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December 27, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Predicting Loneliness with FitBit Data

December 27, 2019 14:55 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Andres Urena on Unsplash
A recent study in JMIR found that data from Fitbit and smartphone devices could help identify college students experiencing loneliness. The results suggest “fine-grained behavioral features” from mobile and wearable devices can distinguish between high and low levels of loneliness. Students [More]

March 9, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Exercise and Mental Health....The Missing Link?

March 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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The benefits of exercise have been explored for decades. The profit of a holistic approach to psychotherapy that incorporates a physical regime may improve outcomes in mental health treatment (Weir, 2011). Three exercise routines per week, lasting 20-30 minutes in conjunction with psychotherapy and a concurrent medication regime has been associated with enhanced mental health treatment. [More]

March 1, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

counseling plus exercise a powerful combinationto combat depression

Counseling Plus Exercise: A Powerful Combination to Combat Depression

March 1, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

counseling plus exercise a powerful combinationto combat depression
Everyone gets depressed from time to time, and often it passes and our mood brightens again. But when struggling with clinical depression, your mood can be depressed for weeks, months, or even years, resulting in real loss of functioning and quality of life. Almost 1 in 10 Americans is affected by depression every year, and 17% of us will experience a major depressive episode at least one time in our life. Additionally, depression is a major cause of disability, with an annual cost of about $40 billion in lost productivity and treatment costs (Craft & Perna, 2004). [More]

February 25, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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Growing Body of Research Suggests Memory Loss is Not Necessary

February 25, 2015 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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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]

December 10, 2014
by David Porter, MA

managing your moodwith exercise

Managing Your Mood with Exercise

December 10, 2014 04:55 by David Porter, MA  [About the Author]

managing your moodwith exercise
Working out is a superb way to manage anxiety, depression, and anger. It is also a useful adjunct to manage addiction, PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), and insomnia. It has been noted that mental health providers are slowly recognizing this, and are advised to include it as part of a treatment plan (Weir, 2011). The exact mechanism by which exercise improves mood is unclear- it may be partly due to increased catecholamines- the brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and norephinephrine- which can all elevate mood (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Release of beta-endorphins, the natural opiates produced by the brain are also a likely cause (Mental Health Foundation, 2013). [More]

October 15, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

how can diet affect mental health

How Can Diet Affect Mental Health?

October 15, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

how can diet affect mental health
Mental health is related to all areas of our health, and one of the things that frequently gets overlooked is how much your diet can affect your mental health. In this blog, I'm going to talk about how the things you eat can affect your mental health and how you can change your eating habits in order to make sure that you have optimum mental health when you're out accomplishing things and working hard. [More]

July 17, 2014
by Christie Hunter

spring cleaning howto release old thingsyouhavebeenhangingontoboth physicallyand emotionally

Spring Cleaning: How to Release Old Things you have been hanging onto both Physically and Emotionally?

July 17, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

spring cleaning howto release old thingsyouhavebeenhangingontoboth physicallyand emotionally
Nature’s New Year begins with fresh flowers blooming to bring hope and happiness to this world. With such a wonderful beginning, life also gives us an opportunity to cast off all the negative memories and embrace good things. Let the spring light shine through your soul and clear away the shadows, which have been haunting you mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is the perfect time to shed the winter blues and come forward with a revitalized and reenergized mind. [More]