US Military Airmen Benefit from Mental Health Pet Therapy... Meet Kelty, the Mental Health Therapy Pug During a typical day at Aviano Air Force Base (AFB), Kelty can be seen at work in this short video clip on YouTube … ...
The Violence of Football Takes a Serious Toll on... Santa’s Elf: Please Don’t Spike me! Caption: NO Pro or college football on Christmas! Too much Elfen violence! This is a Football post; football fan geared. This Mental Health Humor … ...
Reflections on Eating Everybody knows a secret eater. They are the people who eat only healthy foods around others, then creep to cupboards when no one is looking to eat that forbidden food … ...
Objective measurement to identify individuals at risk of developing depression? A network of interacting brain regions known as the default mode network (DMN) was found to have stronger connections in adults and children with a high risk of depression compared to those with a low risk. These findings suggest that increased DMN connectivity is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD).
The Healthy Therapist: Guest Interview with Shelley Davidescu, LMFT... A special thanks to Shelley for taking some time to share her passion of health and wellness. As a therapist, she really gets what it takes to do this kind of work and she shares how your own nutrition and health impact your clinical work. … ...