|Post-traumatic stress disorder can destroy sexual health — regardless of the type of trauma experienced
||A review article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine finds that PTSD-related biological and cognitive processes may contribute to the development of sexual dysfunction following traumatic stress. Sexual dysfunction was previously linked with exposure to sexual trauma, but not traumatic stress in general. But studies on combat veterans and victims of nonsexual crimes has [...]
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|How to Relax
||I’ve been feeling it lately. I’m burdened by the thoughts of things I have to do, obstacles I have to overcome and goals I have to achieve. My mom says … ...
|Dating and Facing Rejection as a Person With Schizophrenia...
||As a writer I’m no stranger to rejection. I’ve seen at least a hundred rejection letters from different agents and editors and somehow I’ve been able to separate myself from … ...
|Brain imaging changes in individuals with Down syndrome may help advance Alzheimer’s trials
||Researchers have characterized three different brain imaging changes in individuals with Down syndrome, who are at very high risk for development of Alzheimer’s disease, even before the onset of progressive memory and thinking problems. Their findings could help set the stage to evaluate promising treatments to slow down or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms [...]
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|Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes
||Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research, which will be presented today at the Sleep and Breathing Conference (16 April 2015), found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children learn. Eszter Csabi led a team of researchers from the University [...]
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|Link between social anxiety and drug use offers opportunities for more effective treatment
||A team led by Case Western Reserve researchers has identified a potentially powerful approach to lowering relapse rates among the ranks of those addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol. In a study of nearly 200 teenagers admitted to a residential treatment center in the northeastern United States, psychiatry professor Maria Pagano, PhD, confirmed both the [...]
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|Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarrying
||Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers, according to the findings. Even among [...]
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|Paternal alcohol problems, death from liver disease, signal offspring risk for cirrhosis
||While the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is known to increase with heavy drinking, a number of people who drink large quantities of alcohol seem to escape developing the disease. This variation in susceptibility may be due to several factors beyond quantity such as genetics, gender, and obesity. A preliminary clinical analysis of hundreds of [...]
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|Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children
||Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 322,000 ethnically diverse children born between 28 [...]
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|We are family: Adult support reduces youths’ risk of violence exposure
||Adults can have a bigger influence on youths growing up in poor, violent neighborhoods than they may realize, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego. Researchers found that males living in Philadelphia who identified supportive relationships with parents and other adult [...]
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|Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners
||New research shows that it doesn’t take much for kids to be considered couch potatoes. Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study to [...]
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|The Only Time To Whine
||In my office I have a sign that clients can see when they sit in the “client chair.” The sign says, “Thou Shalt Not Whine.” It’s somewhat of a joke, … ...
|Some children lose autism diagnosis but still struggle
||About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required special education supports, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego. Previous studies [...]
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|The Most Harmful Kind of Parent
||Over the years I have often been asked what is the most harmful thing a parent can do to a child. There are many harmful things a parent can do, … ...
|Six Ways to Do Less and Get More Done
||Chances are you have a to-do list that stretches longer than a roll of toilet paper. But if you want to get more done and feel better while doing it, try these tips: 1. Get a good night’s sleep. This is a biggie. Sleep is … ...
|Do You Have the Personality of a Neanderthal?
||Almost all of us have some Neanderthal in us. What can that tell us about how these ancient cousins of ours thought?
|Tested: Whether People Think Better on Their Feet or Seated
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|Are You A WMBNT Parent?
||I know why you’re reading this article. Two reasons, actually: First, because you are curious to know what a WMBNT parent is. Second, because you’re a caring parent. How do I … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: 15 Ideas for Spending the Day
||Today, instead of sharing one way to practice self-care, I’m sharing a list of ways. Below is a round-up of my and other people’s pieces on ideas for practicing self-care … ...
|Please Don’t Tell Me I Blame My Parents For...
||A little over two years ago, I told my story about my battle with eating disorders in front a collegiate audience. I discussed the difficult relationship with my mom. It involved mental abuse, including significant fat shaming. I talked about being bullied in school over … ...