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Danny, a 43-year-old store manager, was stopped by the police for doing an illegal U-turn across a busy highway. As he explained, "Our lanes weren’t moving at all, and it was going to take forever to get to the next intersection.
Taking some time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, according to a new U.K. study.
Investigators at the Universities of Exeter and Oxford discovered taking part in self-compassion exercises can ease the body’s threat response, lowering heart rate and bolstering the immune system.
Codependency is learned. It’s based on false, dysfunctional beliefs we adopt from our parents and environment. The most damaging belief codependents learn is that we’re not worthy of love and respect — that we’re somehow inadequate, inferior, or just not enough. This is internalized shame.
ADHD affects the ability to manage life—particularly when situations require sustained effort, consistency, and planning. ADHD can undermine health, social relations, self-esteem, efficiency, and far more. Because of that broad impact, grades are not the bottom line for evaluating ADHD even in school. Educational law states that impairments related to ADHD, not specific grades, are the bottom line.
Researchers from the University of Iowa recently conducted a study, published in Journal of the American Medical Association, to determine the prevalence of the condition among children in the United States over the last two decades.
To do so, they used data from the National Health Interview Survey, an annual assessment of about 35,000 households. A total of 186,457 children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 from 1997 to 2016 were included in the analysis.
When it’s been about forever since you’ve actually been kind to yourself, it can be tough to know exactly what to say. Self-compassionate words might feel so foreign, unfamiliar and far away.
It won’t always feel this way. Because the more you practice, the more automatic and natural saying self-compassionate statements will become.
However, because you currently might be rusty, below you’ll find a list of examples you can say to yourself when you’re struggling, when you’re having a bad day, when you’re anxious, when you need comfort, when you need a pep talk, when you simply need some kindness.
A new study on the effects of medication prescribed to those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder suggests that teens and young people could face an increased risk of psychosis with certain drugs.
The study, conducted by researchers at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, looked at teens and young people who had recently begun taking two classes of drugs – amphetamines (marketed as Adderall and Vyvanse) and methylphenidates (marketed as Ritalin or Concerta) – used to treat ADHD.
Sophie and Paul came to couples therapy to work on their communication. When I asked them to be more specific about the problem, Sophie said, “I try to communicate all the time, but Paul just doesn’t talk.” Paul didn’t necessarily disagree: “The thing is, I’m a great communicator at work, but Sophie just gets so angry, it’s impossible to have a conversation with her.” At which point Sophie got angry, “It’s impossible to have a conversation, because you don’t talk! That’s what makes me angry!”