Rebecca Williams

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Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama.

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama.<p>There were 100 students, and each morning, before our …

Meditation

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder and how to test for it

It’s World Bipolar Day, a day that takes place on 30 March each year to raise awareness of bipolar disorder and get rid of the stigma surrounding the …

9 Mantras to Keep You Mentally Strong

While it can be easy to be mentally strong when life is going well, your true strength becomes apparent through adversity. The loss of a loved one, a …

Self-help

Root problem: Link found between childhood trauma and schizophrenia

Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; Port Phillip Prison and University …

How Psychopaths See the World

It’s not that they can’t consider other people’s perspectives. It’s that they don’t do so automatically.<p>It’s a rare person who goes out of their way to spend time with psychopaths, and a rarer one still who repeatedly calls a prison to do so. But after more than a year of meetings and negotiation, …

Psychology

Children with higher working memory are more inclined to finger count (and less able kids should be encouraged to do the same)

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettFinger counting by young kids has traditionally been frowned upon because it’s seen as babyish and a deterrent to using mental …

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

7 Women on What It’s Really Like to Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I suffer from grand delusions and an uninhibited quality that makes everything in life glitter with an indescribable sheen."<p>Bipolar disorder will …

Mental Health

Know Someone Who's Coping With Trauma? Here's How To Support Them

What makes an event traumatic? Historically, trauma was believed to be a result of going to war and reserved for soldiers who presented with a …

Psychology

Do Adult Brains Make New Neurons? A Contentious New Study Says No

It’s the latest chapter in a century-long debate about whether neurogenesis continues throughout humans’ lives.<p>In 1928, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, proclaimed that the brains of adult humans never make new neurons. “Once development was ended,” he wrote, “the founts …

What it’s like to have high-functioning depression and why you shouldn’t bottle it up

opinion<p>Writer and mother, passionately outspoken about living with mental illness.<p><b>We all have a mental image of what depression looks like.</b><p>Google the …

Do You Experience Perfectly Hidden Depression? Here’s A Questionnaire

Welcome to this week’s exploration and discussion of Perfectly Hidden Depression ®!<p>Included today is a questionnaire to see where you might “score” …

I’d always felt ‘off’ and now I know why

If you ask the average person on the street to reel off the symptoms of depression, chances are they could. Ask the same person what Borderline …

Untangling the Knot: How Do We Best Serve People with Complex Mental Health Challenges?

In 1958, Ruth Birch, frustrated that her son — who struggled with dyslexia — wasn’t being provided an adequate education, began homeschooling him at …

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness

A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain

Cancer survivor praises cannabis oil for 'saving her life' after being told she had months to live

A cancer survivor has told how cannabis oil 'saved her life'.<p>The comments come after she was told an incurable brain tumour would kill her within …

Cannabis

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, New Way to Stop Inflammation in Alzheimer's and Immune System Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers report new findings about the immune system could help treat inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and could save people from …

How to hack your brain to remember almost anything

Memory. Some of us claim to have poor ones, while others seem to remember everything. But is a strong memory really something innate? Or something we …

Every Experience the Brain Perceives is Unique

A new study reports neural activity in the prefrontal cortex reacts as though every experience is brand new, even if the event is similar to ones …

James Bulger's mum reveals horror of learning full extent of murdered son's sexual abuse

James Bulger's mum has spoken of her horror at discovering the full extent of the sexual abuse suffered by her murdered son.<p>Denise Fergus has …

Treating Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children: Q&A with Peter Parry, MD

<b>CCPR: Dr. Parry, what sort of experience do you have working with children with disruptive behavioral disorders (DBDs)?</b><p><b>Dr. Parry:</b> Beyond 20 years of …

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Recent years, particularly 2017, have been tough for a lot of us. As the dismal news and sociopolitical conflict surged last year, I found my …

Young people are helping each other with depression by leaving kind messages

Mental health is a tricky conversation starter at the best of times, but for young people, it can feel completely off-limits.<p>Navigating puberty, …

Anger and psychotherapy

Working with anger in psychotherapy<p>To misquote Tolstoy, unhappy people tend to repeat their ways of being unhappy.<p>They repeat the same psychological …

Adult ADHD: One man’s isolating journey to get help

Jordan Vanderkuyl felt alone and isolated. He was teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, when he felt his attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

This Mindfulness Trick Could Help You Keep Your Anxiety On Lock

By now we’ve likely all heard the term mindfulness thrown around a bajillion times (rough estimation). It’s been a buzzword in wellness circles for …

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

Mental Health First Aid – what is it and how can I do it?

When we think of first aid, we think of treating physical emergencies; those trained in first aid know what to do if someone gashes their leg, faints …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How the Brain Constructs the World, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Two new studies shed light on the processes that underlie the integration and storage of sensory information.Source: SISSA.How are raw …