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5. March 2015 07:23
by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd
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The Dress that Baffled Millions- Explained

5. March 2015 07:23 by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd | Comments

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Late last month, the internet was buzzing about an image of a dress. The passionate debate about whether the dress was blue and black or gold and white drew wide attention, even engaging the likes of Taylor Swift and John Boehner. Ultimately, the confusion was attributed by some to the lighting of the photograph. This is only partly true. The science behind the varying perceptions is complex, fascinating, and perhaps a bit disconcerting. [More]

5. March 2015 05:55
by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC
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Blistering 2015 Winter Equals Blues and Weight Gain

5. March 2015 05:55 by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC | Comments

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Winter blues are more than a little sadness. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth edition (DSM-5), seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of recurring depression based on seasonal patterns (APA, 2013). The most frequent occurrence of SAD is during the winter months (Evans et al., 2013). The Mayo Clinic (2014) describes winter SAD symptoms as depression, irritability, fatigue, problems getting along with others, hypersensitivity to rejection, heavy feeling in legs and arms, increase in appetite, and weight gain. [More]

4. March 2015 05:55
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D
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"Alive Inside" - Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s- Documentary Shows the Facts

4. March 2015 05:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D | Comments

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In the mental health field, music has been used as an effective mode of therapy since the 1800’s (American Music Therapy Association, 2015) and is still widely used today for many mental health issues and disorders. In particular, it has been found to be highly effective for those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
In the mental health field, music has been used as an effective mode of therapy since the 1800’s (American Music Therapy Association, 2015) and is still widely used today for many mental health issues and disorders. In particular, it has been found to be highly effective for those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. [More]

3. March 2015 05:55
by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd
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gender

Gender in the 21st Century- Are we losing gender roles?

3. March 2015 05:55 by Dr. Johanna Tiemann,Phd | Comments

gender
Aside from obvious physical distinctions, how different are men and women? This age-old question has been the topic of extensive research and the focus of impassioned debate across many disciplines. Psychologists pursue this question in order to establish the role of sex in the etiology of mental illness, and to contribute to the general understanding of the workings of the mind.
Aside from obvious physical distinctions, how different are men and women? This age-old question has been the topic of extensive research and the focus of impassioned debate across many disciplines. Psychologists pursue this question in order to establish the role of sex in the etiology of mental illness, and to contribute to the general understanding of the workings of the mind. [More]

2. March 2015 05:55
by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS
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The Hunger for a Juice Cleanse

2. March 2015 05:55 by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS | Comments

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Hidden behind the healthy benefits of the marketing strategies of a juice cleanse lie a magical lure to lose weight. Juice cleanses plead to those who seek impulsive, quick fixes to lose weight from binge eating disorder. Understanding the underlying motivations, hopes and wishes that go largely unnoticed in the conscious mind to begin a juice cleanse would initiate a more sound way to feed oneself. [More]

28. February 2015 05:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Vicarious Trauma and Behavioral Health

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

vicarious traumaand behavioral health
Vicarious Trauma, also called compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, or secondary stress, is a type of trauma that sometimes occurs for people who helps others through very difficult situations and emotions. We know that this type of trauma is a risk for those in the helping professions, like counselors and first responders. But it is also possible for others who witness a traumatic event, or who are close to someone who has experienced trauma, to develop symptoms of Vicarious Trauma. [More]

27. February 2015 05:55
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW
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appreciation

Appreciation- More Powerful Than You Think

27. February 2015 05:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW | Comments

appreciation
Within the last few years there has been a plethora of information about the importance of gratitude in shaping one’s mental health and improving one’s outlook on life. Expressing gratitude and appreciation can be very powerful.
Within the last few years there has been a plethora of information about the importance of gratitude in shaping one’s mental health and improving one’s outlook on life. Expressing gratitude and appreciation can be very powerful. [More]

26. February 2015 05:55
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.
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Sex Trafficking: It Could Happen to You

26. February 2015 05:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D. | Comments

sextrafficing
Sex trafficking is one of the most complex, under-investigated, and misunderstood issues today (Estes & Wiener, 2001). Not to be confused with willful prostitution, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines sex trafficking as "the recruitment, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age" (Kerry, 2013). [More]

25. February 2015 18:18
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd
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Canada Blushes "Pink Shirt Day": Bullying Awareness

25. February 2015 18:18 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd | Comments

antibullying
February 25th. Anti-Bullying Day in Canada has been coined "Pink Shirt Day". Throughout many communities in Canada yesterday people saw pink! From the Starbucks Barista to the bank teller, the country took a stand against bullying. Mostly, the emphasis on bullying and its effects was directed toward the bullying that takes place in schoolyards.
February 25th. Anti-Bullying Day in Canada has been coined "Pink Shirt Day". Throughout many communities in Canada yesterday people saw pink! From the Starbucks Barista to the bank teller, the country took a stand against bullying. Mostly, the emphasis on bullying and its effects was directed toward the bullying that takes place in schoolyards. [More]

25. February 2015 05:55
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd
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Growing Body of Research Suggests Memory Loss is Not Necessary

25. February 2015 05:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd | Comments

memory
Nearly everyone has at some time forgotten where they put their keys or lost their car in a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot, or even found themselves in a room wondering, “Was I coming in here for something, or going out?” For people in their sixties or later, these events are commonplace. They’re called “Senior Moments”, and they can be very embarrassing. Most people ex... [More]
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