‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Reblogged from Wynne Parry, LiveScience He wears a caped bat costume in public and funds an alter ego out of his personal fortune. As a child he witnessed his parents’ murders; as an adult, he puts his own life on the line, practicing a personal brand of vigilante justice. He may be a comic book character, … More ‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Are Teens’ Brains More Vulnerable To Addiction?

Reblogged from The Fix, article by Maggie Ethridge It all comes down to the developing brain. The teenage human brain is not “fully wired” Dr. Frances Jensen, chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, told the Philly Voice. Because the teenage brain is literally still growing—still building the synapses that connect portions … More Are Teens’ Brains More Vulnerable To Addiction?

6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

Reblogged from thecomicvault When people read comics, they look to superheroes as role models, as representations of strength. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve thought about how awesome having superpowers could be. It’s easy to forget that superheroes struggle with their mental health like anyone else. Even a hero as powerful as Superman … More 6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

Woman on a health kick goes entire month without alcohol, dairy, red meat or happiness

Reblogged from NewsThump A woman on a strict health regime has successfully reduced her carbs and happiness by almost 100% in the last month, according to friends. Simone Williams, 35, has successfully lost almost 7 pounds and the will to live in under five weeks. By cutting out anything which brought a moment of pleasure … More Woman on a health kick goes entire month without alcohol, dairy, red meat or happiness

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindful way to treat disorders _____ Author: Deborah Serani Psy.D. Originally posted Feb 22, 2011 on Psychology Today Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems … More An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy