Garry Hallford

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This Is the Difference Between Normal Fighting and Verbal Abuse

A psychologist gives us six examples of verbal abuse in a relationship.<p>As a psychologist, I often hear stories about fighting. After all, conflict is a normal part of any relationship and, during heated conversations, feelings of anger and frustration can swell, causing us to snap at our partners. …

Self-esteem

Mild to Severe Signs of Tardive Dyskinesia You Should Pay Attention To

Tardive dyskinesia is estimated to affect at least 500,000 people in the U.S. within the next year. Those who use certain medications have been …

Mental Health

‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women<p>As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her grandmother’s First Nations community deep in British Columbia, learning to fish, harvest sap and pick …

Canada

Recognize Borderline Personality Disorder Triggers With This Exercise

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

Self-help

Courageous and Resilient Indians

The beige and heavily weathered Santa Fe Plaza obelisk has been amended by mysterious culture-jammers.<p>"To the heroes who have fallen in the various …

Santa Fe

My OCD tricks me into having memories of things that never really happened

I struggle with false memory; a symptom of OCD that few people know about.<p>This means I get intrusive thoughts that tell me I’ve done something – and …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Neuroscience

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems<p>Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that …

Neuroscience

11 Common Symptoms Experienced by Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Recognizing common symptoms of childhood sexual abuse can help parents, caregivers, teachers, social workers, counselors and childcare staff alert …

Sleep Disorders

Lac du Flambeau Tribe Files Federal Lawsuit against Opioid Industry

<b>LAC DU FLAMBEAU</b> – The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians filed a federal suit against prescription drug manufacturers, …

Lake Superior

Law enforcement and tribal leaders talk systemic racism in towns bordering reservations

HARDIN — Law enforcement and tribal leaders on Thursday advocated for addressing a disproportionate number of Native American arrests, bringing …

Native Americans

Health officials are sounding an alarm on the drug gabapentin. And it's not even an opioid.

People are using the prescription painkiller gabapentin to boost their highs, doctors say.<p>It’s fast becoming the go-to drug for addicts in search of a stronger high — and it is not even an opioid.<p>Gabapentin, a purportedly nonaddictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control …

CDC

Nonsexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: A Primer

Sexual boundary violations reflect the most egregious of boundary violations in psychotherapy, yet they comprise the minority of all such abuses of …

Psychotherapy

3 Common Traits of School Shooters

<i>It’s time to get serious about school safety.</i><p><i>Nearly 20 years separate the horrible tragedies at Columbine High School in Colorado and Marjory</i> …

Mental Health

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?

When added to standard early-stage treatment, certain food supplements may help to alleviate symptoms of psychotic illnesses such as …

Mental Health

Straight Men Who Have Sex with Other Men, Part One

For the majority of the twentieth century research on lesbians and gay men focused on a circumscribed number of topics based on an understanding of …

LGBTQI

Getting Started With Capture One

I've recently started getting more familiar with Capture One, though I, like many others, used to feel a little intimidated by the interface and …

Tutorials

You Really Shouldn't Ignore Your Gut Reaction, Science Finds

A 'gut feeling' can be more than a feeling.<p>When it comes to understanding our moods and emotional responses, our brain is usually the first place we …

Microbiology

6 Common Traits of Narcissists and Gaslighters

<i>“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.”</i> —Paramahansa Yogananda<p>Psychologist Stephen Johnson writes that a <b>narcissist</b> is …

Psychology

Why Psychotherapists Fail To Help People Today

Many people who enter psychotherapy today aren't helped at all. Some end up more troubled than when they began treatment. And ironically, some …

Psychology

Identity in Borderline Personality Disorder: A New Approach

Forming a secure identity is one of the main psychological tasks of adolescence. During the turbulent teen years, you must come to grips with who you …

Psychology

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Loving a Borderline

Embed from Getty Images—<br>Caring for someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) tosses you on a roller coaster ride from being loved and lauded …

Mental Health

12 Special Qualities A Man Has That Mean You Should Never Let Him Go

Some men are better than others. Yes, we're all equal human beings, but nevertheless one can easily make the argument that some men are better people …

Relationships

What You Need to Know When Clients Dissociate, Part 1

6 things to consider when your client zones out<p>Source: Emiliano Grusovin/Flickr<p>When working with trauma survivors it’s not unusual to witness clients …

Mental Health

11 Online Quizzes That Help Determine Your Biggest Personality Strengths & Flaws

If you're all about online quizzes — and really, who isn't? — then you should consider taking a few as a way of revealing your biggest personality …

Sex anxiety is a thing — here's where it comes from and what you can do about it

Sex is a natural part of the human experience, but when something that's supposed to be super-fun and feel great leads to a serious bout of anxiety, it can cause distress that goes far beyond the bedroom. Let's take a look at what sex anxiety is all about and what you can do about it.<p>While there's …

Depression

Take Care of Your Mental Health with a Science-Driven App: Moodnotes

Moodnotes is an app I’m passionate about sharing with others, because it provides a service millions of people need for the price of a latte. Healthcare in America sucks; and, even more so, mental healthcare is not readily available or affordable to the vast majority of people. But it’s so …

Mental Health

Viva: What you should know about decluttering

Mess and clutter have been familiar sights to professional organiser Carol Posener for the past 25 years. It’s especially common amongst her older …

Science News » Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide

Three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs are exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native …

Mental Health