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  • newHow Deep Sleep Helps Your Brain “Clean” Itself

    How Deep Sleep Helps Your Brain “Clean” Itself

    Whether we look forward to it or not, most of us think we understand the value of a long, uninterrupted sleep every night — often after we’ve gone without it for too long. Laura Lewis and her team of researchers at Boston University have sacrific…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Nov 19, 6:55pm -
  • Ask Your Versatile Brain: The Rewards of Age

    Ask Your Versatile Brain: The Rewards of Age

    Science is also showing us that age is more than a series of brain breakdowns that can be prevented only through diligent work and advanced cognition. Time also brings subtle yet meaningful positive changes to the brain, acquired through years of exp…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 3:30pm -
  • The Brain Without Food: Why We Fast

    The Brain Without Food: Why We Fast

    As a cultural or religious practice, fasting has a long enough history that some anthropologists are tempted to think it has a biological or evolutionary basis. Maybe periods of food scarcity in our hunter-gatherer past gave us a healthy respect for…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 19, 1:45pm -
  • You, Rewired: How New Technologies Can Impact Your Sense of Self

    You, Rewired: How New Technologies Can Impact Your Sense of Self


    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • All in Your Head? Why Some Memories Last a Lifetime

    All in Your Head? Why Some Memories Last a Lifetime

    When researchers met a woman with amnesia named Lonni Sue Johnson, they were astonished by her. It was not so much what she could no longer remember, but the things she could not forget. Johnson is still unable to recall her own wedding day but she c…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 1:30pm -
  • Geared for Generosity

    Geared for Generosity

    To be human is to be kind. Selfishness is learned. Scientists from Oxford to UCLA, Michigan and beyond are proving this and that the brain has areas for smiling and empathy, but not cruelty — which is always a disorder. Kindness — throughout huma…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • Rewire Your Life: Looking Closely At Your Media Use

    Rewire Your Life: Looking Closely At Your Media Use

    The U.S. leads the world in the amount of people regularly using the internet — yet, with all the information it brings into our lives, our media diet is typically pretty myopic. So says internet activist Ethan Zuckerman in his book, "Rewire: Digi…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 12:45pm -
  • Operation Homecoming: Serving Those Who Have Served

    Operation Homecoming: Serving Those Who Have Served

    Operation Homecoming was first created in 2004 by the National Endowment for the Arts to help U.S. troops and their families write about their wartime experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and stateside. Operation Homecoming was among several programs t…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 1:00pm -
  • Recovery is a State of Mind: An Interview with Dr. Yehuda Ben-Yishay

    Recovery is a State of Mind: An Interview with Dr. Yehuda Ben-Yishay

    A brain injury is a devastating event. Today, thanks partially to new operating procedures, but owing mostly to a better understanding of neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to regenerate and adapt) and the psychology of recovery, survivors often…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 1:00pm -
  • Unplugging: Distancing Technology To Discover Yourself Again

    Unplugging: Distancing Technology To Discover Yourself Again

    You’ve been there before. A seemingly productive morning quickly becomes afternoon, and the project with a looming deadline seems far out of your reach … however, you’ve checked your email and your social media posts countless times. You’ve p…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 12:00pm -

Counsel & Heal: Top News

Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
    New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 3:00am -
  • 16 strategies and treatments to fight depression
    Depression is a common mental health condition that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. Learn about 16 ways to fight depression in this article.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know
    Homeopathy is a practice that uses diluted nonmedical substances to treat different illnesses. Learn more about whether it can help treat anxiety symptoms in this article.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about hallucinations
    Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • What to know about paranoid personality disorder
    Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 4:00pm -
  • Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart
    Recent experiments involving driving in stressful traffic conditions suggest that listening to music at this time may help protect heart health.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • How is stress linked with constipation?
    Stress can cause constipation, both directly and indirectly. This article looks at the link between stress and constipation and discusses ways to relieve both conditions.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Tips and more to help curb binge eating
    There are many strategies to help curb binge eating, including identifying and removing triggers, planning meals, and reducing stress. Learn more in this article.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • How does temperature affect mental health?
    A new study finds that increases in temperature negatively affect mental health outcomes. The authors conclude that this is due to sleep disturbance.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 11:00am -
  • The impact of mental health training in the workplace
    A new study looks at how mental health training affects managers' abilities to support their employees and take measures to prevent mental health issues.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 6:00am -

Medical Xpress: Psychology

MedicineNet: Mental Health

  • Health Tip: Managing Financial Stress
    Title: Health Tip: Managing Financial StressCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • 'Cannabis Use Disorder' Up in States That Legalized Recreational Pot
    Title: 'Cannabis Use Disorder' Up in States That Legalized Recreational PotCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:00am -
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    Title: alprazolam (Xanax)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Date Rape Drugs
    Title: Date Rape DrugsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/18/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 8 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed
    Title: Survey Shows Americans Feel StressedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 9 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers
    Title: Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow SoldiersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 9 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows
    Title: When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure FollowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 12 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say
    Title: Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts SayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 15 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Get Healthier With a Mental Reset
    Title: Get Healthier With a Mental ResetCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 15 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years
    Title: ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 YearsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
    - 16 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 2:00am -

PsychCentral Mental Health Library

  • newYes, No, Maybe So: Conscious Consent and Boundary Setting

    Yes, No, Maybe So: Conscious Consent and Boundary Setting

    Consent is now a word trending on social media and for good reason. The #metoo movement looms large as people are speaking out about sometimes decades old boundary violations that...
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • How to Set Boundaries with Difficult People

    How to Set Boundaries with Difficult People

    We can all relate to feeling put upon and irritated by some people, but powerless to stop accommodating them. Though we take issue with their behavior, needs, or implicit demands,...
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • Why People Don’t Help When They Can

    Why People Don’t Help When They Can

    As a therapist, I am a keen observer of human behavior and interactions. I have long been fascinated by what makes people tick. Sometimes I am in awe of the...
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • Coping with Grief and Loss as a College Student

    Coping with Grief and Loss as a College Student

    Death affects all of us in a variety of ways, and how we cope in times in tragedy and loss is often influenced by our responsibilities or where we are...
    - 8 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • How Gratitude Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Well-Being

    How Gratitude Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Well-Being

    “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life… makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melodie Beattie Saying thank-you and showing your appreciation...
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Startling Reason We Sabotage Love

    The Startling Reason We Sabotage Love

    Most relationships fail and nearly half of American adults are unmarried. Why can’t we find love and why don’t relationships last? Paradoxically, as much as we want love, we also...
    - 19 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 2:00pm -
  • Going for the Dopamine High: The Dynamics of Psychopathy

    Going for the Dopamine High: The Dynamics of Psychopathy

    Art imitated life in an episode of one of my favorite medical shows called New Amsterdam. In it, a team of health care professionals tackle challenging issues in the lives...
    - 25 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 12:58pm -
  • Abuse Resources

    Abuse Resources

    Childhelp Childhelp, one of the largest and oldest national, non-profit organizations dedicated to the treatment, prevention and research of child abuse and neglect, provides a broad continuum of programs that...
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 19, 4:22pm -
  • Self-Esteem & Shyness Resources

    Self-Esteem & Shyness Resources

    Everyday Power Everyday Power recognizes the meaningful and vibrant lives we are all capable of having. They strive to help you set and reach objectives that are rooted in everyday...
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 19, 4:17pm -
  • Grief & Loss Resources

    Grief & Loss Resources

    Beautiful Tribute The mission at Beautiful Tribute is to allow everyone to create a stunning, personalized memorial page in minutes. Upload multiple pictures, video, music and more. You can create...
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 19, 4:13pm -
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