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  • newAlternative Medicine: Does It Do the Trick?

    Alternative Medicine: Does It Do the Trick?

    Conventional medicine can do amazing things, but despite recent changes in health care, medical treatments can still be expensive, and the side effects of many invasive treatments can be detrimental. It is small wonder then that many people are turni…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 1:45pm -
  • The Chemical Factory Inside Your Head

    The Chemical Factory Inside Your Head

    The brain contains complex biochemical machinery. The proper operation of this machinery is at the heart of proper brain function. The breakdown of this machinery — and there are numerous ways in which this breakdown may occur — is among the majo…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • A Century of Vitamins: The Brains Behind the 13 Essentials

    A Century of Vitamins: The Brains Behind the 13 Essentials

    It has been a century since a Polish-American biochemist named Casimir Funk coined the word vitamine, and now, 100 years later, the 13 essential vitamins play an important role in the health of our bodies, including our brain health, at all stages of…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 18, 10:45am -
  • Assimilated: The Clout of Cults on Identity

    Assimilated: The Clout of Cults on Identity

    As he told it, Ron lived epic. As a youth, he befriended Calvin Coolidge Jr., the son of the president, became a full blood brother of the Pikuni tribe, and won a string of navy battles in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters respectively during World W…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Why Do We Crave? The Science Behind Food Cravings

    Why Do We Crave? The Science Behind Food Cravings

    The reward mechanisms that control cravings are very similar to the ones in addiction. “We think that cravings for drugs and food (particularly so-called ‘hedonic foods’ that are high-fat, high-sugar) are very similar,” says Natalia Lawrence,…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 2:15pm -
  • Finding the Narrative Thread: Your Brain on Writing

    Finding the Narrative Thread: Your Brain on Writing

    Psychologists have always understood the link between the brain and writing. Sigmund Freud was a prolific writer and believed that writing had the capacity to heal: “The creative writer does the same as the child at play. He creates a world of fant…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Find Your Passion and Strengthen Your Brain: A Q&A with Dr. Adele Diamond 

    Find Your Passion and Strengthen Your Brain: A Q&A with Dr. Adele Diamond 

    Dr. Adele Diamond is currently a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia (a distinction she has held since 2004), is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has been na…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Juggling Responsibilities: Does Multitasking Retrain the Brain?

    Juggling Responsibilities: Does Multitasking Retrain the Brain?

    If you’re like most people, you probably take pride in multitasking. You can simultaneously watch TV, check social media channels, text a friend, and listen to music. It may feel as if you’re getting a lot done, but research shows your brain has…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 1:15pm -
  • Looking on the Bright Side

    Looking on the Bright Side

    Neuroscientist Tali Sharot has found through her research that when it comes to optimism, the way our mind approaches — and even tricks — us is a function of survival. In her book, "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain" […
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 5:45pm -
  • The Importance of Novelty

    The Importance of Novelty

    Novelty, by definition, is anything that is new to us, and the experience of novelty can take many forms: meeting a new friend, learning a new skill, buying a new outfit, listening to new music, or traveling to a new environment. Most mammals, especi…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 1:00pm -

Counsel & Heal: Top News

Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • Using Facebook to predict depression
    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • What are the health effects of chronic stress?
    Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body’s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effe…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • What lies at the dark core of the human psyche?
    At the bottom of all negative personality traits, there is the same driving factor, some researchers argue. A new study explains what this 'dark core' is.
    - 23 days ago, 30 Sep 18, 3:00am -
  • What to know about depression with psychosis
    Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, t…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is meclizine?
    Meclizine oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Learn…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • How does being busy affect your lifestyle choices?
    New research has found that the busier a person is, the more likely they are to make better, more healthful choices, including diet, exercise, and money.
    - 26 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 6:00am -
  • Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
    Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more.
    - 31 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
    Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.
    - 33 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 3:00am -

Medical Xpress: Psychology

MedicineNet: Mental Health

  • Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
    Title: Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • It Just Doesn't Pay to Be Nice, Study Finds
    Title: It Just Doesn't Pay to Be Nice, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Mental Health Problems Increase With Global Warming: Study
    Title: Mental Health Problems Increase With Global Warming: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 13 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience
    Title: Tips for Enhancing the Spa ExperienceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 15 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact
    Title: Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical ImpactCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 19 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Science Says 'Hug It Out'
    Title: Science Says 'Hug It Out'Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 19 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Health Tip: Spend Time Outside to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
    Title: Health Tip: Spend Time Outside to Reduce Stress and AnxietyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 20 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • Panic Attacks
    Title: Panic AttacksCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 21 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • 'Hangry' May Be More Than Just a State of Mind
    Title: 'Hangry' May Be More Than Just a State of MindCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 25 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 3:00am -
  • Genes May Control How Tough It Is to Stop Drinking
    Title: Genes May Control How Tough It Is to Stop DrinkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 27 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 3:00am -

PsychCentral Mental Health Library

  • newBook Review: Shame: Find Yourself, Find Joy & Build True Self-Esteem

    Book Review: Shame: Find Yourself, Find Joy & Build True Self-Esteem

    Shame might be different from what you think it is. While you might define shame in the obvious ways — abuse, ostracism, rejection — it appears in much smaller, seemingly...
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 2:53pm -
  • Book Review: Treating the Traumatized Child

    Book Review: Treating the Traumatized Child

    Trauma, especially for a child, can often be so overwhelming that it encourages the therapist to focus solely on the individual. Yet often, the individual lives within a family system...
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 2:52pm -
  • Book Review: The Power of Context

    Book Review: The Power of Context

    Imagine yourself driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You see someone driving up the shoulder of the road to try to get to the head of the line. What is your reaction...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 2:51pm -
  • Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids

    Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids

    If the goal of child rearing is to help children develop into independent adults, it’s hard to imagine how that is possible if worry prevents them from doing the very...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:50pm -
  • Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World

    Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World

    People today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many do not have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World,...
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 2:49pm -
  • Book Review: Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors

    Book Review: Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors

    It’s hard to imagine having someone’s life in your hands. It’s also hard to imagine what could possibly prepare a person for the emotional cost of such as endeavor as...
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 2:47pm -
  • Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis

    Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis

    Emotions, while ubiquitous across species and one of the most common topics of conversation, are still, it seems, misunderstood. Do emotions have biological roots and, if so, where? And how...
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:46pm -
  • Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd Edition

    Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd Edition

    Most of the important transitions in our lives are marked by rituals that affirm our new identities, including weddings, graduations, baby showers, and funerals. For insights and guidance on how...
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 2:45pm -
  • Domestic Violence, PTSD and Triggers

    Domestic Violence, PTSD and Triggers

    People catch colds because they were exposed to a virus or infection.   Some people get cancer because cells have begun endlessly dividing in their body. We get itchy because an...
    - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

    Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

    In her new book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Deb Dana offers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way...
    - 8 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 3:43pm -
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