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  • newThe Influence of Disgust on Morality

    The Influence of Disgust on Morality

    Morality is thought to rely on emotions, and disgust is one of them. In a legal system where guilt is not only determined by the existence of hard evidence but also by one’s intention to do harm, emotional persuasion weighs heavily on all parties.…
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:15pm -
  • newYour Mind Illuminated: Lumosity and The Human Cognition Project

    Your Mind Illuminated: Lumosity and The Human Cognition Project

    It was previously thought that the brain is a morphologically static organ. However, it has since been shown that the brain is in fact plastic. Neuroplasticity is the process by which changes in neural pathways and synapses can alter behavior. Every…
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Neuron to Neuron: Dr. Richard Tsien on Critical Communication Within Your Body

    Neuron to Neuron: Dr. Richard Tsien on Critical Communication Within Your Body

    Dr. Richard Tsien is the world’s leading authority on the role of voltage-gated calcium channels. Without calcium channels our hearts would stop, we would have no motor skills and, ultimately, no ability to move and no memories. [ ... ]The post Ne…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Aug 18, 8:15pm -
  • How Hormones Help Your Body

    How Hormones Help Your Body

    The body produces the chemicals we call hormones to control all kinds of body functions. Glands, the organs that secrete hormones, make up the endocrine system, which helps to regulate functions such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. Imagine h…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:30pm -
  • Racism and the Brain: The Brain on Bigotry

    Racism and the Brain: The Brain on Bigotry

    On August 9, 2014, the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited long-standing racial tensions throughout the Midwestern city. A riot erupted at a candlelight vigil between the protesters calling…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • Sometimes When We Touch

    Sometimes When We Touch

    The skin is our largest organ. Its nerve endings and pressure receptors are tactile pathways, activated through touch, which our brain uses to interpret and explore the world around us. But recent research suggests that the brain’s response to touc…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 2:30pm -
  • My Life With Tourette’s

    My Life With Tourette’s

    I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in third grade, so each tap was a tic. TS is a genetic disorder that most experts believe is caused by nerve cells in the brain improperly releasing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. In every human brain, dopa…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 6:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 8:45pm -
  • 4 Tips To Overcome The Stress Of A New Job

    4 Tips To Overcome The Stress Of A New Job

    There are few happier feelings than the moment you finally get the phone call or acceptance letter. You got the job you’ve been agonizing over for weeks and soon you’ll be taking home a new paycheck. Yet, on the night before your first day, or ma…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 7:00pm -

Counsel & Heal: Top News

Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
    We know that physical activity can improve a person's mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too much?
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
    Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 3:00am -
  • Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health
    Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health?
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • What to know about phantom smells (phantosmia)
    Phantosmia is when someone thinks they notice a smell that is not there. Phantosmia is also called a phantom smell or an olfactory hallucination. Sinus problems, seizures, stroke, and schizophrenia can cause phantom smells. Learn about types, symptom…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment?
    Two common symptoms in people with dementia are agitation and psychosis. Now, a panel of experts explains how best to manage them, and which drugs do work.
    - 10 days ago, 5 Aug 18, 6:00am -
  • What are some foods to ease your anxiety?
    Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt,…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?
    Mass hysteria is a highly controversial phenomenon that has been documented since the Middle Ages. In this Spotlight, we investigate how it can manifest.
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?
    Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking anti…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • The effects of anxiety on the body
    Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory systems. It can also lead to digestive…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to cope with a depressive episode
    Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover wha…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 2:00pm -

Medical Xpress: Psychology

MedicineNet: Mental Health

PsychCentral Mental Health Library

  • new4 Sets of Somatic Mindfulness Exercises for People Who Have Experienced Trauma

    4 Sets of Somatic Mindfulness Exercises for People Who Have Experienced Trauma

    For many people who have experienced trauma, practicing mindfulness can bring up painful and overwhelming emotions that they don’t necessarily have the resources to deal with. The focused attention of...
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • How Discovering Your Core Values Could Prevent Discontent

    How Discovering Your Core Values Could Prevent Discontent

    I want to talk about values for a moment. Values is a small word that does not get the recognition it deserves. Its reputation is pushed aside by many, as...
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • How to Recognize a Psychopath

    How to Recognize a Psychopath

    “I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.” – Ted Bundy We’re all familiar with the famous villains in movies and TV such as...
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Addiction Treatment

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Addiction Treatment

    Many drug and alcohol rehab centers use a variety of evidence-based therapies to treat individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Most often these include therapies such as cognitive behavioral...
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • How to Change Goals

    How to Change Goals

    “A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Joe Vitale Society has come a long way since British industrial psychologist Cecil Alec Mace first conducted...
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 12:13pm -
  • Bipolar Disorder & Finding the Right Psychiatrist

    Bipolar Disorder & Finding the Right Psychiatrist

    Finding the right psychiatrist is a difficult task. For me it took almost 10 years and three different doctors. It seems like finding a doctor would be a simple thing,...
    - 10 days ago, 5 Aug 18, 11:24am -
  • Accepting and Caring for Your Sensitive Soul

    Accepting and Caring for Your Sensitive Soul

    You’re a sensitive person, and you’re not particularly proud of it. You’ve probably been told oh-so many times that you’re too sensitive and too emotional. You’re delicate and fragile, and you need...
    - 11 days ago, 4 Aug 18, 10:45am -
  • PTSD Is Like a Ghost: On Surviving Domestic Violence

    PTSD Is Like a Ghost: On Surviving Domestic Violence

    PTSD is like a ghost. Think of the scariest, most terrifying, damaging, hurtful ghost you can conjure up. He’s a ghost, so obviously nobody can see him. But he hangs...
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • How Do You Figure Out Your Life’s Purpose?

    How Do You Figure Out Your Life’s Purpose?

    “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to...
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • How to Help Your Partner Through Their Depression

    How to Help Your Partner Through Their Depression

    When your spouse has depression, you might be very worried, and feel utterly helpless. After all, depression is a stubborn, difficult illness. Your partner might seem detached or deeply sad....
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 10:00am -
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Medscape: Psychiatry & Mental Health

  • newNew Textbook Tackles the Occupational Hazard of Physician Suicide
    The American Psychiatric Association has published a new textbook designed to educate trainees and established practitioners alike about the growing occupational hazard of physician suicide. Medscape Medical News
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • newThree Eye Conditions Linked to Higher Alzheimer's Risk
    More insight into the eye as a 'window into the brain' comes from a study linking glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy to a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 12:38pm -
  • More Evidence Exercise Improves Mental Health
    Previous research has tied exercise to improved mental health, but findings have been inconsistent. This study, which included over 1 million people, found that exercise has beneficial effects on mental health. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 2:29pm -
  • Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality
    Medications used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorder reduce arrest rates, suicidal behavior, and accidental overdose. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:09pm -
  • FDA Clears First ADHD Bedtime Medication
    Jornay PM is a novel formulation of methylphenidate taken in the evening instead of first thing in the morning to provide early-morning control of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. FDA Approvals
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 12:55pm -
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