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  • newThe “Earth Citizen” Movement

    The “Earth Citizen” Movement

    If someone asks you who you are, how do you identify yourself? You may tell them your name, job, nationality, race, or religion. You probably realize that this answer does not encompass who you truly are. As we classify ourselves in various categorie…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 7:16pm -
  • Brain Puzzles

    Brain Puzzles

    Enjoy these brain puzzles from puzzle designer Lloyd King. Have fun! (Answers are on the next page.) [...]The post Brain Puzzles appeared first on Brain World.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:33pm -
  • Becoming An Earth Citizen

    Becoming An Earth Citizen

    I, together with world-renowned academics, political leaders, and senior journalists, held the Humanity Conference to suggest the need for a common identification beyond the limits of religion, nationality, and ideology. We introduced the idea of the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:38pm -
  • Chronic Stress … And How It Can Harm You

    Chronic Stress … And How It Can Harm You

    From an engineering standpoint, stress can be defined as the amount of resistance a material offers to being reshaped and reformed. When you place a load on a steel beam, the beam resists, keeping the building from collapsing. If the load is great en…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:25am -
  • Dementia: The Rising Dragon

    Dementia: The Rising Dragon

    Joyce had always been at the top of her class, from middle school through college. As a young woman in the 1950s, she was defiant toward the belief that women were second-class citizens, only good for staying at home with the kids. Due to her determi…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 5:02pm -
  • Brain Challenges: Memory and Dexterity

    Brain Challenges: Memory and Dexterity

    Here's two challenges for your brain to strengthen your memory and your dexterity. As your brain attempts challenging new tasks, it builds new connections. Enjoy! [...]The post Brain Challenges: Memory and Dexterity appeared first on Brain World.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:55pm -
  • Know Your Brain — Basal Ganglia: The Cerebral Connection 

    Know Your Brain — Basal Ganglia: The Cerebral Connection 

    That feeling of satisfaction you get when someone likes the new photos on your Instagram is processed by the basal ganglia and is probably a big reason you spend too much time on it — your brain is constantly craving the next little reward — rein…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:46am -
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: How Dancing Creates Freedom in the Body and Mind

    Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out: How Dancing Creates Freedom in the Body and Mind

    Why do we dance? Although each person’s reasons might be different, many people admit that dancing gives them access to their hidden truths. One might enthusiastically welcome an invitation to a dance party as an opportunity for letting loose, rele…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 11:38am -
  • Anxiety: I See A Lot of It

    Anxiety: I See A Lot of It

    As a psychiatrist, I’m impressed by how ubiquitous anxiety is. Yesterday, when I attended a women’s faculty meeting, the featured speaker, a leading professor and researcher in cardiology, described her arduous road to the top. Her credentials an…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 4:33pm -
  • The Odor of Your Dreams

    The Odor of Your Dreams

    I woke up last week convinced that I could smell coffee. My husband, the coffee drinker in our household, was away for business and my 20-month-old son hasn’t yet discovered the substance so it seemed odd that there would be the familiar comforting…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 10:26am -

Counsel & Heal: Top News

Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • newWhat is misophonia?
    A look at misophonia a disorder that results in abnormally strong reactions to everyday human sounds, such as chewing. Included is detail on treatment.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to stop racing thoughts
    A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • The 10 best blogs for eating disorders
    If you or a loved one live with an eating disorder, helpful advice and support from those in a similar situation can be gained from eating disorder blogs.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says
    A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:00am -
  • Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's
    New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Conversion disorder: What you need to know
    Conversion disorder causes physical symptoms, such as shaking, paralysis, or double vision, in response to traumatic or stressful events. Learn more.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • Overcoming sexual performance anxiety
    Whether due to expectations or stress, it is common for men of all ages to experience performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. Learn how to cope.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men
    When it comes to symptoms of seasonal depression, a new study finds that women are more vulnerable than men, particularly in the winter months.
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 3:00am -
  • The top 10 mental health apps
    Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?
    We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries?
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:00am -

Medical Xpress: Psychology

MedicineNet: Mental Health

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Medscape: Psychiatry & Mental Health

  • Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success
    Impairments in the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the antidepressant escitalopram may be responsible for treatment failure. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:54pm -
  • Propranolol May Fill 'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD
    Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:01pm -
  • Cortisol in Hair a Biomarker for Stress, Treatment Efficacy
    In a new study, investigators used hair cortisol concentrations to assess the effectiveness of a humanitarian intervention in war-affected, displaced Syrian adolescents. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:40am -
  • New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections
    The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:45pm -
  • ADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young Women
    A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a 'public health concern,' given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials say. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:11pm -
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