fb_thumb

Therapy And Wellness News

Getting fit with friends may boost life quality
New research suggests that group workouts are more effective for improving quality of life and reducing stress levels than individual workouts.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Part 2
In my previous article, Are You Your Own Worst Enemy Part 1 How to defeat self-criticism , I described seven techniques that you can use to defeat your self-critical voice. You may be going around with a negative voice in your head that sounds like this I should succeed at everything I try. If I don t succeed then I am a failure. Nothing I do works out. It s terrible to fail at something. I am useless, unlovable, a failure, a bore, etc. The only way I can ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Blaming the Victim
In the conversation about sexual harassment and assault we ve been having about Harvey Weinstein and a slew of other predators NBC political analyst Mark Halperin is the latest there s a strong taboo against blaming the victim. This is hard-earned progress that s owed to decades of feminist protest. In the past, it was far too common to lift responsibility from predators and shift it to their prey. She had it coming. Her skirt was too short. And on and on. ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Gratitude and Appreciation: Why We Should Indulge Daily
In this increasingly digital world, where so much communication takes place over text, email and VM, getting together face to face can be a very soothing and intimate act . Giving expressions of gratitude and appreciation to a loved one can melt the separation caused by long days at work, shuttling kids around, mindlessly doing household chores after a long day, and in the case of couples, can be a excellent gesture that helps shift the gap between the ten ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Measurement Reliability Explained in Simple Language
Those of us in the business of psychological measurement use the terms reliability and validity a lot. You ve probably seen those terms on the Psychology Today website they appear thousands of times and elsewhere. You might have some sense of what it means for a psychological test to be reliable or valid. You have probably assumed that a good test must be both reliable and valid and you would be right about that . But what are reliability and validity exac ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
26 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Our Love For Pets
John Bradshaw s new book, The Animals Among Us How Pets Make Us Human is going to make the suits in the front offices of the pet food corporations squirm. While it is certain to ruffle some feathers, it s the most important treatment of our relationships with pets in thirty years. Bradshaw is one of the founders of anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions, and he is well-suited to the task of updating readers on the latest developments in our ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Stop Saying “You Are Beautiful”
You are beautiful. I see it on billboards. On stickers clinging to parking signs. I see it in the restroom at the local coffee shop, where it s written on a Post-it note stuck to the mirror above the sink. In a Chicago suburb, those driving to the local high school see it painted in giant sans-serif lettering above an underpass. I sigh every time I see those three words. I believe the message is well intended. I understand that it s a reaction to a culture ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Assaults decrease by 3 percent the Monday after Daylight Saving
On Sunday, Nov. 5, Daylight Saving Time officially ends. That means as we fall back, we add an hour of sleep and return to Standard Time. When DST officially begins, which happened this year on Mar. 12, we lose that same hour. Much has been studied about long-term effects of sleep deprivation. For instance, work by Adrian Raine, the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology, connected daytime drowsiness at age 15 to viole ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
A quarter of problematic pot users have anxiety disorders, many since childhood
DURHAM, N.C. -- About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence, according to new data from Duke Health researchers. The findings, publishing this week in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , also shed light on an estimated 4 percent of adults who endured childhood maltreatment and peer bullying without resortin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Hepatitis C care falling short for young opioid users in R.I.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- As public health officials worry that the increase of opioid use among young adults has helped to spread the hepatitis C virus to a new generation, a study in Rhode Island finds that while screening is common, the follow-up measures needed to stop the spread of the virus are significantly less so. Hepatitis C virus HCV can linger for decades before causing any symptoms, but eventually it can severely damage the liver, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Machine learning detects marketing and sale of opioids on Twitter
Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online. Between June and November 2015, some 619,937 tweets containing the keywords codeine, Percocet, fentanyl, Vicodin, Oxycontin, oxycodone and hydrocodone were collected. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Public Health in O ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. Published in the Journal of Community Health , the study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a quit kit of behavior-replacement activities ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514