Today we are afflicted with a silent plague. Our culture drives us to perform in stressful work environments, but even in our own homes we are unknowingly bombarding our bodies with a host of environmental stressors. Doctors are calling stress the black plague of our generation, and chronic stress triggers a condition of the sympathetic nervous system known as sympathetic overdrive.
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Mass shooting statistics in America are rising and are the highest of any country. Recent mass shootings have uncovered several observations regarding mental health and a need for gun control, while nutrition professionals are looking at diet as an important factor.
I personally think that the line between when a stigma becomes accepted, to when it becomes the "thing to do", or 'cool' seem to be a fine one.
A story that broke this week has me asking questions about mental health stress leave in the work place and whether or not we should really treat these like regular sick days.
A new study by Renee Mikorski and Dawn M. Szymanski, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says that the mental health of female staff at sexually objectifying restaurants hurts the mental health of the women who work there.
Male fish are displaying feminine qualities and even producing eggs. What can we learn about these transgender fish?
Body Integrity Identity Disorder: The strange phenomenon of hating your own own body part.
My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness
A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.
Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.
Lead poisoning can lead to many health problems in children. An awareness of this problem can lead to aggressive efforts to prevent lead poisoning in kids.
Dr. Diane Kelsall, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Journal, states legalization of the use of cannabis in Canada would jeopardize the health of youth.
Researchers say that deep poverty places young kids at high risk for poor health and development.
Researchers say that listening to inspiring music in a group and taking part in discussions about music and life is a positive interaction which makes people feel good.
Researchers say omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers say that exposure to psychological abuse between parents is associated with more damage to the wellbeing of children as they get older than physical domestic violence.
Researchers have found that pet dogs can help kids alleviate feelings of stress.
You may not realize this, but your brain comes with its own “bodyguard” of sorts – called the Blood Brain Barrier. Researchers have found one way we can help keep this barrier strong.
Researchers say stroke prevention may also decrease the risk of some dementias and this can be accomplished with lifestyle changes.
People who are trying to leave a situation of substance abuse may feel powerless over the power of addiction, but the key to recovery is to work consistently towards breaking the cycle that leads to substance abuse. Experts at various addiction recovery services advocate that Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery. But how does exercising is able to affect the process of drug addiction recovery?
Researchers say that there may be a link between binge drinking among young people and cardiovascular disease.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is more common than you may think. Researchers have tested a complementary treatment on mice and feel it may be potentially useful for humans.
British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!
The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.
UN blasts excessive medicalizing and torture by psychiatrists: Natural alternatives are the best option for mental health care!
In a significant move highlighting how tragically criminal in nature psychiatry is UN Rapporteurs have hit psychiatry for
the excessive medicalization of mental health issues and for torture which is inherent in psychiatric practices. Clearly non-psychiatric natural mental health care approaches are the only humane and effective interventions for mental health issues.
Researchers have determined that teaching happiness to men suffering from HIV improves their health.
Researchers in Japan say they have determined an understanding of money decreases concerns about old age.
Researchers say that adolescents who have frequent physical education are in better shape and are more informed about the significance of physical activity for health.