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The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

In various books, poems and songs, May is dubbed as The Merry Month of May. The musical, Camelot, takes it one Spring step further into the Lusty Month of May! I am always intrigued when a positive affirmation is created. What is the motivation? It might be that May...

Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss

Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss

New Reading Course: Psychotherapy in Pain Management with Dr Robert Moss A book summary of "Psychotherapy in Pain Management" and video interview with clinical neuropsychologist Dr Robert Moss   This course presents a brain-based model with the potential for...

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The pleasure of curating this magazine never wanes. There is always fascinating material coming in from around the globe. In this vein, we continue our series of international Last Words with Flavio Cannistra from Italy. He begins with a famous quote which produces...

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2021

What is time? Physicists say it is the procession of events or experiences that produce an increase in complexity that makes sense to our conscious mind. Over time, we develop a “self” to whom those events and experiences happen and allows us to realize that there are...

Memory for Therapists

Memory for Therapists

Memory Core Resource for The Science of Psychotherapy Standard Members Recall of memory is a creative process. What the brain stores is thought to be only a core memory. Upon recall, this core memory is then elaborated upon and reconstructed, with subtractions,...

Genetics for therapists

Genetics for therapists

The Science of Psychotherapy Core Resource on Genetics The body itself is an information procesor. Memory resides not just in brains but in every cell. No wonder genetics bloomed along with information theory. DNA is the quintessential information molecule, the most...

Online CBT effective for social anxiety disorder in young people

Online CBT effective for social anxiety disorder in young people

Social anxiety disorder can cause considerable suffering in children and adolescents and, for many with the disorder, access to effective treatment is limited. Researchers at Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm have now shown...

Covid-19 Alters Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, New Study Finds

Covid-19 Alters Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, New Study Finds

Covid-19 patients who receive oxygen therapy or experience fever show reduced gray matter volume in the frontal-temporal network of the brain, according to a new study led by researchers at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The...

New findings linking brain immune system to psychosis

New findings linking brain immune system to psychosis

New research at Karolinska Institutet suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain's immune system. The study published in Molecular Psychiatry may impact the development of modern medicines for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia....

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU). The study examined the link between fruit and vegetable intake and stress levels of more than 8,600 Australians aged between 25 and...

Brain mechanism of curiosity

Brain mechanism of curiosity

Curiosity is the motivational drive for exploring and investigating the unknown and making new discoveries. It is as essential and intrinsic for survival as hunger. Until recently, the brain mechanisms underlying curiosity and novelty seeking behavior were unclear....

Meaningful movies help people cope with life’s difficulties

Meaningful movies help people cope with life’s difficulties

Watching meaningful films – those that we find moving and poignant – can make us feel more prepared to deal with life’s challenges and want to be a better person, a new study found. The findings point to one reason why people may choose to see movies that make them...