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Drug and alcohol addiction treatment results improved when teens stopped smoking
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking. The findings are published in a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment . They hold important implications for success in treating addiction since up to three out of four people with such disorders are smokers, a significantly higher proportion than the o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
Study uncovers high prevalence of military sexual trauma among transgender vet...
New research found a high prevalence of military sexual trauma MST among transgender veterans and an association between the experience of MST and certain mental health conditions. After examining archival data regarding transgender veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, investigators identified 332 transgender veterans treated at the Veterans Health Administration between 2000 and 2013. Nearly one in five transgender men and one in seven transg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 21
Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders
Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 21
Prehistoric Languages and Prehistoric Minds, Part 1
Most people are interested in language change. Some of us may be interested in the origins of a particular word. For example, we may want to know why we use pig for the living creature, but instead use pork for its flesh, whereas Spaniards use cerdo for everything this is related to the Norman Conquest of England, in the early Middle Ages . Or we may be intrigued about the fact that German and English are not very similar in spite of being regarded as Germ ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 21
Older, Single, and Choosing to Be a Parent—Why Not?
The headline of an article by Abby Ellin in The New York Times Retiring section reads Single, 54, and a New Dad. At age 54, Sparky Campanella felt he was missing out on something important in life and chose to become a father. Campanella has older female counterparts doing the same thing. The path to parenthood is shifting. Look who s starting families now single men over 50 single women in their late 50s single men and women in their 30s and 40s. Singles ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 21
How To Overcome an Insecure Avoidant Attachment Style
Due to a childhood filled with emotional neglect, absentee parenting , emotional abuse or domestic violence , you may have developed an insecure avoidant attachment style . If so, then you may have avoided real relationships for most of your life. If you have been in any relationships, they likely have been relationships you could control. When partners try to get too close to you, you feel torn. You may have an irresistible urge to end your relationship i ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 20
The Cure for Campus Loneliness
Your daughter, a freshman in college, is home for Thanksgiving. After dinner, you and she sit at the kitchen table, sipping hot chocolate and chatting about school. She says she is getting all As. She should look happy, but she looks so sad. Is anything wrong you ask her. I just feel really lonely, she says, tears streaming down her face. Today s freshmen can have a tough time adjusting to college life. Gone are the days when people would prop open the doo ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 20
Only Penguins Look Alike
Being mistaken for someone else is a common experience for people of color. Research tells us that we are better at telling people apart in our own group than in other groups. People outside our group may all look alike because we have limited experience with them. But as the first Asian American President of the American Psychological Association Richard Suinn once said, only penguins look alike. Looking like someone else caused my mother to be imprisoned ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 20
5 Lessons About Success from Nobel Laureates
Today s intriguing and inspiring post was contributed by David Pratt, a writer living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His latest book is Nobel Laureates The Secret of their Success . Five Lessons from the Lives of Nobel Laureates 1. Find Your Passion Nobel laureates are frequently asked what is the secret to winning a Nobel Prize. Their answers are not always illuminating. Robert Laughlin Physics,1998 said, If I knew what leads one to the Nobel Prize, I woul ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 19
Survive and Thrive
Surviving Cancer Lessons from Yoga My best friend from childhood was diagnosed with cancer after experiencing unrelenting pain for months in her neck, back and shoulder. Chronic Pain . Cancer Stage 4. Terminal. Such words are bleak and menacing. Cancer upends everything. It s a devastating decree, and the battle against it involves toxic and invasive medical treatments. One s focus abruptly shifts to a bewildering array of medical jargon and statistics, fr ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 19
NYU research: Multiple chronic conditions, hospitalizations w/long-term care r...
Long-term services and supports are provided to disabled persons who live in nursing homes, in assisted living facilities, and in their own homes to help maintain quality of life and independence. In the United States US , long-term services and supports are provided to 12 million people. With the aging of the US population, the number of persons needing long-term services and supports will increase substantially over the next several decades. Many of the ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 19
Family Stories as a Way to Give Thanks
We all have our own images of the Thanksgiving Holiday table of family, often coming together after long car rides or arduous airport adventures, sitting around a table overflowing with good food and even better conversation. Sometime these images of Thanksgiving accurately describe our own families, filled with warmth and laughter , and sometimes, sadly not. Sometimes our own family holidays create stress rather than comfort, tears rather than laughter. Y ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 19
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