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NYU researchers identify stress-hormone differences among gay men
Cortisol is a life sustaining adrenal hormone essential to maintaining the natural balance of the body. It is often referred to as the stress hormone, as cortisol influences, regulates, and modulates many of the changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Diurnal cortisol studies measure the level of cortisol in the body at various times during the day to examine possible adrenal imbalances. The majority of these diurnal cortisol studies have bee ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.
There are fewer school shootings in states that have tighter gun control laws and spend more on mental health care and public education, a new study finds. Close to 33,000 people are killed and another 81,000 are injured by gun violence every year in the United States, the researchers said. The number of school shootings is particularly high. There were 44 such incidents between 1996 and 2008, the study authors said. In the new study, the researchers analy ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 7
Prince William Says What We're All Thinking About Work Stress
Prince William is giving workplace mental health the royal treatment.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
The Amazing Way This NFL Team Just Stepped Up For Mental Health
The New York Jets may not be at the top of the NFL standings this season, but they rsquo re certainly leading the charge when it comes to mental health advocacy.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
Shut Up In The Name Of Jesus
Have you ever been told to shut up in the name of Jesus Have you ever been on the receiving end of a conversation being told to zip your lip by the power of the Holy Spirit It happens on the radio, in line at the coffee shop, in church or ministry staff meetings, and at family dinners.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
Back pain may raise risk of mental health problems
A study, involving almost 200,000 participants, finds that individuals who have back pain are more likely to also experience a range of mental health issues. Knowing about these links could form a more successful treatment plan for both sets of conditions.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 7
Whole for the Holidays
Please enjoy this wonderful piece on mindfulness by educator, speaker, writer and my dear friend Nick Mosca . The holidays are a mixed bag. Moments of joy interlace with the pain of loved ones we ve lost, a mad dash to finish year-end work, non-stop gift-buying, and seeing relatives we may not particularly like. As a result, we may end up exhausted, broke, and anything but whole.
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
Feeling Blah? Here's How to See Your World with Fresh Eyes
Imagine if you knew you were doing something for the last time for example, driving to work, standing on a train ride, holding a book, eating an orange, hugging a friend. How would your experience of these activities change In the 2009 film A Single Man, Colin Firth s character George decides he s going to kill himself. As he goes through what he plans will be his last day, it s clear that he s fully in every experience smells, sights, conversations becaus ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
Psychiatrists, Sorcerers, and Transmissible Brain Disease
I am pleased to post this guest blog by my colleague Peter Bingham, MD, who is a pediatric neurologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine - DR
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
PTSD: How Does Genetics Affect Your Risk?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 4
What is Psychology’s Single Most Brilliant Discovery?
A couple of months ago, I asked several of my distinguished colleagues to nominate psychologists who would merit the label genius. But Mark Schaller suggested that I was asking the wrong question I should instead be asking about which ideas from psychology deserved to be called ingenious . Schaller s position is especially defensible if you assume that most scientific discoveries involve brilliant people standing on one another s shoulders, sharing good id ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 3
Post-Election Vertigo
The past is a foreign country they do things differently there. The famous opening sentence to L. P. Hartley s novel The Go-Between has not been far from thought since November 9, and it harbors a potential truth about the soon-to-end Obama era. In the book, published in 1953 as much of the world struggled to rebuild after the Second World War, the protagonist reminisces nostalgically about a happier time long predating a range of intensified conflicts, cu ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 3
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