Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage
BEAUTIFUL ADVICE FROM A DIVORCED MAN AFTER 16 YEARS OF MARRIAGE Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had 1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry…
How to Identify & Manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, A Psychologist’s Perspective
“I thought OCD was just about constantly washing your hands or having to keep your desk tidy all the time.” Daniel sat in the chair across from me in my clinic, talking quietly, looking highly uncomfortable, eyes glancing nervously around the room. “I never knew it could ruin my life like this.” Lots of people experience intrusive thoughts or worries, or find themselves preoccupied with tidiness and wanting things to be “just so”. While it’s common to hear this kind of behavior described…
Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
Tips on making counseling a success story
As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness is still something that needs to be raised. Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder needs to be raised general...
Study examines how, why adolescence halts girls' interest in science
Past research has shown that enthusiasm for science is the same for girls and boys until a drop among females between fourth and eighth grades. Sociologists at Nebraska took a closer look at why this happens and found that gender norms, stereotypes and, interestingly, friendships may be playing a large role.
Facebook feelings are contagious: Study examines how emotions spread online
You can't catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from the University of California, San D ...
Study Examines Why Patients May Not Discuss Suicidal Thoughts During Doctor Visits Prior to...
Thousands of people in the United States die by suicide each year, and studies show many of them visited with a doctor in the month prior...
How to boost, protect cognitive function
Mental decline is “one of the most feared consequences of aging,” says Harvard Medical School. However, the institution points out that
How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory.
Study examines effects of cohabitation
Couples in Missouri who cohabit before they get married might be more likely to get a divorce, according to a new study. The ... Divorce
Debate: Should MS Therapy Be Changed If Cognitive Function Declines?
The decision to modify a disease-modifying multiple sclerosis therapy in the face of declining cognitive function could rest on whether the measure of decline marks worsening of disease.
Mind Control: How Parasites Manipulate Cognitive Functions in Their Insect Hosts
Neuro-parasitology is an emerging branch of science that deals with parasites that can control the nervous system of the host. It offers the possibility of discovering how one species (the parasite) modifies a particular neural network, and thus particular behaviors, of another species (the host). Such parasite-host interactions, developed over millions of years of evolution, provide unique tools by which one can determine how neuromodulation up-or-down…
Smart Exercise and Aging: How Exercise Improves Cognitive Function
Growing up is not the same as growing old; a thought that Peter Pan struggled to grasp, while Wendy Darling proved to be true. The former is a choice and latter is simply inevitable. Unfortunately, since we’re not movie characters, we’re forced to face this truth daily. Growing old means...
How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function
Bacopa Monnieri Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function Reprinted with the kind permission of Dr. Mercola.Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri), or moneywort, is a popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine that has been used in India for over three centuries. The bacopa herb is commonly known as a nootropic herb, which means that it can help repair damaged neurons...
Examining how sleep quality and duration affect cognitive function as we age
We all feel better, and can think more clearly, after a good night's rest. But new research underscores the importance of sleep quality and duration …
How Speech-language Pathology Can Help Cognitive Function
For individuals struggling with cognitive impairments from an illness or disease, speech-language pathology can help. Let’s consider a few diagnoses and its application.
Tips to prevent age-related memory loss and enhance cognitive function in elderly
The brain is very much capable of producing new cells at any age, it’s just about knowing those helpful tips to promote a healthy brain.
How Early Social Deprivation Impairs Long-Term Cognitive Function
A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults.