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  • newThree Prescriptions For A Healthy Brain

    Three Prescriptions For A Healthy Brain

    Oh, the seductive lure of mental autopilot! Whether we realize it or not, much — perhaps even most — of our mental life occurs on autopilot, and we rely increasingly on autopilot as we age. [...]The post Three Prescriptions For A Healthy Brain a…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:58pm -
  • newWhy Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

    Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

    It’s more common than you think. According to a recent study, nearly half of all Americans believe in some conspiracy theory or other, although some are more vocal than others. So why is that? Can they all be wrong? [...]The post Why Do People Bel…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:39pm -
  • newMemory Versus Media: Creating False Memories with Virtual Reality

    Memory Versus Media: Creating False Memories with Virtual Reality

    At the Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, 6-year-old Sam listened intently to an experimenter describing a fictitious scenario where Sam was swimming with two friendly orca whales in beautiful blue water. When Sam was questioned if he…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:15pm -
  • “Tasting” Yellow, “Hearing” Orange

    “Tasting” Yellow, “Hearing” Orange

    While exploring tide pools with her husband, Carol Steen jumped from a rock and tore a ligament in her knee. “At the point of impact, everything I saw suddenly became orange,” she recalls. “My husband was orange. The waves were dark orange, and…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 8:30pm -
  • Time in a Bottle: The Mystery of Déjà Vu

    Time in a Bottle: The Mystery of Déjà Vu

    You’ve probably recently had a moment wherein you’ve stopped and realized that, in some subtle detail, it all seems familiar: the same person waiting in line for coffee, wearing the same shirt, or the same car passing you on the way to work every…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:48pm -
  • It’s All In Your Mind?

    It’s All In Your Mind?

    In the 17th century, something amazing happened in western medicine: Anton van Leeuwenhoek of Holland invented the microscope and discovered the biological nature of disease. Once a scientific basis for illness had been identified, the effectiveness…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:06pm -
  • Been There Before? What Science Tells Us About Retrocognition

    Been There Before? What Science Tells Us About Retrocognition

    Kirk Allen was a gifted physicist working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory at the end of World War II, where he was involved with the infamous Manhattan Project that brought about the end of the war, and ushered in a new age of paranoia once the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:56pm -
  • Food for the Mind, Food for the Body

    Food for the Mind, Food for the Body

    When determining what to consume, both in terms of food and information, it is helpful to have a standard with which to judge the effects of our choices. For food, it is helpful to have a sense of what it feels like to be truly healthy. It is possibl…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:53pm -
  • Finding the Spark: Five Myths About Creativity

    Finding the Spark: Five Myths About Creativity

    Our brains have the power to find a path where none is visible, and to make new paths where none have been set. But we tend to be confined to the personality we have experienced, to the self we know, and find it difficult to move beyond it. This limi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:06pm -
  • Meeting The Deadline: Workaholics and their Brains

    Meeting The Deadline: Workaholics and their Brains

    It may sound surprising, but studies show that workaholics have distinct neurological and psychiatric profiles similar to those addicted to narcotics. In the United States, people tend to see workaholism as a good thing. A man dedicated to his family…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:49pm -

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  • newSexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression
    Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 760…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • newPsychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

    Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

    Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 6:21am -
  • Smartphone apps reduce depression

    Smartphone apps reduce depression

    New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:56am -
  • Babies can learn that hard work pays off

    Babies can learn that hard work pays off

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. A new study from MIT reveals that babies as young as 15 months can learn to follow this advice. The researchers found that babies who watched an adult struggle at two different tasks before succeeding tr…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

    Your kids weathered the storm, now what?

    Families are slowly trying to return to normalcy after the devastating Hurricane Irma. As power is restored, schools reopen and the clean-up continues, Jonathan Comer, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Florida International University, offers…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:56pm -
  • Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression

    Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression

    Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:58am -
  • Academics end 200-year confusion on diagnosis of hidden child condition
    New terminology, developed following a five year campaign by academics across the UK, is set to end 200 years of confusion in diagnosing a distressing disorder affecting two children in every classroom.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:30am -
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances effects of anti-depressant drugs in Malaysia

    Cognitive behavioural therapy enhances effects of anti-depressant drugs in Malaysia

    Augmenting conventional, pharmaceutical-based treatment of depression with cognitive behavioural therapy reduces depressive symptoms of Malaysians more over a shorter period of time than other treatment methods, according to a study in the journal So…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:40am -
  • Disparities in educational experiences of black youth
    A more comprehensive picture of mental health that includes subjective well-being and other positive mental health characteristics could lead to more successful educational experiences among black youth, finds a recent study from the Brown School at…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:29am -
  • Training course for chronic fatigue syndrome or ME is effective for children alongside specialist care
    A training course that aims to ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome is effective and probably cost-effective when provided alongside specialist care for children with mild to moderate illness, finds a trial published by the journal Archives of D…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:30pm -

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  • newHow to Deal with Nuisances that Cause You Stress

    How to Deal with Nuisances that Cause You Stress

    You sit down to dinner and the phone rings. It’s not anyone you want to speak with, just some robocaller trying to snag the unwary. Besides being an incredible nuisance, […]
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Coping with the Emotional Impact of Orthopedic Surgery

    Coping with the Emotional Impact of Orthopedic Surgery

    Snap, snap, crackle, pop. That was the sound of my life changing in an instant during a summer stroll. I fell on slightly uneven pavement and broke three bones in […]
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Marrying a Narcissist Saved My Life

    Marrying a Narcissist Saved My Life

    I want to preface this writing by establishing that we are no longer married. We had a stormy romance, a fairytale wedding and what I thought was our happily ever […]
    - 8 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Self-Stigma and Mental Health

    Self-Stigma and Mental Health

    I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new […]
    - 9 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • The Unique Features of Complex PTSD

    The Unique Features of Complex PTSD

    “If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide […]
    - 10 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • The First Time You Go to the ER with Suicidal Thoughts

    The First Time You Go to the ER with Suicidal Thoughts

    You are 19 years old, on your computer at home, and you have been depressed for weeks, maybe even months. It has gotten really bad lately, and you are talking […]
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Why I Love Routines

    Why I Love Routines

    “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routines.” – Mike Murdock Some, perhaps many people, consider routines the bane of life. Not me. I relish them, embracing […]
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • How to Support a Family Member Struggling with Anxiety

    How to Support a Family Member Struggling with Anxiety

    Anxiety is a novel concept in society. Millions of people all over the world struggle with symptoms related to anxiety every day. This common ailment is characterized by uneasiness, uncertainty, obsessive thinking, palpitations, […]
    - 13 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • A Simple, Pleasurable Way to Build Your Resilience to Chronic Stress

    A Simple, Pleasurable Way to Build Your Resilience to Chronic Stress

    Chronic stress is living day to day with persistent unpredictability or hostility. You might experience chronic stress while working in a toxic environment where you’re constantly worried that you’ll lose […]
    - 14 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • When a Narcissist Is Also Codependent

    When a Narcissist Is Also Codependent

    Writers often distinguish narcissists and codependents as opposites, but surprisingly, though their outward behavior may differ, they share many psychological traits. In fact, narcissists exhibit core codependent symptoms of shame, […]
    - 15 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 9:00am -
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