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How to Cope with Loneliness and Grief this Holiday...   This holiday season many of us will experience loneliness and loss. We usually associate grief with death, but we grieve a lot of other losses as well. Some of the … ...
Obesity 'biggest threat to women's health' in England Obesity is the biggest threat to women's health and the health of future generations, warns England's chief medical officer.
Study finds happiness doesn't guarantee longer life Researchers find that whether you are happy or whether you are stressed generally makes no difference in your life expectancy.
American Muslim doctors feel greater scrutiny, even patients’ suspicions Study found that nearly half of American Muslim doctors felt more scrutiny at work compared to their peers, and nearly one in four said they experienced religious discrimination during their careers.
SUICIDE: He Died, He Commit Diabetes! He Died… He Commit Diabetes??! NOTE: my belief is that people don’t COMMIT SUICIDE – rather, that they have succumbed to illness. If I died because of my uncontrolled diabetes, … ...
Mindfulness Mechanics: Peeking Under the Hood We've all heard mindfulness is good for you, but have you ever wondered how it can influence our relationships?
Are You Feeling Fearful? 5 Reasons Why Fear feels terrible. I would choose anger or happiness over fear any day. Do you ever feel fearful? I bet you do. Sometimes people express feelings of fear with statements like: “I feel … ...
Today I Love The Sunshine Pouring In Today I love the sunshine pouring in my window this morning. There are scattered clouds around, but the sun seems to be ignoring them and shining around them to keep … ...
Anger in Marriage: Fear of Compassion As compassion decreases, resentment and anger automatically increase. Common problems become insoluble. If unfettered by the better angels of our nature, resentment and anger inevitably turn into contempt.
5 Ways To Recover Self-Esteem After A Mental Health... Experiencing a mental health episode like mania, psychosis, a suicide attempt, or any other crisis that causes you to act in ways you wouldn’t normally act, or say things you … ...
What’s More Powerful in a Relationship, Food or Money?... Last week’s cartoon was about the spirit of gift-giving, and asks the question: is it better to give everyone on your Christmas list the same thing? For any cartoon you … ...
9 Triggers of Mania in Bipolar Disorder Mood swings are the mainstays of bipolar disorder. There are small ones like everyone has, but there are also swings that go over the top or right to the bottom. … ...
Best of Our Blogs: December 11, 2015 Happy Friday, sweet readers! During today’s edition of Best of Our Blogs, our Psych Central bloggers get straight to the point. Are you a perfectionist? Do you suffer from feeling like you have to rescue people? What about finding peace when you’re overwhelmed with anxiety? … ...
I Hope I Still Love Christmas … When I Grow Up Technically, when you have ADHD, there is a part of your brain that doesn’t develop the same way that the rest of humanity’s brains do. The part is within the … ...
Have You Been Shamed for Being Single? The December 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine includes the story, “Stop Single-Shaming Me!” As reporter Julie Vadnal notes in the tagline, “If you’re single, it’s seen as a problem to … ...
Mantras for the Holiday Season and Beyond On Sunday I wrote a holiday reminder for all of us. Today, I’m sharing some mantras you can say to yourself — whether it’s during the holiday season or into … ...
Plant compound found in spices and herbs increases brain connections Brazilian researchers from D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) have demonstrated in laboratory that apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Previous experiments with animals had already [...]
LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks LSD is known to cause changes in consciousness, including “ego-dissolution”, or a loss of the sense of self. Despite a detailed knowledge of the action of LSD at specific serotonin receptors, it has not been understood how this these pharmacological effects can translate into such a profound effect on consciousness. Today, a new report presented [...]
Active ingredient in magic mushrooms reduces anxiety and depression in cancer patients A single dose of psilocybin, the major hallucinogenic component in magic mushrooms, induces long-lasting decreases in anxiety and depression in patients diagnosed with life-threatening cancer according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis often develop debilitating symptoms of anxiety and [...]
Sex differences in brain may underlie disorders more common in males Many early-onset neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, are more common in males than females. The origin of this gender bias is not understood, partially due to a major gap in research on sex differences regarding how the brain typically develops. According to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the American [...]