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Why psychedelics like magic mushrooms kill the ego and fundamentally transform the brain

Estalyn Walcoff arrived at the nondescript beige building in Manhattan's Gramercy Park neighborhood on a balmy August morning, hours before the city would begin to swell with the frenetic energy of summer tourists. She was about to face a similar type of chaos — but only in her mind.<p>Pushing open …

Consciousness

Got ADHD? The Answer May Not Be What You Think.

Photo by MattysFlicks<p>ADHD is commonly understood as difficulty sustaining attention, disregarding irrelevant stimuli, and organizing information …

7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

Antidepressants aren’t as effective as we thought — and shouldn’t be the only treatment for depression

This continues to increase despite mounting evidence they are not especially effective.<p>My colleague Andrew Chanen and I have just published an article that describes the apparent falling effectiveness of the medications. We argue that doctors have become too reliant on them.<p>When medications are …

Mental Health

Can This Interactive Map Of Emotions Bring World Peace? The Dalai Lama Thinks So

The task of healing humanity may seem too lofty a goal for some. But Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is not the kind of man who is easily deterred.<p>The Dalai Lama has teamed up with renowned psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman to build an "Atlas of Emotions" that aims to map out all of the feelings that …

Mindfulness

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Parenting

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But have you ever considered your personal definition of success? Although society typically …

Mindfulness

4 Mental-Health Apps That Are Cheaper Than Therapy

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>There are so many reasons why people aren’t in therapy when they’d like to be. …

Affective lability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The boundaries between the affective instability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder have not been clearly defined. …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

American Psychiatric Association

Masturbate Your Way To A Better Sex Life

Photographer: Lori Kaye<p>"Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -- Woody Allen<p>Just a couple of generations ago, masturbation was completely taboo. Those who admitted to taking part were stigmatized. Some parents scared their adolescent children by telling them, "You'll go …

Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed

However, I have yet to encounter research that focuses on the effectiveness of using apps designed solely to enhance the social and emotional health …

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions

So you think that you’re a rational person and that those psychological tricks that work on the masses won’t work on you? Well, the following …

Psychology

This infographic shows the surprisingly simple basics of mindfulness meditation

Studies suggest that meditation does all sorts of great stuff for you, like increasing memory and awareness while decreasing stress and negative …

Here's What 9 Common Drugs Including Caffeine, Weed, And Alchohol Do to Your Brain

Flakka is here, and we're still trying to figure out what it does.<p>A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colourful kaleidoscope of dancing …

Magic Mushrooms

Better Than Zoloft For Depression: Rhodiola

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Five Areas of Therapeutic Self-Care To Heal From Anxiety And Depression

Mindfulness of breathing meditation

This is an experiment in translating the guided meditation process into writing. It’s not a replacement for actual seated meditation, but you can use …

7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

Why You And Your Boss Need To Work On Your Emotional Intelligence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There’s a familiar childhood warning of counting to 10 before speaking when you’re angry. From a young age, we’re encouraged to have emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Pain Chart

Nine Books Recommended by Top Psychologists

Psychologists are a discerning bunch when it comes to books. Because of their insider’s view of mental health and psychology, they’re able to sharply …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

If Narcissus had been on Facebook – Study examines personality as revealed by Facebook updates

Your Facebook friends may be revealing more about themselves than they realize when they update their status, according to a Brunel University study. …

Psychology

Ecstasy therapy approved for trial in Marin County

Three decades after the U.S. government slammed the door on ecstasy, a team of Marin County therapists has gotten permission to use the popular party drug in a study designed to reduce anxiety among people with cancer or other life-threatening disease.<p>Dr. Philip Wolfson, a San Anselmo psychiatrist …

Marin County

The Scary Psychology Of 'Dark' Perfectionism

It's one thing to expect the best from yourself. But it's a completely different thing to expect the best from everyone around you.<p>Perfectionists, though often high-achieving and highly motivated individuals, can set almost impossibly lofty goals for themselves. Psychologists have linked …

Psychology

Your Therapist Is Better at Handling Emotions Than You Are

Impressive findings from the other side of the therapy couch: your therapist is better at regulating her emotions than you are, according to a small …

Holistic Medicine