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Brain images reveal first physical evidence that AA prayers reduce cravings
Long-term members of Alcoholics Anonymous AA report little or no craving for alcohol, but why this happens remains poorly understood. In the first study to explore brain physiology in AA members, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center found that members who recited AA prayers after viewing drinking-related images reported less craving for alcohol after praying than after just reading a newspaper. The reduced craving in those that prayed corresponded t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 12
CancerCare releases landmark patient access and engagement report
A landmark report illustrating the many physical, emotional, financial, practical and informational needs cancer patients experience during and after clinical treatment was released today by Cancer Care , a national nonprofit organization that provides free psychosocial support, education and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. The 2016 Patient Access and Engagement Report reflects the perspectives of more than 3,000 patients diverse in ethn ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 11
Children of depressed parents at high risk of adverse consequences into adulth...
New York, NY April 29, 2016 --The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that persists into middle age. While major depression typically begins during adolescence in both high- and low-risk individuals, children with a family history are more likely to have recurrent episodes of depression and poor outcomes ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 11
Unsafe sex is fastest-growing risk for ill health in teens
May 10, 2016--The Lancet Commission s groundbreaking report released today, Our Future A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, finds that years of neglect and underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10-24 years. Launched in London, the report shows that two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV AIDS, early pregn ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 11
Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating and body image concerns
PITTSBURGH, May 11, 2016 - Logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week or spending hours trolling various social feeds during the day is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body image concerns, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. Gender, specific age, race and income did not influence the association the study found that all demographic groups were equally affected by the link be ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 11
“What If?”: The World’s Most Powerful Question
Wonder powers imagination. Sometimes, wonder arrives in the form of awe, as in those instances when we stand awe-struck and insignificant before immensity or dumbstruck before complexity. The witty theoretical physicist Richard Feynman once joked that he could not understand his own lecture. Other times, wonder takes shape as conjecture, where we put the emotion to the work of innovating new scenarios. And under the influence of this searching impulse, gre ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 11
Not Another Damn ‘How To Write A Resume’ Article?!
Resume writing sucks, am I right An Internet full of conflicting advice and terrible templates makes it all the more painful. In my job I see a lot of resumes, good and bad, so I see which ones are landing people interviews. That s its job. So let s talk about how we can get our resume to do its job without landing us an anxiety attack. Resume Golden Rule Understand the true function of a resume. It s not an autobiography. It s not a chronology of duties y ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 11
Helping Boys Become Ethical Men
This post was written in collaboration by Amanda Payne and Robin Pendoley. You can learn more about us and our work here . For young men, the transition to college is a crucial period of time. Developmentally, they are prepared to shape their adult identity , reflect on their values, and establish patterns of social and interpersonal behavior that will define their adulthood. Today, they do this while society grapples with issues of gender equity and sexua ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 11
Major Counseling Organization Protests Tennessee's Anti-LGBT Counseling Law
Taking a strong stance against a new Tennessee law that permits mental health counselors to discriminate against LGBT patients , the American Counseling Association announced Tuesday that it is moving its annual convention out of the state.
Huffington Post - Wed. May 11
What’s Your Mental Health Resilience Playlist?
Baseball fans know that every professional player has a walk-up song a snippet from a tune that pumps up a player when he steps up to bat. On the Texas Rangers,
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
5 Steps to a More Creative You
The topic of creativity seems to be everywhere you look. We re told that the workforce of the future will need to be innovators and that our curriculum should teach creativity right from the beginning. Business encourage their employees to think outside the box and schedule mindfulness sessions and put out adult coloring books to help encourage playful, relaxed thinking. We re told that to tap into our best selves, we need to be creative in our relationshi ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
The Surprising Things That Predict a Long Life
As I get older, I find myself being more interested in news stories and research findings related to predicting how long I might live. After all, this is the key piece of information that would help me plan the most strategic and successful retirement , even though I think that I do not really wish to know for sure how long I have left. Much of the advertising aimed at people in my age cohort revolves around dietary choices, vitamin and mineral supplements ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
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