Sleep Science Still in Early Stages

-Rick Nauert, PhD A new research review finds that sleep remains an enduring biological mystery with major clinical relevance. Thomas Scammell, M.D., of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and colleagues discovered that in recent decades, new technologies have allowed neuroscientists to identify multiple brain circuits that govern the sleep/wake cycle, as well as theContinue reading “Sleep Science Still in Early Stages”

9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now

-Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. When you’re feeling anxious, you might feel stuck and unsure of how to feel better. You might even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. You might hyperfocus on the future, and get carried away by a slew of what-ifs. What if I start to feel worse? What if they hate myContinue reading “9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now”

Parents: Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First!

-Holly Brown, LMFT In the event of an airplane crash, you’re supposed to secure your own oxygen mask first before attending to your children. The same advice applies to parenting. Parenting is challenging, no doubt. Kids are incredibly skilled button pushers, from remarkably young. Sometimes that’s accidental on their part; sometimes it’s intentional. But regardless,Continue reading “Parents: Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First!”

What’s My Attachment Style and Why Does It Matter?

-Sharon Martin, LCSW If you’re in an unhappy relationship, feel stuck in a pattern of failed relationships, or can’t seem to find Mr. (or Ms.) Right, your attachment style may be the reason. We all learn about human relationships from our first relationships – those with our parents or primary caregivers. Understanding your attachment styleContinue reading “What’s My Attachment Style and Why Does It Matter?”

A “Natural” Treatment for ADHD

-Neil Petersen Do you ever get ads trying to sell you such-and-such natural supplement that will treat ADHD? You can thank targeted advertising for that. It occurred to me, though, that there’s one “natural” ADHD treatment that definitely isn’t a scam … nature. OK, so it might be a stretch to call nature an ADHDContinue reading “A “Natural” Treatment for ADHD”

6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression

-John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Lots of people walk through life trying to hide their depression. Some people with hidden depression can conceal their depression like pros, masking their symptoms and putting on a “happy face” for most others. People with concealed depression or hidden depression often don’t want to acknowledge the severity of their depressiveContinue reading “6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression”

Meditation Can Benefit ALS Patients

– Janice Wood An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to new research. In a randomized, open-label, and controlled clinical trial that included 100 patients, participants who underwent meditation training scored higher on a questionnaire specifically developed to assess qualityContinue reading “Meditation Can Benefit ALS Patients”

Rat Study Finds Sons of Fathers Who Use Cocaine at Risk for Learning Disabilities

-Janice Wood Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk for learning disabilities and memory loss, according to a new animal study. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania say the findings reveal that drug abuse by fathers — separateContinue reading “Rat Study Finds Sons of Fathers Who Use Cocaine at Risk for Learning Disabilities”

Ethics Often Drives Millennial ‘Job Hopping’

-Traci Pedersen Many younger millennials get a hard time about their sensitivities on political and employment issues, including their tendency to job hop. A new study published in the journal Sustainability indeed finds that young workers often leave a job because of a disconnect between their own beliefs and the workplace culture. “Fewer people of this generation areContinue reading “Ethics Often Drives Millennial ‘Job Hopping’”