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20. May 2015 07:24
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC
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Taylor Swift Inspires Man's 400 Pound Weight Loss: Music and Motivation

20. May 2015 07:24 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC | Comments

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Syracuse, NY native Ronnie Brower has managed to lose 425 pounds in just under two years. Not only is this feat amazing for the amount of weight loss, but it is a testament to Brower’s hard work as he lost the weight through old fashioned exercise and eating well. Two years ago, Brower was faced with news that his weight of almost 700 pounds could mean death before reaching the age of 30. Well Brower just celebrated his 30th birthday, and he did so over 400 pounds lighter, reaching his goal of 250 pounds. Along his journey, Brower often cited Taylor Swift’s songs as his inspiration as he continued to put in long hours at the gym. [More]

17. May 2015 05:55
by Carol Campbell, M.A
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Riots Over Police Misconduct- Psychological Perspective

17. May 2015 05:55 by Carol Campbell, M.A | Comments

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All across the United States, social justice protests in recent weeks have erupted into violent attacks on symbols of private property, authority, and power. Outrage at obvious racism embedded in police culture and government policies flashed through poor neighborhoods unwilling to tolerate another example of systematic contemptuous treatment of minorities by predominantly white police departments. Like a match set to gasoline, long suppressed pain and helplessness unleashed violent, out of control hatred. [More]

15. May 2015 07:44
by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd
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Henry Rayhons Aquitted of Sexual Assult Against His Wife With Alzheimer’s

15. May 2015 07:44 by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd | Comments

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The words “rape” and “sexual assault” are powerful under any circumstances. When the alleged victim is a patient in a nursing home suffering through the late stages Alzheimer’s disease, the apparent crime takes on a certain kind of perverse nature. Add to this picture a perpetrator who is a former state senator, and even the most open-minded of us is ready to abandon the tenet “innocent until proven guilty.” [More]

12. May 2015 08:43
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
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Novel Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Unveiled

12. May 2015 08:43 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT | Comments

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Using three dimensional images and statistical analysis, the team has identified a way to discern specific patterns of facial features and structures which may be common to children with ASD. Once children’s faces have been scanned, the measurements of features along the actual curvature of the faces are compared to the various symptoms displayed. The results of this study have indicated correlations within subgroups based on facial traits and the severity and types of ASD. [More]

11. May 2015 08:16
by Cynthia Morales
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New Orleans Bans Smoking Citywide, Lights Up Mindfulness As Effective Public Health Intervention

11. May 2015 08:16 by Cynthia Morales | Comments

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A smoking ban passed in New Orleans went viral across the city after midnight on Wednesday, April 22, putting out a once legal habit in a number of public facilities including bars, restaurants and entertainment venues (“Smoking ban goes into effect in New Orleans”, 2015). It’s a strikingly health conscious move that follows in the footsteps of many other cities, including New York, Chicago and Houston (“Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws — 50 Largest U.S. Cities, 2000 and 2012”) [More]

11. May 2015 01:30
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.
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School Daze: The Impact of Poverty on Education

11. May 2015 01:30 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D. | Comments

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Our society tends to believe that if one works hard enough, they will do well. However, according to the recent census, two-thirds of people living in poverty are working 1.7 jobs. Many people work hard and are still not making it, not even for basic needs.
Our society tends to believe that if one works hard enough, they will do well. However, according to the recent census, two-thirds of people living in poverty are working 1.7 jobs. Many people work hard and are still not making it, not even for basic needs. [More]

6. May 2015 00:01
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D
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The Soul of a Female: The Bruce Jenner Story

6. May 2015 00:01 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D | Comments

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Recently, Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medalist came out as a transgender female on ABC News 20/20 with Diane Sawyer. Jenner spoke of the emotional struggle to belong and be accepted in our society. Gender Dysmorphia, as defined by the DSM, sheds revealing light on this now widely talked about interview.
Recently, Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medalist came out as a transgender female on ABC News 20/20 with Diane Sawyer. Jenner spoke of the emotional struggle to belong and be accepted in our society. Gender Dysmorphia, as defined by the DSM, sheds revealing light on this now widely talked about interview. [More]

30. April 2015 05:30
by Joan Childs,LCSW
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Bruce Jenner and the Impact of Toxic Shame

30. April 2015 05:30 by Joan Childs,LCSW | Comments

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What is happening to Bruce Jenner is a microcosm of what happens to human beings when they have an identity crisis. What is an identity crisis? Theorist and social psychologist, Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development.
What is happening to Bruce Jenner is a microcosm of what happens to human beings when they have an identity crisis. What is an identity crisis? Theorist and social psychologist, Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development. [More]

28. April 2015 06:00
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT
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Disconnected: Exploring Why Women File For Divorce

28. April 2015 06:00 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT | Comments

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A popular notion about divorce is that it is predominantly triggered by conflict or marital crises. And yet, the contributing factor in many disillusioned marriages may be succumbing to a more insipid threat: social isolation.
A popular notion about divorce is that it is predominantly triggered by conflict or marital crises. And yet, the contributing factor in many disillusioned marriages may be succumbing to a more insipid threat: social isolation. [More]

27. April 2015 05:35
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
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Intravenous Drug Use and It's Contribution to the HIV Epidemic

27. April 2015 05:35 by Henry M. Pittman, MA | Comments

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Despite great advances in treatment, HIV continues to be an epidemic, and a large contributing factor for its spread is intravenous drug use. A recent outbreak of HIV in a rural Indiana community brings to bear more questions in this ongoing crisis.
Despite great advances in treatment, HIV continues to be an epidemic, and a large contributing factor for its spread is intravenous drug use. A recent outbreak of HIV in a rural Indiana community brings to bear more questions in this ongoing crisis. [More]
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