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 serotonin was a major cause of depression. A new study in ACS Chemical Neuroscience questions that … [Read More...]

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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 be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's I … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

marriage

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...]

kids

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...]

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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...]

catechism

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...]

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Effective Coping for Emotional Distress

Earlier today I offered some reflections on what people-of-faith need to know about depression.  I promised that I'd offer some additional thoughts on effective coping for emotional … [Read More...]

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Dealing With Depression: Getting the Right Kind of Help Matters

The news of Robin Williams' suicide has brought the insidious nature of depression front and center.  I know too many Christians who believe that they should be immune from depression because … [Read More...]


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