Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria occurs when there is a persistent sense of mismatch between one's experienced gender and assigned gender. definition; Gender dysphoria (formerly gender identity disorder) is defined by strong, persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and discomfort with one's own assigned sex that results in significant distress or…

How antidepressants work in the brain

Antidepressants are currently prescribed more than at any other point in the past two decades. One in 10 Americans take them. Among women in their 40s and 50s, that number rises to one in four, according to the latest numbers in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Yet despite…

How older brothers influence homosexuality

Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother's immune response to her male fetus-which increses with each son she has. Here's what we know: Homosexuality is normal. Between 2 and 11 percent of human adults report experiencing some homosexual feelings, though the figure varies widely depending on the survey. Homosexuality…

ECT does help tackle depression

It's a common misconception that electroshock therapy, portrayed in the latest season of Stranger things as nearly torture, vanished from the doctor's tool kit decades ago. But the treatment has been refined and well studied in the last few decades-patients go under general anesthesia, and the electric current is delivered…

Non-verbal intimidation in california

In one of Seinfeld's classic episodes, Kramer said 94% of communication is non-verbal. Whatever the merits of his claim, non verbal threats don't merit punishment, at least according to a recent opinion by the Supreme Court of California concerning the state's statue criminalizing certain types of threats. Section 422 of…

Workplace bullying

The nature of workplace bullying is similar to childhood bullying. Just like childhood bullying, workplace bullying is the tendency of individuals or groups to use aggressive or unreasonable behavior against each other. The only difference between workplace bullying and childhood bullying is that the abuse occurs in the workplace rather…

The Science of Nightmares

The jolt of fear and terror felt as we run for our lives to escape danger quickly eases us back into consciousness in bed to help us flee the dreamscape. Nightmares tend to creep in and out at night in our lifetime, primarily during childhood, but why do they happen…

Being ignored as a Bullying Tactic

Think of a time when you were ignored. Think of how you felt. Hurt, sad, puzzled, stressed..Did you think, What was wrong with me? How come I was left out? or how about when you were brave enough to reach out and ask why is this happening?, and were met…
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