What Happens When We Laugh
happens during laughter? It has to do with breathing, as neuroscientist
Sophie Scott explains, as well as emotions, and the voice. Studying the
mechanisms of laughter, she discovered it's a social, universal
expression not just in humans but even chimpanzees and rats.
Obesity Could Dim Women's Job Prospects
Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying
for jobs and, once hired, receive lower starting salaries than their
The ABCs of Behavior
Smith has learned to follow the ABCs of therapy when treating patients
-- antecedent, behavior and consequence. The approach was sparked by
Laura's dog, Sadie. Bone up on the details...
Why We're Becoming More Lonely
Being lonely is not just painful, it is a major contributor to a host of
health problems including depression, sleep problems, obesity and
And a new blog announcement... Please give Rita Brhel a warm Psych Central welcome over at her new blog, Attachment Matters, about how attachment styles can influence our choices in relationships, careers, and more.
Escalating Price of Abusing Porn
tsunami of accessible, affordable, and increasingly graphic Internet
pornography accessed via home computers, laptops, smart-phones and other
mobile devices we now carry in our pockets can, for some, cause not
only emotional, relationship and financial problems, but also sexual
Link Between Schizophrenia and Autism?
Scientists have labeled 33 genes as being associated with autism and
other related disorders and also found several of these genes to be
altered in people with schizophrenia.
5 Ways to Prevent Job Burnout
feels frustrated and frazzled with their jobs from time to time. But
burnout goes beyond the occasional bad day — or bad week. Burnout is a
silent condition induced by chronic stress that is characterized by
emotional or physical exhaustion, cynicism and a lack of professional
efficacy. Don't burn out!
Finding Healing When You're Broken
We humans break easily. Our feelings get hurt. Our self-esteem is
fragile. We hurt each other with words and actions. Time for some
The Forensics of Relationships
(Angst in Anxiety) - Do you find yourself repeating patterns in a
relationship? Do you find yourself attracted to a certain type of
Who Says ‘I Love You’ First?
(Healing Together for Couples) - You might be surprised by the answer. What Looks Can Tell About Personality
in Positive Psychology) - Morphopsychology is the analysis and study of
the facial morphology, used for personality evaluations. The process by
which the shape of one’s face interacts with the psychology is still a
mystery but that doesn't stop this blogger from delving into the matter.
How to Get the Most Out of Drug Rehab
(Addiction Recovery) - Drug rehab is an opportunity and an investment.
Like all investments, it can be strategically planned and implemented,
or it can be an opportunity squandered.
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Ask the Therapist Anxiety about Schizophrenia
I have a question about state i am currently in. I’m 22 year old female,
engineering student. 2.5 months ago my relative had a psychosis and was
diagnosed schizophrenia. As...
Losing Touch with Reality
I think I’m going crazy. I feel like I have split personalities and they
change back and forth between emotions. I’m seeing a therapist for
anxiety. Sometimes he seems like...
Can't Forget or Forgive
Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 2 years and we have a 4
month old together and I also have a child by my high school
On Meds but Still Have Issues
I am a very blessed person with a great support group. I have depression
and am on Celexa 20 mg one daily for it. I’ve been on it for
I’m 18 and for some time I have been debating whether or not I’m gay,
bi, or neither. The thing is that I am really turned on to other
Afraid of Men
I just realized today I have a serious fear of men. Any man whom I could
potentially be involved with. I am 21 years old. Ever since I was
small... Boyfriend Doesn't Trust Me
Hello. I have been with a boy for about 3 years. During this time we
have broken up and got back together many times. He is very jealous and
Dad's Leaving Me
I’m a 14-year-old guy. My dad has been dating this girl for a while and he decided to move in with her and her new kids. I do...
Me and my now husband started our relationship at the end of February
2010, and got married mid-April 2011. It's a different marriage as he
lives in Portsmouth due to...
Psych Central Answers Something's broken
At times I think my brain has something broken (screws loose maybe). I
cannot think or concentrate the way I used to. This episode has been
I have a 13-year-old daughter who suffers from selective mutisum and
broad spectrum disorder/not otherwise specified. Today I found that she
has been hurting herself...
Don't know what to do
I have been with my boyfriend for 10 months. We are both 26. We have had
our ups and downs, but even when I am being absolutely ridiculous...
I am really thinking of ending it. I have screwed up my finances again.
We could lose our house. This is the second time I have done this. My
Sis-in-law hates me
My sister-in-law is really angry and has has multiple outbursts
throughout the years. This time she got really mad at my husband,
mother-in-law and myself. She...
Weary of believing
I have been unemployed now for over 2 years, I started out with an
apartment in Brooklyn and now I live in a barn in Alabama (I'm not
I think I'm lost
So, I'm 21 years old. I go to community college, I work, and I find
miscellanious things to fill the rest of my time. I spent a majority of
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