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10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of — And When You Experienced Them. 10 Quick Tips to Boost Your Serotonin. Welcome! If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal Lifestyle. Subscribe to my free weekly newsletter to receive 10 eBooks, a 7-Day Course of Primal Fundamentals, and more - all for free. Cut to the chase by visiting There you'll find books, support options, and the best supplements on the planet to help you take control of your health for life. Thanks for visiting! This week’s Tuesday Ten features simple tips to make your brain hum.

Before we get to it, a word to the wise about serotonin: There is quite the plethora of mood-elevating, serotonin-enhancing products and drugs available. But for light cases of the blues, or stressful days, there are plenty of things you can do to elevate that feel-good hormone, serotonin: 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. Caffeine, sugar, alcohol. 3. 2. Your Online Source For Dream Interpretations. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia | Alzheimer's Association.

12 Steps to Break Your Addiction to a Person. In his book, How to Break Your Addiction to a Person, Howard Halpern first explains what an addictive relationship is, then gives guidelines for recognizing if you’re involved in one. Then, he offers several techniques on how to end an unhealthy relationship (or an emotional affair). I’ve compiled and adapted all of his suggestions into the following dozen techniques, excerpting what I found to be the most important passages for each. 1. Keep a Relationship Log Keep track of the events and happenings of the relationship, but above all, and in as honest detail as you can, set down your feelings about the contacts with your partner. 2. Find the Patterns It can be eye-opening to see if there is a pattern in the people you have tended to get involved with and the types of relationships you have formed, so unless your current partner is the only love relationship you have had, I suggest you do a Relationship Review.

Exactly how did the relationship start? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. What is dopamine? Love, lust, sex, addiction, gambling, motivation, reward. Photo by Katie Nesling/Thinkstock In a brain that people love to describe as “awash with chemicals,” one chemical always seems to stand out. Dopamine: the molecule behind all our most sinful behaviors and secret cravings. Dopamine is love. Dopamine is lust. Dopamine is adultery. Dopamine is motivation. My, dopamine’s been busy. Dopamine is the one neurotransmitter that everyone seems to know about. So is dopamine your cupcake addiction?

What is dopamine? And dopamine is busy! But dopamine itself? With all of these wonderful, interesting things that dopamine does, it gets my goat to see dopamine simplified to things like “attention” or “addiction.” The other reason I don’t like the “dopamine is” craze is because the simplification takes away the wonder of dopamine. By emphasizing dopamine’s complexity, it might feel like I’m taking away some of the glamour, the sexiness, of dopamine. So dopamine has to do with addiction, whether to cupcakes or cocaine. The Mental Maturity Test. Personality Disorder Test - Personality Test. This test, sponsored by, is meant to help determine whether or not you have a personality disorder.

It is not meant to be used as a diagnostic tool, but rather as a tool to give you insight into a potential disorder that may be having a negative impact on your life. If you believe you may be suffering from a personality disorder or any other disorder, you should ask your family doctor to recommend a therapist in your area to meet with. In addition to this personality test we have psychology forums to discuss issues with other visitors. A personality disorder is basically a set of traits that combine to negatively affect your life.

They have a wide range of causes and some are easier to treat than others. This test is set up to look for the ten recongized personality disorders which are Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive. Finally, be honest! Link to this test. View our Privacy Policy. Loving Someone With Depression | Literally, Darling. By Hope RacineOriginally posted on Literally, Darling. I've never been depressed. I've had my share of my own crazy and sure, I have my bad times. I have those times where I start crying while brushing my teeth and I'm not sure why. We've all experienced this to an extent. You go through a patch where staying in bed all day isn't just the better option -- it's the only one.

But as blue as things may look at that point, a lot of us are lucky enough to have the ability to say "I'm feeling depressed," as opposed to "I have depression. " There's a big difference between those statements, and the key word is feeling. Like I said, I've never been depressed. Let's call my friend Hubert. Hubert went through some life changes. I didn't understand this at the time. But he couldn't. You know those commercials for the antidepressant with the tagline, "depression hurts more than just you," or "depression hurts everyone? " We're not inside their heads. 1. 2. It's hard not to take things personally. 3. Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate - Science - News. Scientists studying the physical nature of hate have found that some of the nervous circuits in the brain responsible for it are the same as those that are used during the feeling of romantic love – although love and hate appear to be polar opposites.

A study using a brain scanner to investigate the neural circuits that become active when people look at a photograph of someone they say they hate has found that the "hate circuit" shares something in common with the love circuit. The findings could explain why both hate and romantic love can result in similar acts of extreme behaviour – both heroic and evil – said Professor Semir Zeki of University College London, who led the study published in the on-line journal PloS ONE. "Hate is often considered to be an evil passion that should, in a better world, be tamed, controlled and eradicated.

Yet to the biologist, hate is a passion that is of equal interest to love," Professor Zeki said. Paranoid Schizophrenia - Psychosis - Schizophrenia. Children of schizophrenics. One night long ago, when Sidney was 9, he was jolted out of sleep by the screams of his 14-year-old sister. She was punching their mother and yelling about snakes in her bed. The hysterical young girl was taken to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Sidney was sent, barefoot, to a neighbor's house. "For a long time, no one really explained what was wrong with her, " said Sidney, now 50. "All I knew was she was always vicious to me. "Once she caught me in her room looking at her books, and she beat the hell out of me.

If Sidney's tale had a familiar ring to author Victoria Secunda, it's no coincidence. "We came from a family where there were very high standards and enormous demands, " said Secunda, author of "When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for the Children, Siblings and Partners of the Mentally Ill "In my case, I became merely neurotic and hugely anxious "These kids are anything but OK, " Secunda said.

Lifting the lid The price of silence. Six basic human emotions: What if we really only have four? What is Mental Illness? A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income.

Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Learn more about treatment and services that assist individuals in recovery. Find out more about a specific mental illness: Find out more about conditions sometimes related to mental illness: What does recovery look like? Related Files. What are Neurotransmitters? What is Positive Psychology? What-Went-Well Exercise by Brian Johnson. “Every night for the next week, set aside ten minutes before you go to sleep. Write down three things that went well today and why they went well. You may use a journal or your computer to write about events, but it is important that you have a physical record of what you wrote. The three things need not be earthshaking in importance (“My husband picked up my favorite ice cream for dessert on the way home from work today”), but they can be important (“My sister just gave birth to a healthy baby boy”).

Next to each positive event, answer the question “Why did this happen?” For example, if you wrote that your husband picked up ice cream, write “because my husband is really thoughtful sometimes” or “because I remembered to call him from work and remind him to stop by the grocery store.” Or if you write, “My sister gave birth to a healthy baby boy,” you might pick as the cause “God was looking out for her” or “She did everything right during her pregnancy.” What went well today and why?