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Are You Emotionally Regressing? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt much younger than your actual biological age and not in a good way? Perhaps when you encounter certain people, like your parents, you start feeling and acting like you did as a child; this is … ...
What Will It Take to Make Depression a Good Cause? Once a year or so, I’m tempted to shave my head like I’m going through chemo to make my depression visible to others. I’m thinking if I pulled a Sinead O’Connor, people would take the illness seriously. I saw a commercial the other day for … ...
Hey ADHD, I Know You Do you have ADHD? Then I know what you’re going through. I know what it’s like to spend an entire day surrounded by the symptoms of this disorder. And I … ...
Chemotherapy-induced hearing loss affects neurocognition in pediatric brain tumor survivors Platinum-based chemotherapy may not only impact hearing, but that the hearing loss may then contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits, report neuroscientists in a new report.
Psychopath for President? When psychopathy is combined with a high degree of intelligence and a strong ability to delay gratification, the result is a ruthless, Machiavellian type who often makes it to the highest echelons of business and government.
Are Ambivalent Marriages Good for Your Health? Five years ago, when New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope wrote about marriage and health, she admitted something important: “The mere fact of being married, it seems, isn’t enough to … ...
Racial Anxiety May Alter Time Perception For Some White Americans Approaching black people may cause time expansion effects
5 Ways Halloween Can Affect Traumatized Individuals What did you do for Halloween this past week? Did you dress up? Did you avoid dressing up? Whatever you decided to do, did you once think about the negative … ...
Finding Support Sometimes, you just have to suck it up and ask for help. Asking for help is something I don’t like to do. I hate feeling like I’m putting my problems … ...
Can a Celebrity Endorsement Hurt the Brand? Celebrity endorsements are wildly popular among advertisers. If not used carefully, they can produce a "Vampire Effect" sucking the life-blood out of a brand.
Finding Fault: Feeling Judged Fault-finding is a common response when faced with disappointment and inconvenience. Every person approaches a problem or setback in one of two ways. Some focus on the problem or the … ...
You Are Responsible for the Quality of Your Own Life As a culture we seem to be gaining more and more awareness of the benefits of “self care” as a crucial ingredient for peace of mind and wholesome living. In successful … ...
Understanding Personality Disorders Eventually in everyone’s life, they will come across a person with a personality disorder (PD). It may be a family member, co-worker, neighbor or friend. Usually, it is hard to discern if a person has a PD in the beginning of the relationship, but eventually … ...
Being moody may help us adapt to change It’s long been known that mood biases our judgments and perceptions, but this effect has usually been regarded as irrational or disadvantageous. A new theory published November 3 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences argues that mood draws on experiences and can, in fact, help us quickly adapt to changes in our environment. For example, experiencing [...]
Study says cheerleading could help challenge gender stereotypes New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls. The study examined the educational and transformative potential of mixed-sex sports and what the obstacles might be in practice. It focused on cheerleading, [...]
New genetic risk marker for late-life depression One of the most powerful predictors in neuropsychiatry is the epsilon 4 (ε4) allele of the apolipoprotein gene (APOE). Individuals who carry this ε4 variant of APOE are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, early age of Alzheimer’s disease onset, and more rapid progression of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. APOE ε4 has also been associated [...]
Empathetic teachers enhance children’s motivation for learning Empathetic teachers enhance children’s motivation and academic skills, such as reading, writing and arithmetic skills. A positive atmosphere created by the teacher also safeguards and increases children’s motivation for learning, according to the Finnish First Steps study currently ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Turku. The [...]
Depression and weight gain in pregnancy linked to sitting down A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers from the University of Warwick. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more likely to sit down for long periods of time in the second trimester. The academics also found this puts them [...]
Working on your tot’s memory now can help his high school success Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers at Université Sainte-Anne and the University of Montreal revealed today. “Dropout risk is calculated from student engagement in school, their grade point average, and whether or not they previously repeated [...]
Lipid called ceramide helps keep algae and brain fluid moving The same lipid that helps algae swim toward the light also appears to enable one type of brain cell to keep cerebrospinal fluid moving, researchers report. The lipid is ceramide, long known to help keep skin smooth, and now Medical College of Georgia researchers have found ceramide helps make and keep in motion hairlike projections [...]