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January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]

December 12, 2017
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are Sexual Harassers Mentally Ill?

December 12, 2017 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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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  [About the Author]

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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]

November 23, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is there time for one more episode?

November 23, 2017 01:52 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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It is no secret that North Americans watch a lot of television. Researchers have long discussed the negative effects of too many sedentary hours hypnotised by the glow of the screen. And now along comes 'binge-watching'. With the advent of TV streaming services, we now spend evenings, days or weekends watching entire seasons of our favorite shows. Can our mental health and overall wellbeing survive this kind of (in)activity? [More]

November 8, 2017
by Tracey Block

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30 Men Grew 30 Moustaches. The Rest is History.

November 8, 2017 23:53 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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More than just a contest to grow the best moustache, Movember has grown into a campaign successfully bolstering recognition of male cancers and male mental health issues. Thanks to its efforts, new websites and organizations catering to male needs continue to be established, and therapists worldwide are realizing the needs of the male psyche have long been ignored. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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Is A Florida Neighborhood being Terrorized by a Serial Killer?

October 26, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing  [About the Author]

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Recently, Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. This brings to light the problem of psychopathy. All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Instead, serial murderers may have some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder don’t value human life. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer. [More]