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The Science of Creativity: Understand and Improve Your Own Creative Process

It might sound preposterous, even a little insulting, to think of creativity as something you can muster and "do better." There is this …

Study: Brain activity changes after memory retraining in TBI patients

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HRT instead of anti-depressants

For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved<p>I never saw it coming. Though I’d suffered some <b>postnatal depression</b> years earlier, I’d always considered …

How ketamine is revolutionizing the way we treat depression

I have practiced psychiatry for more than twenty years, so I know the power of psychotherapy and the power of medications to defeat depression and anxiety. I have witnessed hundreds of lives turn from despair to hope, from darkness to light.<p>During these twenty years, I have also witnessed …

Self-esteem

Wil Wheaton Describes What It's Like To Suffer From Anxiety, Then Get Help: 'I'm Not Just Existing, I'm Living'

Actor and writer Wil Wheaton is used to being interviewed about his work on TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory, but in the above video he opens up …

Mental Health

Obsessive compulsive disorder: myths, causes and treatments

<i>Most people have strange, intrusive thoughts. They can be embarrassing or completely irrational, so we don’t often talk about them. For some,</i> …

Mental Health

To All the Moms Dealing With Anxiety and Depression

Dear moms struggling with depression and anxiety,<p>I know how you’re feeling and you are not alone. That’s the first thing I want you to know.<p>I know …

Five Things Pixar's Inside Out Gets Right about our Emotions

Last weekend I went to the movies with my preschooler. It was a special theater adventure into which we snuck in a large purse full of popcorn. As …

The Brain

Everybody's Anxious: How Not to Let Anxiety Rule Your Life

Got anxiety?<p>(This post is for informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for medical or psychological evaluation or treatment. …

Mental Health

5 Reasons Anxiety Will Teach You Who Matters

<i>This article was originally published on MOGUL by Alexa Tanney</i><p>It happens sporadically, unknowingly and at irregular intervals.<p>Sometimes, I’m …

Treatments for Anxiety

<b>Treatments for Anxiety</b> are very important in our fast paced society. The uneasy feeling that accompanies a strange dog’s growl is the first line of …

Cognition

Why you’re so stressed out: Your brain transforms remote threats into anxiety

Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society. Continual reports about terrorism and war. A struggle to stay on top of …

Cortisol and Oxytocin Hardwire Fear-Based Memories

Do you have any deeply rooted fear-based memories associated with a traumatic life experience? In 2003, I was jumped and beaten up by three guys …

Psychology

5 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Stress Levels

The popular saying, “you are what you eat,” is especially true when it comes to managing stress and anxiety. Depending on your tolerance level, …

Nutrition

5 Steps for Managing Your Emotional Triggers

One of the many wonders of your brain is how masterfully it rationalizes your behavior.<p>Something occurs, you react, and then your brain instantly …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways To Stop Yourself From Being A Slave to Your Emotions

Emotions have a lot to do with our interpretation of an event. Emotional reasoning takes place when we assume something is true because of the way we …

Testing the “Extreme Female Brain” Theory of Psychosis

Up until recently, the imprinted brain theory (above) had only one serious rival: the so-called "extreme male brain" theory of autism (EMB). And that …

Autism

The X Factor: Genetics and Female Mental Health

As I pointed out in a previous post, women are at greater risk of many mental illnesses than are men. And as I also quoted authorities on the subject …

Mental Health

New Research Tools to Test Brain Injury

UCLA has released a new study of brain damages caused by concussions. The current study this spring involves retired football players, but UCLA says …

The Brain

Sometimes personal disadvantages are what makes a person stronger

This month I was invited to attend an interactive leadership seminar hosted by the renowned American executive business coach and mentor, Mark …

Abu Dhabi

Stop the Standardized Testing Circus | The Report | US News

(Getty Images)<p>It was like I was living an anti-testing blog post. My daughters were stressed and anxious about the upcoming state test. But here's …

Pre-lecture diagrams help students take better notes, learn more

Providing students with illustrative diagrams showing relationships among key concepts to be discussed in a lecture can boost student learning and …

The Creative Link Between Dyslexia and 3D Printing

I have dyslexia. Reading, writing, remembering and organizing are all difficult for me, and for the early part of my life – certainly until I was an …

3D Printing

Rugby World Cup: The making of England rugby captain Chris Robshaw

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chris Robshaw only took up rugby at the behest of a mother desperate to get her three boys out of the house.<p>More than two decades on, the England captain is 100 days away from leading his country at the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil.<p>For a player pushed into the game by a single mother …

Rugby World Cup

University Students Develop Learning Game for Dyslexic Kids

Three Kookmin University students created a set of gaming materials that children can use to learn to relate phonetic traits with words. (image: …