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Self-Injury: 4 Reasons People Cut and What to Do
Today, people stand proudly against being fat-shamed or slut-shamed, but it s harder to find someone who will stand up and disclose their own cutting or other self-injury . Self-harm is one of the last things people feel ashamed of, despite it being far more widespread than you might suspect. A 2012 review of 52 self-injury studies from around the world found that approximately 18 percent of individuals had cut or otherwise deliberately injured themselves ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
The Golden Years: Traumatic Stress and Aging
Dr. Joan Cook is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry . She has specific expertise in the areas of traumatic stress and geriatric mental health . Dr. Cook has served as the principal investigator on four grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She is a member ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Change is needed to prevent homicides by individuals with mental illness
Following the stabbing death of Dr. Jeroen Ensink, a new father in London who was killed by a mentally ill man who had walked free after attacking a police officer with a knife days earlier, experts are calling for change. They note that the dangerousness of a small but volatile subset of psychiatric patients is not taken seriously enough. In a recent Journal of Advanced Nursing editorial, Dr. Niall McCrae of King s College London and Julian Hendy of hundr ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
CVIA volume 1 issue 4: Major new special issue on cardiovascular risk factors
Beijing, October 20, 2016 - The Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal CVIA has just published its fourth issue, Volume 1, Issue 4, which is a Special Issue on Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Editor-in-Chief, C. Richard Conti of the University of Florida Medical School and Guest Editor, Ezra A. Amsterdam of UC Davis Health System have produced a highly informative and up-to-date critique of major clinical issues in the field of risk management. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20 s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Investigators noted that rates of ADHD persistence into adulthood have varied greatly in earlier studies, depending on how information is collected and analyzed. In a 16-year follow-up of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD the MTA , they found that a combination of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Autoimmune Disease Drugs Might Help People With Depression, Too
A new group of anti-inflammatory drugs may help treat depression, a new review finds.
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 20
Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs
Researchers provide further evidence that the immune system plays a significant role in mental health, after finding drugs that reduce inflammation in a number of autoimmune diseases may also treat symptoms of depression.
Medical News Today - Thu. Oct 20
The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About
A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she said that it went against everything she had been taught My parents told me that my job in life was to be very, very successful. As I got older, I asked my parents what I needed to do to be very successful, and they said to work very, very hard. As time went by, I asked them, how do I know when I m working hard ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Eight Cues that It Is Best to Avoid Contact with Your Ex
Sometimes when a romantic relationship ends, you don t want to end all contact with your ex. Although you will never again embrace in a romantic gesture and never again feel deeply connected while literally being sexually intertwined two bodies transiently being one there are many other aspects to your past romantic relationships that may be worth preserving. You might have had matching personalities, close nurturing friendship and unmatchably fun times th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Groundbreaking Study Unearths Physical Roots of Depression
According to a new study, the physical roots of depression are tied to increased functional connectivity between a brain region that is associated with not receiving rewards and punishing events the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and an area of the brain involved in someone s sense of self the precuneus . This cutting-edge discovery was published today in the journal Brain . For this study, 909 people 421 patients with major depressive disorder and 488 contr ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Married And Living With Mental Illness
It is a common belief that married couples fight about three things intimacy, money, and children in no specific order . In my house we have a fourth mental illness. It is sometimes a standalone argument and frustration, and often times it just adds color to the other arguments.
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 20
Panic During The Debates: 5 Stress Management Strategies
I was texting furiously, checking Twitter and Facebook, listening to the television, wondering why I hadn t thought to get a snack before it all started. My heart rate was increasing, palms sweating as I read texts from friends and family about their rising levels of stress. It was five minutes into the last presidential debate and I hit the mute button on the television.
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 20
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