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Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.
Ignorance, myths and stigma are still common among Americans when it comes to mental health, a new survey finds. The web-based survey of nearly 4,600 people nationwide revealed that less than half can recognize anxiety. Most people don t know what to do about depression even if they recognize it. And nearly 80 percent don t believe prescription drug abuse is a treatable problem. The Michigan State University survey, released at the start of Mental Health M ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health
City life seems to take a toll on the adolescent mind, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,000 18-year-olds in England and Wales who were interviewed about psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid since age 12. The research team from King s College London and Duke University found that teens raised in large cities were over 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences than those who grew up in ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships
Diabetes is a condition that impacts the way a person s body uses sugar for energy. However, diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. It can impact nearly every body system and have an effect on a person s mood.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one
If you cannot get the doctor to the book club, then bring the book club to the doctor. With more than 1,000 followers, the DoctorsBookClub is the 21st century way to connect with fellow book lovers using Twitter.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Menopause and anxiety: What is the link?
Hormone changes, life stresses, sleep problems, worries about body image, infertility, and aging are all factors linked to menopause that can contribute to mood swings, stress, anxiety, and a decreased sense of well-being in women.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Mood swings during menopause: Causes and treatments
Most women go through menopause without developing a significant mood disorder. Menopause is a time of change, however, and emotional reactions are part of that.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients
Of all cancers, people with lung cancer are at greatest risk of committing suicide, finds new research presented at the American Thoracic Society s 2017 international conference.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Depression after surgery: What you need to know
Experiencing depression after surgery is common. Having less than perfect health, the cost of surgery, plus other worries, may trigger feelings of hopelessness or despair.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
My Husband Is Not My Soulmate, But Could He Be?
My husband is not my soul mate. I knew this from the moment I first saw him, thirty years ago. I was lounging in the student union at the University of Wisconsin, smoking a hot-pink Sherman cigarette, probably wearing something black, definitely scoping out guys while pretending to study. This skinny dude with a tangle of shoulder-length hair walked in and waved to my friend. I glanced up. Not my type. But as he approached our table and gave me a shy smile ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
Psychologists Hold the Future of Democracy in Their Hands
By Ian Hughes, Ph.D.
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
Is Tinder Really a Hookup App?
Since its launch in 2012, the dating app, Tinder, has received quite a bit of publicity. It s one of the most popular lifestyle apps with over 10 million daily active users. For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that allows users to locate other singles in their geographic area. Users fill out a brief bio and upload photos. They can then start viewing photos of other users who match their age, gender , and location criteria. Users swipe right ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
What's So Special About Dads
When it comes to raising children and being a parent, usually most of the attention goes to moms. And why wouldn t it We re the ones that endure pregnancy , labor, nursing, and most of us take on at least half of the child rearing responsibilities, if not more. Because of this emphasis on motherhood, coupled with the fact that women are getting married less often and having children later in life, several celebrities and writers have pointed out that women ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 12
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