Dr. med. Bernd Koch

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Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Neuroscience

Das Gehirn verrät, mit wem wir befreundet sind

Freunde ticken ähnlich. Was wir aus dem Alltag kennen, haben Forscher jetzt auch per Hirnscan nachgewiesen. Die Messungen verraten sogar, wen wir …

Your Self-Talk, Taking Back Your Mind From Crippling Lies of Narcissist

When women share their experiences of being in a relationship with a narcissist, they discover that, while the details of each relationship differ — …

Self-help

Why Are Kids with Autism Less Social Than Peers?

In a new study, researchers set out to investigate why children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to be less socially communicative than their …

Autism

Why Is It So Hard to Leave the Narcissist in Your Life?

I am seeing more and more people in my office who tell me some version of the following story:<p><i>I used to be a really confident and mentally healthy</i> …

7 Signs You Might Be Married to a Narcissist | The Exhausted Woman

“Is that what this is!” William exclaimed upon learning from a therapist that his wife had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He came into the first …

Narcissism

So, You're Lost? The Advice You'd Never Expect

Here’s a secret: you <i>will</i> lose your way. We all do. At some point in our lives, we wake up and wonder where we are and, more importantly, why we are …

Self-help

Woman reveals what being semi-conscious in a coma is like

A woman has shared the horrifying reality of being placed into a coma, revealing that she felt “imprisoned” in her own body.<p>Riding home from work on …

The Brain

The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio review – why feelings are the unstoppable force

Nietzsche would have given four cheers for this intricately argued book, which is at once scientifically rigorous and humanely accommodating, and, so far as this reviewer can judge, revolutionary. Antonio Damasio, a professor of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy, sets out to investigate “why …

Consciousness

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

The Problem of Consciousness

Keith Ward, Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins (Oxford: Lion, 2008), 16-17: When we come to consciousness, things get much worse. …

Ten Steps to Freeing Yourself From Your Worry

Are you dwelling on negative thoughts about the future and predicting that dire or terrible things will happen? Do you lose sleep because of your …

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Sorry to Break it to You, But You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think

<i>This feature is dedicated to our #NoChangeNoFuture initiative. From the Women's March, to Australia voting yes to same sex marriage, and the #MeToo</i> …

8 Steps to Stop Numbing Your Emotions

You start feeling a bit uncomfortable or stressed out. Maybe you’re downright overwhelmed. So you reach for a glass of wine—or shot of whiskey. You …

The ‘One Hour Rule’ I Use When Mental Illness Makes It Hard To Get Out Of Bed

As much as I would love to be one of those people who jumps out of bed in the mornings, wide eyed, refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead, it …

Mental Health

11 Things People With Anxiety Often Do

1. We see danger in every situation.<p>No matter what we are doing, we fear the worst in every activity. We definitely see the glass half empty and in …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement

5 Kinds Of Childhood Emotional Abuse We Don’t Talk About

So what kind of symptoms present in adulthood as a result of childhood emotional neglect?<p>According to Dr. Mari Kovanen, a UK-based clinical …

Mental Health

11 Natural Cures For Insomnia That Actually Work

For as long as I can remember, I've been at war with sleep. I've always struggled with getting my mind to shut down after a long day, and even if I'm …

Sleep

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Empathie: Mehr Mitgefühl

Es gibt zwei Arten von Empathie – eine davon fördert unser Wohlbefinden und unsere Hilfsbereitschaft. Mit Hilfe einer Meditationstechnik können wir …

Secrets: 4 Training Techniques to Activate Subconscious Mind Power

The subconscious mind is a very powerful part of the mind which remains unknown to the majority of people. The subconscious can solve problems much …

Why a “Genius” Scientist Thinks Our Consciousness Originates at the Quantum Level

Do our minds have quantum structures that give rise to consciousness? Sir Roger Penrose, one of the world's most famous scientists, believes this and …

The 8 different types of depression

Depression is often used as an overarching diagnosis, but there are several, specific types.<p>As with all mental illnesses, depression isn't an …

Washing Your Hands Reduces Cognitive Dissonance

Some decisions just leave you gutted. Your iPad 3G or your finger. Your son or Sophie Jr. Paper or plastic. The only way to alleviate the anxiety …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Why The Fears You Refuse To Face Become Your Limits

The Antidote For Overcoming Fear<p>“You only know yourself when you go beyond your limits.” — Paulo Coelho<p>Fear maintains its presence in your life …