Therapy And Wellness News

Is Tinder Really a Hookup App?
Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity. It s one of the most popular lifestyle apps with over 10 million daily active users. For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that allows users to locate other singles in their geographic area. Users fill out a brief bio and upload photos. They can then start viewing photos of other users who match t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
What's So Special About Dads
When it comes to raising children and being a parent, usually most of the attention goes to moms. And why wouldn t it We re the ones that endure pregnancy , labor, nursing, and most of us take on at least half of the child rearing responsibilities, if not more. Because of this emphasis on motherhood, coupled with the fact that women are getting married less often and having children later in life, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
Can Pet Crickets Improve the Well-being of the Elderly?
When I told my friend Suze I was writing a blog post on an impressive new study on the impact of pets on the psychological well-being of old people, she started talking about her dad. Now 74, he went into a deep funk when his wife died three years ago. He lost interest in his friends, his favorite activities, and life in general. Suze was concerned. One day he called and told her he was thinking a ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
New Promise for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Post by Brain amp Behavior Research Foundation Staff By inhibiting a previously untargeted nerve-cell receptor in the brain, researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia . In animal models of the illness, the team suggests that these compounds have the potential to provide treatment with fewer side effects, greater selectivity, and enhan ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
Social media users more likely to feel isolated, study finds
Social isolation is a growing public health concern. In recent years, research has linked social isolation to an increased risk of mortality, and a new study investigates the impact of social media use on perceived social isolation.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
Feeling lonely may worsen cold symptoms
Sore throat, runny or stuffed nose, cough, headache - the symptoms of the common cold have gripped us all at one point or another. According to a new study, however, the severity of such symptoms may depend on one s feelings of loneliness.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
PTSD 'should be viewed as a systemic disorder'
A new study finds that adults with post-traumatic stress disorder are much more likely to experience sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular diseases, and numerous other health conditions. As such, researchers say that post-traumatic stress disorder should be considered a systemic disorder, as opposed to just a psychological condition.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
“You are hot!” The Strange Link between Body Heat and Love
I know I am not the typical guy, Marco told me in therapy . I love snuggles and touches with Julianne, and I don t need to go further. Juli said she was open to affection, but wasn t big into touching just for the heck of it. Marco had a painful history of divorce and betrayal, and he liked the reassurance from their connection. He always wants me to sit with him on the couch and drink cocoa, Juli ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
I Thought I Was Damaged Goods!
You will forgive me for pointing out that Aleela is very beautiful. Her luminous eyes and delicate features compel admiration. All of which makes the fact that her eyelids are thick and swollen and her upper lip is dark and scaly all the more jarring.
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
Jaak Panksepp: Archaeologist of the Mind
Jaak Panksepp, the scientist who searched the deep roots of human emotion and there discovered the origins of play, died this past April 2017. The eminent research pioneer in the evolutionary neurobiology of human nature founded the new field called affective neuroscience . His discoveries in both the circuitry and chemistry of our social Mind Brain are stunning in originality, amazing in reach, a ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
Multilab Replication Project Examines Cooperation Under Time Pressure
In 2012, a trio of psychological scientists reported research showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take longer in their deliberations. A new multi-laboratory effort was partially successful in replicating those results. In the original study, participants who did not follow the instructions to respond q ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
Why it’s so Hard to Remember People’s Names
It s important to remember people, the actress Joan Crawford told her biographer Charlotte Chandler. I pride myself on doing that. I remember hundreds of names, maybe more, not because it comes naturally to me, quite the opposite. I don t think I was naturally good at remembering names, but it seemed right to make the effort. If you have a hard time remembering people s names at a party or a confe ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
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