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  • newBefore You Know It: An Interview with Dr. John Bargh

    Before You Know It: An Interview with Dr. John Bargh

    How aware are we of the influences on our decisions? This basic human question we all wonder about has kept Dr. John Bargh busy for the last 30 years. Bargh is a social psychologist at Yale University, where he has created the Automaticity in Cogniti…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:56pm -
  • newLaughing Is Great Exercise for Your Brain

    Laughing Is Great Exercise for Your Brain

    Smiling and laughing is great exercise for your brain. It is a very effective way to supply oxygen to the brain. Once you start to smile and laugh, there is joy coming from your heart. You don’t need a specific reason to be joyful, for joy has been…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:15pm -
  • Our Musical Birdbrains: Why Do Birds (And Humans) Sing?

    Our Musical Birdbrains: Why Do Birds (And Humans) Sing?

    Birds are perhaps the most admired of creatures in the animal kingdom. Their beautiful plumage dazzles the eye, and their ability to fly evokes a sense of awe. They have been the subject of innumerable poems and have appeared in the art of virtually…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:30pm -
  • Shine a Light on Limitless Learning

    Shine a Light on Limitless Learning

    The human brain has limitless potential. That’s what I realized as I transformed myself from someone who could never pay attention in school and took the college entrance exam three years in a row to someone who successfully completed a degree in c…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • First Words: The World of Automated Storytelling

    First Words: The World of Automated Storytelling

    If you have read a financial report, sports game recap, or weather update, at any point over the last two years, chances are that story was written by a computer. The process, commonly referred to as automated storytelling, involves running data thro…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 5:34pm -
  • The Therapeutic Interconnection: Getting Results with Internet Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    The Therapeutic Interconnection: Getting Results with Internet Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Yet for the last two decades, my notion of what makes a true therapeutic relationship has been somewhat challenged, transformed, and colored by the advance of internet therapy — a form of therapy that physically separates the therapist and client a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 7:07pm -
  • Lighting Up The Brain with SPECT

    Lighting Up The Brain with SPECT

    Physicians who evaluate patients with abnormal behavior have access to new technologies that provide functional images of the brain. These images provide new insight into the nature of their disorders, and contribute to the decisions leading to appro…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • How Climate Change Affects Our Brains

    How Climate Change Affects Our Brains

    Call it what you want — global warming or climate change — but we can all agree that it isn’t beneficial for anyone. In fact, the latest studies are beginning to show just how much of an impact climate change has had in the past, is currently h…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 6:45pm -
  • The Violent Brain: Ingredients of a Mass Murderer

    The Violent Brain: Ingredients of a Mass Murderer

    Researchers have posed the same questions and, with recent scientific advancements, have been able to note personality-based, neurological, and even genetic-based commonalities in these violent individuals. Most experts will agree that there isn’t…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:45pm -
  • Always at the Back of Our Minds: Exploring The Science of Anxiety

    Always at the Back of Our Minds: Exploring The Science of Anxiety

    It keeps us up long hours, fearing sleep. Perhaps it’s the reason we toss and turn at night, or wake up in a panic, sometimes even struggling to breathe, or why you find yourself reluctant to look at the news alerts on your phone — or read email.…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 7:09pm -

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Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
    A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts
    Researchers have uncovered evidence suggesting that sleep loss can make us want to avoid social contact, while also sending a 'keep away' signal to others.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects
    An intriguing new study concludes that the negative impacts of stress may depend on how much control we have over the source of it.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • Cancer: Does mental health influence a person's outlook?
    New research examines whether having a history of mental health issues influences a person's outlook after they receive a cancer diagnosis.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
    A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
    Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed
    New research in rodents uncovers mental health benefits of microdosing but also identifies potential effects on neuronal growth and metabolism.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • What are mania and hypomania?
    Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania.
    - 18 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What counts as bipolar disorder?
    To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 4:00pm -

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  • newSavoring Communication: What It Is, Why It Matters

    Savoring Communication: What It Is, Why It Matters

    “I’ve always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we’ll have.” – Anna Godbersen New research from the University of Arizona demonstrates how we...
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:44am -
  • Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression

    Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression

    Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:33am -
  • Meeting Your Needs Is the Key to Happiness

    Meeting Your Needs Is the Key to Happiness

    The key to happiness is meeting our needs. Although codependents are very good at meeting needs of other people, many are clueless about their own needs. They have problems identifying,...
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence

    Book Review: Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence

    I didn’t know how very much I needed this book until I opened it — one of the biggest gifts for a reader, and for a person who seeks understanding....
    - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 3:25pm -
  • How to Succeed at Influencing People in Difficult Conversations

    How to Succeed at Influencing People in Difficult Conversations

    The current political climate has made talking to one another easily polarizing and adversarial. Common approaches to emotionally charged conversations often unwittingly invite reactive rigid responses, control struggles, and resistance...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: Say What You Mean

    Book Review: Say What You Mean

    This brilliant book opens with a perfect analogy: “Communicating is a bit like learning an instrument. Playing scales is essential, but the aim is to make music.” I smiled and...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 3:24pm -
  • Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis

    Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis

    “When clients come to therapy to ‘free themselves so they can be themselves,’ in a hermeneutic sense, they do change by becoming who they really are,” writes Maura A. Matarese....
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 3:22pm -
  • Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

    Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

    In The Unexpected Joy of Being Single, author Catherine Gray is single and happy at the end of her story. She even realizes that she would still be happy if...
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 3:20pm -
  • Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

    Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

    “The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The...
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 3:19pm -
  • Book Review: Living Light: The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness

    Book Review: Living Light: The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness

    While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light....
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 3:16pm -
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