The surprising upward link between college alcohol consumption and physical activity
(University of Houston) Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, a University of Houston psychologist is examining why those who exercise more drink most. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term plan 'must put primary care at heart of mental healthcare'
Report says primary mental health care services need more support and resources Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Only a quarter have access to needed mental health services Care for Schizophrenic patients – ‘shameful’ Huge disparity in access to psychological therapies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sound and vision: how gongs are bringing inner peace to city dwellers
Harmonies in the boom of a gong are transporting busy brains into a meditative stateLeo Cosendai used to be an acutely anxious young man. “I couldn’t cope with taking the train,” he says. “I never felt safe.” So when he moved to London from Switzerland in 2008 to study music, he tried yoga to calm him down. But it was when he discovered gong meditation sessions, otherwise known as sound baths, that he started transforming in to the smiley, serene person he is today. He was so deeply affected by the practice that he ditched his singing and composing career, invested in some gongs of his own and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

High rate of pseudoseizures among Yazidi refugees spurs call for more support
Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Advocates urge more support for Yazidi refugees suffering seizures from PTSD
Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect: do parents show improvement in parental mental health problems and parental stress? - Hefti S, P érez T, Fürstenau U, Rhiner B, Swenson CC, Schmid M.
Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) is an evidence-based program for families with children who experience maltreatment. This clinical trial is the first evaluation of MST-CAN in a German-speaking area. Parental psychological proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Among substance-abusing traffic offenders, poor sleep and poor general health predict lower driving skills but not slower reaction times - Abdoli N, Bahmani DS, Farnia V, Alikhani M, Golshani S, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Brand S.
In this study, we examined whether and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An association between multiculturalism and psychological distress - Samson FL.
Amidst increasing focus on rising rates of substance abuse and suicide among white Americans and extending prior research on intergroup attitudes and health, this study examines a novel factor associated with psychological distress: disagreement with multi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health
Circadian rhythm researchers are uncovering crucial links between our internal clock and neurodegenerative and psychological disorders.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Study Finds 'Mismatch' of Mental Health Need, Care
About one-third of people with serious mental health distress –don’t get the care they need, according to a new study. Instead, much of treatment is going to people suffering from little to no psychological distress. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- On the surface, the news looks good for America's mental health -- a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coercive control during the transition to parenthood: an overlooked factor in intimate partner violence and family wellbeing? - Gou LH, Duerksen KN, Woodin EM.
A key criticism of research on intimate partner violence (IPV) is that a sole focus on physical or psychological acts of aggression fails to account for other forms of manipulative behavior that may have serious consequences for partner and family function... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces
(Association for Psychological Science) Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life
(Reuters Health) - - Singing in a community choir may provide some psychological benefit to seniors, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDNY EMT Arroyo's Alleged Killer Again Deemed Unfit for Trial
  NEW YORK CITY (NEWS 12 The Bronx) - A court-appointed psychologist has found Jose Gonzalez unfit to stand trial in the death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Gonzalez, who is charged with first-degree murder, is accused of carjacking Arroyo's ambulance and running her over with it. She was a mother to five children. Since the March 2017 incident, Gonzalez has been evaluated twice by two court-appointed psychologists who found him not suitable to stand trial. Read more at News 12 The Bronx. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: News 12 The Bronx Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDNY EMT Arroyo's Alleged Killer Again Deemed Unfit for Trial
  NEW YORK CITY (NEWS 12 The Bronx) - A court-appointed psychologist has found Jose Gonzalez unfit to stand trial in the death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. Gonzalez, who is charged with first-degree murder, is accused of carjacking Arroyo's ambulance and running her over with it. She was a mother to five children. Since the March 2017 incident, Gonzalez has been evaluated twice by two court-appointed psychologists who found him not suitable to stand trial. Read more at News 12 The Bronx. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: News 12 The Bronx Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Evidence against conflict monitoring and adaptation: an updated review - Schmidt JR.
One of the most influential ideas in recent decades in the cognitive psychology literature is conflict monitoring theory. According to this account, each time we experience a conflict (e.g., between a colour word and print colour in the Stroop task), atten... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kids Of Parents With Substance Use Disorder Could Need Years Of Therapy
BOSTON (CBS) — They are the youngest victims of the nation’s drug crisis: children of parents with substance abuse disorders. They become more susceptible to long-term behavioral and mental health issues. Twelve-year-old Annie Bourassa from Gloucester is just one example of what the impact can be. But she is also an example of how treatment can help some children heal. Annie Bourassa (WBZ-TV) Annie has come a long way since Marc and Phyllis-Ann welcomed her into their lives. At just three years old, she was removed from the care of her biological mother over alleged substance abuse and neglect. The toll has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Beware of the Dark Triad
Think of the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle — it’s perilous to come near it! The traits of all three often overlap and create personality profiles that are damaging and toxic, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, where we let our guard down. One woman was the subject of identity fraud at a time when she was very in love with her boyfriend who lived with her in her apartment. Her bank accounts and credit cards had been compromised. She was speaking regularly with the FBI and suffered extreme anxiety and emotionally stress. The authorities were u...
Source: Psych Central - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Narcissism Personality Dark Triad Machiavellianism Manipulation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes HIV-related fatigue?
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for HIV-related fatigue. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

I really am quite brilliant – at giving myself compliments and raising my self-esteem | Rhik Samadder
Violent aversion to self-praise is wired into British cultural DNA, yet the evidence points to the beneficial effects of patting our own backs once in a whileLook at you! Reading a newspaper site rather than staring, bovine, at pap snaps of Rihanna on a beach, or endless updates on the possible contents of a royal womb. You ’re smart, and discerning. Did you make your own lunch today? That is both thrifty and healthy behaviour. Got to work on time? You are a rockstar of time-management. But you don’t need me to tell you that.Experts are increasingly coming to believe that paying ourselves compliments can be as ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rhik Samadder Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

Women's psychological aggression toward an intimate male partner: between the impulsive and the instrumental - Bailey B.
The purpose of this article is to explore some underlying mechanisms of women's psychological aggression in intimate partner violence (IPV), as a phenomenon that requires better understanding and intervention, even in cases when it does not lead to physica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Risk of suicide after cancer diagnosis in England - Henson KE, Brock R, Charnock J, Wickramasinghe B, Will O, Pitman A.
IMPORTANCE: A diagnosis of cancer carries a substantial risk of psychological distress. There has not yet been a national population-based study in England of the risk of suicide after cancer diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To quantify suicide risk in patie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Psychological advocacy towards healing (PATH): a randomized controlled trial of a psychological intervention in a domestic violence service setting - Ferrari G, Feder G, Agnew-Davies R, Bailey JE, Hollinghurst S, Howard L, Howarth E, Sardinha L, Sharp D, Peters TJ.
BACKGROUND: Experience of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is associated with mental illness. Advocacy has little effect on mental health outcomes of female DVA survivors and there is uncertainty about the effectiveness of psychological interventions for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Client-perpetrated violence among frontline child welfare workers - Radey M, Wilke DJ.
Client-perpetrated violence against child protective services (CPS) workers is common and detrimental to worker wellbeing with consequences including physical injury and psychological illnesses. Despite the impacts of violence, few studies capture violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A terrorism prevention imperative: psychological evaluations for all immigrants - Vaisman-Tzachor R.
Psychological evaluations of immigration applicants have been widely used for over two decades in the U.S. Federal legal system. The principal purpose of these assessments was and remains to assist immigration authorities in making determinations regarding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The psychological contract: a missing link between safety climate and safety behaviour on construction sites - Newaz MT, Davis P, Jefferies M, Pillay M.
The relationship between safety climate and safety behaviour is well established in construction, however, the way safety plans and actions of top management translate to the workforce is still unclear. Considering the influence of supervisors' behaviour o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Spiritual dimensions of moral injury: contributions of mental health chaplains in the Canadian Armed Forces - Smith-MacDonald LA, Morin JS, Br émault-Phillips S.
Moral Injury (MI) describes the profound distress experienced by military personnel as a result of a violation of personal beliefs. Impacting not only psychological, but spiritual, health, and well-being, MI is associated with spiritual/religious (S/R) suf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship of resilience, anxiety and injuries in footballers: structural equations analysis - Zurita-Ortega F, Chac ón-Cuberos R, Cofre-Bolados C, Knox E, Muros JJ.
Resilience is a psychological characteristic which enhances personal assets and protects individuals from potential negative effects of various stressors. While this topic has been considered in the separate context of sports injuries and anxiety states, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fighting police trauma: practical approaches to addressing psychological needs of officers - Papazoglou K, Tuttle BMQ.
Stress and trauma experienced by police officers in the line of duty can have negative impacts on officers' health and well-being. Psychological support is imperative to help officers maintain psychological well-being and to perform their duties efficientl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characterisation of victims of violence in the A & E department and analysis of the acceptance of a medico-legal expertise centre after its implementation vs. Multi-year consolidation - Latz D, Bergermann A, Jungnitsch J, Grassmann JP, Schiffner E, Gahr B, Tank A, Windolf J, Ritz-Timme S, Gra ß L, Jungbluth P.
BACKGROUND: People who have become victims of domestic or public violence often suffer long-term physical, psychological and social impairment. Due to physical injury, the first contact with the health care system is frequently an A  & E Department. Thu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Motor imagery and mental fatigue: inter-relationship and EEG based estimation - Talukdar U, Hazarika SM, Gan JQ.
This study investigates the inter-relationship between motor imagery (MI) a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

So cute you could crush it?
(University of California - Riverside) Until now, research exploring how and why cute aggression occurs has been the domain of behavioral psychology, said Katherine Stavropoulos, an assistant professor of special education at the University of California, Riverside. But recently Stavropoulos, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience, has taken formal study of the phenomenon a few steps further. To her knowledge, the results of her latest study are the first to confirm a neural basis for cute aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red tape delaying availability of new cancer drugs
Report also criticises NICE for lack of emphasis on innovation when assessing new drugs Related items fromOnMedica Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner New targeted drug could help treat advanced cancers Prediction tool to help develop better cancer drugs Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Service Use Up, but Many Still Go Untreated Mental Health Service Use Up, but Many Still Go Untreated
Outpatient mental health service use has increased among US adults, but many with serious psychological distress still go untreated, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleepy staffers struggle with handling frustration
Losing even a couple of hours of sleep makes you quicker to anger and less able to handle frustrating situations. New research conducted at Iowa State University and published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, found that participants who restricted their sleep by two to four hours each night for two nights had a lower tolerance for even small annoyances.  The researchers said that while the results may seem intuitive, the study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Declines in U.S. Adults; Use of Services Increases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study raises questions about individuals still not receiving treatment despite need (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why is having baggage always seen as a bad thing?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers ’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsWhy is “having baggage” always seen as a bad thing? Isn’t it possible to have good baggage?Jane Brennan, ManchesterContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Psychology Life and style Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism
Findings of a recent study suggest that individuals most likely to post photos of themselves on social media may develop higher levels of narcissism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stuck on the train of ruminative thoughts: the effect of aggressive fantasy on subjective well-being - Poon KT, Wong WY.
Previous studies have focused almost exclusively on identifying the antecedents of aggression and violence; as such, there are virtually no experimental data about the psychological consequences of fantasizing aggressive and violent actions. The present ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological inflexibility predicts suicidality over time in college students - Krafft J, Hicks ET, Mack SA, Levin ME.
OBJECTIVE: It is essential to identify modifiable risk factors that can be targeted to reduce suicidal ideation (SI) and behavior in college students. Psychological inflexibility, a pattern of responding to internal experiences in a literal and rigid way, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PTS Trajectory in Parents of Children With a Serious Illness PTS Trajectory in Parents of Children With a Serious Illness
This study examined patterns of psychological distress and posttraumatic stress in such parents.Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find
(Association for Psychological Science) From companies trying to resolve data security risks to coastal communities preparing for rising sea levels, solving modern problems requires teamwork that draws on a range of expertise and life experiences. Yet individuals receive little training to develop the skills that are vital to these collaborations. A new scientific report identifies the essential components of collaborative problem solving and shows how integrating knowledge from diverse fields will be essential for training these abilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/1/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/1/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor, and Dr. Mark Stegall,?a surgeon at Mayo Clinic who helped perform the transplant,?share their story.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Zaccariello, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?is on the rise.?And Dr. Donald [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?
Brought to prominence twenty years ago by a controversial test, the concept is now essential to our understanding of racismIn the ranking of taboos, racism and sexism come close to the top of the list. So it is perhaps unsurprising that the concept of unconscious or implicit bias has gripped the popular imagination to a greater degree than any other idea in psychology in recent decades.Spearheaded by a team of social psychologists at the University of Washington and Yale, the Implicit Association Test (IAT) promised to lift the veil on people ’s subconscious attitudes towards others. Upon publishing their landmark pa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Psychology Neuroscience Race UK news Source Type: news

When You ’ re Struggling with Self-Loathing in Bipolar Disorder
Many people with bipolar disorder struggle with self-loathing. Maybe the self-loathing starts as the depressive phase does with all sorts of awful thoughts about yourself. Because that’s how depression works: It outright lies, and inflicts pain. You can’t do anything right. You’re an abject failure. You’re also stupid. And worthless, and no one will ever really love you for you. You are not attractive or thin or strong enough. You are weak, and you are an embarrassment. Maybe it happens after a manic or hypomanic episode, because you feel terrible about what you did or said during th...
Source: Psych Central - December 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Self-Esteem Self-Help Autoimmune Disease Bipolar Disorder Mood Disorder Negative Thoughts Self Hatred Self Loathing Source Type: news

George H.W. Bush Died Less Than 8 Months After His Wife of 73 Years. Doctors Explain Why That ’s So Common
George H.W. Bush died in his Houston home on Nov. 30, less than eight months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara. He was 94. While Bush’s case may seem extraordinary, it’s actually fairly common for spouses to die around the same time. A 2013 study published in the Journals of Gerontology found that the death of a spouse raises a person’s risk of dying by around 30%, compared to those who are still married. Some estimates are even higher. Some research has shown that in the six months after the death of a spouse, the bereaved face odds of mortality 40% to 70% greater than the general public, according to ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Sound advice: why rockstars are my guiding light
Therapy helps in a crisis. But when it comes to lessons in life, music has most of the answersWhen my marriage dissolved a decade ago, I went to a cognitive therapist to see if I could make sense of it. I sat in a small room with a kindly old lady who was not my mother, but who may as well have been, as we discussed love and sex as best we could. Although delivering my opinion about what had happened out loud without shouting was an enjoyable relief, I can ’t say I truly learned much. We decided I wasn’t such a bad person. We decided my ex-wife wasn’t a bad person either. Then I paid my £60 and arra...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ted Kessler Tags: Music Life and style Culture Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Video » Behavioral Activation: Treatment of Adolescent Depression
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kathryn DeLonga of the NIMH Mood Brain and Development Unit discusses treating depressed teens with a talk therapy called Behavioral Activation. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news