How to avoid raising a materialistic child
(University of Illinois at Chicago) If you're a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on the rise. But there's some good news. A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology suggests that some parenting tactics can curb kids' materialistic tendencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Role of diabetes nurse 'evolving' to plug mental health gap
Diabetes nurses are going above and beyond their call of duty to provide psychological support to struggling patients who are unable to access timely treatment elsewhere, according to a leading nurse in the field. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Synoste raises $6m for skeletal deformation tech
Medtech firm Synoste has raised $5.8 million (EU €5.1 million) to support its patented skeletal deformation correction tech. Funding came from Lifeline Ventures and AO Invest, the Finnish company said, and raises the total the company has raised to approximately $11.5 million (EU €10 million) so far. “Synoste is exactly the type of company that interests AO Invest; they have created not just a product but a platform that will enable various intelligent solutions from traditional intramedullary nails to flat plates that can be used in the treatment of extremely painful and psychologically debilitating condit...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Synoste Source Type: news

Journal to Withdraw Chronic Fatigue Review Amid Patient Activist Complaints Journal to Withdraw Chronic Fatigue Review Amid Patient Activist Complaints
The decision, described by the scientists involved as'disproportionate and poorly justified,'is being seen as a victory for activists in a research field plagued by uncertainty and dispute over whether CFS has physical and psychological elements.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

6 tips on how to prepare for healthcare costs in retirement
A 65-year-old couple can expect to pay $404,253 for medical care during retirement, while a 55-year-old couple planning to retire 10 years from now will be looking at a healthcare bill of $498,962. Admittedly, these can be sobering numbers, but don’t panic. Here are six tips for getting an early jump on paying for healthcare as you enter your golden years. 1. Don’t just save — save with a plan. Psychological studies have shown that abstract goals are harder to achieve than concrete o nes.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: U.S Bank Wealth Management Source Type: news

All You Need Is LSD review – Doctor Who meets Timothy Leary
Unity, LiverpoolDeparting from convention and reality, Leo Butler ’s simulated psychedelic experience crashes around with jolly abandonYou can imagine an Open University programme that sets out to explain the effects of hallucinogenic drugs. It would feature doctors in white coats talking about lysergic acid diethylamide alongside illustrations of molecule clusters and a few chemical formulae. What it almost certainly wouldn ’t do is mirror the experience of taking LSD. Where would it find the language to express the altered states and shifting perceptions of a mind-expanding trip?That ’s why playwrightLe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Fisher Tags: Theatre Stage Leo Butler Culture Psychology Drugs Birmingham Rep Source Type: news

Amazon and PepsiCo named 2018 HRM Impact Award winners
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with their foundations, announced Amazon and PepsiCo as the winners of the 2018 Human Resource Management (HRM) Impact Award for their programs that affect internal and global hiring needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female chimpanzees know which males are most likely to kill their babies
(University of Kent) Researchers from the Living Primates Research Group in the University of Kent's School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC), and the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, examined the behaviour of female chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, Uganda, where chimpanzees (at least in the study community) are particularly prone to committing and suffering infanticide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why ANXIETY reaches an all-time high during menopause - and 6 tips to ease the pain
Anxiety is a common symptom of menopause but it can often be overlooked. Dr Meg Arroll, a psychologist and women's health expert, reveals ways to tackle anxiety during this time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well - Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied
Well - being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For young adults receiving kidney replacement therapy (KRT), well-being and medication adherence are associated with psychological morbidity, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Clinical Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition
From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tickMost of my standup shows, whether about the behaviour of the bonobo ape or my addiction to celebrity narrowboat TV shows, are really me trying to work out what it is to be human and trying to see how wrong I am getting it.In middle age, I ’ve been trying to evaluate the knowledge accumulated from shouting at strangers for money over the last three decades. Where does anxiety come from? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with grief? How do we overcome impostor syndrome...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin Ince Tags: Books Oliver Sacks Culture Health, mind and body books Physics Richard Feynman Comics and graphic novels Alison Bechdel Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams Source Type: news

HCPC seeks new chair of the council
The Health and Care Professions Council Protecting the public The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Chair of Council Remuneration: £65,000 annual allowance Time requirement: approximately 3 days a week We are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article health care Source Type: news

Smiling does make you happier – under carefully controlled conditions
The idea that smiling changes the way we perceive things seemed like another casualty of social psychology ’s replication crisis – but something more interesting was going onIn 1988, Fritz Strack and colleagues publishedone of the most wonderful studies in psychology. They asked volunteers how funny they thought some cartoons were. While looking at the cartoons, some of the participants held a pen between their teeth without it touching their lips, while some others held a pen in their lips without allowing it to touch their teeth. (The participants believed they were testing out methods disabled people could u...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Paley Tags: Psychology Science Source Type: news

Selfish people have fewer children and earn less money
(Stockholm University) What happens to those who behave unselfishly and make sacrifices for the sake of others? According to an interdisciplinary study by researchers from Stockholm University, the Institute for Futures Studies and the University of South Carolina, unselfish people tend both to have more children and to receive higher salaries, in comparison to more selfish people. The results have now been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attending the 'best' high school may yield benefits and risks for students
(Association for Psychological Science) Parents often go to great lengths to ensure that their children attend top schools, surrounded by high-achieving peers who often come from advantaged backgrounds. But data collected from individuals over a span of 50 years suggests that these aspects of selective schools aren't uniformly beneficial to students' educational and professional outcomes in the following decades. The findings are published in Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which factors are linked with wellbeing and medication adherence in young adults with kidney failure
A new study led by the University of Bristol has evaluated important aspects of psychological health in young adults with kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), point to the need for additional efforts to address the wellbeing of these patients. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion:  A New Synthesis
Emotions, while ubiquitous across species and one of the most common topics of conversation, are still, it seems, misunderstood. Do emotions have biological roots and, if so, where? And how do physiological factors influence how emotions are felt, expressed, and understood? For Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson, developing a comprehensive science of emotions began with trying to create a framework that is scientifically rigorous, inclusive, cumulative, and yet provides clear operationalization of the relevant concepts of emotions. Their new book, The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis, offers a new way to understan...
Source: Psych Central - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anger Book Reviews Disorders General Grief and Loss Happiness Memory and Perception Neuroscience Personality Psychology Emotions Feelings The Neuroscience of Emotion Source Type: news

Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
In Chapter 6,“The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors HildeØsby and YlvaØstby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

How to Harness Your Anxiety
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICIA H. CLARK Tags: Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Memory Source Type: news

Do lovers always tease each other? Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) How partners in a romantic relationship deal with laughter or being laughed at affects their every day life, their relationship satisfaction and even their sexuality. This is one of the findings of a new study by psychologists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The paper was recently published in the 'Journal of Research in Personality'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three natural remedies that treat erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a bigger problem than it’s often given credit for. Its effects go beyond sexual satisfaction, influencing even its sufferers’ quality of life, relationships, and risk for psychological problems like depression. Although there are medications to address the problem, homeopathic treatments are seen as a safer option... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “ narcotics farm, ” would set the course of his life ’ s work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Kleber, Herbert D Source Type: news

Childhood trauma, depression linked to higher risk of longer-term fatigue in breast cancer survivors
This study highlights the variability in people ’s experience of fatigue after treatment, which ultimately will allow for more personalized treatments for cancer survivors. In addition to psychosocial predictors, cancer treatments were also associated with fatigue trajectories. “Now that we know some of the risk factors for fatigue, and understand who are most at risk, we can really try to target those women and take more preventative measures to help them earlier in the course of their cancer experience,” said Ganz, who is also a distinguished professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finding hope in the reign of a super-ego | Letters
Guardian readers respond to Gary Greenberg ’s essay on Trumpian psychoanalysisGary Greenberg ’s beautifully written but flawed account of the first two years of the Trump presidency highlights the limitations of using psychoanalytic concepts to explain wider political and social developments (Analyse this, The long read, 12 October).Far from Trumpism representing the return of “our archaic heritage”, our deep instinctual need to “consume, to pillage, to destroy, to wall out our neighbours and to hate people living in shitholes”, it is rather, like Brexit, a response to 30 years of neolib...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Donald Trump Psychology US news Science Mental health Society Protest World news US politics Source Type: news

Consumed by Instagram envy? Psychologists reveal four techniques to soothe your anger 
Instagram is wildly popular with a billion users, but its steady stream of photos filtered for perfection can inspire envy. But two psychologists told Daily Mail how curating your feed can ebb the anger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can COPD cause anxiety?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Partnership Is Key To Better Patient Programs
Online shoppers do not struggle when using Amazon or eBay. Over the last 20 years, ecommerce providers have coalesced around a common set of tools to help shoppers find what they want.As the healthcare sector focuses on developing digitized patient support programs, it needs to understand how a similar sense of usability will emerge.At arecent webinar, organized by eyeforpharma and S3 Connected Health, we polled 234 participants to understand how they see patient support programs (PSPs) developing.It is clear the stakes are high; 40% said they were'a significant way to make medicine more holistic', while 38% said PSPs woul...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim O ' Donoghue Source Type: news

Increased risk of death from accidents, alcohol or suicide in diabetics
Research, published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that diabetes patients may be at a higher risk of death from an accident, alcoholism or suicide due to the psychological burden of managing their disease. Independant (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Differential effect of level of self-regulation and mindfulness training on coping strategies used by university students - Fuente J, Ma ñas I, Franco C, Cangas AJ, Soriano E.
The purpose of this research was to verify, in a group of psychology students, whether mindfulness training in conjunction with the individual's level of self-regulation behavior would produce a change in the use of coping strategies. A total of 38 student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in perceived social support predict changes in depressive symptoms in adults with physical disability - de la Vega R, Molton IR, Mir ó J, Smith AE, Jensen MP.
BACKGROUND: Perceived social support has been found to be associated with depression, subjective well-being and psychological health in cross-sectional studies in people with physical disabilities. No longitudinal studies have been conducted to examine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Predicting e-bike users' intention to run the red light: an application and extension of the theory of planned behavior - Yang H, Liu X, Su F, Cherry C, Liu Y, Li Y.
Electric bike (e-bike) users in China have a high red light running (RLR) rate, contributing to a large number of accidents. This paper aims to examine the psychological motivation of e-bike users' RLR intentions. A survey questionnaire was designed employ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Interpersonal theory dimensions facilitate posttraumatic growth among suicide-loss survivors: an attachment perspective - Lev-Ari L, Levi-Belz Y.
We examined the psychological processes facilitating posttraumatic growth (PTG) among 124 suicide-loss survivors, focusing on attachment styles, perceive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An unhealable wound: left by suicide - Allphin C.
This article is about the author's experience of being left by suicide and the effect the experience had on her work as an analyst in the consulting room and as a member of psychological organizations. The effects are generalized to others who have been le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: systematic review and meta-analysis - Beaglehole B, Mulder RT, Frampton CM, Boden JM, Newton-Howes G, Bell CJ.
BACKGROUND: Natural disasters are increasing in frequency and severity. They cause widespread hardship and are associated with detrimental effects on mental health.AimsOur aim is to provide the best estimate of the effects of natural disasters on mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychological wellbeing benefits of simulated exposure to five urban settings: an experimental study from the pedestrian's perspective - Bornioli A, Parkhurst G, Morgan PL.
The potential health benefits of walking in attractive, predominantly built-up urban settings have not received much attention from scholars, despite the global need to increase walking levels in cities. The current experimental study assessed the affectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Psychometric characteristics of Duke Social Support Index among elderly suicide in rural China - Pan YF, Ma ZY, Zhou L, Jia CX.
We recruited 242 elderly suicides and 242 controls above 60 years to conduct face-to-face interviews by psychological autopsy to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) in rural China. DSSI had high internal consist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The role of parental affection and psychological control in adolescent athletes' symptoms of school and sport burnout during the transition to upper secondary school - Aunola K, Sorkkila M, Viljaranta J, Tolvanen A, Ryba TV.
INTRODUCTION: The transition from compulsory school to upper secondary school is a challenging period for adolescents. Especially challenging it can be for adolescents who aim to integrate two domains of achievement, such as an athletic career and academic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developmental precursors of relational aggression from late childhood through adolescence - Aizpitarte A, Atherton OE, Zheng LR, Alonso-Arbiol I, Robins RW.
Relational aggression-a psychological form of aggression-has numerous negative consequences for physical and emotional health. However, little is known about the risk factors that lead youth to engage in relational aggression. Using multimethod data from a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Financial impacts of cancer found to intensify disease burden among German patients
(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study conducted in Germany draws attention to the fact that the socio-economic burden of cancer is real in Europe too, and not only in the context of the US healthcare system where it has been associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The results to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich show that income loss is the main source of perceived financial hardship, and that this is associated with adverse psychological effects in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Psychopaths in the C-Suite?
(American Psychological Association) The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who are characteristically superficially charming but lack empathy, anxiety, or any sense of blame or guilt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
In her new book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Deb Dana offers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way out of trauma and back to finding joy, connection, and safety through enlightening theory, rich experiential practice, and practical steps. “The autonomic nervous system,” Deb Dana writes, “responds to challenges in daily life by telling us not what we are or who we are, but how we are.” Informing, guiding, and regulating our experiences, the autonomic nervous system tells us when we are safe and can proceed forward and when we are under ...
Source: Psych Central - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Neuroscience Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Stress Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System Deb Dana Polyvagal Theory Source Type: news

How irritating that smug couples have stumbled on the secret of a perfect relationship | Arwa Mahdawi
‘We-talk’ – constantly referring to yourself and your partner in the plural – is annoying. But it is also a sign that your relationship is solid. What else has science got to teach us about staying together?It ’s always we, we, we … have you noticed? We all know people who seem to have lost the capacity to talk about themselves as autonomous individuals the moment they couple up. “We’re doing well, thanks”; “We love spaghetti”; “We are thinking about buying an emotional support squirrel.”Irritatingly, it turns out that these people are not just ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Relationships Science Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

How to learn: boost your brain with a trip down memory lane
Anyone can be taught anything if they are inspired enough to pay attention – the key to remembering it is firing up the imaginationI first encountered memory techniques just after leaving secondary school. I ’d been struck down by an illness, and had to spend a few months in hospital. Needing a project to escape the boredom of the ward, I was unable to resist diving into memory techniques when a friend brought me a book calledLearn to Remember by Dominic O ’Brien (the “eight-time world memory champion”, I was reassured to learn).I still recall the delight at realising how simple and intuitive ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ed Cooke Tags: Health & wellbeing Memory Education Students Secondary schools Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
Anxiety seems like a simple, straightforward topic. After all, it’s a common emotion—everyone feels anxious from time to time. And it’s a common condition. In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect about 18 percent of adults every year. And yet there are many, many misconceptions. Misconceptions that affect how we view anxiety and how we see ourselves. Misconceptions that affect how we navigate anxiety and how we navigate our lives—limiting them and making them less joyful. We asked anxiety experts to share what they really want readers to know about anx...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Anxiety Disorder anxiety facts anxiety myths Source Type: news

A strong libido and bored by monogamy: the truth about women and sex
When a heterosexual couple marries, who ’s likely to get bored of sex first? The answer might surprise you…What do you know about female sexuality? Whatever it is, chances are, saysWednesday Martin, it ’s all wrong. “Most of what we’ve been taught by science about female sexuality is untrue,” she says. “Starting with two basic assertions: that men have a stronger libido than women, and that men struggle with monogamy more than women do.”Martin pulls no punches. Her bestselling memoirPrimates of Park Avenue cast her as an anthropologist observing the habits of her Upper East ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Sex Marriage Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Family Source Type: news

Book Review: Calm Clarity:  How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain
While there are many goals we may pursue in life — a better career, a better relationship, a greater sense of meaning, and deeper connection with those around us — they all start with first gaining a sense of clarity over what is getting in our way, what is helping move us toward our goals, and how we can begin to take ownership of our brains in a way that allows us to live the kind of lives we want. For Due Quach, a survivor of PTSD and a successful management consultant, understanding how to improve her brain function wasn’t just necessary, but advantageous. She writes, “It took many years for me ...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Happiness Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Self-Help Trauma Calm Clarity Due Quach Higher Self Inner Sage PTSD Source Type: news

Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp
Lifestyle habits matter when it comes to brain health, and the rewards of increased mental stimulation can be seen in a very short space of timeSharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having trouble focusing her attention. She was worried because her grandmother got Alzheimer ’s disease at the age of 79, and Sharon felt she might be getting it too – just a lot younger. I said it was highly unlikely that Shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gary Small Tags: Health & wellbeing Memory Life and style Mental health Psychology Source Type: news