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Ketamine: A Miracle Drug for Depression?

A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug. Often referred to as “Special K” or a “horse tranquilizer” by the media, it […]

I Matter Too: Self-Compassion in Action

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield Raise your hand if you are a caregiver, either personally or professionally. Do you spend your days looking after the wellbeing of family, friends and/or clients? At the end of a long […]

The Clothing That Makes People Appear More Intelligent

How to use clothes to appear more competent. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

How To Read Someone’s Emotions From Their Eyes

Whether people widen or narrow their eyes gives you a huge amount of information about their emotions. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Can You Forgive Yourself?

“My problem stemmed from not forgiving myself.” – Shannon A. Thompson Each of us has done things we’re not particularly proud of. It could have been something major that brought great harm or pain to another. Maybe it was some trivial matter, an action we […]

To Succeed in Marriage, Clear the Decks

Do you have unfinished business? Most of us do. It’s important to gain a sense of closure about a past relationship in order to succeed in a new one.     Closure, in the psychological sense, means “the state of experiencing an emotional conclusion to a […]

Survey of US science classrooms suggests role models are vital for encouraging girls into engineering and computer science

Researchers measured the science and gender-related attitudes of male and female pupils across a number of schools in the US. By Elizabeth Kirkham

Goals and Depression

Striving towards meaningful goals is good for your well-being; even just having goals by themselves are indicative of well-being. This is an established dogma of positive psychology, so how can one argue that goals may be at the root of the experience called depression. Embed from Getty [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

The Laws of Attraction: Rehab Edition

Attractions will come and go, but for my sobriety’s sake, there need to be some ground rules when it comes to rehab romance. 1. Ring the Bell and Get Honest about Who You’re Attracted to at a Group Level. “Hola Papi.” That’s all I heard […]

Why you should quit chasing happiness and pursue meaning instead

Studies show that the pursuit of happiness actually makes people unhappy.

How many US high schoolers binge drink?

Binge drinking increases a person's risk of harms from alcohol, such as unintentional injuries, alcohol poisoning and violent behavior.

Empathy goes a long way for teens struggling with mental health

Research shows that empathy and love are the most important first steps to addressing a child's mental health issues.

Busy brain not letting you sleep?

Racing thoughts can be a sign of a mental health condition, but sometimes you just need a few reminders about how to fall asleep.

Fidget spinner provide entertainment, not ADHD help

The devices are marketed as a tool to help people focus, and help control things such as PTSD, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

How your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness

Research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper-middle class is bad for your mental health.

Why do children love those fad toys so?

The intense wanting likely comes from a combination of marketing and psychology.

Facebook aims to save lives with new actions

After the rescue of a teenager who attempted suicide on Facebook, new efforts are emerging to reach out to people in need.

More older couples are ‘shacking up’

The trend partly reflects the sheer size of the baby boom cohort, as well as its rising divorce rate.

How a wellness coach changes your mind

A wellness coach can help you stretch your mind, then you can learn to coach yourself.

Research explores how youth access to guns is linked to mental health issues

Questions are raised about whether limiting gun access to young people can prevent suicides and homicides.

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