Month

May 2014
When it comes to internal pain, I have not evolved a whole lot from when I was in fourth grade: I still go running to mom with my tears. Even as I know something in our conversation could very well trigger more anxiety or I question the advice she dolls out, I am still comforted...
A body of research has, for decades, indicated the importance of touch to our physical and mental well-being. As human beings we thrive when we are in relationship with each other, and touch is basic component of all relationships. Touch helps us bond and heal. One study from University of Virginia indicated that people hold...
Research suggests, especially in women with a history of depression or a susceptibility of mood disorder, that reproduction-related hormonal changes in women raise the risk of depressive episodes. A few recent studies have concentrated on the perimenopausal period (when women experience skipped and irregular periods), in particular, and found that women in the menopausal transition...
Most people assume eating disorders curse only females – that the bikini bodies gracing billboards and glossy magazines, beer commercials and NFL half-time shows perpetuate body image problems in the psyches of girls and women. Men are spared from insidious disorder. However, a study of 5,527 teenage males from across the U.S., published Nov.4 in...
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