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I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day: Taming the Chato Stewart: (Using wooden chair and feather duster to tame the beast) Bipolar Beast: FEED ME CHATO! Caption: Taming the wild Bipolar beast Mental Health Humor is taking part in the 4th annual Psych Central Blog Party for World Mental Health Day.  My cartoons from The Family Stew series shows...
Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease patients Up to 20 percent of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the presence of PD in these patients can severely limit or complicate treatment options. A team of investigators [...]The post Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson’s disease patients appeared first on PsyPost.
Second study links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ADHD symptoms in children Women who use acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other medications, during pregnancy could be increasing the risk of ADHD-like behavioral problems their children, according to research. A new study, published September 24 in PLoS One, backs up a similar finding published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. “These findings strengthen [...]The post Second study links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ADHD symptoms in children appeared first on PsyPost.
New understanding of emotional impact of stroke The physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented however the impact of a stroke on emotion is less well understood. New research from the University of Aberdeen, published October 1, 2014 in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology has identified key areas in which stroke can impair emotion regulation and found  [...]The post New understanding of emotional impact of stroke appeared first on PsyPost.
5 Loving Ways to Embrace Your Mental Health Issue One of the most difficult things for people to do is give voice to their own personal struggle with a mental health issue. Here, I am talking about conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and so forth. Part of the problem can be traced to the harmful stigmas...
Coping with a Demanding Child Therapist: “I suspect that you are parenting your child as your mother parented you, and solving problems the way she did, even though it makes you and everyone else miserable.” Irene: “That’s why I’m here. I see that it isn’t working. I don’t deliberately get angry with my son. But...
Room for Misery & Room for Joy: My Story Most people who have been sober longer than a year are asked to give a “lead” — to tell their story. Mine was structurally simple, covering what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Having only drank for three years, my addiction story is pretty straightforward: I...
Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery With football season in full swing, there’s no shortage of talk about young players — from high school down to the pee wee levels — suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies to be presented Friday, Oct. 10 at a pre-conference symposium on [...]The post Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery appeared first on PsyPost.
Face-to-Face with Mark Henick on Mental Health Awareness Day (Video) A brief profile of mental health advocate and person with lived experience Mark Henick....
Mental Health Day: The Secret to Mental Toughness “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that’s a myth that is profoundly dangerous.” Brene Brown   “Act as is everything is in your control.” This is what one website said about developing mental toughness. Then, they went on to say that one should never whine or complain. While I’m not for...
Reasons for Living: World Mental Health Day Reasons for living never come cheap Even your best ones can put me to sleep What I am saying, or trying to say Is that there must be a better way … ~ Duncan Sheik I have bipolar II disorder, which means the depressive side is far more prominent than...
Is Your Relationship Broken? Eight Rays of Hope Even the most dysfunctional relationships may be not only salvageable but contain the potential for total rejuvenation. The outcome depends on what resources still remain under the cloud of despair, and how willing the couple is to do the work to bring them back to life.
Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment, recovery With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players -- from high school down to the pee wee levels -- suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies.
10 Things I Will Do To Improve My Own Mental Health I have had a tumultuous year, and because of this I have let my own mental health slide quite a bit while I adjust to new surroundings. Since its World Mental Health Day, I have decided to sit up and take notice of what I have and haven’t been doing,...
Why exercise boosts IQ Research shows exercising the body is one of the best ways to boost intelligence and preserve it through old age.
What It’s Like to Live with Schizophrenia Thirty-one years ago Elyn R. Saks was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her prognosis was grave: she wouldn’t be able to live independently, hold a job or find love. After her hospitalization at 28 years old, a doctor suggested she work as a cashier. If she could do that, they’d reassess her...
Can Trauma Cause Schizophrenia? My dad killed my mom, Sara, he killed my mom.  Right in front of me while I lay under the bed.  He killed her, Sara, and then he left. I never saw him again. My first job out of graduate school was working with an Assertive Community Treatment team.  It’s...
This is Why Childhood Psychological Abuse Should Be As Taboo as Sexual or Physical Abuse Large new study reveals just how harmful psychological abuse in childhood can be. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development Effects of Childhood Bullying Last at Least 40 Years Childhood Poverty and Stress Harms Adult Brain Function Childhood Amnesia: The Age at Which Our Earliest Memories Fade
Why Are We So Fascinated by Violence? Violence is all around us and perhaps we like to talk about it to make it understandable to us. How is it possible that someone could cut off someone’s head? we wonder reading the news or even watching the beheading done by a masked man who speaks our language, English, to us on a video. Where does such evil come from?
Are You Too Codependent In Your Relationship? Where Do Thanks Rita, for your feedback. This blog article is in response to your request. “As I lean in the codependent direction myself, it would be helpful to have a third example in this article — one of a healthy, balanced individual. Something to aim for, you know?-Rita Givers and Takers...