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  • newStir Of Echoes: Learning Echolocation

    Stir Of Echoes: Learning Echolocation

    In Jess Row’s short story “The Secrets of Bats,” a high school teacher living in Hong Kong recalls one student’s experiment in the dark hallways after school hours, her goal being to see the same way bats see, that is without actually seeing.…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:30pm -
  • newHow Time Flies: Growing Up, Growing Older, and the Perception of Time

    How Time Flies: Growing Up, Growing Older, and the Perception of Time

    Why is it that some things that happened years ago seem like yesterday, while other things seem lost in the past? And why is it that time seems to pass faster as we get older? Why does it seem that our brains warp the perception of time based on circ…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Socializing Via Networks: Using Social Media Wisely

    Socializing Via Networks: Using Social Media Wisely

    The world is a much different place than it was when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in late 2004 — and much of it wouldn’t be changed without his pet project that gradually spread from college campus networks to [ ... ]The post Socializing Vi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 4:15pm -
  • Earth Friendly Behavior From A to Z

    Earth Friendly Behavior From A to Z

    Here's some ecologically friendly behavior for Earth Day and World Environment Day as suggested by the United Nations Environment Program. (We discussed their work here.) It takes only few simple steps to easily green your daily routine and make g…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 3:23pm -
  • Feeling the Earth As Crucial to Our Lives

    Feeling the Earth As Crucial to Our Lives

    I believe that the two most important values in the 21st century are the Earth and the human brain. The Earth’s health is the only vision that is all-encompassing enough to overcome the ethnic, cultural, religious, and national tensions that exist.…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 11:50am -
  • The United Nations’ Universal Environmental Conscience

    The United Nations’ Universal Environmental Conscience

    Our planet’s current unprecedented challenges have moved the environment from being a marginal issue to being center stage in political and economic decision-making at the national and global levels. The climate is changing, natural disasters are o…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 9:42pm -
  • How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

    How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

    African-Americans are better at sports. Asians are better at math. Though we outwardly seek and applaud diversity, stereotypes persist. "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" investigates the research of social psychologist…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 6:47pm -
  • Understanding MS: A Q&A with Research Scientist Massimiliano Cristofanilli

    Understanding MS: A Q&A with Research Scientist Massimiliano Cristofanilli

    "I would say that if a patient gets diagnosed now, they have a nice chance of living a normal life … with progressive MS, it’s not so much a matter of whether the symptoms get better or worse; it’s that you have loss of neural tissue, which nor…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 1:17pm -
  • Discovering Synesthesia: Loud Apples and Green Mondays

    Discovering Synesthesia: Loud Apples and Green Mondays

    As a writer, I tend to cover a wide range of topics, and in the process, I usually get to learn something new. One of these topics is music. Every once in a while, I get to write an album review; doing so allows me to familiarize myself with the arti…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:15pm -
  • Cannabis Considered: 50 Shades of Mary Jane

    Cannabis Considered: 50 Shades of Mary Jane

    Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most controversial and politicized controlled substances in the United States. It has many names — Mary Jane, pot, ganja, sativa, etc. — and stories about it ranging from positive to negative, depending on whom…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 1:39pm -

Counsel & Heal: Top News

Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • newCauses and treatments for a nervous stomach
    A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to a person's "fight-or-flight" response. This art…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • newCould 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?
    Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 3:00am -
  • Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
    Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
    Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
    In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
    Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 3:00am -
  • How can you stop a panic attack?
    A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
    Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Is it time you went on a social media detox?
    Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • What is dissociative identity disorder?
    Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated.…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 7:00am -

Medical Xpress: Psychology

MedicineNet: Mental Health

PsychCentral Mental Health Library

  • newDo I Have to Lose Me to Love You?

    Do I Have to Lose Me to Love You?

    As codependents we lose ourselves in relationships, unaware that losing our Self is the greatest despair. When the relationship inevitably ends, it’s devastating because we are lost. We lack autonomy […]
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support

    Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support

    Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always […]
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • What’s So Great about Marriage Meetings?

    What’s So Great about Marriage Meetings?

    This article is in a Q & A format to respond to frequently asked questions about marriage meetings. Q: What’s so great about marriage meetings? A: An obvious need exists […]
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Do You Have A Need to Succeed?

    Do You Have A Need to Succeed?

    Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou.  What does success mean to you? For some it is all about the bling, […]
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: How to Be Yourself

    Book Review: How to Be Yourself

    At its worst, social anxiety can make ordering a cup of coffee a daunting task, and can make a party feel like a house of horrors. From what direction will […]
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 2:45pm -
  • 6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety

    6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety

    Anxiety is frustrating. You feel like a stranger inside your own body. You feel like there are mini explosions inside your head, inside your heart. Sometimes, you shake. Sometimes, you […]
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: From Anxiety to Love

    Book Review: From Anxiety to Love

    “My anxiety journey was one of the worst, most terrifying experiences of my life. Yet once I allowed it to become my greatest teacher, it also became one of the […]
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 2:42pm -
  • Trust Your Gut: The Power of Intuition

    Trust Your Gut: The Power of Intuition

    “Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people […]
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: American Snake Pit

    Book Review: American Snake Pit

    As a society, we often forget those who are in the most dire need. We tend to wave off any thoughts of the developmentally disabled or those left behind due […]
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 2:39pm -
  • 5 Secrets to a Happy and More Productive Life

    5 Secrets to a Happy and More Productive Life

    “Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” – Keri Russell Everyone has a favorite theory about what constitutes a happy life. Likely you know a few […]
    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 10:00am -
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Medscape: Psychiatry & Mental Health

  • newHigher Rates of Depression in Sexual Minority Youth
    Sexual minority youth have higher rates of depression than their heterosexual peers. This study explores the contribution of cyberbullying, unmet medical needs, and other factors to depressive symptoms. Medscape Medical News
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 5:18pm -
  • Depression: Novel Gene Variants Identified
    Researchers have identified 17 gene variants, 14 of which are novel, that potentially increase the risk for depression, adding to evidence that depression is at least partially a genetic disorder. Medscape Medical News
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 5:56am -
  • Raw Fruits and Veggies Best for Mental Health
    Eating raw fruits and vegetables is more strongly associated with better mental health than eating cooked, canned, or otherwise processed foods, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 11:18am -
  • Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use
    A new report reveals disturbing increases in youth substance abuse and suicide during the past decade and particularly the past year. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:28am -
  • When Ancient Treatments Meet Western Medicine
    Dr Seema Yasmin recounts her uncle's ill-fated experience visiting an Ayurvedic practitioner, along with her own visit to a well-known traditional Indian pharmacy. Medscape Psychiatry
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:22am -
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