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Pride in Mental Health: Visibility

An interview with LGBTQ+ activists Dior Vargas and Cole Ledford.

HiTOP: The Future of Mental Health Diagnosis is Here

By David J Ley Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Women Who Stray
A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.

Why Are Crowded City Dwellers Living the Slow Life?

The big city means the fast life, unrestricted sexuality, street gangs, and hordes of uncaring people. Right? Maybe not, according to a recently published series of studies.

Pride in Mental Health: Advocacy

An interview with Jillian Weiss of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Calvin Stowell of DoSomething.org.

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Is It ADHD or a Thyroid Disorder?

Do you have ADHD or a thyroid disorder? Symptoms can be very similar. There's also a chance that you can have ADHD and thyroid issues at the same time.

Understanding Your Emotions

What are emotions, how to better understand them, and when it is optimal to modify them.
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Is American Healthcare Innovation in the ICU?

By John Nosta on June 12, 2017 in The Digital Self
Consumers want innovation in healthcare. They're not getting what they want, at least not yet.

"Little Brain" Plays Surprisingly Big Role in Mental Health

First-of-its-kind research has discovered that the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") plays a significant—and previously unrecognized—role in a wide range of mental disorders.

Can E-Cigarettes Reduce Smoking Among the Mentally Ill?

Vaping is the new replacement for cigarette smoking. Is it a better choice?

6 Ways Public Swimming Pools Have Changed

Gone are the unadorned rectangular pools of yesteryear. Now, public pools are full-fledged aquatic complexes that proffer an immersive experience.

Happiness and Your Immune System

Positive emotions are good for our health. Research shows that happiness increases the effectiveness of the immune system, including protecting us from the common cold and the flu.

Your Mental Health Musts

Nine essential habits for good mental health

Protecting Brain Injured Patients in Legal Proceedings

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on June 09, 2017 in The New Normal
Protective orders can protect people who have compromised cognitive functioning.

'My Butt Actually Looks OK in This'

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on June 08, 2017 in Fit Femininity
How to choose your exercise outfit? Women exercisers talk about their strategies for looking good in fitness fashion.
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Run for Your Life to Improve Your Mental Health

In his new book, William Pullen provides a self-help resource on coping with mental health issues by combining exercise and mindfulness.

Too Much Exercise Can Damage Your Gut

New research finds link between over-exercise and gastrointestinal issues.

Four Fun Ways to Enrich Your Life and Improve Your Health

By Meg Selig on June 08, 2017 in Changepower
Does it seem like everything good is bad for you? Not so! Savor these four pleasures and become healthier and happier as you do so.

For Millennials, One Key to Happiness

For sound mental health, Millennials should reconsider this pervasive hobby.

Why Hiding Information Is Harmful to Your Health

Keeping secrets: Why hiding information from your partner can be harmful to your health and your relationship.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Striking Story

Julie Rehmeyer’s book is an excellent read even if you have no interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She is a great writer, so the book stands on its own as a page-turning memoir.

What If Your Mind Lost Its Words?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on June 05, 2017 in Creating in Flow
Imagine if you stopped talking to yourself in your head. Living with impaired language abilities changes the way we think about who we are. A first-person account illuminates.
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Is It Time to Get Your Hearing Checked?

By Shari Eberts on June 05, 2017 in Life With Hearing Loss
Do you or someone you love have a hearing loss? Here are five reasons to find out. Your health and happiness depend on it.

Does Being Obese Make You Socially Invisible?

You're overweight. You lose weight. Suddenly you recognize that you were judged on appearances. See the real you took care of yourself and lost weight for health rewards?

The Best Way to Die

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on June 04, 2017 in Am I Right?
Is it better to rage, rage against death or to go gently into the night?

Marriage: How We Got It So Wrong for So Long

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on June 03, 2017 in Living Single
If you wanted to answer the question, “If you get married, will you get healthier or happier,” how would you do it? The best studies are challenging our longstanding beliefs.

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen

An estimated 15% of these incarcerated men and women will have a serious mental illness, and approximately 50% have an active substance use disorder, or both.
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There Are Choices No One Should Ever Have to Face

By Lisa Tessman Ph.D. on June 02, 2017 in I'm Only Human
The American Health Care Act might seem attractive because it would offer people choices. But it would actually force some people to choose between two unthinkable options.

Can You Prevent Alzheimer's Disease with Diet and Exercise?

Scientists are discovering that healthy choices can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
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The U.S. Can Have Great Healthcare If Congress Acts

The House proposed healthcare initiative, which barely passed a few weeks ago, is not being seriously considered in the Senate.

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 31, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
At the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) once again was discussed as a non-drug option for the treatment of chronic pain.

Interpersonal Rules that Undermine Your Relationships #5

By Amy Banks on May 31, 2017 in Wired For Love
The level of relational rigidity in the dominant-subordinate dynamic is destructive for all.
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What Happens to Drugs?

What happens after drugs are released? A third get new warnings.

What’s the Best Age to Be?

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on May 31, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
Anecdotal evidence suggests that enjoyment of life is a common ingredient in those who still excel either physically or cognitively into their very old age.