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Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

“It was something to look forward to,” Ms. Bakker said, while her youngest child, five-month-old Winston, sat on her lap and clutched a fuzzy toy chick. The group is part of Dr. Green and her colleagues’ treatment program for perinatal anxiety at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. It is one of a small but growing number … Continue reading Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

Get Rid of a Headache In 10 Seconds Then Ponder Why You’re Just Now Learning This Trick – Tehrene Firman

Nothing like a massive headache popping up out of nowhere to ruin an otherwise good day, right? One second you’re just minding your own business, and the next the pounding is so intense that you might as well just forget about trying to get through your to-do list. All hope isn’t lost, though. In fact, one … Continue reading Get Rid of a Headache In 10 Seconds Then Ponder Why You’re Just Now Learning This Trick – Tehrene Firman

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at Vice and A&E, and is Senior Advisor and spokesperson at NARAL Pro-Choice America. So when Mastromonaco switched to a new antidepressant, she decided to tell her boss. “I told … Continue reading We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

How An Outsider In Alzheimer’s Research Bucked The Prevailing Theory & Clawed For Validation – Sharon Begley

Robert Moir was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t. The Massachusetts General Hospital neurobiologist had applied for government funding for his Alzheimer’s disease research and received wildly disparate comments from the scientists tapped to assess his proposal’s merits. It was an “unorthodox hypothesis” that might “fill flagrant knowledge gaps,” wrote one reviewer, … Continue reading How An Outsider In Alzheimer’s Research Bucked The Prevailing Theory & Clawed For Validation – Sharon Begley

There Is Mounting Evidence That Herpes Leads To Alzheimers – Ruth Itzhaki

More than 30 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my own research suggests a way to treat the disease. I have found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, … Continue reading There Is Mounting Evidence That Herpes Leads To Alzheimers – Ruth Itzhaki

YouTube Stars Are Being Accused of Profiting Off Fans’ Depression – Taylor Lorenz

Some of YouTube’s biggest stars have found themselves embroiled in controversy over videos that critics say allow them to profit off fans struggling with depression. Over the past year, mental health and burnout have become big topics in the YouTube community. Stars like Philip DeFranco and Shane Dawson have posted heartfelt videos about their struggles … Continue reading YouTube Stars Are Being Accused of Profiting Off Fans’ Depression – Taylor Lorenz

Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

Often when I complain to my therapist about how stressed out I am by a problem I’m having, she says a variation on the same thing: “Well, like all Ashkenazi, you have a lot of inter generational trauma. You know, because of everything that’s ... happened.”The effects on longevity showed up for the sons of … Continue reading Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

Hugs and kisses: The Health Impact of Affective Touch – Maria Cohut

We seek affection, try to establish a connection, or attempt to communicate a need. Various cultures use touch in various ways to display tenderness or respect, and other non-human primates use it to create a connection and establish social hierarchies. Recently, however, some experts have expressed concern that Western societies are experiencing a moment of … Continue reading Hugs and kisses: The Health Impact of Affective Touch – Maria Cohut

Alzheimer’s These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign – Catharine Paddock PhD

Working with the Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies (BBAS) at the University of São Paulo, investigators at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) studied results of postmortem brain tissue tests and compared them with psychiatric symptoms obtained from detailed interviews conducted with people who knew the deceased well, such as relatives and carers. … Continue reading Alzheimer’s These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign – Catharine Paddock PhD

An Entrepreneur’s Framework For Gaining Mental Clarity In Stressful Situations – Chris Myers

Anyone can survive the short-term fear of a roller coaster. Not everyone can endure the stress of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship isn’t like a ride or a game, where there is a finite ending to the experience. The stress and fear of entrepreneurship is pervasive, persistent, and cumulative over time. Chronic stress negatively impacts both our physical … Continue reading An Entrepreneur’s Framework For Gaining Mental Clarity In Stressful Situations – Chris Myers

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