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May 31, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Hacking Mental Health: A Modern Approach

May 31, 2019 10:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Hackathons traditionally are short term projects with a group of people collaborative on software projects. HackMentalHealth has a different focus. Recently hosting the second annual 24-hour Bay Area mental health hackathon with over 500 attendees, their goal is to positively revolutionize mental health care alongside technology. [More]

May 28, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Do Some Children Develop PTSD While Others Do Not?

May 28, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study from the University of East Anglia, published in the Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry looked at how common post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is in children and adolescents in the initial weeks and months following a trauma. “Why do some young people show no clinically significant PTSD symptoms early on,” study lead researcher, Dr. Richard Meiser-Stedman told us, “while others show a significant reaction?” [More]

May 17, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Treating Misophonia in a Noisy Culture

May 17, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Misophonia, a ‘hatred of sound’ is more common than most people realize, affecting approximately 15% of adults. But where can people go where there isn’t noise? Whether visiting a local restaurant or shopping at the grocery store, there is music playing or poor acoustics so it is not easy to find quiet. [More]

May 14, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Monkey Chatter and You

May 14, 2019 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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What is monkey chatter? The term has emerged from the practice of Zen Buddhism. It refers to the silent monologue that passes, mostly negative, judgment on an individual’s every action, thought, and perceived misstep. It is so automatic that it is not unusual for individuals to be unaware of the misery being dredged up by unconscious thoughts and beliefs. [More]