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Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken For Psychosis

<i>Summary: Researchers proposes a new term to classify non-psychotic behavior that is associated with extreme beliefs and leads to acts of criminal</i> …

Mental Health

A Form of Therapy That Convinces You to Go to the Gym

So much of the research on exercise motivation boils down to one question: How do you convince yourself to suck it up and go do something you …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

Ten signs you're burning out (and how to stop it)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

How Meditation Can Relieve Your Chronic Lower Back Pain

If you have often have chronic back pain but don’t like taking pain relievers all the time, you have alternatives worth considering, a new study …

Mindful exercise and meditation for the aging

Global population is aging rapidly. Over the next four decades the number of individuals aged 60 years and older will nearly triple to more than 2 …

The Physical Benefits of Meditation

<b>Meditation is the practice of conscious repetition and awareness.</b> Constantly bringing your moment’s attention back into focus is what allows you to …

Meditation

Scientific research using psychedelic drugs is surging overseas - why not here?

That's disappointing<i>,</i> Williams thought.<p>"But we were able to learn a few things, make some changes," he said. "For next time."<p>Next time was only a few …

Mother of nine-year-old boy with autism and depression describes struggle for treatment in 'broken system'

“When I wake up there’s this horrible feeling down inside me... I could just kill myself and I wouldn’t have to face today.”<p>Those are the words of …

Mental Health

A Few Things That Therapy May Do Better Than Medication, According To Science

In the last couple of weeks, there have been some big announcements from the medical and mental health communities about the wisdom of using drugs over behavioral methods for various disorders. The meds vs. therapy debate has been an active one for a number of years. But these days, some experts …