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April 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Sex Addiction Diagnoses Controversy Continues To Be Debated

April 30, 2018 09:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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While there is currently no official diagnosis for individuals suffering from sex addiction, mental health professionals continue to debate and discuss whether it should be classified as a mental health disorder in the DSM. Psychologists and therapists report that in their work it's not so unusual to encounter individuals who experience significant disruptions in their functioning because of hypersexuality. [More]

April 29, 2018
by Suzanne Jessee

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Talk Therapy Teams Up With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

April 29, 2018 17:04 by Suzanne Jessee  [About the Author]

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For decades now the go-to treatment for depression has been antidepressant drug therapy. Back in 1987, Prozac was introduced with much hoopla surrounding this “miracle” cure for treating individuals with major depression. Since then, the pharmaceutical industry has spawned dozens of SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, and MAOIs for the purpose of depression treatment. Why then are so many people still depressed? [More]

April 16, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Portrayals of Abuse on Hit Series Generate Social Media Outcry

April 16, 2018 19:36 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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A popular HBO series "Big Little Lies" has brought to the forefront the reality of child abuse and has sparked heated discussion on social media. Children who suffer and/or witness such abuse are deeply affected, often, for the rest of their lives. These children may believe that it is normal for one parent to harm the other. They may well conclude that they are the cause of these outbursts. Children often feel guilty that they could not stop these frightening events. Some believe that they can “fix” the past and, unknowingly, unconsciously, enter into relationships that mirror the home in which they lived. They do not realize that it is impossible to go back and fix the past. [More]

April 10, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Pregnant Women With Depression And Anxiety Face Tough Decision In Light Of New Study On Effect Of SSRIs On Infants

April 10, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Choosing whether or not to take antidepressants during pregnancy is a tough decision for pregnant women experiencing depression or anxiety, especially when a new study shows the brains of infants can be affected negatively. Therapy is a great option but what should women with severe depression and anxiety do? [More]

April 9, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Facebook and Zuckerberg Grilled By Lawmakers, Should Social Media fall under the First Amendment?

April 9, 2018 10:29 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Mark Zuckerberg endured a grilling at the capital. In the wake of high profile censorship, some are calling for social media content creators to have first amendment protections. Currently, they censor and throttle ideas for any reason whatsoever. They can do it because they are "private entities". If it acts like a public forum, looks like a public forum, and actually has most of the entire public using it, then why is it not a public forum? At what point will our laws change to protect content creators? [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Industry Experts Discuss Taking Time off Work for Mental Health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]