I learned many of life’s great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word “empathy” without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. Empathy is difficult to study, owing to its many dimensions and facets, but it is essential to human interaction. And new evidence suggests that women may be better at it than men.
Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.
All the parents I know want to praise their children and make them feel special. From an early age, most of us (myself included) want to celebrate our kids as much as we can. We clap when they roll over or hold up their heads for the first time. We practically throw a party when they mumble their first word, however unintelligible it might be. Every drawing should hang in the Louvre and every song should grace a Broadway stage. After all, if we don't build up our kid's self-esteem, who will?
Fall means football among my family and friends. From local youth teams to collegiate programs to professional organizations, we love them all. As winter begins, we head into the championship series for all these teams, and it is hardly a controversy-free event, whether it means a bad call during a game, questionable rankings, or even unfair recruiting practices off the field. But, lately, one of the biggest controversies in football has been related to mental health.