Behavioral Training Improves Brain ConnectionsA new study has demonstrated that intensive training of children with poor reading skills can increase connectivity in a particular brain region.
Memories Mirror Childhood RelationshipsMemory recall mirrors relationship changes across childhood. This is the finding of a study published online in the British Journal of Psychology.
Obesity Trends Will Snuff Out Health Benefits Gained by Decline in Smoking Rates, Study SaysUniversity of Michigan and Harvard Researchers Find That The U.S. Population Won't Live Longer Because Even Though They've Quit Smoking, More are Overweight
Instant messaging can help depressionThat pop-up message window may be an irritant to many of us, but new research shows it can be used as an aid to getting over depression.
Issues for DSM-V: Seasonal Affective Disorder and SeasonalitySeasonal affective disorder was first described in 1984 (1) and was incorporated into DSM-III-R as "seasonal pattern," a modifier to be applied to recurrent forms of mood disorders, rather than as an independent entity. It remains a modifier in DSM-IV.
Depression: Tragically MisunderstoodDepression is one of the most tragically misunderstood words in the English language. Why? The term has two starkly different meanings, depending upon the context.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Outcome for Generalized Anxiety DisorderThe present study has many strengths, but it also highlights some of the design difficulties that have plagued investigators in the labyrinthine endeavor to develop a more credible clinical trials research base for psychodynamic psychotherapy (3).
Do your kid's make smart choices?And isn't that our deepest wish as parents, educators and adults - to guide children in making smart choices that help propel them forward versus hold them back. No longer are children to be controlled but rather cultivated.
Seeing by Starlight: Celebrity ObsessionA few years ago, Britney Spears and her entourage swept through my boss's office. As she sashayed past, I blushed and stammered and leaned over my desk to shake her hand.
Empathy, Ethics and MoralityMost of us would agree that balanced concern for self and others constitutes a measure ofpsychological maturity and health.
Postpartum depression and the coupleThe stress and strain on the marriage is exacerbated if the woman is suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). The new mother feels overwhelmed, exhausted, sad, anxious and unable to cope with the baby and household chores.