Differntiating Depression from Laziness

People with depression often lack the motivation to do anything, which sounds very much like plain old laziness. However, there are some major distinctions between the two which could show that you might either be lazy, or you could be showing signs ...

Feb 13

Categories: Depression


Male susceptibility to autism linked to male hormones in early-stage ...

Autism has been thought of as an extreme form of the male mind, given the disproportionate percentage of males and females suffering from autism. New research has found that male susceptibility to autism linked to male hormones in early-stage brain ...

Feb 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Between The Lines

We may not feel it ourselves, but what we think often influences how we say it. The content might be perfectly normal, but it could come off as a totally different meaning compared to what was intended.

Feb 8

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


Virtual reality provides new insight into how different brain areas ...

Neuroscience has long since been a part of psyvhology, and for this study it is no different. New understanding on how the brain formulates memories can significantly facilitate new treatments in psychotherapy. A better understanding of how memories ...

Feb 2

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia


'Anxiety cells' identified in the brain's hippocampus

The discovery of anxiety cells in mice may shed new light on new and improved treatment methods for anxiety disorders. This is especially relevant as more suffer from anxiety, most commonly social anxiety.

Feb 2

Categories: Anxiety


Veering Away from Low Self-Confidence

Those with low self-esteem often engage in self-destructive, self-sabotaging behavior that he or she may not even be aware of. In this article, we attempt to dissociate self-sabotaging from having low self-esteem, and in so doing, hope to make that ...

Feb 1

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Self-Esteem


Cognitive training helps regain a younger-working brain

New research has surfaced expanding our understanding of the potential of the human brain. Losing one's memory due to old age was once presumed to be unavoidable, but scientists have hope that we could regain a younger-working brain even as we ...

Jan 31

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues


Assumptions: Our Own Worst Enemy

Overthinking can be a heavy burden for many of us to bear. Without asking the person in question what he or she might be thinking, we form our own views on the matter and often these are biased and untrue. In this article, we explore some reasons ...

Jan 27

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind

It is often hard to put ourselves in others' shoes to feel their pain if we have not experienced it before, even more so for mental illnesses. The pain that someone with schizophrenia goes through is even harder to comprehend, much less imagine. In ...

Jan 25

Categories: Schizophrenia


The Controversy of Being On Time

Everyone is well-aware that being punctual to meetings is something that should be adhered to, but what if things weren't so straightforward? In this article, we explore some reasons why being punctual may not be as good as it seems.

Jan 23

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


Tempering the Mind

You always hear the phrase "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" being thrown around, but what does it actually refer to? In this article, we explore the meaning of resilience and the steps we could take to become more resilient.

Jan 18

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


Waiting Constructively

We've all had moments where we wait expectantly for some important news to arrive, but sometimes it never does. When all we can do is sit and wait, we tend to look at the world around us, and this could birth some potential problems. In this ...

Jan 16

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


The Family That Dines Together, Stays Together

For many busy families, getting everyone to sit down at the table together for dinner can seem like an impossible task. However, family dinners can have a substantial impact on positive communication and increase bonds between family members of all ...

Jan 12

Categories: Family Problems


People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from ...

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Jan 11

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders


Can your Personality Change as you Age?

It's a question that goes to the heart of human nature - do our personalities change through life or stay essentially the same? You might think psychology would have a definitive answer, but this remains an active research question. This is partly ...

Jan 10

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Personality problems