Therapy And Wellness News

The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween...
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume .
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 1
New Jersey Police Shot, Injured Unarmed Black Man In Front Of His Two Sons
Activists are pushing for the release of body camera footage and the name of a local police officer who shot a 41-year-old black man in Paterson, New Jersey, this weekend.
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 1
Helping Your College Student Cope With Psychosis
Your daughter Lisa calls you at 2 00 a.m. because she is scared. She hears voices coming from her closet telling her she is worthless. She has been depressed lately, and you wonder if her mind is playing tricks on her. You ask to speak with her roommate, who agrees to walk with her to the campus counseling center later that morning. You get a call from campus police. Your son Adam has been taken t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It
I don t want to trivialize the roles of adults in children s lives, but, truth be told, we adults greatly exaggerate our roles in our theories and beliefs about how children develop. We have this adult-centric view that we raise , socialize , and educate children. Certainly we are important in children s lives. Children need us. We feed, clothe, shelter, and comfort them. We provide examples not a ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
Narcissism and Exotic Pets: Is There a Connection?
There are lots of studies of the personalities of pet owners, but most of them have looked for differences between dog people and cat people. And virtually nothing is known about pet owners who score high on so-called dark personality traits such as narcissism. A forthcoming research article in the journal Anthrozo s , however, addressed these issues, and the results are intriguing. The research t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles risk of poor sleep in children
A Cardiff University study has found that children using screen-based media devices at bedtime have over double the risk of inadequate sleep duration compared to children without access to such a device. The study which comprised a systematic review of 20 existing observational studies, involving 125,198 children, also found that sleep quality and day-time sleepiness were affected to a similar mag ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Eric Garner video shapes New Yorkers' support for police accountability: Study
In a household survey of registered voters across New York State, a majority of respondents said that police officers involved in the 2014 arrest and death of Eric Garner should have been indicted after watching video of the encounter, that proportion jumped from 57 percent to 71 percent. A majority of respondents supported Governor Andrew Cuomo s call for expanded authority to appoint a special p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship
Arlington, VA, October 31, 2016 - A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, leading to such unintended consequences such as antibiotic toxicity and increased antimicrobial resistance. E ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Policy to prevent opioid overdose presented at national meeting
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31, 2016 - Training Allegheny County Jail inmates in the use of the heroin overdose antidote drug naloxone, distributing free naloxone to the family and friends of local veterans at risk for overdosing, improving overdose data collection--these are among the main recommendations that an innovative public health law class at the University of Pittsburgh presented recently to the Al ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Making sense of the seneses: 'Context' matters when the brain interprets sounds
The brain s interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report published in Nature Neuroscience online Oct. 31. In the new study in mice, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found that nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly interpret and r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Getting into the flow: Sexual pleasure is a kind of trance
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Many people have speculated on the evolutionary functions of the human orgasm, but the underlying mechanisms have remained mysterious. In a new paper, a Northwestern University researcher seeks to shed light on how orgasm works in the brain. Adam Safron, a neuroscientist and Ph.D. candidate in the psychology department s Brain Behavior Cognition program in the Weinberg College o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Thinking of Loved Ones Lessens Our Need to “Reconnect” Through Anthropomor...
Reminding people of their close, caring relationships can reduce their tendency to anthropomorphize objects as a way of feeling socially connected, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study replicates and extends earlier findings showing that people who report feeling lonely are more likely to ascribe humanlike ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 31
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