Therapy And Wellness News

Why smoking bans may have advantage over higher tobacco taxes
COLUMBUS, Ohio - If governments want to discourage smoking among young people, both high taxes and smoking bans do the job - but bans may have one key advantage. A first-of-its-kind national study found that bans worked best at limiting smoking among more casual users Those who smoked less than a pack a day. Heavy taxes worked best with those who smoked more than a pack a day. Both taxes and bans ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought
Excessive alcohol consumption is a global public health issue. In the United States, binge drinking is the most common form -- so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately one in six adults binge drinks about four times each month. Now, a study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers shows that chronic alcohol use, when combined wit ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes
Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new USC study has found. Mental health and behavioral problems such as alcohol and drug abuse are well-documented risk factors that push teens to smoke, said Adam Leventhal, lead author and associate professor of preventive medicine and psychology at th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives
Liberals attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack. The findings are published i ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Dec 18
Kids Now Find More Anti-Anorexia Videos on YouTube Than 'Pro-Ana' Ones
For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called pro-ana videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease anorexia. But a new Finnish study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos posted to YouTube actually encourage recovery and warn viewers about the dangers of the ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 18
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD
Heightened fear responses occur in certain areas of the brain in people with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new study reports. The research included 67 U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. All had been involved in traumatic events, and 32 of the veterans had been diagnosed with PTSD. The veterans underwent a series of tests, and had MRI brain scan ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 18
Determined to Keep Your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions?
I love making New Year s resolutions. Yes, January 1 might be an arbitrary date, but I think it s good that we all have a cue to ask ourselves, What would I like to change about my life How could it be better than before Most of us have a list of things we d like to do better and very often, those things involve changing habits. Exercise, sleep , fun, eating, relaxing, and so on. In my book Better ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
Of Mice and Memories
In Jonathan Carroll s novel The Ghost in Love , the residents of an apartment building suddenly find themselves able to return to the most special moment in their lives. Whether sitting across the table from a high school boyfriend on their three-month anniversary, playing in the back yard with a long-dead sister, or staring into a blue sky and anticipating an upcoming trip to the beach with a new ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
How Research Can Help Counter ISIS's Success, Part 1
The following are the research recommendations I submitted to the UN Security Council on how to treat ISIS. This is Part 1 in a series, and outlines what ISIS wants and how research can help counter ISIS s attraction and success. Click here for the video of my address.
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 18
Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study
Some commonly used antidepressants may increase certain patients risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder, a large study suggests. The strongest link was for depressed patients prescribed Effexor venlafaxine or antidepressants called serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs , the British study found. SSRIs include citalopram Celexa , escitalopram Lexapro , fluoxetine Prozac , paroxetine Paxil and s ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 16
Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than 'Pro-Ana' Posts on YouTube
For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called pro-ana videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease anorexia. But a new Norwegian study finds that people opposed to these pro-anorexia videos have mounted a response. Now, the vast majority of anorexia-themed videos posted to YouTube actually encourage recovery and warn viewers about the dangers of t ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 16
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
Young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cycle between symptoms and social problems seems to diminish as children grow older, the study authors said. Restless kids tend to be less attractive as play partners, due to their pro ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 16
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