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August 14, 2018
by Suzanne Jessee

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The 3 Stages of Complex PTSD Recovery

August 14, 2018 21:18 by Suzanne Jessee  [About the Author]

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Most people are familiar with the term PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD refers to a traumatic event that the individual has witnessed or experienced that they have great difficulty overcoming emotionally. Complex PTSD or C-PTSD refers to ongoing trauma, such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, multiple combat deployments, being the victim of sex trafficking, or being kidnapped for a prolonged time—situations that were ongoing, harmful and abusive, and where the victim feels trapped. [More]

June 29, 2018
by Robert Miskimon

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Ibogaine: Cure or Curse for Addicts?

June 29, 2018 08:48 by Robert Miskimon  [About the Author]

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Is it a miracle drug that can cure a range of addictions from heroin to nicotine, or does it amount to nothing more than "Russian roulette?" This little-known drug, if it lives up to its reputation, could open the door to a new approach to curing addictions and dealing with the "opioid epidemic." It's controversial and experts agree that more research into ibogaine is imperative. [More]

June 22, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

Mental Health Startups on the Rise

June 22, 2018 10:05 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

A spate of recent mental health startups has some looking into their effectiveness. Although research shows some issues from the overuse of technology and smartphone addiction, with a negative impact on attention spans, depression, and anxiety, some startups are looking for positive ways to use technology for good. [More]

May 2, 2018
by Greg Geilman

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Improving Your Home Can Improve Mental Health

May 2, 2018 09:22 by Greg Geilman  [About the Author]

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There is a real relationship between home environment and mental health. Research shows that elements of home environment such as light, plants, color, and decor can have a direct impact on mental and emotional well being. If you suffer from anxiety, stress or depression, consider some valuable ways you can modify your home environment to help improve your mental health. [More]

March 13, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Time change, circadian rhythm and mental illnesses

March 13, 2018 21:17 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Setting the clock ahead an hour in the spring, or back an hour in the fall, is known to make people feel sleepy and cranky while they adjust to the time change. The body's natural circadian rhythm can be briefly--and negatively--impacted by these time changes. And now, researchers are recognizing that jet lag from long distance travel can cause negative effects not only to one's physical--but to one's long-term psychological health. [More]

March 12, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Trypophobia Remains Poorly Understood.

March 12, 2018 13:47 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Social conversations sometimes turn to discussions and comparisons of the common phobias humans share--fear of heights; fear of spiders; fear of tight spaces. The list is endless. But some phobias are less common--and also less understood by researchers and professionals in psychology. One of these is Trypophobia. [More]

March 5, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Some experts now viewing mental illness and wellness on a spectrum

March 5, 2018 14:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Over any period of time, one's physical health may range from excellent to poor, depending on illness--chronic or temporary. Recognizing this, Canada's military mental health professionals have created a mental health spectrum--identifying and respecting the ever-changing fluidity of its workers' mental health challenges and wellbeing. Can the same scale now be applied to the civilian workplace? [More]