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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
We were talking in the Runaway Husbands online divorce recovery group tonight about how mystifying it was when our husbands changed from being the loving man we knew for so long into a critical angry stranger. We were saying that we could all remember those turning point moments that occurred right after we learned that our husband was leaving when we were hit with the bizarre terms of our new reality when he said things and behaved in ways that, in his fo ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 7
What Underlying Brain Dysconnectivity Causes Mental Illness?
I can see the beauty of glass objects fully at the moment when they slip from my hand. Andrew Solomon Neuroscience is making great strides toward understanding mental illness and well-being from the perspective of brain networks by studying the connectome following on the term genome the characteristic pattern of structural and functional interconnections among different brain regions. Beyond understanding what individual brain areas do, understanding the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 7
Do Conservatives Have a Monopoly on Antiscientific Thinking?
On August 7, 2017, the New York Times carried the headline Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report. A month later, an editorial there was titled President Trump s War on Science. These headlines followed Trump s appointment of Scott Pruitt as director of the Environmental Protection Agency , despite Pruitt s lack of scientific credentials, opposition to laws protecting the environment, and open denial of the strong scientific consensus that ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 7
How Do You Know When Your Depression Is Improving?
Depression describes a mood, which we can think of as an emotional climate. We can t always tell what our mood is based on a single day, just as we can t know for certain which season we re in based on the weather one cold day in the fall doesn t mean it s winter, and one day of feeling lousy doesn t mean we re depressed. We look for patterns in our emotions and behavior and clusters of symptoms to figure out if we re depressed .
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 7
Fetal Alcohol Cases More Common Than Thought: Study
More U.S. children may be living with brain damage from prenatal drinking than experts have thought, a new study suggests. The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders had a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. The prevalence ranged depending on the community. And when the researchers used a less-strict estimate, the rate went as high as 10 percent in one location. The figures challenge commonly accept ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they re likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds. These mental health issues surface soon after the diagnosis, the Canadian researchers said. Surveying 50 kids with a chronic illness and their parents, the study authors found anxiety disorders were most common. Regardless of their condition, children with physical and mental health problems experience a significa ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens
Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds. The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province of Quebec, from birth until age 15. About 59 percent of the children reported some bullying in their first years of elementary school, but that generally declined as the youngsters got older. However, about 15 percent of the children were exposed to the ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report
Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren t getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says. Female vets may be at special risk of missing out on services, the report found. The survey found that about half of all veterans of the Iraq Afghanistan conflicts who may require mental health care do not use U.S. Department of Veterans Affa ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Open Up About Mental Health And The Toll Of Superst...
When RuPaul s Drag Race megastar Katya went live on Instagram Monday and announced, in French, that she would be taking a hiatus from drag, fans were caught off guard. Katya, who has been transparent about issues surrounding mental health and addiction since first appearing on Season 7 of Drag Race in 2015, rocketed to fame as one of the leading stars of the drag universe in recent months. As one of the stars on Viceland s The Trixie amp Katya Show and the ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
Demi Lovato Will Offer Free Group Therapy To Fans On 2018 Tour
Demi Lovato continues to be a mental health rock star through her work as an actual rock star . On Wednesday, she announced that her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me tour will feature group therapy and motivational speeches for concertgoers before the singing starts. All of these services will be offered free of charge. It s basically like a therapy session before the concerts, and we have speakers from all over and we re also helping out with different charit ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
5 Expert-Backed Ways To Stop A Panic Attack
Heart racing. Sudden sweating. Chest pains. Numbness in your limbs. Feeling like everything is terrible and thinking you might even die. These are just some of the excruciating symptoms of a panic attack, which 6 million American adults who live with panic disorder experience on a frequent basis. The phenomenon is often associated with extreme anxiety, and it can be triggered by a certain situation or sometimes appear seemingly out of nowhere. During a pan ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
22 'Red Flags' That Might Mean You're Slipping Back Into Depression
By Sarah Schuster While depression can sometimes surprise us, like a sudden fog rolling in seemingly out of nowhere, for those who are familiar with their personal early warning signs, it s possible to see the first signs of mist creeping it. And it s important to know these signs. If you see it coming, it s easier to stop it, before the fog gets too thick and blocks your eyes. Although everyone s personal red flags are different, we wanted to how other pe ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
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