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What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific …

The Brain

Changing mindsets and behavior, one “nudge” at a time | Organization

July 16, 2018 – <i>by Anna Güntner, Bill Schaninger and Julia Sperling</i><p>Our understanding of the unconscious mind has come a long way since Sigmund Freud, …

Psychology

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge …

Can Anxiety Make You Physically Sick? Experts Say Yes, But There Are Ways To Manage It

Think back to elementary school: Were you taught about how one bone connects to another? What about how your mental wellness connects to your …

Self Compassion

Do people change? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Give a person the right resources and, within an hour or so, they could dramatically change their physical appearance. They might dye their hair or shave it all off. Change the …

Narcissism

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How testosterone and oxytocin hormones influence male behavior

<b>(AP)</b><p>Studies of indigenous tribes show oxytocin may overcome the potentially negative social effects of testosterone<p>Adrian Jaeggi • Ben Trumble<p>June 24, 2018 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Much of human behavior is influenced by hormones. There’s cortisol, …

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

This doctor's shocking behavior is a reminder that mental health stigma must end now.

Samuel Bardwell had a bad anxiety attack, so his father took him to the emergency room.<p>Samuel was playing basketball when he noticed the signs of an …

This Is What Your Addicted Brain Looks Like

The fine line between feeling good and developing a dependency.<p><i>This article is supported by the NSW Government, who want to help empower you to quit smoking. In this article, we look at how addiction affects your brain.</i><p>Even when we know that something—drugs, alcohol, smoking, checking our Instagram …

Loneliness Is as Lethal As Smoking 15 Cigarettes Per Day. Here's What You Can Do About It

Lonely people are 50% more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy social connections.<p>As a social work graduate student, I worked in a medical hospital. One of my projects included studying the "revolving door" patients--those individuals who came into the emergency room on a regular …

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of …

Common Signs of Addictive Behavior

Most people understand addiction when it comes to a dependence on substances, such as alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or even prescription …

Mental Health

How to Be Resilient, With Psychologist Rick Hanson

You know how some people seem to have some kind of inner strength that helps them bounce back when things go wrong? Those people who, even though the …

26 Reasons to Try Intermittent Fasting (Fat Loss Is Just 1 Benefit!)

You've heard that intermittent fasting (IF) can help people lose weight, especially when diets failed them in the past, but there are so many more reasons to try IF than just fat loss! Here are the benefits of intermittent fasting from A to Z.<p><b>Autophagy:</b> Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss specialist and …

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Rising depression rates are at the forefront of mental-health-related discussions right now, particularly in light of Kate Spade and Anthony …

The Way We Talk About Mental Health Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It

Everyone is vulnerable, which means everyone should be having a conversation about mental health maintenance.<p>If you've never experienced a bout of depression or anxiety, it might be easy to assume that it only happens to "some" people. But here's the thing about mental illness: It doesn't …

Mental Health

8 Signs Your Depression Is Getting Worse, Because It's Important To Know What To Look For

Dealing with depression is difficult. It's an incredibly insidious and consuming condition that makes it very hard to realise how deeply it's …

13 very surprising facts about sleep and wellbeing

In partnership with TEMPUR®<p>We’re often told that we need to get a good night’s <b>sleep</b> in order to be healthy. But did you know that, as well as …

Schizoid personality disorder

Overview<p>Schizoid personality disorder is an uncommon condition in which people avoid social activities and consistently shy away from interaction …

Mental Health

The Poweradd ChargerCenter portable generator can power your essential gadgets thru the next storm

A few years ago when Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City, I was one of the folks who listened to the initial reports from officials, and based …

Snowballing Thoughts: How to Stop Creating Anxiety

<b>Anxiety – The Build Up</b><p>Anxiety is a process, not just an experience.<p>It doesn’t exist until created. It begins with one thought, and like a wave, …

How to Practice Autogenic Training for Relaxation

Autogenic training is a type of relaxation technique that can be used to help reduce anxiety, including that experienced as part of social anxiety …

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls …

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

8 Unexpected Differences Between Intuition & Anxiety That Could Help You Listen To Your Inner Voice

As someone with general anxiety, I am constantly questioning whether my inner thoughts are simply a product of my anxious mind, or something more …

Mindfulness

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

In the worst human traumas, psychologists found the roots of happiness

All around us are reminders of how important happiness is in people’s lives: in TED talks, in the practice of meditation, in the annual World …

Psychology

Effective Discipline Techniques for 10-Year-Old Children

By the time your child turns 10, she may be outgrowing some of the discipline strategies that worked well when she was younger. Time-out may be less …

Parenting

Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

Psychology