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Feeling numb: Causes and how to manage emotional numbness
Most people have experienced the sensation of being emotionally numb at least once in their lifetime, usually after or during a very stressful event. For most people, this involves a temporary feeling of dissociation or disconnection from the body and outside world.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 20
Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis
Many people diagnosed with a form of cancer also experience post-traumatic stress disorder, and for some, this persists and sometimes worsens with time, even after successful cancer treatment.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 20
Psoriasis and stress: How to manage triggers
Psoriasis is a long-term, itchy, and uncomfortable skin condition that is linked to stress in several ways. Not only can stress trigger psoriasis flare-ups, but living with psoriasis can have a detrimental effect on a person s overall mental health.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 20
Discovering Meaning Through "The Village"
Throughout our years researching, teaching, and mentoring in the field of Meaning, we have encountered many people who told us that they don t feel connected to others in their neighborhoods or workplaces. Despite being in an increasingly networked and connected world, one that is presumably flat, 1 too many people still feel alone. Moreover, they told us that they feel many of their interactions with others are superficial and transitory. They may have hu ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
9 Ways Adult Children Can Avoid Regressing During Holidays
She tells me what to do and I do it, my dad complained repeatedly. He was in his 70s, his mother, my grandmother, was in her 90s, yet he regressed to his 10-year-old self, doing whatever she said no matter how inconvenienced, impatient or resentful he felt. During the holidays when families gather, I m always reminded of my father s displeasure. It is difficult for adult children not to bow to their parents holiday plans or to try to change family traditio ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
Is it Mind Reading? Interpreting Inference Interference
Post by Ben Seipel, University of Wisconsin-River Falls California State University, Chico with Gina Biancarosa, University of Oregon Sarah E. Carlson, Georgia State University and Mark L. Davison, University of Minnesota. Reading is an amazingly simple, yet complex construct with a modest goal understanding . For most students, the ability to read and understand text and symbols demonstrates the seamless integration of several subskills. These fundamental ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
Inside the Mind of Lance Letscher
At first glance, the work of collage artist Lance Letscher may look whimsical, like we re following a pied piper to magical places. He layers paper cuttings and colors and mosaics, and creates a visual trumpet call into Imaginationland. While his work may appear fanciful, it also shouts depth and pain. Somehow, this artist has harnessed the trauma of life into a prolific body of work. Perhaps his inspiration has helped him overcome obstacles, including an ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
Mental Illness & Violence
Police and court records in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas paint the picture of a violent man whose life was fraught with broken relationships and multiple criminal convictions. The signs warning of untreated mental illness were there
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
Why People Who Have Less Give More
The incident happened three decades ago when I was in high school. But I still remember it vividly. We had gone on a culture trip to spend a few days in a remote village in central India to learn about village life. The village was nondescript, clusters of mud huts surrounded by wheat fields. For someone who grew up in the maximum city of Bombay, it was a remarkable experience.
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 20
Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
A new treatment for mental illness and alcohol abuse could be on the cards, a new study reveals, in the form of a psychedelic plant brew called ayahuasca.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Hyperarousal: Symptoms, causes, and how to cope
Hyperarousal is a group of symptoms that people with post-traumatic stress disorder may experience. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Ablutophobia: Definition, symptoms, and treatment
Ablutophobia is a specific phobia in which individuals have an irrational fear of bathing or washing. It can affect children and adults and is more common in women than men.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
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