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Therapy And Wellness News

Lady Gaga Shuts Down Piers Morgan's Faulty Assumptions About PTSD And Rape
Piers Morgan and Lady Gaga got involved in a serious Twitter discussion this week after the incendiary TV personality questioned the pop star rsquo s post-traumatic stress disorder and rape claims.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
Telemedicine No Less Effective Than In-Person Therapy For Vets With PTSD
Reuters Health - Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that rsquo s just as good by videoconference.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
'Tis the Season to Be Grateful!
The holidays are the season filled with joy and goodwill. For many it is a time of festivity and cheer. For others it is a difficult time from holidays past. Although it is not realistic to think we can have this attitude all year long, research consistently suggests that optimistic people may live longer and are a bit happier. Dr. Martin Seligman has spent much of his career developing positive psychology tenets and their connection to mental health . My ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
Progress and the Conflicting Forces in the Human Psyche
As I bear witness to the psychological upheaval related to the 2016 United States presidential election, I have been thinking about the many conflicting forces in the human psyche, forces that pull us in different directions forwards, backwards, and sometimes even apart. To me, these conflicting forces can be roughly categorized as the pull toward entropy, homeostasis, and progress . While all three forces are always at play in the human heart and mind, th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
How Good Divorce Lawyers Have Improved Divorce
Do divorce lawyers cause bad divorces We ve all heard of greedy-seeming divorce lawyers egging on couples to fight, or inept counselors who somehow passed the bar and then went on to inflict their incompetence on unsuspecting families. But as I began to talk to thoughtful, family-minded lawyers, mediators, legal scholars, and reformers, I discovered something important Some of the most helpful innovations in divorce have been created by lawyers and other l ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
Sugar and sweeteners -- how do they affect our appetite?
What should healthy young men who want to watch their weight and manage their blood sugar levels drink Can they risk something sugary or will they be hungrier after drinking calorie-free options containing natural or artificial non-nutritive sweeteners NNS A new study1 published in Springer Nature s International Journal of Obesity shows that it doesn t really matter whether such drinks contain sugar, Stevia, monk fruit or aspartame. In the end, things eve ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
The Zika virus remains a mystery. Isolated from macaque monkeys in the Ziika Forest in Uganda in 1947, the virus was shown to infect humans not long after, but it was identified as a benign disease, with mild symptoms. For this reason, it was not heavily studied until almost 70 years later when it appeared to be associated with an unusual cluster of cases of microcephalic birth defects and Guillain-Barr 233 Syndrome GBS paralysis in Brazil in 2015 and 2016 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Teen substance use shows promising decline
The 2016 Monitoring the Future MTF annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health NIH reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription medications, among the nation s teens. The MTF survey measures drug use and attitudes among eighth, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight
Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food. There are many factors that cause obesity but there is a growing weight of evidence that shows obesity is not just caused by a behavioural disorder, such as a lack of self-control, but that many overweight people are physically addicted to foods rich in fat and sugar. When we eat food that tastes good we get a powerful releas ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
New research provides methods to combat holiday excess
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 13, 2016 - Holiday shopping, decorating, parties, family gatherings, and even children s Christmas wish lists for Santa are all sources of external stimuli that can put a great deal of stress on consumers this and every holiday season. For some, the added pressure to spread holiday cheer through gifts, food and festive gatherings can lead to excessive behaviors, which has an impact on consumer well-being. New research co-authored ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome
Insulin resistance represents a major issue for people with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS , an endocrine disorder which is very common in young women, according to a new analysis of available data carried out by Dr. Paolo Moghetti, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Verona, Italy. His study reviewed information on epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology and treatment of the impaired insulin action frequently found in women with ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
More Than 1 In 4 Medical Students Are Depressed, Analysis Finds
F.I., 31, is in her final year at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She rsquo s studying to be an emergency department doctor, and come March 17, or ldquo Match Day, rdquo she and thousands of other medical students across America will find out if they got matched to a hospital residency program after graduation.
Huffington Post - Tue. Dec 13
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