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Don’t Try to be Happy on International Day of Happiness
For centuries, and in the last few decades in particular, the buzz has been all about happiness . Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do what makes you happy. Don t worry, be happy. The list of happiness-focused quotes, poems, songs, books, and articles is seemingly endless. Book on kindness Not so much...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
The Secret to Spotting Subtle Narcissists
The following is partially excerpted with the permission of HarperCollins from Rethinking Narcissism . We all need some entitlement now and then, just like we need to feel special now and then. On birthdays, we feel entitled to a little extra consideration or attention. When we re sick, likewise, we might feel entitled to more help. Healthy entitlement might even help us say no to unreasonable demands and assert ourselves when we re feeling mistreated. But ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?
Did Einstein have some traits of Asperger 039 s Syndrome, also viewed as a high-functioning segment of the autistic spectrum That s one intriguing possibility along with details and speculations about Howard Hughes showing obsessive- compulsive behavior , Lincoln coping with melancholy, Darwin with anxiety, and Andy Warhol leaving evidence of compulsive hoarding in the engrossing new book Was Andy Warhol a Hoarder Inside the Minds of History s Great Person ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms
Exercise can reduce symptoms in teens and young adults who had a first psychosis episode, a new study says. Establishing an exercise regime for people with psychosis is likely to be much more effective when they are younger, and in the earliest stages of treatment. Getting people into a routine early on also helps set habits for life, which can make a huge difference to their long-term physical and mental health, study author Joseph Firth, from the Univers ...
Healthday - Sun. Mar 20
Only about half of suicidal patients asked if they have access to firearms
AURORA, Colo. March 21, 2016 - Despite national guidelines urging emergency department doctors to ask suicidal patients if they have access to firearms or other lethal implements, only about half actually do, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The researchers interviewed 1,358 patients from eight emergency departments EDs in seven states who had either attempted suicide or were thinking about it ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 20
Looking for Your True Self? 10 Strategies for Self-Knowledge
The WHAT and the HOW of Self-knowledge
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
DIY Deliveries: Courageous or Crazy?
Among the many things childbirth does to your body, pushing out a baby fires up stress hormones . Adrenaline and cortisol, for instance, jump about 500 percent of their non-giving-birth levels. These findings, from a Swedish study , should come as no surprise to anyone who s ever pushed a baby out. The researchers concluded that women who get epidurals won t feel the pain and, therefore, won t be so stressed, so the baby will come out more easily and free ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
The Autism of Rodin’s Thinker
Of course, statues can t be diagnosed with autism , but recent research suggests that what Rodin s famous statue, The Thinker , depicts is in fact an autistic mode of cognition . As Mark Brosnan, Marcus Lewton, and Chris Ashwin point out in a new study , so-called Dual Process Theory proposes two distinct reasoning processes in humans, an intuitive style that is rapid and automatic and a deliberative style that is more effortful. No study to date has speci ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds
Rat infestations may harm the mental health of people who live in poor neighborhoods to the same extent as abandoned homes, violence and drug dealing, a new study suggests. Nobody likes living around rats, study leader Danielle German, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said in a school news release. This study provides very strong evidence that rats are an underappreciated stressor that affects how ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children s Health, looking for reported speech and language problems, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. Based on the number of kids affected, this is something w ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size
Women who ve had postpartum depression may not have more than two children, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 300 mothers born in the early to mid-20th century. Most of them lived in developed nations while raising their children, researchers said. The investigators -- led by Sarah Myers from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom -- concluded that postpartum depression leads to lower fertility levels in women. They said ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Antibiotics for appendicitis -- yes and no
Surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis for more than a century. Millions of appendectomies are performed annually in the world, more than 300,000 in the US alone. Studies have been carried out over the years to determine whether non-perforated appendicitis could be treated with antibiotics instead, but despite research results suggesting this, the choice of treatment remains largely unchanged. An international collaboration group, includi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
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