Blood Test Predicts Which Antidepressant Will Work

New blood tests could take the guessing out of antidepressant prescriptions. Up until now doctors have essentially been guessing which antidepressant medication might work for patients. But now researchers have identified a blood test that could help. Dr Madhukar Trivedi,…

The Clothing That Makes People Appear More Intelligent

How to use clothes to appear more competent. Wearing more clothing makes you look more competent, a study finds. Something as simple as taking off a sweater is enough to make you look less competent, the researchers found. The finding…

How Playing A Musical Instrument Boosts Brain Health

People in the study listened to and then played a Tibetan singing bowl. Playing a musical instrument can help protect against cognitive decline. The reason is that learning to play changes the brain’s ‘wiring’, new research finds. The neuroscientists found…

Feeling Blue? Listen To This Type of Music

“Where words leave off, music begins.” ― Heinrich Heine Beautiful but sad music can help improve mood when people are feeling blue, research finds. For the study 220 people recalled something depressing that had happened to them. They then recalled…

DBT-Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance (When you cannot keep painful events and emotions from coming your way.) What Is Radical Acceptance? 1. Radical means all the way, complete and total. 2. It is accepting in your mind, your heart, and your body. 3. It’s when you stop fighting...

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DBT – What Emotions Do for You

What Emotions Do for You Emotions Motivate (and Organize) Us for Action Emotions motivate our behavior. Emotions prepare us for action. The action urge of specific emotions is often “hard-wired” in biology. Emotions save time in getting us to act in important...

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DBT – How Skills

Taking Hold of Your Mind: “How” Skills Non-judgmentally See, but don’t evaluate as good or bad. Just the facts. Accept each moment like a blanket spread out on the lawn, accepting both the rain and the sun and each leaf that falls upon it. Acknowledge the difference...

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DBT – WHAT Skills

Taking Hold of Your Mind: “What” Skills Observe Notice your body sensations (coming through your eyes, ears, nose, skin, and tongue). Pay attention on purpose, to the present moment. Control your attention, but not what you see. Push away nothing. Cling to nothing....

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