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Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts
Insomnia, nightmares, and erratic sleep times could be indicators of worsening suicidal thoughts among young adults, a new study suggests.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 1
Enough Talk of Bikini Bodies
I love summer. Sunshine and warm breezes. Green grass. Vacation. But every year, the transition from spring to summer is rudely interrupted by an outbreak of advertisements and click-bait articles reminding women, Game of Thrones-style, that bikini season is coming. The message is clear. Be afraid. Be ashamed. And fight that fear and shame by pouring time, money, and energy into fast-fix weight loss schemes that are unlikely to lead to any long-term change ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
Breaking Through the Wall of Schizophrenia
Recently, I attended an eye-opening webinar on the origin and treatment of psychotic disorders. I was interested in the seminar because because my practice includes a number of young adults who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia . The presenter of the webinar was Olga Runciman, Danish psychologist and psychiatric nurse. Olga herself was once diagnosed with schizophrenia and was prescribed anti psychotic drugs, which she took for sev ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
17 Tips for a Mindful Family Vacation
This morning, I stumbled out of our rented Escape Campervan to find ice on the picnic table at Chisholm Campground in Hyalite Canyon, Montana. Our nine-month-old puggle, Bilbo, had gotten restless with the rise of the solstice sun, 5 28am up at the 45th parallel, and had taken it upon himself to begin the day for us all. Trying to keep the kids asleep in the rooftop tent, I stuck sockless feet in cold running shoes and grumbled off into the woods with the ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
Control Freaks and Approval-holics (Part 1)
In my beginning is my end. T.S. Eliot, from Four Quartets East Coker
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
Why Do I Make Circles?
Recently, I visited Konya, Turkey, where the great 13th century poet, scholar and mystic, Rumi, is buried.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
The Toxic Emotion That Rules Our World
Personal growth includes recognizing the many faces of shame and how it holds us back. The toxic sense that something is wrong with us keeps us roaming in a trance of unworthiness, which saps joy and spontaneity. But shame also shows up in the larger world arena. Understanding the extent to which political leaders are secretly driven by shame and use shame to manipulate us can shed light on the hidden ways that shame infects politics --and consequently, ou ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 1
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too
Many teen boys treated at an ER following a violent assault also want psychological services to help them cope with the trauma, according to new research. Assault victims describe feeling constantly tense and on guard, and having nightmares or unwanted flashbacks of the assault. Unfortunately, many youth also begin to avoid talking about the event or avoiding the places or people that remind them of the assault -- school, friends, normal adolescent activit ...
Healthday - Sat. Jul 1
Happy Marriage, Healthier Spouses
Is a happy marriage the key to good health Yes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. Overall, married people are in better mental and physical health than their unmarried -- divorced or widowed -- peers. The study, which followed 700 couples over 20 years, found that each partner s health can be affected by both positive and negative interactions at all stages of marriage. The researchers reported that people who have happy marriages are ...
Healthday - Sat. Jul 1
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce
Kids react to divorce in different ways. One may be sad and let schoolwork slip. Another might be anxious or angry and act out these feelings. A third might pretend not to have any feelings about it at all. Here are steps you might take to help your children navigate this difficult time for the entire family. Before you actually tell your kids about the impending divorce, practice what you ll say about your decision without any anger. You want to make clea ...
Healthday - Sat. Jul 1
Eighty-five percent of Spanish children eat too much salt
Salt is a hidden enemy in children s diets. So says the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, which suggests that over 80 of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt this is associated to greater risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity. According to the authors, we first need to know the sources of dietary salt intake before we can reduce it. SINC Salt is possibly the oldest and the most widely used ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
June 29, 2017 -- Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depressi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
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