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RVG-exosome delivered MOR-RNAi rescues drug addiction Secreted RVG- exosome-delivered siRNA down-regulates opioid receptor Mu (MOR) in mouse brain and rescues drug addiction, new research indicates.
A Sure Fire Way to Win Your Own Self-Respect Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. –Joan Didion I will confess I know little about Joan Didion … ...
10 Homemade Gifts to Cherish As the holiday season comes near, we scramble to buy gifts that will be appreciated and maybe even loved. Sometimes we think that the more expensive the gifts are, the … ...
New insights into link between taste and behavior Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits are the first relay for gustatory information in the vertebrate brain. While the brainstem circuits act as our life support system and they mediate vital taste related behaviors, the principles of gustatory computations in these circuits are poorly understood. Researchers have studied how the evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits of zebrafish encode gustatory information.
Men have better sense of direction than women, study suggests Researchers studied women and men using fMRI during wayfinding tasks in a recently learned virtual environment. Men consistently performed better than women. When women were given a drop of testosterone under their tongue, however, their ability to orient themselves along the four cardinal directions improved.
Today I Love Friends And Their Help Today I love friends and their help. The changes that I’m working on will be moved forward greatly today by a cadre of friends helping to load and move things. … ...
Top 5 Hidden Causes of Depression Last year, I was seeing four different doctors: a psychiatrist for my mood disorder; an endocrinologist for my pituitary tumor and thyroid issues; a cardiologist for my aortic valve regurgitation; and a primary care physician for some digestive problems and fungus growth. I suspected that … ...
ADHD Holiday Busy-ness Every year around this time I feel like I’m writing the same posts. I’m really quite afraid to look back a year ago, I’m afraid to see how similar they … ...
How I Stay Organized In Graduate School With ADHD Introduction I am currently in graduate school for Mental Health Counseling. Being a graduate student, there are high expectations for me to achieve academic success. Hence, I have to be … ...
If You’ve Been Single All Your Life, You Have... For years, I have been reading, writing about, and listening to the stories of people who are single. I’m interested in all varieties of single people, including those who are … ...
The Narcissistic Injury We've all been hurt to the core. Now, how do you get over it?
Cheat Sheet for Common Mental Illnesses Co-Occurring with Substance... I tend to work with addicts, alcoholics, abusers, and abuse victims.  Often, others are not quite sure what some of the typical symptoms are of some of the most common mental illnesses.  I decided to make my life a little easier so I typed up … ...
American Psychological Association's PsycINFO® Database Surpasses 4 Million Records Achievement is result of 8-plus decades of abstracting and indexing
Simple Giving: Helping Others to See Themselves We forget that there are people in this world who’ve yet to see a camera. Even more so, they’ve yet to see themselves. Humanitarian photographer Babita Patel was snapping a … ...
Beyond Hacking Your Habits: Moving from Awareness to Action... The essence of mindfulness is training the mind to recognize unconscious reactions, so that we may move out of autopilot and into more adaptive responding. Once you start Hacking Your … ...
Holiday survival guide: Staying sane amid the stress Perhaps the best way to cope with holiday stress is to mind your behavior.
The Top 5 Realities of Dating Someone with a... It’s not BAD. Just different. We’ve all heard (or have) horror stories about dating people who turned out a little “crazy.” Maybe she moved from the “like” stage to the obsession stage too quickly, or maybe he reacted by burning your stuff when you ended … ...
Grandma’s Drunk on Spiked Egg Nog: The Elderly and... Grandma’s Drunk on Spiked Egg Nog: The Elderly and Substance Abuse During the Holidays It’s that time of year when family gets together, maybe at grandma’s house or the family … ...
Mass Killers Explained by Syndrome E (Evil) Recently, Itzhak Fried hosted a conference on Syndrome E, an idea he published in 1997 to explain mass killers. Let’s examine the characteristics and alternative explanations.
Should I Fire My Therapist? As a therapist, I’m here to tell you: Sometimes it’s them, and not you. And sometimes they’re great therapists, but not for you. So I’m also here to tell you: … ...