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Psychomotor agitation: Symptoms, conditions, and treatment
Psychomotor agitation is a feeling of anxious restlessness that causes a person to make movements without meaning to.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
Lessons from Indigenous People
Elders and skilled practitioners of the ways and lore of indigenous populations can teach us a great deal. As described in his book Neither Wolf nor Dog , Kent Nerburn was summoned to Dakota to spend time with a Native American, Dan, and write an account of their meetings and travels together. These thoughts, paraphrased from that account, seem to reflect the wisdom of a spiritually mature human being. This Lakota Indian speaks of universal wisdom and trut ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
Tap Into the Inner Genius You Didn’t Know You Had
Derek was a 39-year-old sales trainer with no musical skill when he dove head first into a very shallow swimming pool while visiting his mom. He suffered a severe head concussion and was taken to the hospital. Four days later, when he was resting at one of his friends house, he discovered that he was able to play the piano flawlessly and beautifully even though he couldn t read music. That day, he played the piano for 6 hours. He is now working as a well-p ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
A Call for Men to Take a Pledge
On the heels of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein and the outpouring of painful stories at metoo and some recent boorishness at my own university , I am taking up the very reasonable call from Roxane Gay for men to stand up and say enough. So I take the following pledge and encourage others, especially men, to do the same. Print it out, sign it, and put it on your wall. In very straightforward language, here it is Take the pledge Don t be an A-hole I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
ADHD Is Now Widely Overdiagnosed and for Multiple Reasons
There are now clear signs that child and adolescent mental disorders are widely overdiagnosed, according to the authors of a large meta-study published earlier this year. The researchers, whose comprehensive results appear in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health , raise concern about the numbers of ADHD diagnoses across developed countries, and in the U.S. in particular. Among the driving factors, the authors point to very low levels of agreem ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
How Do Leaders Deal With Disruption? Make New Maps
The world always makes sense. But it doesn t always make sense to us . What we see depends on how we look at it. Surprise, a constant theme nowadays in the C-suite, is a sign that whatever perspective we ve been using to see the world no longer shows us things as they really are. It is when the world stops making sense to us that we need a new map of the world, a new narrative that better represents reality. But coming up with one, and making it stick, is ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
Let’s Put the Focus on Bullying Where It Belongs
Huntington Lake, which lies 2500 feet up in the Sierra Nevada mountains southeast of Yosemite, has been the home of Boy Scout Camp Kern since 1939. The lake is a deep reservoir known for its frigid, clear blue water and excellent fishing.
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 20
9 Things Psychologists Do When They Have Anxiety
By Sarah Klein Everyone gets a little anxious now and then, whether it s over a work deadline, a new relationship, or a dwindling bank account. Even psychologists. And just like in regular folks, that anxiety can get out of control and become a bigger problem. Mental-health professionals are not immune to having true anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder and should seek professional help if symptomatic, says David L. Dunner, MD , director of the Center ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 20
What It's Like To Get Nexplanon, The Birth Control Implant In Your Arm
By Julia Naftulin In eleventh grade, I got my first serious boyfriend and with him came my first birth control pill prescription, per my mother s insistence. I remember my mom taking me to her gynecologist, the man who delivered me, for a consultation. Look how big you are I can t believe it he said when he saw me. Cringe. After that first visit, I used the pill for the rest of high school and all four years of college. It was easy enough to stop at my loc ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 20
Not Having Paid Sick Leave Can Have Dire Mental Health Consequences
Studies have shown that a lack of paid sick leave harms workers physical health , but it may also be linked to psychological distress that can ultimately take a toll on workers mental health and employers bottom lines, according to new research published this month. That distress interferes a lot with their life and activities, Patricia Stoddard-Dare, study author and associate professor of social work at Cleveland State University, told HuffPost. The stud ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 20
Celebrities Share How Therapy Helped Them Live Better Lives
What if talking about therapy was as innocuous as talking about the weather A recently launched web series is dismantling the stigma around therapy by having a completely unexciting conversation about it. The series, called Shrink, features celebrities like Lena Dunham and Sarah Silverman opening up about their own therapy experiences. The short-form project was created by Girls star Alex Karpovsky and filmmaker Teddy Blanks, and premiered in late Septembe ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 20
This 'Hilarious' Job Posting Fail Reeks Of Employee Burnout
Job listings sometimes paint a sugar-coated picture of what a position actually entails. Other times they re a bit too honest. Take this posting for an open photo editor position, for example. Time Out New York posted the below listing, which awkwardly appeared to include an internal memo justifying the open role rather than the public-facing description for job applicants. It reads more like a novella in which the protagonist, Melissa, has fallen victim t ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 20
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