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Harmful effects of stress on the brain and promising approaches for relief
WASHINGTON, DC -- Stress can have numerous harmful effects on the mind and body, both immediately and over long periods of time. New research reveals mechanisms by which stress exacts its toll throughout the body, from the brain to the male reproductive system, and points to potential paths for reducing the negative effects of stress. The studies were presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world s largest ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
6 Questions To Ask A Therapist Before You Make It Official
This article was originally published on Healthline . It turns out that one of the most healing factors of therapy is the relationship I have with my therapist. She knows when to be a sympathetic ear, when to challenge me and accepts who I am. I m free to be open and vulnerable in a safe, nonjudgmental space. As a result, this reparative relationship allows me to grow, heal and stick with the therapy process. According to the American Psychological Associa ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
The Symptom Of Depression We Don’t Talk About
The Symptom of Depression We Don t Talk About was published on The Mighty . Written by Jenna B. You may think you know a lot about depression . You know people with depression can feel sad and empty much of the time, have changes in appetite or sleeping habits, be fatigued, have decreased feelings of pleasure in things that would normally bring them joy and possibly even have thoughts of death and dying. But the one symptom of depression you probably don t ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
8 Celebrities Explain Why They Use Exercise To Cope With Anxiety
By Kristin Canning Approximately 40 million adults currently live with an anxiety disorder and that includes lots of celebrities, many of whom are pretty candid about how hitting the gym has eased their mental health issues. Exercise as an anxiety buster is something experts back up as well. And judging by the mega career success these stars have had, it seems like they re really onto something when it comes to turning panic into power. Here, eight stars l ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
For Addicted Doctors, Confidential Treatment That Works
In a high-stress profession, doctors succumb to drug addiction at a higher rate than the general population. A state-sponsored confidential treatment program helps them get back to work. The Pew Charitable Trusts Dr. Michael Wilkerson discusses a patient s case with a nurse at a Bradford Health Services addiction treatment facility in Warrior, Alabama. When doctors become addicted to drugs or alcohol, confidential state programs must balance doctors welfar ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
Americans Feel Less Sad And Anxious Than When Trump Was Sworn In
NEW YORK The night Donald Trump was elected, Sofia, a 33-year-old woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, started having trouble breathing. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Sofia is one of very few brown women in a sea of white people. And two-thirds of Oklahoma had voted for Trump, despite some of his xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric. I don t have the benefit of blending in, because of the color of my skin, said Sofia, an attorney who asked that he ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
22 Unexpected Things That Relax People Who Live With Anxiety
22 Unexpected Things That Relax People Who Live With Anxiety was published on The Mighty Written by Juliette Virzi When struggling with a mental illness like anxiety , sometimes traditional methods of relaxation simply don t work in the way we want them to. You may be familiar with the times I m talking about. You know, those times when exercise and mindfulness apps just don t seem to cut it We know how difficult it can be to relax when anxiety is making y ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 11
Transgender women take triple the number of HIV tests as trans men
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A new University at Buffalo study has shown that HIV testing among transgender adults was higher in those who identified as female, were African-American or Hispanic, or had a history of incarceration. The preliminary research, which sought to identify HIV testing patterns in urban, transgender individuals in Western New York, also found that among participants, those with history as a sex worker, who only engaged in sex with males or had a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Is he really that into you?
Women who grow up without a caring father, or who even are reminded of painful and disappointing experiences with their father, see more sexual intent in men. New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives -- or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up -- perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Position statement opposing sex/porn addiction model
Approximately a year after the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists AASECT position statement on sex addiction was published, three more professional organizations have joined the discussion regarding this topic. This is interesting timing, given the recent high-profile cases in the media. Center for Positive Sexuality CPS , National Coalition for Sexual Freedom NCSF , and The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Allia ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
US-born workers receive disability benefits more often than workers from abroad
No matter where they came from, people born outside the United States but working here are much less likely to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits than those born in the U.S. or its territories. Foreign-born adults, according to a study published in the December issue of the journal Demography , are less likely to report health-related impediments to working, to be covered by work-disability insurance, and to apply for disability benefits ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Eating at night could increase risk of heart disease and diabetes
Eating during the night is associated with higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, and the body s 24-hour cycle is to blame, according to research published today in Experimental Physiology . The researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico looked at levels of fat, called triglycerides, in the rats blood. They found that after feeding the rats fat at the beginning of their rest period, their blood fat levels spiked more drastically than w ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
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