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Kindness, charitable behavior influenced by amygdala, research reveals The amygdala, a small structure in the brain, is associated with charitable giving and positive social behavior, not just fear, new research demonstrates.
The Holiday Party and Anxiety   The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and laughter when we get together with loved ones and enjoy everyone’s company, but what many people still just don’t … ...
How to Work with a Narcissist Narcissists can be frustrating at work. Their constant need of attention, admiration, appreciation and affirmation exhausts everyone around them. Yet without these, they become agitated, angry, and even abusive. Satisfying their essential needs is not as difficult as most think but it does require some … ...
Your 10 Rights in Therapy When people come in for therapy, they’re not at their best. No one comes for counseling when everything is fine. People come because their lives have gotten out of control, … ...
How to Say No Compassionately Whether it's saying no to a lover, job candidate, spouse, friend or business proposal, here are some basic principles for doing it compassionately.
Emotion processing in brain changes with tinnitus severity People with tinnitus who are less bothered by their symptoms use different brain regions when processing emotional information, new research indicates. Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65.
Remembering the Good Times When you grow up or live a life full of abuse and neglect, it’s easy to never remember the good times.  It’s easy to fill your mind with all of … ...
There's more than meets the eye when making choices, brain study shows If you're pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87 percent Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, researchers have discovered. The findings are hugely important as six to ten percent of pregnant women are currently being treated for depression with antidepressants.
Experimental drugs that change energy supply in cells could slow brain tumor growth Experimental drugs that alter cell metabolism also halted tumor growth and extended survival in mice with cancers linked to changes in the same gene, according to a new study.
Should Docs Give Psychiatric Meds To Babies? We believe that giving psychiatric medicines to young children is not an appropriate treatment strategy for a variety of reasons....
The Conundrum that Keeps you Attached to Manipulative Relationships... Imagine: you’re in a relationship with a manipulative person. You’re hurt and aggravated. You wonder if it would be better to leave. But you don’t leave. Rather, you attempt to … ...
VA Therapists Help Vets Wrestle With Moral Injuries What a soldier did to his perceived enemies (or failed to do for his buddies) may haunt him for years because moral lapses can't be excused in hindsight.
Exam Tip: Make the Cheat Sheet You Wish You Could Use Teachers often allow students to bring “cheat sheets” to exams. A cheat sheet is an index card or single sheet of paper which the student can fill with all the … ...
5 Ways Meditation Is Giving CEOs an Extra Edge More CEOs are meditating. Here's why, and the science behind it.
The Politics of Mental Illness: Chicken Soup for the... Want a bigger head scratcher than your daily Sudoku game? Presidential candidates’ ambivalence toward mental health. Forget defunding Planned Parenthood or denouncing the Syrian refugee crisis, presidential candidates need to redouble their efforts to address our country’s mental health shortcomings. Why? Mental health issues victimize … ...
Home Invasion Leaves Simon Cowell “Psychologically Damaged”... Anyone who watched American Idol will remember the tough version of Simon Cowell, the man who never seemed to want to settle down and who was vocal about not wanting … ...
Underage kids get alcohol ads directly to smartphones Kids as young as 13 may be inundated with daily ads from the alcohol industry on social media.
How To Know If He’s Dangerous There’s a lot of sickos out there. It’s a horrible fact, but women with disabilities are extremely vulnerable. Statistics show that we’re three times more likely to be raped or … ...
Mentors with Feathers Approximately three years ago, I went to Cape Cod with my folks for our annual getaway. While I was gone, I started to miss my parrot, Pearl, very badly. I … ...