Narcissism Is Highest In People At This Age

Is there really a ‘narcissism epidemic’ among young people? People are at their most narcissistic when they are college-age, new research shows. Then, people’s narcissism slowly reduces over the years, on average. Professor Brent Roberts, who led the research, said: “The average college student scores 15 to 16 on the NPI scale, out of a possible 40. The average grandparent scores about 12. Based on that, if you use that as a natural metric, most people are not narcissists. And, perhaps most interestingly, narcissism declines with age.” The study found

Eating This For Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings Later in The Day

What you should eat for the ‘most important meal of the day’. New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day. The research comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that many teens skip breakfast and adolescent obesity has quadrupled in the last 30 years. Dr. Heather Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology who led the study, said: “Our research showed that people experience

Here’s Why Sleep Deprivation Makes You Feel Zoned Out

Why sleep deprivation feels like being drunk without drinking anything. Sleep deprivation disrupts communication between brain cells, new research finds. These disruptions can lead to temporary lapses in memory and even hallucinations. This helps to explain why sleep deprivation leaves people feeling so spaced out. Professor Itzhak Fried, who led the study, said: “We discovered that starving the body of sleep also robs neurons of the ability to function properly. This paves the way for cognitive lapses in how we perceive and react to the world around us.” The study

Empathy Is Killed By Popular Painkiller Found In 600 Different Drugs

Every week almost one-quarter of Americans use this drug. Acetaminophen — commonly known as Tylenol in the US and paracetamol elsewhere — reduces people’s empathy for the pain of others, new research finds. Acetaminophen is an ingredient in over 600 different medications, including being the main constituent of Tylenol. The ubiquitous painkiller does not just kill pain, it also kills our fellow-feeling. Dr Dominik Mischkowski, the study’s first author, said: “These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen. Acetaminophen

Meet our new therapist! –  Hannah Lenertz

Meet our new therapist! – Hannah Lenertz

Hannah Lenertz, MPS, LADC Hannah has clinical experience in treating individuals, couples, and groups, with issues related to grief, anger, depression, anxiety, relationships, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. She will be practicing out of our location. If you are interested in…

Meet our new therapist! – Katherine Borud

Meet our new therapist! – Katherine Borud

Katherine Borud, MA Katherine has clinical expertise working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families with issues related to anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and family or relational conflict. She will be practicing out of our location. If you are interested…