Setting the Captive Free! New Research Illustrates our Power to Overcome Depression

In response to my post linking the new study questioning the serotonin-deprivation theory of depression, I received a very thoughtful email from a reader who wrote, "Dr. Popcak, some of my friends who suffer with depression are saying that in this article you are blaming them for their … [Read More...]

Vigorous response to baby babbling leads to better verbal skills.

Maximize Your Baby’s Word Power with This ONE Simple Tip!

Parents may not understand a baby's prattling, but by listening and responding, they let their infants know they can communicate which leads to children forming complex sounds and usinglanguage more quickly. That's according to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University … [Read More...]

The synaptic gap is filled by neurotransmitters like serotonin.

Depression: Caused by Low Serotonin? Not So Fast, Study Says….

From Neuroscience Research TechniquesDepression is the leading cause of disability around the world, and for several decades, scientists have believed that low levels of the neurotransmitter … [Read More...]


13 Reasons You Need to Make a Baby Today.

Ok,  you caught me.  There's really only one reason spread out over 13 countries.The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy.   By 2020, 13 countries will b … [Read More...]


Surprising Secrets Reading “50 Shades” Reveals About You.

If you're a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey series of erotic fiction, a new study says that you might be more of an open book than you think.Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more … [Read More...]


Caring for the Wrong Reasons is Hazardous to Your Health

Caring for people for the wrong reasons can cause burnout or worse.  A new study found that nurses who gravitate to the profession out of a desire to help people  tend to burn out and experience other … [Read More...]


Feeling Loved Increases Sexual Pleasure

I get a lot of questions from men wondering how they can please their wives in the bedroom.  A new study confirms my usual advice, "Make her feel loved outside of the bedroom."  That said, it turns o … [Read More...]


Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Emotional Intelligence is a term coined by psychologist, Daniel Goleman, that refers to a person's ability to identify, manage, understand and process emotions so that you can effectively manage … [Read More...]


Does God Answer Prayer? Depends on Which God You Pray To, Study Says

New research from Baylor University shows that the nature of our attachment to God and the way we imagine God directly relates to the psychological & health benefits a person tends to get from … [Read More...]


Suicide and the Christian

In light of Robin Williams' tragic death there are a lot of people saying a lot of different things about Christianity and suicide. I thought it would be useful to take a moment to consider the wisdom … [Read More...]