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September 17, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Moms Of Premature Babies At Higher Risk For Postpartum Depression

September 17, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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“We believe that these results highlight the importance of maternal mental health care among preterm infants´ mothers,” study author, Juliana Figueiredo told us. “Preterm birth is a global public health issue and we are usually aware of the challenges that this condition brings to the babies, as rates of morbidities and mortality among preterm babies are high. However, there is a growing literature of the impacts of preterm birth for parents and our findings reinforce the need of maternal mental health care among mothers of preterm infants.” [More]

September 10, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Trauma Be Reversed?

September 10, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to Dr. James S. Gordon, it can. Dr. Gordon believes trauma touches us all at some point in our lives and that his evidence-based program outlined in his new book, The Transformation, can reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. "The research we’ve done shows that this program is remarkably effective in relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder," Dr. Gordon told us. [More]

September 6, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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New Zealand has a $1 Billion Well-Being Budget: Why not the US?

September 6, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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New Zealand has a $1 billion well-being budget with five priorities for the happiness of its citizens (mental health, family violence, clean energy, digital innovation, and supporting indigenous people). Supporters of the budget feel happiness is a better metric for wellbeing than economic measures. Critics feel it’s a marketing campaign that minimizes the importance of GDP and the government’s role is to focus on economics metrics rather than individual happiness. [More]

September 3, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Is It So Hard For Alcoholics To Stop Drinking?

September 3, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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While you may certainly have heard of alcoholism, perhaps less so about alcohol use disorder (AUD). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, AUD is a relapsing brain disease that is chronic involving the loss of control of alcohol intake. Alcoholism is a non-medical term and what most people use to describe AUD. Knowing the detrimental effects of drinking can have on one’s life, what drives someone suffering from AUD to continue to drink? That’s what researchers of a new study published in eNeuro wanted to find out. [More]

August 27, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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These People Are More Likely To Experience Negative Outcomes From Compulsively Using Dating Apps

August 27, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Dating apps are growing in popularity. In the U.S., online dating is a $3 billion industry and growing each year with predictions of 25 per cent continued growth into the year 2020. It seems everyone you talk to has tried or knows someone who has tried a dating app. But are they for everyone? A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships aimed to answer that question by looking at how social anxiety and loneliness might impact someone’s dating app use. [More]

August 23, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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WHO Reclassifies Burnout as a “Syndrome”

August 23, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Burnout is a word commonly thrown around. People are burned out from work and family obligations. Burned out from media consumption. Burned out from commitments. World Health Organization (WHO) updated its definition for the ICD-11 to identify burnout as a “syndrome”, tying it to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." [More]