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What I Say–and What I Don't–with My Posts on Self-Loathing

A recent comment from a reader prompts me to discuss what I'm trying to say with my self-loathing posts — and what I'm not trying to say.

Gigi Hadid Says She's Taking a Break from Social Media: 'It's Empowering'

The 21-year-old supermodel revealed her digital detox during Reebok's #PerfectNever panel on Wednesday.

Gut feelings: How the microbiome may affect mental illness and interact with treatment

All of us who have experienced a 'nervous stomach' under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood. Now researchers have received strong scientific support for exactly this link.

Why Zip Codes Mean More for Health Than Genetic Codes

Living in a community designed for health can increase your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Social Comparison: Don’t Let It Ruin Your Holiday

Social comparison often triggers cortisol, which taints a good life with a bad threatened feeling. Fortunately, you can re-direct this natural impulse. Here's how.

Dementia Care, Why Do People with Dementia Yell For "Help"?

For many caregivers, hearing their loved ones yell for help is a common, upsetting, and frustrating experience. By Rachael Wonderlin Alzheimer's Reading Room Becky sat, in a crowded room, screaming. "Help me!" she yelled, looking at different care aides. Show More Summary

Researchers find the incident commander in the brain's defence system

Researchers have come closer to answering the question of how the brain defends itself against viral infections. In the long term, the discovery may turn out to be very important for the treatment of diseases of the brain in which the immune system is involved such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and potentially also psychiatric disorders.

Brain Freeze: Is Winter Actually Good for You?

Already dreading the colder weather and the shorter days? Don't be, there's always a silver lining.

This Therapy Pig Just Got A Job At SFO Airport

She's here to bring holiday cheer to stressed fliers this season.

Working out the genetic risk for ADHD

Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. Show More Summary

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer's

Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, researchers have shown that they can significantly reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by stimulating...Show More Summary

Substance present in ayahuasca brew stimulates generation of human neural cells

Human neural progenitors exposed to harmine, an alkaloid presented at the psychotropic plant decoction ayahuasca, led to a 70 percent increase in proliferation of these cells. The effect of generating new human neural cells involves the inhibition of DYRK1A, a gene that is over activated in patients with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease. Show More Summary

Give It Away

ADHD & Marriage Weekly Tip - December 7, 2016 Quote of the Week Love only means something when you give it away.” -Laura Fitzgerald Give It Away When we struggle in our relationship it is easy to move to a place where we compartmentalize...Show More Summary

10 Things to Try When You’re Feeling Lonely

Anyone can feel the pain of loneliness. Here are ten ways to ease the pain of loneliness.

Alzheimer's Care Killing our Parents with “Kindness”

We were proud of the fact that we had managed to honor our promise to never put her in a nursing home; and that, she was still able to continue living with dignity in her own home. By Shira Sebban Alzheimer's Reading Room “Who authorized...Show More Summary

Brains of people with autism spectrum disorder share similar molecular abnormalities

The brains of people with autism, despite different causes, tend to have the same molecular “signature,” new evidence suggests.

How to Take Care of a Dementia Patient in the Hospital

Keep in mind that bad behaviors in the hospital can be attempts by your loved one to communicate that there is a problem, an unmet need, fear, fatigue or pain. Be a detective and try to figure out what it can be. Advocate for your loved one, they can’t do it for themselves. Show More Summary

Speed data for the brain's navigation system

In order to guide us accurately through space, the brain needs a 'sense' of the speed of our movement. But how do such stimuli actually reach the brain? Researchers have now identified a signal pathway in mice that feeds speed information directly into the brain's navigation system.

My Birthday Wish

This year, instead of wishing away my ADHD and the unstable, ever-changing life it brings, I am taking a deep breath and blowing out my candles with the dream that society can start to accept us folks with ADHD the zany, wonderful way we already are.

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