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Shamanic Drug Ayahuasca Cures Severe Depression, New Study Finds

Since ancient times, shamans in Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest have been concocting a psychedelic brew called ayahuasca or yagé. Made out of the …

Psychedelia

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

A popular psychology technique is being used to reform the prison system

The key to crime prevention may lie in a traditional therapy method.<p>Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has become world-renowned for its impressive results in helping people change their behavior. Originally used to treat anxiety and depression, CBT is based on the idea that dysfunctional behavior …

Criminology

My Escape From Anxiety

As rates for anxiety disorders rise, researchers are working to find more effective treatments. In the meantime, what can sufferers do? One woman’s experience.<p>Fear ambushed me.<p>It was early on a December morning in 1989. I was a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, staring at a wall …

Depression

Neuroscientists Can Now Read Your Dreams With a Simple Brain Scan

Like islands jutting out of a smooth ocean surface, dreams puncture our sleep with disjointed episodes of consciousness. How states of awareness …

The Brain

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …

Self-improvement

Study names the happiest - and most miserable - states in the country

According to WalletHub, money can buy you happiness — or at least help.<p>In a recent study to find America's happiest state, the personal finance site found that life contentment increases as your income approaches $75,000 a year. However, if your earnings exceed this amount there is no improvement …

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the …

Self-help

Depression, violence, anxiety: the problem with the phrase ‘be a man’

Are dangerous ideas about masculinity leading to increased violent crime and suicide? Eva Wiseman talks to the director of a new documentary – and three men discuss their experiences<p>The most dangerous phrase in the English language is “be a man”. To be a man today, says film-maker Jennifer Siebel …

9 Things You Can Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

IMAGE Pixabay; GIFS Giphy<p>It's absolutely normal to feel like you're stuck in a rut, especially if it seems like life has become nothing more than a …

Happiness

The longer The Time For Someone to Reply Your Text, The Less They Like You, Explains Psychologist

Imagine you've met someone you really like. You talk to them, you feel there is a connection, you've somehow gotten their number and you've bravely …

Neuroscience Reveals The Easy Ritual That Will Make You Happy

You drastically underestimate the power of touch. Actually, I’m wrong…The research says we’re really big on touching — our phones, that is. People …

Johns Hopkins University

How to Find Out What Career Will Make You Happiest

You probably don’t have time to stop and ponder your personal traits often, but your personality can have a great deal of impact on your career-and …

Conan O'Brien

Mental Illness Is More Than Just Depression and Anxiety

Two scenarios: In one, I tell a friend I’ve been having more panic attacks than normal. She responds with sympathy; even if she’s never experienced …

Mental Health

I Learned the Hard Way That Marriage Can’t Cure Depression

I hate feeling beholden to medication. I hate Big Pharma. And I hate thinking that I might be missing something because my brain is chemically …

Relationships

11 signs you're working with a narcissist

Unless you took part in some seriously trippy weekend conference, I'd guess that nothing like that's ever happened at your job.<p>However, that doesn't mean there aren't narcissists among us. In fact, most people have a bit of a narcissistic streak — it's really more of a spectrum than a dichotomy. …

Narcissism

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Analyzing autistic brain with graph theory

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs social interaction and verbal as well as non-verbal communication. It can also lead to …

Neuroscience

Single Or Married: Which Is The Most Fulfilling Life?

Psychologist challenges the orthodox view with evidence from studies conducted over 30 years.• Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's …

American Psychological Association

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

Families Of People With Autism Want More Research

Four out of five people with the condition will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives, according to the charity …

12 signals our body sends to tell us we are too stressed

Our body is an incredibly complex machine that reacts not only to external changes but to internal ones too. Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist who …

Happiness

What Your Birth Month Says About Your Love Life | Eating Right & Herbal Medicine

<i>Our month of birth can say a lot about us. It can say who we are and who we are destined to be. Determining a person’s character with the use of</i> …

Is Donald Trump OK? Erratic behaviour raises mental health questions

WASHINGTON—There is an elephant in the election.<p>It was tiptoed around for a full year by Republicans and Democrats and the media alike. And then, on …

9 foods that make you hungrier

Always hungry? You may be eating the wrong foods<p>You weren't all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What gives?<p>No nutrition scientist would ever make this analogy, but think of it like sex. If you're …

Nutrition

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …

8 Hidden Psychological Effects Of Being Right- Or Left-Handed

<i>The right-hand bias, the leftie advantage, handedness and mental illness and more...</i>

The Brain

What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

The Brain