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31. January 2015 05:55
by Candice Hopper-Owrey, Psy.D, LPC
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Misophonia- An Under Researched Psychological Issue

31. January 2015 05:55 by Candice Hopper-Owrey, Psy.D, LPC | Comments

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For most people the sound of chewing, typing, utensil scraping and breathing are background sounds. They are just a part of life and certainly do not produce an emotional response. However, for some people, hearing these sounds lead to feelings of anger.
For most people the sound of chewing, typing, utensil scraping and breathing are background sounds. They are just a part of life and certainly do not produce an emotional response. However, for some people, hearing these sounds lead to feelings of anger. [More]

30. January 2015 05:55
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate
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Emotionally Negotiating the Adoptive Process

30. January 2015 05:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate | Comments

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There is no doubt that adoption is an emotional process for families, from the initial decision to pursue adoption all the way through negotiating childrearing and adulthood. Adoption is not a simple process, but a complex series of interactions that can be frustrating and daunting. Emotionally fulfilling and at the same time taxing, adoptive families almost universally agree that it is an overall enriching life experience that they wouldn’t change. What’s perhaps most unexpected for families is how their experience of the process is emotionally so similar to that experience that their adoptive child experiences. [More]

29. January 2015 05:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Violence, Stigma, and Mental Illness: Understanding the Real Connections

29. January 2015 05:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

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Violence is a main cause of stigma toward people with mental illness, but lack of knowledge and education are also part of the problem. People with mental illness are no more likely to commit violent acts than anyone else, but when mental illness is present with substance abuse and a history of violence, that risk does increase. As a society, we must better understand and effectively address all causes of violence. [More]

28. January 2015 05:55
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle
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Trauma Changes Cells- New Research

28. January 2015 05:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle | Comments

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The possibility of developing significant chronic physical illness in adulthood increases in the presence of childhood trauma and its lasting effects. Genetic changes that come with childhood trauma lead to adults being more susceptible to stress and more likely to react negatively to stressful situations. This makes continuing stress greater than an adult’s ability to deal with it more possible. [More]

27. January 2015 05:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Recognizing and Overcoming Food Addiction

27. January 2015 05:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

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Can we really become addicted to something we need to survive? First, we must understand what addiction is, and what it isn’t, to determine if eating behaviors and food can become addictions, with the symptoms and consequences associated with other types of addictions, like drug or alcohol addiction. Only then can we understand why many professionals believe that we can, indeed, become addicted to food. [More]

26. January 2015 05:55
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC
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American Children Today and Poverty

26. January 2015 05:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC | Comments

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A recent article in Huffington Post outlined the devastating statistic that may shock a large amount of Americans: over half of America’s school-aged children live below the poverty line in the United States today, utilizing whether or not a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch as the standard measurement for poverty.
A recent article in Huffington Post outlined the devastating statistic that may shock a large amount of Americans: over half of America’s school-aged children live below the poverty line in the United States today, utilizing whether or not a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch as the standard measurement for poverty. [More]

23. January 2015 05:55
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate
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Responding to a Life Crisis

23. January 2015 05:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate | Comments

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Unexpected life events are disruptive and can throw your whole life into chaos. People are creatures of habit and thrive in an environment where they feel safe and free from harm. But life just isn’t usually like this. Events that are out of our control are inevitable in everyone’s life, and are a major source of stress.
Unexpected life events are disruptive and can throw your whole life into chaos. People are creatures of habit and thrive in an environment where they feel safe and free from harm. But life just isn’t usually like this. Events that are out of our control are inevitable in everyone’s life, and are a major source of stress. [More]

22. January 2015 05:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Get the Sleep You Need for Better Memory & Better Mental Health

22. January 2015 05:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

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Sleep shouldn’t be a luxury that we only grant ourselves on Saturday mornings. It’s a necessity if we want to have a healthy mind and body. Sleep gives us a chance to recharge, heal, and process our experiences. Lack of enough good quality sleep not only makes us grumpy, but it can also negatively impact our memory, our mood, and our overall health and well-being.
Sleep shouldn’t be a luxury that we only grant ourselves on Saturday mornings. It’s a necessity if we want to have a healthy mind and body. Sleep gives us a chance to recharge, heal, and process our experiences. Lack of enough good quality sleep not only makes us grumpy, but it can also negatively impact our memory, our mood, and our overall health and well-being. [More]

21. January 2015 05:55
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle
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Mental Health and Aging

21. January 2015 05:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle | Comments

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Not only are body functions affected by aging. Cognitive and emotional functions also fall prey to the aging process. The later years often bring on mental health problems for the first time in older people. According to Rollins (2008), Baby Boomers will largely ignore the past stigma associated with seeking help for emotional problems and will seek the therapy services they need to deal with the emotional aspects of aging. [More]

20. January 2015 05:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Eastern Approaches to Wellness: Morita and Naikan Therapies

20. January 2015 05:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

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There are some eastern philosophies and treatments that aren’t as well known here in the west, but which may offer alternatives and help for those struggling with conditions like anxiety and depression. Two such approaches are Morita Therapy and Naikan Therapy, which both have their origins in Japan. With a little investigation, we can see that Japanese therapies like Morita and Naikan have different philosophies about why people suffer and develop symptoms of mental illness and how they can recover and feel better. [More]
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