Ah, intelligence. When you think of intelligence, what comes to mind? Is it that math genius who scores well on IQ tests, with questions like the one above? Okay, of course. When you hear he has an IQ of 145, it probably means he’s very intelligent. But what about people with normal or low IQ? […]
“Autism is one word trying to describe millions of stories. Offer support. Not judgment.” –Stuart Duncan, autism advocate Whether someone you love has Asperger’s or autistic spectrum disorder, it’s likely they struggle with meltdowns — and you’re at a loss. How do you help them? Where do you start? Here are some tips at walking […]
Many people feel bad about themselves at times. Self-esteem is a complicated entity, influenced by many factors, including morality, spiritual beliefs, the approval of family and friends, environment, childhood experiences, and general sense of well-being. Negative life events, physical illness, problematic relationships, and loss of control can all undermine self-esteem. If you believe you suffer […]
The part of the brain below the tentorium handles the basics, like breathing. It’s not the interesting part. Forget about it.
When was the last time you did something you regret? Like drive by that old boyfriend’s house just “because.” It starts out innocently enough. There’s that old yearning and a little curiosity, and you hope by God you see him. He’ll have gained weight, have an enormous beer belly, and his hair will be filthy […]
The term “paraphilia” is a psychiatric term used to describe abnormal sexual impulses that are socially deviant or harmful. Paraphilias aren’t just taboo. They’re disruptive. They’re problematic. There are many different types, including fetishism (unhealthy interest in nonsexual objects), masochism (arousal through injury), sadism (arousal by hurting others against their will), exhibitionism (flashing), voyeurism (peeping […]
by Kim Rosenthal, MDBlog, “Mental Health and You” Panic is a sudden attack of intense fear that typically lasts 10-15 minutes, although these attacks can last longer. They often leave the sufferer so distressed they change their routine to avoid having another. Episodes of panic are more common than you’d think: one in ten Americans […]
Taking medications can be the pits. Will they work? Do the side effects render people bed-ridden? Are the pills horse pills, too big to swallow? Do I turn into a pumpkin when I forget to take my meds? Understanding that few people like taking pills, here are some hints about keeping up with your medications. […]