Does ethnicity affect therapy sessions?

Similar cultural roots don’t guarantee better bond, yet competence in learning about differences and being mindful of verbal and non-verbal cues are critical

May 31

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Therapy goals - The importance of the therapist's philosophy on life

Anxiety and depression are not diseases (excepting the small percentage of each that seem to be biologically-based); they are signs that something is wrong. Therapists and patients must choose between making the signs go away versus changing what is ...

May 30

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Why we avoid being kind to ourselves

People who are kinder to themselves tend to be happier, healthier and to cope better when bad things happen. There's also some evidence that training to be more self-compassionate is beneficial. Overall, self-compassion seems to be a sensible ...

May 30

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Workaholics more likely to suffer from ADHD, OCD and depression

Spending long hours at work may raise your risk of suffering from ADHD, OCD, depression and anxiety, according to research carried out at the University of Bergen in Norway.

May 28

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How gardening is good for your mental health

Doctors should prescribe gardening for mental health problems dementia and cancer, a new report urges. Gardening helps keep people active and increases their sense of well-being. Gardening has also been linked to reduced depression, better balance ...

May 27

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Psychology vs psychiatry

Lucy Johnstone is a leading light among British mental health advocates who are actively disputing the current, dominant paradigm of “diagnosing and treating mental disorders” and who, going the next step, are endeavoring to provide alternative ...

May 27

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How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. But as our world continues to break through the madness of ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety

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How ADHD affects releationships and what you can do about it

Typical symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder behavior include forgetfulness, distractedness, hyper-focus, disorganization and emotional difficulties. Tackling these issues by oneself is difficult enough, but bringing ...

May 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Relationships & Marriage

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Study finds the key to relationship bliss

It is better to settle for the best relationship available than to hold out for a perfect match, a new study suggests.

May 25

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Mindfulness can make you healthier

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention – in an intentional and nonjudgmental way – to your own thoughts and feelings. Being more aware of your own self leads to reduced stress and increased positive emotions. But, it can also lead to better ...

May 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Hidden Harms of Antidepressants

Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed

May 24

Categories: Depression

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Does City Life Pose a Risk to Mental Health?

Life in the city can be taxing. City dwellers often face higher rates of crime, pollution, social isolation and other environmental stressors than those living in rural areas. For years studies have consistently linked the risk of developing ...

May 23

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Adults, Especially Women, May Develop ADHD Later In Life

A major shift in the way researchers and clinicians look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be on the horizon, according to two new studies that each tracked thousands of people for almost 20 years after birth. One group was in ...

May 21

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Can mindfulness therapy be more useful than drugs?

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?

May 20

Categories: Mindfulness

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The role of emotion in financial fraud

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity have found in a new report that the ways in which elderly people process high-arousal emotions, such as anger and excitement, is in part responsible for their heightened susceptibility to fraud.

May 18

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