Why negative thoughts make some people depressed, while others quickly dismiss them.
“Sticky thoughts” are the hallmark of depression, research finds.
Bad things happen to most of us at some point, but some people take it worse than others.
This is partly down to the inability to mentally turn away from them.…
The drug takes effect within hours.
Ketamine — a type of anaesthetic — has anti-suicidal effects within hours of administration, new research finds.
The drug performed better than a commonly used sedative called midazolam.
The drug could be useful for those experiencing suicidal thoughts.…
…and how members of the most narcissistic generation ever react to the label.
People born between 1988 and 1994 — so-called “millennials” — are the most narcissistic generation ever.
At least that is their view and the view of both their parents and grandparents.…
Joy is a powerful tool for solving childhood challenges. Yet in our culture of doing, teaching, treating and pathologizing, too often we forget that when a child needs help, the first thing we should increase is joy. This is certainly true in my own field, child psychology, in which we often prioritize theories, techniques and analyzing behaviors over being present and building relationships.…
The behavior is linked to more white matter, the brain’s ‘superhighway’.
People who take calculated risks are likely to be smarter than average, research finds.
People making quick decisions and taking chances have more white matter in their brains.
White matter is sometimes called the ‘superhighway’ of the brain: it transmits signals and regulates communication.…
How to spot someone who is passive-aggressive and how to handle them.
Some people find it very hard to express their concerns directly.
Here are some of the ways that passive-aggressive people attempt to communicate their irritation:
Deliberately being inefficient.
Each exercise session was only 20-minutes long.
Short bursts of high-intensity exercise provide a considerable boost to memory, new research finds.
The study showed that healthy young adults increased their memory performance in a relatively short period of time.
Each exercise session was only 20-minutes long, during which they did short bouts of intense exercise.…
Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depression.
There is no one specific cause of bipolar disorder, new research finds.
not down to one chemical imbalance or one specific life event.
Rather, bipolar has many common features.
The results come from over 1,100 people who have been studied for over ten years.…
People felt their pets could tell when they were in trouble.
Pets can help people manage mental health conditions, particularly in times of crisis, new research finds.
People’s emotional relationship with their animals can be intense and they can provide welcome support.…
The mental slowdown is even bigger when a person is hungry.
Sugar causes people to perform worse on tests of memory and thinking skills, new research finds.
Participants consuming either table sugar (glucose) or fruit sugars (fructose) were worse at math, had slower reactions and showed poorer attention than a control group who had a sweetener.…