Sean Evers PhD

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Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Self-help

Ear Training Will Make You a Better Guitarist and Musician

Bill EvansJune 23, 2018<p><b>From the August 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>Years ago, I observed a group of graduate students in their …

Electric Guitar

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

The Six Most Valuable Guitars of All Time

<b>By Christopher Scapelliti</b><p>John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J-160E jumbo acoustic-electric flattop smashed world records when it sold for $2.4 million at …

Guitar

Family Detention Will Pulverize Kids

The number of young children detained with their parents is set to shoot up if the Trump administration gets its way.<p>The asylum-seeking mothers with …

Immigration

The differences between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder

When it comes to mental illness diagnoses, there are two that many people seem to mix up: borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>This …

Mental Health

What makes something truly addictive?

Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, …

Mental Health

I may be on antidepressants for the rest of my life – and I’m OK with that

This coming autumn will mark my seventh year of taking antidepressants.<p>It began when I was 19 and due to start university after an unplanned gap year …

Antidepressants

Living With OCD: A Day In My Life

You’ve probably heard “OCD” tossed around in conversation recently. You may have even used the term yourself. Colloquially, it’s become synonymous with wanting things to be neat, tidy and orderly but, really, it’s so much more than that.<p>Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an actual anxiety …

Mental Health

Guitar Fills: What to Play When Your Singer Shuts Up

A guitar solo may be the big moment in a song when you get to cut loose, but there are plenty of opportunities to support a song melodically …

Guitar

July 2018 Guitar World Gear and Lesson Videos

2<p>SHARES<p>These lesson videos are bonus content related to the July 2018 issue of <i>Guitar World</i>. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, …

Guitar

I Lived With Anxiety So Debilitating It Kept Me From Going Outside—Until I Finally Received a Surprising Diagnosis

It took 25 years to figure out what was wrong.<p>As a child, I didn’t trust the world would adhere to its own rules: what if the sun <i>didn’t</i> set, what if …

Mental Health

Five myths about Alzheimer’s disease

Older adults report that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is the thing they most fear about their future. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease characterized by increasing forgetfulness and confusion, eventually resulting in loss of independence and, ultimately, loss of self. Patients with …

Alzheimer's Disease

Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

Mindfulness

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

Horses, humans pair well in psychotherapy sessions

KNOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About 35 equine specialists and mental-health professionals from several states gathered at Lanham Family Farm in Knottsville …

Mental Health

When We Talk About Suicide, We Need to Talk About Addiction

No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice.<p><i>Trigger warning:</i> …

Mental Health

Bernie Sanders won't endorse own son's US House candidacy

If Bernie Sanders doesn’t receive a Father’s Day card on Sunday, the reason might not be hard to figure out.<p>The U.S. senator from Vermont has declined to endorse his son Levi Sanders, 49, a candidate for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, according to reports.<p>“He’s on his own,” the elder Sanders …

Middle-class

Researchers Discover New Link Between Chronic Dizziness and Psychiatric Disorders

Chronic dizziness is a condition that affects many people across the world. While in most cases it’s the result of a physical disorder, new research …

The Brain

The CDC Says U.S. Teens Are Having Less Sex, Doing Fewer Drugs—But Feeling More Depressed

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is out with an update on U.S. high school students’ health—and it’s a mixed bag. American teens are doing fewer …

Mental Health

Framus Debuts Stormbender Devin Townsend Teambuilt Guitar

1<p>SHARES<p>Framus has unveiled its new Stormbender Devin Townsend Teambuilt guitar.<p>The Stormbender Devin Townsend Teambuilt features a flamed …

Guitar

PRS Debuts New Limited Edition Model, "Paul's Guitar"

2<p>SHARES<p>During the annual Experience PRS event in Stevensville, Maryland, PRS debuted—in addition to three new limited edition semi-hollow guitars and …

Guitar

Severe Mental Illness Tied to Greater Risk of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

People with severe mental illness, particularly racial minorities, face a much greater risk of having prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, according to a …

Diabetes

An Alarming Number Of Adults May Be Taking Medications That Cause Depression Without Even Knowing It, Study Finds

More than one-third of U.S. adults could be taking prescription medications without realizing the potential side effect of depression and a higher …

Depression

7 apps to support your mental health and mindfulness

Life can be stressful. Very stressful.<p>Dealing with work, relationships, family, social media and the struggles of daily life can be a lot.<p>Finding …

Mental Health

More than a third of American adults take prescription drugs linked to depression, study says

More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs, including hormones for contraception, blood pressure medications and medicines for heartburn, that carry a potential risk of depression, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>The study …

Depression

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?," …

Electric Guitar

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance …

Medicine

Maximize the Melody: How to Make a Guitar Solo Sing

Last month, I discussed some of the differences between the studio and live stage environments. I cited the tune “What Hurts the Most,” which I …

Electric Guitar