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Screening Pregnant Women for Depression All adults should receive regular screenings for depression, according to a panel of experts. The panel notes that pregnant women should be a top priority for such screenings. The U.S. … ...
#186: Charlie’s Sexual Addiction Prairie Kittin via Compfight Charlie was a man in his early fifties who entered treatment after breaking up with a woman for whom he cared deeply. He had been married … ...
Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: A JUST Approach Translating human beliefs and values into systems of justification helps to clarify these important but complicated constructs.
When Your Child’s Anxiety is Making You Anxious: Repeat... As parents, we have a natural tendency to reach out to our children when they are anxious, scared, or stressed. What none of us can anticipate is how our children’s … ...
An “Innovative” Way to Practice Gratitude When I first arrived in America at seven years old, I was astounded by what I saw: Barbie dolls and Cabbage Patch Kids and massive toy stores. Lunchboxes (which I … ...
Grow Your Bank Account (Psychological) When was the last time you made a deposit into your psychological bank account? Get rich quick with this strategy!
How private are a drug addict’s treatment records? The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records is under the government’s microscope. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA – has filed notice of rule-making … ...
How to Help Women Worried About Zika Obs, midwives, and therapists are seeing growing concern about Zika virus among pregnant women. Here are tools for providers to help their patients manage fears and anxieties.
Four Strangers: A Dialogue Concerning Self-Presentation How do we describe ourselves to others? What does that say about who we are? Explore these questions in a brief dialogue involving four strangers.
The Care and Feeding of Myths: Breastfeeding and Weight Despite attempts to “humanize” infant formula, breast milk is clearly superior, and breastfeeding is a natural process. But what is the connection between breastfeeding and weight?
Journaling What a valuable technique this is!  Writing stuff down whenever you have a bad episode of anxiety, depression or any negative behaviour, is fabulous for you. You could even do … ...
How Highly Sensitive People Can Shield Themselves from Negativity... Feelings can be contagious. The highly sensitive person, also known as an empath, is no stranger to catching the feelings of others. They are very perceptive of the emotions and underlying motivations of others. They have a keen intuition and have probably been referred to as … ...
Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline Researchers report the first-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression. This breakthrough paves the way for new depression treatments that target the adrenergic system.
Visualizing a parasite crossing the blood brain barrier Researchers have identified how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii makes its way across the blood-brain barrier.
Siblings at War: One Mother, Two Points of View Growing up as an only child for the first nine years of my life with a mother who didn’t love me, I fantasized daily about having an older sister. She … ...
Our Unseen Advocates And Educators This past weekend, I was in the emergency room with my nephew after he wrecked on his motorcycle at a Supercross event in the city where I live. The nurses, … ...
The Reason Some People Are Always Agreeing and Conforming With Others Do you know someone who always agrees, no matter what they really think?
Memory And Attention Work Best At Certain Times Of The Year, Study Finds New research suggests people's cognitive abilities are affected by the seasons.
The Arousal Cycle of Anger Whether we are experiencing anger, fear, or intense joy, these emotions involve the same physical reaction. After an event of some kind which provokes us, our bodies prepare for action … ...
Today I Love Friends Gathering Today I love when friends get together for whatever reason they can come up with and just have a good time. I love tobogganing because it’s so Canadian. I love … ...