There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Ralph Lewis M.D. on November 10, 2018 in Finding Purpose
Lack of motivation and 'laziness' are often due to a short attention span. ADD/ADHD is most sensibly understood as one end of a normal continuum rather than a true disorder.
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on November 09, 2018 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
Former Silicon Valley giants recently united to alert us to the addictive, anti-democratic dangers of Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Here's what you need to know.
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
How can physiology theory help us to understand the recent spate of pre-midterm election violence in the U.S.? And why might the opioid crisis be making it worse?
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on October 20, 2018 in Your Neurochemical Self
The man who discovered the synapse wrote a book of career advice a century ago. His advice helps you stimulate your happy chemicals (dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin).
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in Time Travelling with Apollo
A recent study suggests that social media “likes” are just as rewarding to give as to receive.
By James Kuzner Ph.D. on September 18, 2018 in Shakespeare's Love Lessons
Worried your relationship has too much (or too little) excitement? Shakespeare can be of help.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on August 06, 2018 in Talking About Trauma
Creative obsessions as the primary side effect of prescription drugs!
By William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson on July 18, 2018 in The Self-Driven Child
Worried about your kids wasting their waning weeks of vacation? Balance, rest, and a sense of control are important to their growing brains.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on July 17, 2018 in All About Addiction
In the fight for causal domination, biology surely boasts one of the largest armies....But is addiction really a purely biological disease? And if not, then what is it instead?
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on July 09, 2018 in Finding Purpose
Our brains connect dots and see "signal" in meaningless "noise." We don't easily dismiss things as random or coincidental. Mental disorders amplify and distort this tendency.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on July 02, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Where to go on a first date? According to research, the answer is: somewhere that serves dessert. Sweets stimulate seduction.
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on June 21, 2018 in Your Neurochemical Self
Dopamine motivates us to seek novelty. Oxytocin motives us to fit in. Serotonin to be special. Fashion trends are natural for us mammals and you may find them in grandma's closet.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on June 15, 2018 in All About Sex
The sex-addiction industry says the affliction causes great harm, from sexual irresponsibility to divorce. Does it?
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on June 13, 2018 in Women Who Stray
Data about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are being collected. What rights do you have to control it?
By Rob Henderson on May 28, 2018 in After Service
Is it a match? Maybe not.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on May 25, 2018 in Black Belt Brain
Recent research shows mild traumatic brain injury increases the later risk of developing Parkinson Disease by 50 percent.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on May 25, 2018 in You Can’t Sit With Us
Boredom can be positioned as the upshot of tolerance. When everything is allowed, what is worth standing for, save intensity of experience?
By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on May 23, 2018 in Brain Chemistry
Your cat's poop may contain the potential to alter your behavior.
By Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D. on May 09, 2018 in 1-2-3-ADHD
Exercise is great for Your ADHD. But what's the best kind of exercise for ADHD?
By Mark D. Humphries Ph.D. on May 02, 2018 in Neural Processing
How ketamine tipped off the depression detectives
By Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D. on April 14, 2018 in 1-2-3-ADHD
So you think you know Dopamine? You might be surprised! Read on for the "Do's and Don'ts" about this incredible neurotransmitter.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on April 04, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Psychotic symptoms increase in frequency and severity as Parkinson’s disease progresses. Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments can be helpful.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on March 26, 2018 in The Superhuman Mind
Can a person who has no genetic predisposition become a monstrous serial killer? Desensitizing can go a long way.
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on March 16, 2018 in The Fallible Mind
Compulsive viewing and endless screen distractions block our ability to think and simply enjoy life. Here's 5 tips for reducing screen exposure and freeing up your time.
By Larry D. Rosen Ph.D. on March 11, 2018 in Rewired: The Psychology of Technology
Addicted (or Obsessed) by Tiny Red Dots