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March 20, 2018
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Is the flu a danger to your mental health?

March 20, 2018 22:21 by Tracey Block

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The end of flu season has not quite arrived. But for those who have already unfortunately experienced it this year, the effects of the annual illness may still be lingering—in the brain. Surprising new research shows the flu may actually pose a danger to 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

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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]

February 27, 2018
by Tracey Block

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A healthy diet may promote mental health

February 27, 2018 17:17 by Tracey Block

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The importance of a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is well known, but researchers have recently studied the effect of healthy eating on one's mental health--with the possibility that foods that are good for the body may also be good for the mind. [More]

February 24, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Therapists see real improvements with virtual reality

February 24, 2018 01:04 by Tracey Block

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Virtual reality is most recognizable these days as the next great tool for games and simulated travel. But for professionals and researchers in the field of mental health, virtual reality may just be the right tool for people with social anxiety, and other mental health disorders, to gain access to near-real environments with real solutions. [More]

February 20, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The power of the pen in mental health therapy

February 20, 2018 01:17 by Tracey Block

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Improvements in technology continue to provide more options in treating patients with mental health challenges. But professionals--and patients--are recognizing that some "old-fashioned methods" may actually bring revolutionary results, even in the 21st century. [More]

February 17, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Small psychological changes can lead to Olympian success

February 17, 2018 01:02 by Tracey Block

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Succeeding in the Olympics is not only the result of physical ability. An athlete's overall mental wellbeing is just as important. And now, scientists and researchers are beginning to study how everyone can benefit by incorporating the same positive mental and psychological activities used by competitive athletes into our everyday lives. [More]

February 7, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The Psychology of Centenarians

February 7, 2018 01:09 by Tracey Block

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More people than ever before are living to age 100 and older. Is there a secret to their long life? For decades, scientists and researchers have examined genetics, diet and other lifestyle choices. But recently, studies are investigating the mental health of the very old in the world's population to see if the key to longevity may actually be psychological. [More]

February 2, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The unconscious mind may help reduce the anxiety of decision making

February 2, 2018 16:38 by Tracey Block

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Trying to make a decision between two or more choices can cause anxiety, avoidance and procrastination. Even when faced with enough facts or details to make an educated decision, the task can seem daunting. For years, researchers have investigated the roles of the conscious and unconscious minds in decision-making, and some are beginning to believe "sleeping on it" may prove to be helpful in reducing the stress some people experience when faced with making choices. [More]

January 28, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Are children too quickly diagnosed with ADHD?

January 28, 2018 00:06 by Tracey Block

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The behaviors characteristic of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. But these symptoms are characteristic of a long list of other possible physical and mental health issues--such as vision or hearing loss, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. As the number of cases in North American children continues to rise, researchers are beginning to wonder if ADHD is too often being misdiagnosed. [More]