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December 15, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Mind-wandering leads to understanding mental illnesses

December 15, 2017 00:28 by Tracey Block

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Researchers have found that some of us are in a state of ‘mind-wandering’, or daydreaming, as much as 50 percent of our waking time. Is that excessive? What is actually going on in someone’s brain when they are present in a room, but not focusing on the activity taking place? Could ‘mind-wandering’ be a symptom of mental illness? [More]

December 12, 2017
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are Sexual Harassers Mentally Ill?

December 12, 2017 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi

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It's time to recognize sex addiction as a mental health disorder and improve the treatment of victims as well as perpetrators of sexual harassment. It's also important to recognize the underlying issues of sexual harassment including gender inequality, anxiety and depression and work towards improving the balance of power in all workplaces, not just in Hollywood, the newsroom, and on Capitol Hill. [More]

December 10, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is Nomophobia ruining your life?

December 10, 2017 23:03 by Tracey Block

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Nomophobia is becoming more widespread in this 21st century era of smartphone technology. Do you suffer from it? Answer yes or no to the following: I obsessively check my smartphone for missed texts, emails or social media updates. I constantly top up my cell phone’s battery charge. I cannot leave a room without my smartphone. Using these kinds of questions and more, researchers believe it’s time to start taking the condition more seriously. [More]

December 8, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The Anxiety of a Generation

December 8, 2017 00:38 by Tracey Block

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More than any other generation before them, Millennials are stressed out and anxious. According to researchers, they are the generation at the highest risk for mental illness. How did this happen? And can the results be reversed? [More]

December 7, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Art: Therapy for the Mind

December 7, 2017 01:13 by Tracey Block

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A handful of crayons and a pad of paper. A blank canvas and tubes of colorful paints. These just may be the best addition to treatment for someone with a mental illness. Typical therapy sessions call for verbal expression, and the back and forth deliveries of a therapist's questions and a patient's answers. Researchers are rediscovering that art therapy allows for expression, exploration and a different way to heal. [More]

December 4, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Toddler tantrum or mental illness?

December 4, 2017 10:00 by Tracey Block

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How young can your child be to receive a professional diagnosis, and treatment, for a mental illness? From birth to age 6, children develop very quickly, both mentally and physically. As a result, it is hard to tell if a new or questionable behavior is fleeting and nothing to worry about—or something that will become problematic for life. Specialists and researchers are finally starting to recognize the importance of the early years in mental health intervention and support. [More]