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Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances
Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal use of prescription medicines, according to a U.S. government study. These findings show that college students are vulnerable to substance use at any time -- not just when they are away at school, Kana Enomoto, acting administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA , said in ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC
A new report finds that, too often, under-medicated Americans suffering from schizophrenia end up seeking care in the nation s hospital emergency rooms. The report, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that between 2009 and 2011, over 382,000 visits to ERs were recorded for people aged 18 to 64 with schizophrenia. Many of these cases involved people on Medicaid who were either homeless or living in places such as n ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Can Headlines Change the Way You Think About Trust?
Research published in the The Journal of Experimental Psycholog y confirms misleading headlines affect readers memory , their inferential reasoning and behavioral intentions, even when the article itself corrects the misimpression the headline gives, and the entire article is read. Inaccurate or misleading headlines have lingering and real effects on everything from our understanding of issues to our perceptions of trustworthiness. The reality is, whether ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
The Purpose of Worry and How to Manage it
Everyone feels anxiety. This is a normal human condition. It is what we feel in response to ambiguity. When you do not know what is going on, when you do not know what to do about what is going on or when you do not know what may happen next, you feel anxiety. So what do you do when you feel that sensation You try to get rid of it. Anxiety is an unpleasant sensation with physical components such as butterflies in the stomach, mostly felt like nausea, short ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Change of Seasons, Change of Heart
Maybe it s because I m Mid-Atlantic born and bred. Maybe it s just my temperament. Perhaps it s the fact that I spent 24 years in school. Whatever the reason, the segue from summer to fall is always a significant time for me. I find it full of promise and hope. Even if the temperature doesn t change per se, the closing of pools and opening of schools elicits the electricity in my body. I see fall as a time for renewal. A time to switch things up a bit. If ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Could You Change Your Life Without Changing a Thing?
I listen to podcasts quite a little bit formerly sports , news amp politics , and business brushing my teeth, in the gym, walking the dog, cleaning the house, cooking, and putting myself to sleep at night. After a while doing so, the way people viewed me changed. Whenever anyone had a discussion about the state of current affairs and they weren t sure of something, the attention would turn to me.
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 2
In the first part of this interview, Andy Johnson , author of Introvert Revolution Leading Authentically in a World That Says You Can t , discusses misconceptions and biases surrounding introvert leadership . In this second part, he offers tools, tips, and more insights to help introvert leaders thrive in an extrovert world -centric world. NA What is a favorite tool you recommend for introvert leaders AJ As I mention in my book, the DISC profile is a great ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Test Stress in Children: Rx with Brain Friendly Studying
Because we can t make them go away like bad dreams , we can help reduce that stress by guiding kids to study using brain-research based strategies that increase memory and understanding . Neurons that fire together, wire together
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Telekinesis is Real!
Science fiction isn t fiction any more. You really can change the world around you just by thinking. Here s how. In the unimaginably weird world of sub atomic particles such as electrons carriers of electric current , individual particles exist in many places at the same time I know, that s seems impossible, but experiment after experiment over the last 100 years have proven it to be true beyond a shadow of doubt. In fact, right now you re using a computer ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Too Much Homework from a Student/Teacher Perspective
With the school in full swing for so many youth, I wanted to share some comments that students across the nation have shared in response to my blogs on homework. In a given school year, many students spend hours upon hours each night working on assignments. Add to that work, sports , and extracurricular activities and it s no wonder we have a lot of stressed out teens. Please take time to read the voices of young people across the nation who responded to h ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Clutter vs Hoarding vs Collecting
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking at the national conference of the professional organizer group called Institute for Challenging Chronic Disorganization . The conference was in Cleveland it was my first time in that city, and I was able to duck into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for an hour of near hysteria among the guitars and stage outfits I was delighted to discover that ICD members deal not only with clutterbugs and disorganized folk ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Dark Thoughts Could be a Sign of Healthy Functioning
The irony of human existence is that we are the highest forms of life on earth and yet ineffably sad because we are the only ones who know that we are going to die Delillo, 1985 . My clients are often surprised when their progress in terms of health and functioning is accompanied by more frequent thoughts of death. One client in particular, who has started facing up to her own profound sense of self-doubt and who has stopped self-medicating almost nightly ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
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