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By Scott C. Anderson on July 09, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Gut microbes affect our physical and mental health and may even make us more social.
By Jason Tougaw on July 08, 2019 in The Elusive Brain
As Walter Benjamin famously asserted, “Death is the sanction for everything that the storyteller can tell.” In the case of the hypochondriac, diagnosis will do.
By Lea Lis MD on July 07, 2019 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
No one likes to be told no, especially teenagers in their rebellious years. So when asked how to parent a teenager when it comes to drugs and alcohol, I encourage "Just Wait."
By Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Neuroscience in Translation
Why are some people advocating for no longer using the term "high-functioning ASD"? New research helps explain the debate.
By Rebecca Coffey on July 05, 2019 in The Bejeezus Out of Me
Can garden-variety heartbreak become dangerous to both lover and beloved? A thrilling new novel builds its mystery on a delusional disorder called erotomania.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in How To Do Life
Tactics that encourage faster results.
By James Lake, MD on July 03, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Some findings support that acetyl-l-carnitine has beneficial effects as a supplement for Alzheimer's disease, but more studies are needed.
By Paul L. Morgan Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Children Who Struggle
The opioid epidemic, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and increased costs for special education services.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on July 02, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
There are three areas entrepreneurs need to be aware of so that they don’t hurt themselves or make their stock price plummet.
By Dean A. Haycock Ph.D. on July 02, 2019 in Tyrannical Minds
A good indication of how much we still have to learn about the nature of psychopathy is the confusion that surrounds the labels people apply to the condition.
By George S. Everly, Jr. Ph.D., ABPP on July 01, 2019 in When Disaster Strikes: Inside Disaster Psychology
Before you begin a relationship, hire someone, or vote, ask yourself, "What type of narcissist might this person be?"
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
From 2017 to 2018, vaping jumped from one in six to over one in four high school seniors. It isn't just nicotine, the liquid could contain THC and other marijuana compounds.
By Emily Deans M.D. on July 01, 2019 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
A few small studies have shown CBD to help some symptoms of schizophrenia. Can the promise of the supplement live up to the hype?
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on July 01, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
These three steps can help identify the often unrecognized, misunderstood and confusing behavior of borderline personality disorder.
By Georgia Ede MD on June 29, 2019 in Diagnosis: Diet
What causes brain cells to die? If we understand the answer to this question, we may be able to make real progress in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on June 29, 2019 in Digital World, Real World
The reasons for underestimation of screen time activity illustrates neurochemical aspects of internet usage, possibly responsible for symptoms mimicking psychopathologies.
By Kimberly Key on June 29, 2019 in Counseling Keys
Research has shown that our propensity to make patterns out of data can be rather addicting. On top of that, weight problems can result from burdening our brains with endless data.
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 28, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
Worried that beginning your child's therapy will be the end of your family's privacy? Find out what your child's counselor can and can't share.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 27, 2019 in Cravings
Looking for an easy way to boost your metabolism? It could be in your morning brew.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on June 26, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
We’ve made some real progress in changing this stereotype. But obstructive sleep apnea is still too often thought of as primarily a men’s health problem.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 25, 2019 in Balanced
Alzheimer’s is not only a progressively debilitating disease but is, unfortunately, becoming more common.
By Hannah Rose LCPC on June 25, 2019 in Working Through Shame
Have you been trying to quit nicotine with more frustration and fewer results? A few simple steps can go a long way.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on June 25, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research examines the postnatal effects of benzodiazines and z-hypnotics.
By Jeremy Spiegel M.D. on June 24, 2019 in Mind Tapas
Is there a secret to effective treatment of opioid addiction? A couple observations from a seasoned provider.
By Emily T. Troscianko on June 23, 2019 in A Hunger Artist
I describe eight forms of stress response and map out how they can change from anorexia to recovery and post-recovery.
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