Mental Health

I see it in my daughter’s life, and I see it in the mental health industry that has grown up in support of supposed pathologies that a short time ago would never have been considered mental illnesses. The ideals I see threatened: work and responsibility. In my daughter’s life we’re beginning week seven of homeschooling
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How could this happen? Yup. Government late to the problem and lacking solutions? Yup. Raw fear? Yup. Hospitals overflowing? Yup. Uncertainty about who is well and who is not? Yup. Lack of clarity regarding transmission and lethality? Yup. As gay men of a certain age, my colleague Dr. David Fawcett and I are having some
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Today I love that I bought some yeast sight unseen by ordering it on the phone and when I got it it is four times the quantity that I normally buy and so I won’t have to go looking for yeast for quite some time I reckon. I love that I am now contemplating baking
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But then I got thinking, are WE safe at home? WE? Yes, WE! Those of us with ADHD. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not suggesting we should be allowed to roam around freely, ignoring isolation rules and just being all manner of foolish. I’m simply asking the question, are we really and truly
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One useful way to check in with ourselves and, if need be, recalibrate our attitudes and actions is to conduct an evening review of our day. The suggestions below are meant to be done in a spirit of self-compassion and gentleness. This is not an opportunity to beat ourselves up for perceived shortcomings or to
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But even if you have that empathy in a theoretical sense, applying it in the moment is harder. In fact, applying skills in the moment is where people with ADHD often experience challenges. Symptoms like impulsivity and not thinking situations through fully can interfere with us putting the theoretical knowledge we have – or in
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Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,
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Feeling depressed before and during a menstrual period is common. Experts believe that these emotional changes occur as a result of fluctuating hormone levels. Most people who menstruate will experience some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including moodiness and headaches. However, some individuals can develop more severe symptoms, such as depression and anger. Hormones can
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Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 0.6% of adults in the United States experienced anorexia between 2001 and 2003, compared to 0.3% who experienced bulimia. There are essential differences between anorexia and bulimia,
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Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped humans stay safe and thrive. But in the modern world, many fear responses — such as phobias — are, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, debilitating. Yet, accumulating evidence shows that mindfulness practice could help us unlearn these responses. Share on PinterestMore evidence suggests that mindfulness may help us
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New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy. Share on PinterestContamination fears may cause people with OCD to wash their hands excessively. In 1998, researchers Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, detailed
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Alcohol can make a person feel depressed and may even trigger or worsen depression. Depression is also a risk factor for using alcohol, since people who feel depressed may use alcohol to ease their symptoms. Several studies, including a 2013 study that used a nationally representative sample, have found that people who drink to manage
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Most of us are familiar with the physical health effects of smoking, but can the habit also affect our mental and emotional well-being? A new study suggests that it can, after finding a link between smoking cigarettes and depression. Share on PinterestA new study examines the link between mental health and smoking among students. The
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a range of potential physical and emotional symptoms in the weeks leading up to menses (the period). Some females are more likely to experience physical symptoms, whereas others may be likelier to
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A new study from the University of California, Berkeley has identified and mapped the 13 subjective experiences that different kinds of music can evoke in people. Share on PinterestResearchers have now mapped the main 13 categories of emotion that music can evoke in us. Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted a
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