|Study compares active video gaming to unstructured outdoor play
||The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently published in the Games for Health Journal suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight [...]
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|Anxiety More than Depression Concerns College Students Today...
||According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health 2014 annual report, anxiety is the number one concern of college students’ mental health needs today, with depression placing second. As college counseling centers continue to deal with ever-expanding workloads and needs of the college students they … ...
|Why it’s Important to Let Go of the Hustle
||For the last few years I’ve been working really hard, maybe too hard. Everyday was a flurry of writing and when I wasn’t doing that I was pitching stories to … ...
|The Everyday Foods Which Reduce Social Anxiety
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|The Secret to Happiness in Your Relationship May Be a Smile
||You may think the best way to deepen your relationship is to have serious, deep discussions about your thoughts and feelings. However, it may be that sharing a smile rather than deep feelings can be as good, if not better, for your relationship’s long-term health.
|Free Training: How To Develop A Niche
||To niche or not to niche…and if you do niche, HOW do you do it? Join us for this free training on developing a niche in private practice and learn how creating a niche can have a positive clinical impact in your private practice. … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: June 13, 2015
||Learn about the summer version of seasonal affective disorder, how creative people might carry genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the importance of proper nutrition regarding mental health, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Does Summer Make You Depressed? Although we often … ...
|Reevaluating How We Work and Live
||Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity and reevaluating how I work. In the past few months I’ve been feeling burnt out. A lot of that, I’ve realized, has … ...
|Spike activity 12-06-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a fascinating piece about the three waves of ancient peoples who arrived in Europe to found the modern population. I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that the UK Government are deliberately side-lining their own scientific advisors to implement […]
|Homosexual Identity and Early-Life Trauma/Development
|| Can you remember the days when The American Psychiatric Association labeled homosexuality as a mental illness? I can, as can just about anyone over the age of 50, as … ...
|Study: rape prevention training works, cuts sex assault risk
||Canadian study shows that a program that teaches college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year.
|How Would You Like to be Assessed?
||How would you like to be evaluated at school? Which of the many methods gives the best insight into you effort and ability?
|Nearly half of African-American women know someone in prison
||African-American adults — particularly women — are much more likely to know or be related to someone behind bars than whites, according to the first national estimates of Americans’ ties to prisoners. The research, led by Hedwig Lee, University of Washington associate professor of sociology, reveals the racial inequality wrought by the U.S. prison boom, [...]
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|Exercise with a physiotherapist helps people with depression
||Exercise has a positive effect on depression – so reveals a dissertation written at the Sahlgrenska Academy. In at study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types [...]
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|Half of veterans who died from opioid overdoses also received benzos
||In a recent study, nearly half of all veterans who died from drug overdoses while prescribed opioids for pain were also receiving benzodiazepines, or benzos, which are common medications for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and alcohol withdrawal. Veterans prescribed higher doses of benzodiazepines while concurrently receiving opioids were at greater risk of overdose death [...]
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|Study: In science vs. religion debate, Francis Collins is more effective than Richard Dawkins
||People are more likely to be influenced by a scientist who believes in harmony between religion and science than a scientist who sees the two in conflict, according to new research published in the journal Public Understanding of Science. Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss — these are among [...]
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|Being Vulnerable To Be Creative
||“We too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” Brené Brown adds, “In our culture, we associate vulnerability … ...
|11 Helpful Tips from the Parent of a Self-Harmer
||When my children were young I read parenting books, the ones that explained how to train your child to sleep through the night and offered strategies for dealing with temper tantrums. When my children entered adolescence I studied parenting books that demonstrated how to talk … ...
|5 Ways to Keep Big Goals from Spoiling Everyday...
||What happens when achieving that big goal feels like a big letdown? Keep your eye on the goal? Visualize your win? That’s the secret to success, yes? But what if you don’t exactly feel the “thrill of victory” after the big win? What if success … ...
|Context Is the New Black
||The New Yorker has one of the best articles I’ve ever read on the Stanford prison experiment – the notorious and mythologised study that probably doesn’t tell us that we ‘all have the potential to be monsters’. It’s a study that’s often taught as one of the cornerstones of psychology and like many foundational stories, […]