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Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training

Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.

I wanted to be Superman. I failed.

Did you ever want to be a Superhero? Did you ever connect with fictional characters in a meaningful way? There might be a therapeutic reason for this.

The Neuroscience of Wanting And Pleasure

If you feel like you are running out of steam, it is ok! Motivation goes up and down. If the tide was high all the time, we would fail to see the beauty of calm oceans.

Gooooal! Bumblebees Learn to Play Soccer

If scoring a goal is the only way to earn a sugary treat, a bumblebee will summon its inner Messi. Indeed, rolling a ball into a goal—soccer, sort of—is the latest puzzle solved by Bombus terrestris after training with scientists/bee trainers at Queen Mary University of London. Show More Summary

Sorting out risk genes for brain development disorders

Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual impairments, developmental delays and language difficulties. Show More Summary

No, ADHD is Not Fake!

Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 02/23/2017. ADHD Marriage: Start here Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD Recently a poster suggested that ADHD is not real - and that those who have ADHD only exhibit the symptoms because they think they have ADHD - in other words, they convince themselves into having ADHD. Show More Summary

Removing barriers to early intervention for autistic children: A new model shows promise

Acting on recommendations from the South Carolina Act Early Team, South Carolina changed its policies to pay for early intensive behavioral intervention in children under three revealed to be at high risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by a two-stage screening process. Show More Summary

Hush, Baby, Don’t You Cry

With my temporary reprieve from Facebook (which only lasted, er, 5 days in which I deactivated my account for the first time ever) and my angst over the election simmering down just a tad, as I watch folks dropping from the T administration…..first Flynn resigns and now it looks like KellyAnn is sidelined (I hope […]

Love and Presence

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 22, 2017 Quote of the Week “What I mean by love is the capacity of a person to be fully present with another person or a situation or an environment.” - Subagh Singh Khalsa Love and Presence A couple...Show More Summary

Mental Health In Color Initiative: Meet The Scholarship Recipients

To recover from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, women of color must be seen and heard without the roadblocks of judgment and bias. But too often, racial differences between clients and providers make an already difficult process even more difficult. Show More Summary

Sleeping Better with Bipolar Disorder

Sleep is restorative. It heals us. It grants our brains and bodies needed downtime for recovery from the stress and demands of our waking hours. Our circadian rhythms (our sleep/wake […]

The TOP 9 Supplements for Your OPTIMAL Mental HEALTH

We work so hard to maintain emotional and mental balance. I mean, we fine-tune meds, make lifestyle changes, work on relationships, and more. Still, we wonder if we've covered our bases. Hmmm. What about vitamins and supplements? Tap-in to a great post from our expert guest, Amanda Porter, NP...

Power Poses: Plus or Bust?

Experts continue to quarrel over the stances' supposed benefits.

How X-Men Helped Me Recover from PTSD

Have you ever felt depressed or anxious? Have you felt alone in these experiences? Connections with people or fictional characters might help us better

Drugs that alter inhibitory targets offer therapeutic strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Show More Summary

Do You Contribute to Your Own Depression?

BILLIONS ARE SPENT ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS WHICH WON'T HELP WITH THE REAL UNDERLYING PROBLEM-YOU

The 3 Eternal Truths About ADHD

Recently diagnosed with ADHD? I want to offer three ‘truths’ you should know. Had I been told these things 15 years ago, when I was first diagnosed, I would have avoided a lot of upset and frustration. And I’m big on avoiding upset and frustration.

How I Learned to Stop Lying

I couldn’t tolerate even one person knowing what had happened to me – even my therapist. The shame was crippling.

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