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Therapy dog helps college students connect with mental health professionals

2014-10-27 10:24
Sopie the therapy dog: Credit Newswise

A new report highlights the role of therapy animals for helping college students combat loneliness and depression that is common. Lack of funding and shortage of mental health workers make it necessary to find new ways to help college students adjust. A new study finds having a therapy dog available helped college students connect with their therapist.

The study, published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health was carried out by researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design

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Online trolls abuse Robin Williams' daughter: Why they do it

2014-08-14 19:34
What makes trolls abuse others on the internet?

Recent studies could help us understand why people abuse others on the internet. Researcher Erin Buckels has some insight into why Robin Williams' daughter received photoshopped images of her dead father, causing her to leave the internet until she heals. According to Buckels, there are sadists on the internet who do it just for the joy.

Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams has had to endure internet abuse. According to new sources at least two people sent her photoshopped images of Robin Williams's dead body.

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Mental illness can be treated by changing memories

2014-08-14 11:13
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The idea of treating mental illness by working with people to change their perceptions of their memories has surfaced as being possible. This approach to treating mental illness offers a noteworthy alternative to drug therapy, which is generally dangerous, for states of mind which may be disturbed and could possibly help anyone.

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Teens who play sports have a better shot at mental health

2014-08-04 12:09
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Natural health enthusiasts have long been aware that a healthy lifestyle promotes mental health. The ingredients of a healthy lifestyle include good nutrition, daily exercise, fresh air and sunshine, meditation, adequate rest and sleep, and as positive an attitude about life as is reasonable. Recent research shows that teens who play sports increase their chances of being mentally healthy later in life.

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Gluten Free Diet May Help Improve Cognitive Troubles

2014-07-02 21:55
Gluten Free Diet

In addition to gastrointestinal issues, another trigger for my getting tested for gluten intolerance was my difficulty in staying focused. I had started to correlate eating wheat with a very significant drop in productivity during the day. Many said it was probably in my head (no pun intended), but research is finding otherwise. For someone with celiac disease, eating gluten may actually cause a drop in brain function similar to being drunk.

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