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By Tara Peris Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Touchy Subject
Can psychotherapy help patients with BFRBs? Yes, if the therapist takes the right approach.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shame
Christopher Lasch long ago identified a pervasive "culture of narcissism." American culture today instead displays features more characteristic of borderline personality disorder.
By Christopher Bergland on March 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 05, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A 2018 study indicates that differences in cognitive function can be detected at a very early age in individuals who are later diagnosed with schizophrenia.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 02, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that gender differences in support for legalizing marijuana reflect whether one has ever used it oneself.
By Amy Copeland, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Cycles of Addiction
New research provides some answers.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Media Spotlight
Despite countless news stories about abuse by clergy, actual research on its impact on victims has been scarce. A new review examines why.
By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
Should presidential candidates try to lose weight prior to running for office?
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on February 27, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Why do our screens seem irresistible? The "Vegas Effect" is one of the reasons. Through understanding, resistance is not futile.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Supersurvivors
As people live longer, a new stage of life has emerged. Here’s what all of us can learn from people who find meaning and happiness in their 60s and 70s.
By Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, Ph.D. and Abigail Marsh, Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in For Goodness’ Sake
Giving gifts feels good. Does that make the act of gift-giving fundamentally selfish?
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 Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on October 01, 2018 in Click Here for Happiness
Feeling really amped up or upset about something? Try these fast-acting strategies to get your emotions under control.
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 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 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 Rob Henderson on May 28, 2018 in After Service
Is it a match? Maybe not.
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 Christopher Bergland on November 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A pioneering new Yale-led comparative analysis of human, chimpanzee, and macaque brains offers fresh clues about what makes the human brain unique.
By Joel Frohlich on September 19, 2017 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
A back-of-the-shelf anesthetic induces all the symptoms of schizophrenia—but only in adults. What does this reveal about brain development and the nature of schizophrenia?