Month

March 2014
People in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt, according to new research led by the University of Southamptom. With levels of debt increasing in the recent years, in light of the economic recession and fiscal instability. Researchers from the University of Southampton, along with...
I’m a late convert to yoga. I’ve known since I was about18 that lotus pose and other positions seem to help with emotional problems, or at least that’s what my first therapist told me, but it’s taken me about 24 years to come around to it. The research is on yoga is substantial and keeps...
Brain hiccups. We all get a case of them now and then. For some they are fleeting and all a person has to do is to take a deep breath, visualize their departure, and poof! They’re gone. Not so easy for the rest of us. If I counted up the moments I spent trying to...
Every time I have relapsed into an episode of clinical depression, the first question I always get is, “What caused it?” There is sometimes a trigger, but not always. I grow somewhat annoyed that most people categorize depression as “situational” all of the time, not as a biological condition that can come without a cause....
If you were afraid to drive over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as I am, would it help you to watch a friend do it first? New research suggests that watching someone else safely interact with a supposedly harmful object—like a spider, clown, small space, or ginormous bridge—can extinguish our conditioned fear responses and prevent them from resurfacing later on....
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