Is Narcissism A Mental Illness That Is Always A Bad Trait?

It’s not uncommon these days to hear someone – such as an ex romantic partner or a politician – described as a narcissist. Singer Robbie Williams recently told an interviewer he took an online test to see if he was one. He revealed the test suggested a “mild indication of narcissistic personality disorder”. But what…

Ketamine Vs Electroshock Therapy – ECT More Effective Depression Treatment

A new meta-analysis has shown that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is better at quickly relieving major depression than ketamine. Most of the time, a person with depression is first prescribed an oral antidepressant medication, along with psychotherapy. But if oral antidepressants don’t work or if the person is in danger of hurting themselves right away, there…

Imposter Syndrome Is Not Related To Age Or Gender

Have you ever felt that any success you are having is random, and is only because of some external circumstances or just luck? You may have what is called imposter syndrome and you are not alone. People who systematically underestimate themselves and their own performance live in constant fear that their “deception” will be exposed.…

Verbal Memory In Blind People Is Better Than Sighted People’s

Blind people have a better ability to remember speech compared to sighted people, but visual ability makes no difference in how well a person remembers sound effects, according to a new study1 by Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Irvine. It’s interesting that people who are blind only showed an advantage with verbal…

Ending A Toxic Friendship

Ending a relationship with someone you love is a complicated process. But often what’s more difficult to navigate is breaking up a friendship. After all, humans are hardwired for empathy and friendship. When you consider the amount of history both of you share, you might feel tempted to keep on in a toxic relationship. That…

What Makes Someone A Success?

When many people imagine success, they think of those who have a lot of money, power, and fame. Although a person can have all of these things and still be unsuccessful, a person who is not wealthy, powerful, or famous can still be considered successful. For example, a person may have a successful business and…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Relieve Symptoms Of IBS

Cognitive behavioral therapy can teach patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) information-processing skills that address the biological roots of their gastrointenstinal symptoms, new research shows for the first time. The findings raise the possibility that CBT-responsive IBS patients can be identified in clinical practice using microbial biomarkers, before less effective treatments are initiated at great…

Prucalopride May Boost Hippocampal-dependent Memory

Prucalopride, which targets the 5-HT4 receptor, may improve cognition and memory, a group of UK researchers has found. Even when the low mood associated with depression is well-treated with conventional antidepressants, many patients continue to experience problems with their memory. Our study provides exciting early evidence in humans of a new approach that might be…