Therapy And Wellness News

Cortisol and PTSD, Part 2
Last week, I shared part 1 of my interview with Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a neuroscientist and the director of the traumatic stress studies division at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Yehuda has played a major role in advancing our scientific understanding of the role of cortisol in PTSD . More recently, Dr. Yehuda also offered the PTSD scientific community a novel and intriguing idea tha ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Are Polyamorous Relationships Sexist?
In the US today, multiple-partner relationships have an aura of polygyny, with one man who has several wives basically maintaining a harem. Even though polyamory allows people of all genders to have multiple partners, the popular image of a male female couple seeking another woman contributes to the impression that the multiple partners are at the man s urging and in his sexual service. But are po ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Your Brain on Folate
The latest psychiatry journals are absolutely hopping with trials of folic acid and its downstream metabolite, methylfolate. We have this article from AJP , this one from JAMA Archives , along with these two from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. We ve got multiple formulations of folates tested, considerations of genetic risk, multiple brain conditions it s a B vitapalooza in the psychiatric wo ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
America's Founding Fathers Meet the Father of Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalyst Jill Gentile has a new book out called Feminine Law Freud , Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire Karnac, 2016 . Feminine Law is so bold as to suggest that valuing free association, as Freud did, holds promise for the future of democracy. And valuing democracy, as the founding fathers did, holds promise for the future of desire. Jill is on faculty at New York University s Postdoctoral ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
Philadelphia’s Snack a Tax
There are many food journalists and writers that are smart fellows. You only need to read their bio on iamafoodandhealthexpert.com to find yourself drawn into agreeing with their inevitable conclusion. They are very often also very successful fellows multiple best sellers, television shows and appearances, lectures, and op-eds make them more money in week than I will in my lifetime. By any measure ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
Understanding Others
Some of the defining memories of my childhood revolve around a phrase. Tsaved tanem - a cumbersome little idiom that doesn t exactly glide off the tongue, especially among non-Armenian speakers , with an equally weighty meaning let me take away your pain. As far back as I can remember, people were eager to take away my pain, multiple times a day. Whether or not I was in actual pain was of no impor ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
Drones could be cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines in developing world
Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center suggests. The cost savings would come from drones being able to deliver vaccines more quickly and cheaply than land-based methods limited by road conditions and th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
Primary care physicians primed to help patients be more active
Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2016 - Exercise plays a crucial role in being healthy and preventing disease. Because of their close relationship to patients, primary care physicians PCPs can act as a catalyst to help people be more active through physical activity counseling however, doctors often encounter barriers to being able to properly address inactivity. A new paper from The American Journal of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
SORLA controls insulin signaling to promote obesity in mice
Large-scale genetic studies have linked variations in genes and proteins to an increased risk for developing obesity. Determining how these variations alter metabolism to increase body mass may lead to the identification of preventative therapies for obesity and related disorders. In this month s issue of the JCI , research led by Thomas Willnow at the Max Delbr 252 ck Center examined how fatty ac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
Study: Mandatory treatment not effective at reducing drug use, violates human ...
BOSTON - In an analysis recently published in BMJ , which coincided with the UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York, Boston Medical Center BMC clinician researchers assessed current global evidence and found that mandatory treatment for people with substance use disorders is not effective in reducing their drug use. In addition, mandatory treatment, which is defined as treatment ordered, motivat ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
More gay men than ever getting tested for HIV -- but 1 in 4 still never had a ...
More gay and bisexual men than ever are getting tested for HIV, according to new data from the National Gay Men s Sex Survey [1]. The survey is the largest of its kind in the UK and sheds light on the sexual health of men who have sex with men. The survey found that 77 of gay and bisexual men have been tested for HIV, more than in surveys from previous years in 2010, this stood at 72 . Over half 5 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
For Teens, Learning That Personalities Change Buffers Against Stress
Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The transition from middle to high school comes at a difficult time for adolescents. Research has shown ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 21
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