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'Full House' Star Andrea Barber's Take On Depression Is Flawless
Andrea Barber is channelling her character Kimmy Gibbler s honest, unfiltered attitude in a new essay on mental health and we are totally here for it. The Full House and Fuller House star wrote about living with depression and anxiety Wednesday for InStyle. In the candid post, she explains just how having a mental health condition changes a person s everyday reality and how she manages the symptoms. I know how depression affects one s life and the lives of ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
Restoring A Sense Of Decency To Our Destructive Politics
The last few weeks of news have included President Trump s verbal attack on the hosts of Morning Joe and his literal, although fake, attack on a figure representing CNN. This follows recent controversies over entertainment figures joking about assassination and displaying a decapitated head meant to resemble the president. While mockery and ridicule have long been a part of our politics, they have come to dominate what passes for political discourse today. ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
11 Times Black Celebs Opened Up About Dealing With Mental Health Issues
There s an unfortunate stigma around mental illness, which results in a culture of silence around the subject. In the black community, that culture of silence is twofold, thanks to narratives and stereotypes that place black men and women in boxes of strength and invulnerability that leave little room for reaching out. Luckily, in recent years, more and more black people, including those in the public eye, have opened up about dealing with and overcoming t ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
What Happens To People In Relationships With Narcissists
By Lenora Thompson Bizarre. Immature. Spoiled. And that smirk that says, Oh c mon. It wasn t that bad. Your [wife, husband, father, mother, grandparent, sibling] meant well. Their cruelty was an isolated incident. A blip on the screen. Perhaps they had gas. Maybe they were having a bad day or were mad about something at the office. Have you no empathy for them You should ve forgiven them, not gone No Contact As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, you ve hear ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
Dissociative fugue: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Dissociative fugue is what mysteries are made of. Seemingly out of nowhere or sometimes after a trauma, a person forgets who they are, where they have come from, and other facts about their identity.
Medical News Today - Thu. Aug 24
Do Parents Give Their Children "the Gift of Life"?
It s hard to think about creating a whole new life, so we help ourselves to metaphors. For example, we say that creating a child is giving him or her the gift of life. It s a charming and poetic phrase, but is the metaphor apt Is creating a child like giving a gift to someone It s important to think about it, because whether you do or you don t think about procreation in these terms makes a difference. One difference it would make if you did think procreat ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis Relies on Your Vagus Nerve
There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders. Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Regensburg in Germany recently conducted an international review of microbiome-gu ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Everyday Narcissism
Narcissism is the psychological disorder of our times. When we think of narcissism, we think of flagrant self-regard that distorts relationships and that, given the grandiose view of oneself and one s abilities, consumes all the oxygen in a room any room. But there is a more subtle and insidious version of narcissism that is far more rampant. What is everyday narcissism Everyday narcissism is a low-grade, garden-variety form of narcissism that most of us s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Human Perversity: Guess What? It’s Normal
Though it might be difficult to admit, there are times when we ve all acted in ways hurtful to ourselves. And for multiple reasons, and in situations where we really knew better. This post taking, I think, a more compassionate than critical stance toward this regrettably widespread tendency will examine why it s only human for us to act in self-defeating, perverse ways. Consider the expression You re cutting off your nose to spite your face. What this prov ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
Letter to an Incoming Student
Note This article was written with Dr. Myles Johnson. Dear Incoming Student, Do you have any worries about starting school again If you re like most people, you probably have mixed feelings. On the one hand, you may hope school opens new doors for you. On the other, your previous experiences in school may have brought with them some distress and struggle. Maybe you wonder whether you can stay motivated. Maybe you wonder whether you can actually succeed. We ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
11 minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study. After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness -- which involves focusing on what s happening in the present moment -- heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, according to the study published in the International Journal of Neurop ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
LGB older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, stu
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds. In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, specifically in terms of higher rates of cardiovascular disease, weakened immune system and low back or neck pain. They also were at greater r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
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