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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.

Creative people have better-connected brains

Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.

Emotional Strength in Uncertain Times

In this era of malignant ignorance and weaponized incompetence in high places, use the Stockdale paradox to develop emotional strength.

Feeling Stuck, Lost or Overwhelmed? There is Hope

Some people are better at managing life’s many challenges. You can learn to be one of those people by developing your ability to mentalize.

Post-deployment screening with tailored advice does not help reduce mental health disorders in UK Armed Forces, study finds

Few Armed Forces personnel seek help for mental health disorders and novel approaches will be needed to encourage personnel at risk of PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse to seek treatment, suggests a new study. A trial testing a potential...Show More Summary

Happy-Sad: Charity Fundraising, Grief, and Hope

These events are not called “Cycle for Loss” or “Into the Darkness” for a reason. They are focused on coming out of -- surviving -- something that can be devastating.

Solving the puzzle of Alzheimer's disease

A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is suspected to be a key player in the development of the disease.

3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts

There is no age limit for suicidal thoughts. Parents and healthcare professionals can learn to talk openly and safely with children about suicide.

Mothers and infants connect through song

New research provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers. The work explored the role of infant-directed singing in relation to intricate bond between mother and infant.

World's First Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression

Groundbreaking research proves that dietary choices have the power to help reduce and even reverse depression.

Rituals

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - February 16, 2017 Quote of the Week “Habits and rituals create a shared sense of closeness and identity, an oasis of “we” in the desert of “so much to do.” - Clinical psychologist Cheryl Fraser Rituals IShow More Summary

How a Classic Audio Illusion Messes With Our Brains

When we hold a conversation, it's not just our ears that are paying attention. We may not realize it, but our eyes are picking up on visual information as well to give us a better idea of what we should be hearing. It's not necessary,...Show More Summary

Collective False Memories: What's Behind the 'Mandela Effect'?

Would you trust a memory that felt as real as all your other memories, and if other people confirmed that they remembered it too? What if the memory turned out to be false? This scenario was named the ‘Mandela effect’ by the self-described...Show More Summary

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