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Learning to be more resilient may set you free from your struggles

Everyone wants to know what they can do to feel better, whether they struggle with depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, or some other difficulty. So, innumerable kinds of psychotherapy have developed to meet the need—with varying degrees of effectiveness. In the meantime, researchers have investigated the nature of psychological problems and found an interesting result. […]

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How Does Your Age Difference Affect Your Relationship?

How many years are between you and your significant other? Age differences in dating-relationships – and in marriage – are often a hot button topic for couples who are navigating 5, 10, or more years between them. The privilege of similar-aged couples is they might rarely think about this question; but the struggle for adult dating couples, […]

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How safe teens feel in their community environments contribute to how depressed they feel

Research on depression in adolescents in recent years has focused on how the physical brain and social experiences interact. A new University of California, Davis, study, however, shows that adolescents with large hippocampal volume were more, or less, susceptible to feelings of depression depending on how unsafe — or conversely — protected they felt in […]

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a disorder on the rise

The 6.8% of children aged 6 to 14 years suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), growing health problem in the pediatric outpatient clinics in health centers, as has noted the Andalusian association comprising these experts at a scientific meeting held recently in Seville.

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Researcher participates in identifying a possible biological marker of schizophrenia

The identification of these biomarkers helps develop simple and rapid tests that indicate the trend of onset of the disorder, without having been presented symptoms. Graduate in psychology, natural young Bollullos del Condado, now carried his doctoral thesis at the University of Sevilla.

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The use of animals has been and is central to the advancement of psychology

INTERVIEW, Dr. Estrella Diaz Argandoña talks about how experimentation with animal models has led to a deeper understanding and therapies that treat many diseases. Dr. Estrella Diaz Argandoña taught, among others, the subject ‘Animal Models for the Study of Psychological Disorders’ Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Brain and Behavior at the University of Sevilla. […]

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“Almonteño” researcher who studies diseases like Alzheimer’s at the Laboratory of Animal Behavior and Neuroscience

After living his childhood and adolescence in El Rocio, Huelva biologist has developed this intensive research, which led him in 2011 to Nicaragua with a grant from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development. A life experience that has been supplemented with the completion of the PhD and other projects, such as international study […]

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Visual Images Often Intrude on Verbal Thinking

Summary: When prompted to use verbal thinking, people create visual images to accompany their speech, implying visual thinking could be hardwired into our brains, a new study reports. Source: Harvard.

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How To Keep Kids With ADHD Occupied During The Summer

Introduction The summer is fast approaching, and the school year is very structured for kids with ADHD.  Are you looking for a structured summer for your child with ADHD?  If so, continue reading this article for some tips to keep a structured routine for your child during the summer.

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Toxic Mothers

How Do I Know if Mom is Toxic? Does your stomach clench when her number pops up on your caller ID? Do you grimace and roll your eyes when her voice whines from your voicemail? Does her impending visit fill you with dread? Do you clean like a fiend before her “white glove” test? Do […]

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Gene That Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes Identified

Summary: A new study reveals a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects. Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine. Study could lead to new methods for reducing risk of neural tube defects.

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Addicted to Approval?: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

The past few years have been full of hard but necessary lessons that I needed to learn about my relationships with others—their limits, boundaries, what healthy relationships are and are not. I realized that the foundation for some of my relationships (the unhealthy ones) was my need for attention and approval. This, of course, was futile, […]

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Family Involvement is Important in Substance Abuse Treatment

For family and friends of drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals, addressing the addiction is one of the most difficult aspects of helping the addicted person seek treatment. Often, over time, daily family involvement has only managed to enable the addict. Family members frequently do not know how to bring up the issue of addiction therapy, and […]

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How mindfulness practices can aid in emotional regulation.

As a coach and mentor, I often hear from my clients, “I wish I could control my mind,” wanting to stop negative thinking or feeling. Yet, this perspective can often increase frustration, anxiety or even depression, and make things worse.

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such as Facebook/Instagram can magnify negative psychological problems

Much has been written about the positive and negative impacts of social media, with particular reference to Facebook, which now has over 1 billion users. Research on the negative aspects of frequent Facebook use has focused on the possible relationships with negative psychological states and behavior such as anxiety, low self-esteem and narcissim.

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Are Sex And Religion Natural Enemies?

An interesting research study (Förster, Epstude, & Özelsel, 2009) found that asking people to think about sex subsequently improved their performance on analytical tasks requiring attention to detail. Getting them to think about love improved their performance on creative tasks. The underlying theory is that people think about sex in concrete and specific ways involving the […]

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Four ways to forgive yourself

“True confession consists of telling our deed in such a way that our soul is changed in the telling it.”     -Maude Petre We hear a lot about the importance of forgiving those who have harmed us, but what about forgiving ourselves? Is that important as well? I believe that it is. When we […]

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What to Do if it Happens to You?

Sexual Harassment: Washington County Commissioner Accused of Sexual Harassment.  Portage County Sheriff’s Major Accused of Sexual Harassment, Resigns.  UC Berkeley Fires Assistant Professor Blake Wentworth After Sexual Harassment Probe.  These are just a sample of news headlines over the past week.  Sexual harassment is obviously alive and well in America.

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