It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D. on September 15, 2019 in 1-2-3-ADHD
Need to find just the right medication for ADHD? Learn how different medications work to create focus. They are not all the same!
By Khary Rigg Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Drugs and the People Who Use Them
As a group at high risk, older adults deserve specialized attention and interventions that take their needs into account.
By Robert Chapman Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in Neurodiverse Age
Can we keep the concept of mental disorders after the rise of neurodiversity?
By Jonathan Shedler Ph.D. on July 27, 2019 in Psychologically Minded
Saying anxiety is caused by generalized anxiety disorder makes as much sense as saying anxiety is caused by anxiety.
By Cami Rosso on July 25, 2019 in The Future Brain
New AI study led by Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences uses deep reinforcement learning algorithm for ICU pain management to help combat the opioid crisis.
By Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D. on July 21, 2019 in 1-2-3-ADHD
ADHD is not all about dopamine. If you want to understand the brain chemistry behind it, you also need to know about norepinephrine.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 19, 2019 in How To Do Life
When you’re likely to have only one session with a client.
By Cami Rosso on July 11, 2019 in The Future Brain
Today, Massachusetts General Hospital announced a neuroscience breakthrough: the discovery of how the genes associated with neuroinflammation from Alzheimer's disease interact.
By Christopher Bergland on June 19, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Years before a patient experiences dopamine-related problems with movement, the serotonin system may start malfunctioning in subtle ways.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 18, 2019 in Balanced
An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
By Jean Kim M.D. on June 12, 2019 in Culture Shrink
Narcissistic personality disorder's wide clinical variability may reflect three major subtypes that help people understand its complex presentation and prognosis.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
Why are some pharmaceuticals causing this eating disorder?
By OSU Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance on May 22, 2019 in The Social Brain
Suffering from chronic pain? Look no further than your refrigerator for a fix. Here's what to eat and what to avoid to manage pain.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 18, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Everyone needs connection, but not everyone can fulfill that need. A new study of borderline personality patients shows what contributes to their isolation.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on May 14, 2019 in Balanced
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on May 14, 2019 in Brainstorm
Drug testing is difficult when the end goal is a patient’s biggest fear.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 08, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
The rationale is that it's less toxic than smoking cigarettes. But is this correct?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on April 30, 2019 in Balanced
Dopamine may play a key role in stuttering disorders, but studies relying on noninvasive brain imaging reveal that there are also structural components.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who overdose multiple times have knowledge physicians and addiction treatment professionals need.
By James Lake, MD on April 28, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Do you struggle with chronic insomnia? Widely used conventional treatments are limited by safety problems and questionable effectiveness.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on April 28, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Do you keep blowing your diet because of a little voice in your head that says "one little bite won't hurt" or "Come on, we can just start again tomorrow?" Try this instead!
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on April 23, 2019 in Balanced
For those considering cannabis as a way to manage symptoms of physical or mental illness, it's important to understand dosage and its role in potential side effects.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on April 21, 2019 in Your Brain on Food
Many people suffer occasional insomnia. Is medical marijuana a good alternative to currently available medications? Will smoking weed give you a good night's sleep?
By Kathryn Gordon Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Out of the Ivory Tower
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's interview sparked discussion about eating disorders.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
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