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Jan

A-B-C Theory of Emotional Disturbance “Men are disturbed not by things, but the view which they take of them.” 1st century A.D. Epicieus, It is not the event, but rather our interpretation of it that causes our emotional reaction. A. Activating Experience Woman friend breaks the news that she is going out with another man,…

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Jan

Adolescents who eat healthy diets packed with fruit and vegetables have lower rates of mental health problems, a study shows. A study of 3000 adolescents has found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. While other studies…

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Jan

Laughing with friends releases feel-good brain chemicals, which also relieve pain, new research indicates. Until now, scientists haven’t proven that like exercise and other activities, laughing causes a release of so-called endorphins. “Very little research has been done into why we laugh and what role it plays in society,” study researcher Robin Dunbar, of the…

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Jan

35 Proven Stress Reducers 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier in the morning. The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful. 2. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointment times, when to pick up dry cleaning, etc. 3. Practice preventive maintenance. Your car, appliances, home or relationships will be less likely to break down/fall…

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Jan

Concerns about Stigma Undermine ADHD Treatment for Adolescents Because ADHD frequently persists into adolescence, and continues to undermine teens’ academic and social functioning, most adolescents continue to need treatment. However, as issues of self-direction and autonomy become more important for teens, resistance to treatment for ADHD – medication or otherwise – frequently intensifies and many…

13

Jan

From Nature magazine Vaccines are largely safe, and do not cause autism or diabetes, the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) said in a report issued today. This conclusion followed a review of more than 1,000 published research studies. “We looked very hard and found very little evidence of serious adverse harms from vaccines,” says Ellen…

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Jan

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 11, 2011 Lab Studies Show that Light Reduces Fear Using mice as model, University of Virginia researchers discover light plays a role in reducing fear and anxiety. This finding and application may augment the treatment of a variety of mental…

11

Jan

 There is significant research that keeping pets can improve your physical health, but did you also know that caring for pets also improves mental health? A study published by the APA, American Psychological Association, found that pet owners rated themselves as happier, healthier, and better adjusted than non-pet owners. The key element that made the…

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Jan

Parents’ joy in their children can sometimes turn to frustration when those children refuse to sleep in their own beds. There’s even a name for the behavior. Experts call it co-sleeping — when children prefer to sleep in their parents’ bed. Some parents are too embarrassed to admit their children sleep in their beds with…

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Jan

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry ADHD Rates Continue to Rise in the United States August 22, 2011 — Rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children continue to trend upward, report health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. According to Lara J. Akinbami, MD, and colleagues,…