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Will Your Gamer Survive College?

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 26, 2016 in Mental Wealth
If you're concerned about your son's video game habits spinning out of control when he goes to college, you're right to be worried—but here's what parents can do.

This is Your Child's Brain on Video Games

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 24, 2016 in Mental Wealth
Playing video games presents an "evolutionary mismatch": A fight-or-flight response unaccompanied by a physical discharge of energy. So guess where all the energy goes?

Study Pinpoints Brain Circuitry of Emotional Decision-Making

By Christopher Bergland on September 20, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
We all know the gut-wrenching feeling of making a tough emotional decision. Recently, MIT neuroscientists pinpointed the brain mechanics behind emotional decision-making.
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How Drum Circles Can Improve, if Not Cure, Your Depression

Have you ever wondered how people used to treat depression before prescription medications were invented?

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Is Your Son or Daughter Being Tutored by Amphetamines?

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on May 11, 2016 in Thicken Your Skin
It is becoming common for high school students to use amphetamines to study. Here is what can be done about it.

I Am a Thin Person in an Obese Body. Not.

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 07, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
Climbing out of the quicksand of slow metabolism.
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3 Ways Parenting Can Improve Your Addiction Recovery

Even when you think you’re at your worst, as a parent in recovery, you’re still modeling for your child what it takes to be a responsible adult trying to build the best future.
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3 Ways Drug Possession Decriminalization Fights Addiction

Decriminalizing drug possession & providing greater funding for evidence-based treatment in every part of the nation would improve our communities, making them healthier and safer.
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Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Mental illness can distort your perspective of the world around you as well as how you see yourself.

Are Tattered American Dreams Destroying Our Nation's Psyche?

Why are Americans self-destructing in record numbers? Tattered American Dreams and malcontent may be driving our nation's suicide epidemic and opioid addictions.

Stacking the Odds in Favor of the Future

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Talking to Killers

A former prison psychologist painstakingly interviews two child serial killers whose sexual fantasies formed an unrelenting addiction.

Where Do You Go After Trust Has Been Broken?

You don't have to resort to spying or testing your partner. Decide how you want to live and live that way.

Marijuana for Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 04, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
The historians tell us that, as early as 5,000 years ago, Chinese texts documented the medicinal benefits of Cannabis sativa extracts unrelated to its psychoactive properties.

Eating Disorder, Sexual Paraphilia or Something Else?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 04, 2016 in In Excess
Zoophagia is the practice of eating live animals and/or drinking their blood. But what do we know about this rare human behaviour?

What Is A Digital Fast And Should I Go On One?

The answer depends on how you see your relationship with technology.

Three Phases of Addiction

Strong evidence suggests that addiction is a brain disease. Three stages of addiction involving changes in specific brain regions have been elucidated.

Don’t Just Say ‘NO’ to Drugs – Say ‘YES’ to Life

By Rubin Khoddam on May 02, 2016 in The Addiction Connection
Want to protect your kids from drugs? See how putting them in extracurricular activities can help!

Facebook Free: Aftermath

Are there benefits from taking a break from social media?

The Neuroscience of Binge Drinking

What drives people to binge drink? Groundbreaking research has identified the brain mechanics of binge drinking and pinpointed a way to 'put the brakes' on binge drinking.

Is Your Cell Phone Your Best Friend?

Is your cell phone your best friend? How to avoid becoming the tool of your tools.

Creating Boundaries with Your Adult Child

Are you overwhelmed, stressed out, and racked with guilt in trying to decide how to best help your adult child?

Addicted to Romantic Suspicion

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on April 30, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
When you are absolutely 100% sure he or she is cheating, and you are absolutely 100% dead wrong every time.

Ditch Perfection and Embrace Progress

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in A Family Affair
Does the voice of perfectionism shout at you? You can learn how to quiet it down.
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The Case Against Medical Marijuana in Brazil

Without reliable scientific evidence, it’s naïve to say that marijuana is a light or therapeutic drug.

Top 5 Ways Biofeedback Can Change Your Life

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in All About Addiction
Are you turning to pills to make your life better? Biofeedback and neurofeedback could be the answer you're looking for.
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Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About

Talk with them about it; a small thing like checking in on someone to see how they are can mean the world to a person dealing with a stigmatized disorder.

Six Hallmarks of Codependence

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 in Presence of Mind
Before you label someone as codependent, or identify as codependent, make sure you understand what codependence is.

Sneezy Does It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 in In Excess
There are reports in the medical/psychological literature dating back to the 1890s of sexually induced sneezing in both men and women. But what more is known about the phenomenon?
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The Power of Small Decisions

Choices that create an undesirable way of life are made one day at a time.

Are You Having Enough Sex?

By Ryan Anderson on April 25, 2016 in The Mating Game
People often wonder what other people do in the bedroom. The evidence might surprise you.

Women, Blackouts, Sexual Assault, and Slut Shaming

By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
Alcohol blackouts leave women very vulnerable to sexual assault.
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Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse

Here are four reasons you should pay more attention to alcohol abuse among the people in your life.