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Internalizing and Borderline Personality Disorder

Internalizing is a symptom of several mental disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD). If you are internalizing, this means you are …

Mental Health

What It’s Like To Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Living with mental illness is easier than it once was, but dating with mental illness? It's <i>so</i> much harder than it should be — thanks to the myths and …

Mental Health

How to Identify Your Mental Health Triggers

Many people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle to identify triggers that exacerbate their symptoms. Sometimes people with BPD feel …

Mental Health

Where to Find Free Online Psychology Courses

Are you looking for a free online psychology class? There are a number of places to find these no-expense classes, which can be a great way to expand …

Psychology

How Narcissists Really Think

We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention, or …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

How Did Hiding Become Important? Nine Childhood Experiences That Lead To Perfectly Hidden Depression

Welcome to Perfectly Hidden Depression. I’ve been describing what Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) ® is and how I began writing about it. But, thus …

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Will Do in Conversation

Individuals with psychopathic or narcissistic traits* frequently use false personas to interact with others, sometimes tailoring their masks so that …

The 7 Things That Make an Intimate Relationship Intimate

For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of teaching the course "Psychology of Relationships" to eager students yearning to learn about the …

Relationships

Why Depressed People Get Angry (And How to Handle Them)

Imagine terrible things happening dozens of times and you start to become enraged constantly and you lose your self-esteem, self-worth, and sanity. …

How To Be A Less Toxic Person In 2018

Does the 2003 Britney Spears classic "Toxic" speak to you like no other song? Are you totally unable to name your best friend's birthday? Do you make …

Self-help

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Brain

‘Insomnia Identity’: When Not Sleeping Becomes a Part of Who You Are

There was a time when insomnia was considered a virtue. In medieval Europe, as the historian Eluned Summers-Bremner wrote in <i>Insomnia: A Cultural</i> …

How to Neutralize Your Partner’s Defenses

Relationships can be challenging, especially intimate ones. It’s not like courtship where, instinctively, you both put your best foot forward, …

Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Suspended – Medium

7 ways to tell if someone is cheating on you

Ask a friend.<p>Other people -- strangers, even -- have an uncanny ability to detect when something's not right in someone else's relationship.<p>BYU …

5 research-backed ways to deal with narcissists

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What's the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I've broken down the research on how to handle …

Psychology

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

What it means to be a 'caretaker' in romantic relationships — and why it could be a problem

There's no end of different qualities that people find alluring about each other, but some particular types of people are attracted to each other like moths to flames.<p>If you have very high levels of empathy for others, you might be at risk of attracting somebody toxic.<p>According to therapist …

A sense of humor could mean you're a healthier, happier, and smarter person

Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a childlike sense of humor. Indeed, a number of studies have found an association between humor and intelligence.<p>Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humor, have higher IQs than their …

Magic mushrooms ‘could help those with untreatable depression’

<b>These powerful hallucinogens have been fuelling Amsterdam’s drug tourism for years – but could they now be used to treat depression?</b><p>A study into …

Magic Mushrooms

Science shows intelligent people are less likely to want to cheat on their partners — but it's not that simple

The common stereotype is that men are more likely to cheat on their romantic partners than women. It falls into the old stories of men not being able to resist female attention, and the fact women supposedly have more self-control.<p>In fact, although this may have been based on truth in the past, …

The symptoms and side effects that tell you if you're actually allergic to gluten

Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia University told us ways you can tell if you have celiac disease that makes you allergic to gluten.<p><b>Peter Green:</b> If you have celiac disease, and you stop …

Here's What Psychoanalysis Really Is, And What Science Says About Whether It Works

Is psychoanalysis worth it?<p>Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Christian parents 'to sue school' because boy in son's class was allowed to wear dress

A Christian couple are reportedly threatening to sue a Church of England primary school because it allowed a boy in their son's class to wear a dress.<p>…

Church of England

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Green Tea Therapy for Memory Impairment, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance

Here on Breaking Muscle, we've talked a lot about green tea's benefits as an anti-inflammatory agent, a brain-boosting superfood that canreduce your …

Diabetes