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Dissociative fugue: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Dissociative fugue is what mysteries are made of. Seemingly out of nowhere or sometimes after a trauma, a person forgets who they are, where they have come from, and other facts about their identity.
Medical News Today - Thu. Aug 24
Do Parents Give Their Children "the Gift of Life"?
It s hard to think about creating a whole new life, so we help ourselves to metaphors. For example, we say that creating a child is giving him or her the gift of life. It s a charming and poetic phrase, but is the metaphor apt Is creating a child like giving a gift to someone It s important to think about it, because whether you do or you don t think about procreation in these terms makes a difference. One difference it would make if you did think procreat ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis Relies on Your Vagus Nerve
There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders. Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Regensburg in Germany recently conducted an international review of microbiome-gu ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Everyday Narcissism
Narcissism is the psychological disorder of our times. When we think of narcissism, we think of flagrant self-regard that distorts relationships and that, given the grandiose view of oneself and one s abilities, consumes all the oxygen in a room any room. But there is a more subtle and insidious version of narcissism that is far more rampant. What is everyday narcissism Everyday narcissism is a low-grade, garden-variety form of narcissism that most of us s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Human Perversity: Guess What? It’s Normal
Though it might be difficult to admit, there are times when we ve all acted in ways hurtful to ourselves. And for multiple reasons, and in situations where we really knew better. This post taking, I think, a more compassionate than critical stance toward this regrettably widespread tendency will examine why it s only human for us to act in self-defeating, perverse ways. Consider the expression You re cutting off your nose to spite your face. What this prov ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Letter to an Incoming Student
Note This article was written with Dr. Myles Johnson. Dear Incoming Student, Do you have any worries about starting school again If you re like most people, you probably have mixed feelings. On the one hand, you may hope school opens new doors for you. On the other, your previous experiences in school may have brought with them some distress and struggle. Maybe you wonder whether you can stay motivated. Maybe you wonder whether you can actually succeed. We ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
11 minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study. After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness -- which involves focusing on what s happening in the present moment -- heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, according to the study published in the International Journal of Neurop ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
LGB older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, stu
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds. In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, specifically in terms of higher rates of cardiovascular disease, weakened immune system and low back or neck pain. They also were at greater r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Less REM sleep tied to greater risk of dementia
MINNEAPOLIS - People who get less rapid eye movement REM sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the August 23, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. REM sleep is the sleep stage when dreaming occurs. There are five stages of sleep. Stage one is light sleep. Stage two is when the body begins to prepare for deeper sleep, including stages three and f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Lack of REM sleep may lead to higher risk for dementia
Boston --Spending less time in REM rapid eye movement sleep and taking longer to enter REM sleep are separately associated with a higher risk of developing dementia. These findings appear in the journal Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and were presented in July at the Alzheimer s Association International Conference in London. It is common for people with dementia to experience sleep disturbance. However, it is unclear ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Answers needed on sly grog trade
James Cook University researchers in Australia have found sophisticated tactics are being used to smuggle illicit alcohol into Indigenous communities - with sly grog traders selling alcohol for up to 11 times its retail price. JCU s Professor Alan Clough led a team that interviewed more than 380 people living and working in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland where there was either a total or partial alcohol ban. Illicit suppliers were motivated by ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Understanding how omega-3 dampens inflammatory reactions
Omega-3 supplements may help slow the development of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer s and multiple sclerosis. Omega-3 fatty acids, which we primarily get through eating fatty fish, have long been thought to be good for our health. Many dietary studies have suggested that high intake is associated with a reduced risk of various disorders. Clinical trials have also shown beneficial anti-inflammatory effects in patients taking omega-3 supplements. Recent res ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
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