Therapy And Wellness News

Can Delusions Be Cured?
Psychological disorders have begun to step out of the shadows in recent years. It s no longer unthinkable for individuals to open up about their problems you probably know someone who has done just that. Meanwhile, we ve become used to hearing about mental health issues from the media and from public campaigns. But though mental health has a higher profile these days, and therapeutic options have ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
General practice in England nearing 'saturation point'
The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows workloads in general practice have increased by 16 per cent over the past seven years, with more frequent and longer consultations. The researchers, from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, reporting their findings in The Lancet today, warn the increases are unsustainable, and that general practice in England could be reaching sa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Sensation-seeking may be linked to brain anatomy
WASHINGTON, DC -- People prone to seeking stimulation and acting impulsively may have differences in the structure of their brains according to a study published in the April 6 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience . What s more, those differences may predispose them to substance abuse. Avram Holmes, a psychologist at Yale University, and a team of researchers from Harvard University and Massachuse ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
What's the Opposite of Play?
Surprise The opposite of play is not work. In fact, work and play can be more similar than we think. We can and many do work playfully. And we can and do often play in ways as structured and as serious as we work. According to pioneer play researcher Brian Sutton-Smith, the opposite of play is depression .
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Why Is Trump Sliding While Sanders Rises?
A CNN video clip I found has me chuckling.
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Beyond Abstinence-Only: Sex Ed Should Be Sex Positive
President Obama s recent decision to defund abstinence-only sex education was a rare event in that it honored two things often at odds scientific evidence and majority opinion . From a purely scientific point of view, testing abstinence-only education was not altogether a bad idea. Testing testable hypotheses even outlandish ones even counter-intuitive ones even ones proposed with unsavory intent ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study
Insomnia is linked with abnormalities in the brain s white matter -- the tissues that form connections and carry information between different parts of the brain, a small Chinese study suggests. The researchers said these disruptions occur in areas of the brain involved in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness as well as cognitive function. The researchers explained that white matter tracts are ...
Healthday - Tue. Apr 5
Exercise counteracts sitting time
Office workers can stave off health problems associated with sitting down all day by regularly exercising, a new study has found. Being physically active may offset some of the deleterious consequences of spending large amounts of time not being active, the paper published in BMC Public Health has revealed. The study further emphasises the importance of physical activity in the promotion and maint ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily
BOSTON April 5, 2016 -- Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period. Led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at T ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Online comment sections may influence readers' opinions on health issues
Quebec City, March 5, 2016--A study published in the April edition of Health Affairs reveals that one-sided comments posted on online news articles may influence readers opinions about health-related topics. This raises questions about how health social media should be moderated, especially considering the potentially polarized nature of these forums. In this study led by Holly Witteman, an assist ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Final stampede results: Glycemic benefits of bariatric surgery persist over time
EMBARGOED UNTIL 2 p.m. CT Monday, April 4, 2016, CHICAGO In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild and moderately obese patients with type 2 diabetes may persist for up to five years, with the advantage over diabetes medications-only approach widening ove ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks
OAK BROOK, Ill. - Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain s white matter tracts in patients with insomnia. Results of the study were published online in the journal Radiology . Primary insomnia, in which individuals have difficulty falling or staying asleep for a month or longer, is associated with daytime fatigue, mood disruption and cognitive impair ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
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