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#5. Depressed People Are Constantly Miserable and Alone DPhoto/iStock/Getty Images Despite what we see in pop culture, depression is not a constant parade of doom and despair. That's one of the reasons people have so much trouble noticing that their friend is depressed -- how could Steve be depressed when he hosted...
Doctors have been prescribing books to help treat patients with depression in hopes that reading will help them find connections. Under a new program that launched in June by Britain’s National Health Service, primary care physicians may recommend specific titles to patients diagnosed with mild to moderate depression. “Bibliotherapy” is based in part on research...
If I was creating my own reality, it was a crappy one. Things looked good from the outside, but inside it was depressing as a bologna sandwich. Even though I couldn’t afford the luxury of negative thoughts, they kept multiplying. It was like playing Whack-a-Mole. There are many very good...
Dreams are thoughts, emotions and the images shaped by them, which are encountered when asleep. One has dreams during the rapid eye movement sleep. Various theories on dream interpretations exist but the real purpose of dreams is still unknown. Dreams are closely associated with human psychology. Research shows that...
Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. It usually begins in childhood or as a teen and continues into their adult lives. Antisocial personality disorder is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy...
Would we be happier if we got the balance right? Probably not! We cling to the fantasy of work-life balance because it’s hard to admit that we can’t stay on top of the many demands we face. We prefer to imagine that there’s a recipe for holding it all together. So...
4 tips to help you make up your mind "Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will." ~ Warren Farrell 'Fear of commitment' is a well-known phrase. We hear it in the media, as well as use it to describe ourselves...
What Is Cognitive Dissonance? People tend to seek consistency in their beliefs and perceptions. So what happens when one of our beliefs conflicts with another previously held belief? The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is...
Here are seven simple tips to nip a new friendship in the bud or to sabotage an existing one: 1) Lay back Abrogate all responsibility for the friendship to your friend. Let your friend do all the planning-including where, when and what. When you do get together, don't initiate any conversation,...
Jump in and take a look at some interesting data from the AAA on how gender steers our driving skills. Are women drivers really so bad, or are men worse? According to AAA, the answer is yes… and no. Here’s the scoop: Men take more risks. In studies, men as a whole...
Most people reckon they know how to handle their emotions. It’s easy, right? You control them, you manage them (lest they manage you), and you get on top of them. This is all advice that’s been touted loudly and long about how to ‘best’ your emotions. Well, guess what?...
If workplaces had nap rooms, multitasking was frowned upon, and meetings were held during walks, we'd be vastly more productive. 1. Exercise boots brain power Wondering whether there is a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? The answer is yes. Just about every mental test possible was tried. No matter how it...
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Everyone has heard of cancer or HIV, but what about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency? Or even Dercum’s disease? Aside from the more common ailments that may affect us or our loved ones, and garner the attention of the press or charities, there are a lot of other ways...
In nature, the psychopath feels no pain beyond his own, an island unto himself in an emotional wasteland. As many as one percent of people — and nearly one in every four inmates in American prisons — may exhibit traits consistent with the personality disorder of psychopathy: a lack of...
"I have super powers," a girl named Megan whispers to her doctor on a recent episode of the TV show Grey's Anatomy. That's her explanation for how she's able to withstand nasty gashes and being hit with a baseball bat—all without feeling any pain. Megan actually has a rare genetic disorder that...
It's normal to feel nervous in some social situations. Going on a date or giving a presentation may cause that feeling of butterflies in your stomach, for instance. But in social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, everyday interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment. Social anxiety disorder is...
Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) listed borderline personality disorder as a diagnosable illness for the first time. Most psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use the DSM to...
As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be. We suddenly can't remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance's name, or the name of an old band...
What does the future hold for the institution of marriage? I ask because we’re constantly hearing about the ‘deinstitutionalisation’ of marriage. Marriage no longer occupies the central, solid role it once did, divorce is on the rise and people are getting married later. All these seem to point to...
Scientists called for more research and regulation into tattoo inks Say nanoparticles of ink could accumulate in spleen and kidneys Scientists warn 'no doubt substances can be toxic' Toxins from tattoo ink could be absorbed into the body and cause cancer, scientists have revealed. Experts believe ink nanoparticles could enter the bloodstream and...
It’s normal, on occasion, to go back and double-check that the iron is unplugged or your car is locked. But if you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors become so excessive they interfere with your daily life. No matter what you do, you can’t seem...
General Accident Insurance Research reveals that over 200,000 working days are spent on personal admin each week. The research follows as 73% say they lack adequate support to complete admin tasks any time. A staggering 36% of workers admit they spend an average of 38 minutes a week carrying out...
Gaming Addiction is a Manifestation of Adrenaline Addiction: Dr. Archibald Hart, a leading expert in adrenaline addiction, believes that the most dangerous drug today is excitement or the adrenaline that produces it. Dr. Hart, a self-professing former adrenaline addict himself, has an excellent book out entitled Thrilled to Death. He...
The mental bandwidth needed to deal with being poor leads to poor financial decisions, suggests an experiment that traveled from a New Jersey mall to villages in India. Just being broke, in and of itself, damages people's abilities to make good decisions in a way roughly equivalent to losing 13...
Know how to organize your time If you are dyslexic, you most likely already know that it takes you longer and you may have to work harder than non-dyslexics to accomplish tasks that require reading and writing, in particular. And, therefore, it is very important that you know how to...
Even the finest competitive athletes occasionally find themselves struggling with negative attitudes, or becoming too focused on physical pain during training or racing. They strive, like the rest of us, to keep moving forward in spite of the negative beliefs and internal chatter that goes on inside the mind...
In a world where social media Web sites spread news of engagements and breakups, job gains and losses, or even news of life and death, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Web sites such as Facebook help you keep up with friends and family, but you're realizing how easy it...
It’s a concept that can be difficult to come to terms with, but like it or not our intellect (or our perceived intellect) can often work against us in life. The indications are all there once you have the eyes to see them. Have you fell into the “I...
The rapid beating of heart, the urge to move out to some other place and the constant panicky feeling, how many of us can really say that we like being anxious? The answer is that we do not, so how can we deal with it? The first step that you...
Psychopaths have long been portrayed as non-sympathetic individuals incapable to empathizing with others and therefore very capable of causing others pain. Now, however, new research from the Netherlands has found that individuals with psychopathy are in fact capable of feeling empathy, but less readily than others without the condition, according to...