Talking therapy shows promise for people with chronic low back pain

New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress...   <<Read Article>>
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10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

There's plently of research evidence out there that shows that therapy can help people. But we also know that it helps some people more than others. Just why that's so is a complex question that I can't explore thoroughly here. But I can say that a lot of research indicates that two of the most significant factors in effective therapy are the quality of your connection with your therapist and your own contribution to the work... <<Read Article>>
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The Paradox of OCD

As we know, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically deal with a lot of anxiety. What if I leave the stove on and burn the house down? What if my child becomes ill because I didn’t wash my hands enough? What if something horrible happens because I didn’t count to 100 after I had a bad thought? What is so interesting to me about this anxiety is that fact that it is not based on actual happenings. Instead, those with OCD usually deal with the “what-ifs” of the past and future, but never ...
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Shady Science: How the Brain Remembers Colors

Many cultures have the same colour words or categories, said Jonathan Flombaum, a cognitive psychologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In the first experiment, they asked people to look at a colour wheel with 180 different hues, and asked them to find the best name for each colour... <<Read Article>>
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A stiff upper lip makes sense to baby

When you're one and a half years old, having your favourite ball taken away is likely to result in a temper tantrum. But while babies wear their feelings on the sleeves of their onesies, adults often mask their emotions, responding to life's disappointments with stoic reserve...   <<Read Article>>
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The Surprising Reason Why Some People Smile More

It turns out, whether you're quick to laugh and smile may be partly in the genes. "One of these big mysteries is why do some people laugh a lot, and smile a lot, and other people keep their cool," said study co-author Claudia Haase, a psychology researcher at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois... <<Read Article>>
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