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"Donald Trump suffered 'child abuse' at the hands of his father', the President's niece will claim in her explosive memoir...."

"Mary calls Fred Sr a ‘high functioning sociopath’, marked by a lack of empathy, a facility for lying and a lack of interest in others.... 'Donald's mother became ill when he was two and a half, suddenly depriving him of his main source of comfort and human contact. His father, Fred, became his only available parent. But Fred firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty, and kept to his twelve-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week job at Trump Management, as if his children could loo...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Law, Donald Trump, Donald, Mary, Fred, Ann Althouse, Trump's family, Trump Management, Fred Sr


Predicting PTSD symptoms becomes possible with a new test

10-15% of people visiting emergency rooms eventually develop symptoms of long-lasting PTSD.Early treatment is available but there's been no way to tell who needs it.Using clinical data already being collected, machine learning can identify who's at risk. The psychological scars a traumatic experience can leave behind may have a more profound effect on a person than the original traumatic experience. Long after an acute emergency is resolved, victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cont...
Tags: Psychology, New York City, Mental Health, Ptsd, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Algorithm, Atlanta Georgia, Nature Medicine, Katharina Schultebraucks, Schultebraucks


Teenage Daughter Feels My Boyfriend Is Inappropriate

I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years. He has been around my daughter since she was 12. He never touches her much but she has always greeted him with a hug. At 16 she is now growing into a woman. She is curvy and has breasts..much different from 4 years ago. Recently she said to me that she feels uncomfortable with how my boyfriend has touched her on two occasions. The first incident was a hug that he gave to her from behind with his hands placed on her hips and the second incident was him p...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Parenting, Safety, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Dating


Psychology's five major perspectives explained

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior, but did you know there are actually 5 different perspectives to psychology? The earliest study of human psychology can be traced back to 400-500 BC.The biological approach, the psychodynamic approach, the behavioral approach, the cognitive approach, and the humanistic approach offer valid yet opposing ideas on why humans behave the way we do.Human beings are fascinating. Have you ever wondered why some people can remember certain dates...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Intelligence, Choice, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Self, Personal Growth, Wilhelm Wundt


Can You Overcome An Abusive Childhood?

I was asked how a person might overcome childhood abuse. When a parent abuses a child, it’s as if he or she sets them on a track like a train.  If that train does not work to jump that track, … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Abuse, Astrology, Real Life, Mom and Dad, Sexual-abuse


I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

I don’t know what’s happening to me. I keep hearing things and seeing things that are terrifying me, but whenever I tell my parents about it, they just say they don’t see/hear anything. To make it even worse, they start belittling and insulting me for it (they’ve actually just been doing that unprovoked lately). I feel like I’m a burden towards my family and I just want these feelings to go away. Overall, I’ve just been feeling empty, like I’m worthless and just cause problems. I don’t want to b...
Tags: Psychology, Bullying, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Verbal Abuse


Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.Crisis times tend to increase self-centered acts. Why do so many people seem so selfish these days, putting their needs first? The coronavirus has not only decimated our population and placed lives on anxious hold, it has also been a test of character. A test that, by and large, we appear to be failing. People are at each...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Society, Brain, Yale, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Paul Krugman, Ucla, Self, Social Psychology, Yale University, Nature Communications, Peter Singer, University of Zurich


My Neighbor Is Psychoanalyzing Me

From a man in the U.S.: I had a very contentious exchange with a neighbor. My hopes were that we could put things behind us and move past it. He wanted me to “understand” my failings, but he evidently wanted me to figure it out from his scattered evaluations of various actions, words and behaviors of mine. I tried to address the criticisms individually, but his point in hindsight seemed to be I was missing a pattern. He would say “you’re not listening” and when I told him I was trying to, he sai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bullying, Relationships, Therapy, Anger Management, Neighbor


Having anxiety and agoraphobia holds you back. But there are positives to be found…

If I hadn’t experienced anxiety and agoraphobia and the therapy that resulted from them, I wouldn’t now understand human complexities as I do, writes Charlotte LevinI sometimes wonder about my parallel life: the one in which I attended drama school, became a respected actor, travelled the world and ended up marrying Louis Theroux after meeting him at an awards ceremony. The life in which I didn’t develop anxiety and agoraphobia.In 1995, aged 23, after years of auditions, my application had been ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, London, Life and style, Society, Anxiety, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Louis Theroux, Charlotte LevinI, Royal Welsh College of Music Drama My


Creativity: The science behind the madness

An all-star cast of Big Thinkers—actors Rainn Wilson and Ethan Hawke; composer Anthony Brandt; neuroscientists David Eagleman, Wendy Suzuki, and Beau Lotto; and psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman—share how they define creativity and explain how our brains uniquely evolved for the phenomenon. According to Eagleman, during evolution there was an increase in space between our brain's input and output that allows information more time to percolate. We also grew a larger prefrontal cortex which "allows...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Design, Biology, Writing, Neuroscience, Play, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, Ethan Hawke, Fear, Evolution, Mind, Personal Growth, Rainn Wilson


New study explores how to navigate 'desire discrepancies' in long term relationships

A new study highlights the difficulties faced by women who struggle with decreased sexual desire, and explains how to navigate desire discrepancies in long-term relationships. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder is one of the most common forms of female sexual dysfunction, impacting an estimated 1 in 10 women.Finding other ways to promote intimacy in your relationship is one of the keys to ensuring happiness on both sides. The loss of sexual desire is something that can impact anyone, no matter th...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Women, Compassion, Mental Health, Innovation, Emotions, Harvard Medical School, Avigail Moor, Yael Haimov, Shaked Shreiber, Shifren


‘I saw so much killing’: the mental health crisis of South Sudan refugees

Therapy is helping some of the thousands forced over the border to Uganda to cope, but funding shortfalls mean resources are becoming scarcerAs darkness fell, Rebecca closed the door to her makeshift home. The day was over.The 29-year-old, who had been uprooted from South Sudan to a north Ugandan refugee settlement, sat on the bed where her four children slept and, at around 10pm, tried to take her own life. “By then I didn’t care about anything – not myself, not even my kids. The pain was too e...
Tags: Psychology, Africa, World news, Uganda, Mental Health, Depression, Rebecca, Refugees, Global development, South Sudan, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Migration And Development


When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

Lizmarie Oropeza imagined that when her 17-month old foster son, Caden, hit his milestones—pointing, learning to walk, speaking his first words—his biological family would be able to celebrate alongside her. Then coronavirus hit. In Oropeza’s home-state of Connecticut, visitation between families and children in the…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, Children, Connecticut, Foster Care, Video Chat, Cps, Child Protective Services, Caden, Oropeza, Virtual Visits, Lizmarie Oropeza


"Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t much care what Anthony Fauci has to say. The Kentucky Republican gets his public health advice from Friedrich Hayek."

"Hayek, the Austrian-born economist and libertarian hero, died in 1992. But Paul, an ophthalmologist before he took up politics, still takes medical guidance from the 20th-century philosopher. 'Hayek had it right!' Paul proclaimed at Tuesday’s Senate health committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic. 'Only decentralized power and decision-making based on millions of individualized situations can arrive at what risks and behaviors each individual should choose.' Paul focused his wrath on Fauci...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Law, Kentucky, Senate, America, Optimism, Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci, Politics And Science, PAUL, Hayek, Fauci, Milbank, Dana Milbank, Friedrich Hayek


Why Can’t I Get a Diagnosis?

From a teen in the U.S.: I currently have a therapist that I’ve known for about 3-4 years, and have had good communication and have been able to work through some stuff. However, it seems no matter what I can do, I never receive a diagnosis or know what I’m dealing with specifically. Since I was a child, I’ve known there is something wrong with my brain in the way I behave and think. I’ve never been tested for anything mentally or psychologically and it’s so uncomfortable that I can’t be told wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Teenager, Diagnosis


The psychology of narcissism explained

Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. It is characterized as a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of self.According to the most recent data, narcissistic personality disorder isn't as common as we think, impacting an estimated 1 percent of our population. The confusion lies in how we define the disorder compared to other narcissistic personality traits.Dr. Ramani Durvasula explains that we need a clearer definition of what this d...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Empathy, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Self, Personal Growth, Santa Monica California, NPI, Durvasula, Ramani Durvasula, Preston Ni


Young Child with Narcissistic Father and Stepmother

I believe my child’s father and his wife are narcissistic. They have one child together. His wife has two teenage children from a previous relationship. Recently, my child was mistreated by one of the wife’s children. Since my child isn’t there often, my child tends to be the target of their wrath emotionally and mentally when things are not going well for my child’s father and his wife along with her children from a previous relationship. When things are not going well with her children, they w...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Bullying, Anxiety, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Child Custody, Child Abuse, Blended Family, Coparenting, Custody Dispute


Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens

Australian researchers note a link between rising antidepressant usage and rising suicide rates in youth. Their research pushes back on psychiatry talking points that SSRIs decrease suicide risk. The top method for self-harm and suicide in younger age groups is overdosing antidepressants. In 1947, Dr Howard Rusk published an article in the NY Times. The doctor is advocating for better public education on issues of mental health. Considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine, Rusk was...
Tags: Psychology, Australia, Youth, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, New South Wales, Adelaide, Fda, OECD, Perth, Derek


"Will you be able overlook the fact that if you head to a restaurant today, you might be seated on a backless stool that’s been set up in a reclaimed parking spot?..."

"Will you be focused on the health of the servers, managers, and bartenders...? Will the sight of plastic surgical gloves on servers remind you that we are still in the grip of a global pandemic with no actual end in sight? Can you handle feeling like a moderately selfish person if you go to a restaurant, even though you know it will feel so good to do anything?... Will you be able to get through a full meal without thinking or talking about death at all?... Are you ready for a server to potenti...
Tags: Psychology, Death, Law, Restaurants, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


I Lie to My Boyfriend Too Much

Hello, I have a problem lying. and I hate myself for it. it’s to the point where I can be telling the truth and he does not believe me. we had a problem yesterday. he noticed scratches the hood of his car. mouths ago I keyed his car. and I lied about it. for fear, he will get mad at me. Well, I told him I did not do that to his car. I had forgotten I did put my hand on it to see how hot the car was when he got home.I thought he was up to something. He kept asking me if I was lying and to look hi...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Relationships, Lying, Personality, Insecurity, Abuse, Dating, Mistrust, Attention Seeking, Acting Out, Destructive Behavior, Emotional Dysregulation


Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it's been like swimming in a version of Netflix's reality series “Love is Blind." In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one another in person. And while a lockdown engagement might be a bit extreme, it's entirely possible that two people have grown to really like one another over the previous weeks and months. Maybe it started with a match on a dating app, followed by flirting over text...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Love, Web, Netflix, Innovation, Body Language, University of Albany


The 'Western diet' is linked to adult acne in a new study

University of Paris researchers found that the consumption of fatty and sugary products, sugary beverages, and milk seems to increase adult acne. The team used data from over 24,000 participants in a famous French study. Roughly 50 percent of adults in Western countries over age 25 suffer from acne. The bane of adolescence can be a lifetime recurrence with the wrong diet. According to a new study, published in JAMA Dermatology, the Western diet is associated with an increased likelihood of adul...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Biology, Happiness, Acne, Medical Research, Paris, Innovation, Derek, Skin, Twitter Facebook, IGF, University of Paris, Human body, NutriNet Sante, Drew Ramsey


How Do I Get Over Obsession with Anime Character?

From a young man in the U.S. : My obsession with a fictional character is interfering with family time and my daily life. Some background before I start. I recently graduated from university and have since been staying at home with close family due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Because of this, it has exacerbated a problem that I’ve been dealing with for the past couple years. I’e become obsessed with an anime character, almost to the point of unreciprocated love because, well, she’s a fict...
Tags: Psychology, Work, General, Relationships, Fantasy, Reddit, Obsession, Don, Anime Otaku


"Now, in America, there's quite, I'll say, narrow-minded thinking. Black people, white people — we are same... human, brother, sisters..."

"We should emphasize oneness — sameness — emphasize that. All these strong feelings of differences, that's shortsighted — narrow-minded."Said the Dalai Lama, rejecting what he called "old thinking," quoted at "The Dalai Lama on the coronavirus, Donald Trump, and 'old thinking' in America" (NBC). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Psychology, Law, America, Dalai Lama, Donald Trump, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Said the Dalai Lama


New research suggests biases play a role in FDA drug approval

When new drugs are similar to popular drugs on the market, FDA approval takes up to 75 percent longer. Texas McCombs Professor Francisco Polidoro Jr. reviewed 291 drugs over a 35-year period. Polidoro believes that potential coronavirus treatments or vaccines could help the FDA improve upon this longstanding bias. Speaking in front of Congress earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is "cautiously optimistic" that a coronavirus vaccine will be developed. He believes "it will be when and n...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Congress, Virus, Medical Research, Innovation, Fda, Health Care, Anthony Fauci, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Strategic Management Journal, Robert Whitaker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Francisco Polidoro Jr


Want better sex? Science says show more gratitude

A new study shows that people who express and receive gratitude from their partners are more motivated to meet their sexual needs. The effect was also seen with the mere perception of gratitude. As science is increasingly coming to understand, gratitude has many more benefits than this. A new study finds that people who appreciate and are appreciated by their partners are more motivated to respond to their partner's sexual needs than those in relationships marked by a lack of mutual gratitude. T...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, North Carolina, Cicero, SCS, Greensboro, Ashlyn Brady


Horror video games may have therapeutic value

Some of the most downloaded video game genres during the pandemic quarantine have been horror games designed to inspire terror and anxiety.Authors of a new study say that inserting yourself into a virtual horror realm could offer relief during times of stress by allowing you to engage and dominate materialized monsters and demons. They argue that the horror game appeal is similar to religious methods to grapple with fear and guilt (sin). A befuddling trend in the world of gaming culture has e...
Tags: Psychology, Gaming, Video Games, Horror, Religion, Innovation, Fear, Coronavirus


Weight gain affects the efficacy of antidepressants, new study finds

A comprehensive scoping review of 12 studies found that being overweight negatively affects the efficacy of antidepressants.McGill University researchers investigated SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and tetracyclic antidepressants. A double-edged sword: obesity impacts antidepressants, yet a side effect of these drugs is weight gain. The initial European trials for gaboxadol produced positive results. Merck and Lundbeck were convinced they had a blockbuster drug on their hands. Resear...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, US, Merck, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, Who, Mcgill, Derek, McGill University, Twitter Facebook, Julie Holland, Lundbeck


Constant Fights with My Mother

I live in a different city to my mom due to college. Due to the lockdown in my country because of the Corona Virus I moved back home with my family. I have been away from home for 1 year and have seen my family maybe twice in that year when they visited. Being back home has been so nice I missed it so much but during the past 2 weeks it appears my mom and sister got too used to me being away and now they are treating me very badly and constantly fighting with me for petty things and I cannot han...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, South Africa, My mother


How Maria Konnikova used her psychology background to be a champion poker player

I'm almost finished reading Maria Konnikova's new book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.  It's an enthralling and funny first-hand account of her transition from a person who didn't know how many cards were in a deck into a professional, tournament-winning poker player. Maria is one of my favorite nonfiction authors.I've interviewed her about her other two books, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherl...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Poker, Atlantic, Sherlock Holmes, Maria, Erik, Maria Konnikova, Bally