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Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging
What if it was possible to predict which people are at high risk of suicide Researchers may have brought us a step closer to such a feat, after developing a brain imaging technique that could pinpoint individuals with suicidal tendencies.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
Codependent relationships: Symptoms, warning signs, and behavior
The term codependency is often used casually to describe relationships where a person is needy, or dependent upon, another person.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
Pineal gland function: Definition and circadian rhythm
Once called the third eye, the pineal gland is a small gland located deep in the center of the brain. Named for its pinecone shape, this gland secretes melatonin, which plays a role in the body s internal clock.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
To be happier, take a moment to notice the nature around you
If you see some blades of grass unexpectedly emerging from among the train tracks, or if your potted lavender plant has just bloomed, give yourself a moment to take it in, and notice how it makes you feel. Observing nature wherever you may be will make you feel happier, researchers say.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
How to cope with grief
There are very few things as certain in life as the experience of loss. We have all had, or will have, to say goodbye to someone who we cherish deeply be it a partner, family member, friend, or mentor. The gap left by their absence is unfillable, so how do we cope
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 11
What Suicide Grievers Don't Say (Suicide-3)
Maureen and I meet at the church half an hour before the second session of the Suicide Grievers group. We ve planned the session in the intervening week, but we want to get the room set up the refreshments out, contact info the group members had requested distributed at each person s place at the table. We also want to greet each member individually, do a little personal check-in as they come in. Jack arrives first. he surprises me by giving each of us a h ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
On Being Treated Unfairly: Don’t Let Them Win Twice!
So often when I talk with people who have suffered severe injustices, they are not ready to forgive. This is a normal reaction because a time of anger and adjustment to what happened is important. Forgiveness never should be rushed or pushed onto anyone. To the injured does the decision to forgive belong. Within the past few weeks, I was talking with a teenager who lives under very trying circumstances. He lives on the West Coast of the United States. He h ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
Why Be Tolerant? Lessons From Bonobos
Humans are complicated. Sometimes we hurt each other and sometimes we help each other. In the ongoing effort to understand where those competing instincts come from, anthropologists often turn to our closest living relatives chimpanzees and bonobos. Yet these two species of ape are very different. The stereotypes hold that chimpanzee society is rife with hierarchy and aggression, and bonobos, by comparison, are peaceful proponents of free love . That s ove ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital
You re worthless. You should kill yourself. Everyone would be happier if you did. This is not someone s depressed inner voice. This is what real children tell other real children in middle school. How should the target of this kind of comment react Punch them Explain that those words are unkind Tell a teacher Say, How about you give it a try and tell me how it goes What if the comments don t go that far What if those kids just say, You ll never have any fr ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
Is Addiction a Disease of the Brain?
This blog is based on a portion of a talk I gave on a conference held at James Madison University on the Opioid Epidemic . In the interest of length, I focus here only on how to understand addiction from my perspective as a health service psychologist who operates from a unified framework of psychology and psychotherapy . I will not dive into other areas covered in the presentation, such as who tends to become addicted and how people trapped in such addict ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
Seeking Self-Improvement? Start with IQ...by Ditching It
For those of you struggling with the question of how to make improvements physically, emotionally, financially, etc. but you are not sure how IQ fits in, here are some ideas about intelligence that might help. A quick question first. Identify the logic behind this sequence of numbers 8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0 Defining IQ Originally defined as the ratio of mental age to chronological age, intelligence quotient IQ now represents a person s performance relative to ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 11
Frequent alcohol drinking kills new brain cells in adults, females are more vu...
GALVESTON, Texas -- Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently discovered that alcohol killed the stem cells residing in adult mouse brains. Because the brain stems cells create new nerve cells and are important to maintaining normal cognitive function, this study possibly opens a door to combating chronic alcoholism. The researchers also found that brain stem cells in key brain regions of adult mice respond differently t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
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