Chronic Inflammation Removes Motivation by Reducing Dopamine in the Brain By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things. This was reported in a… Read More Chronic Inflammation Removes Motivation by Reducing Dopamine in the Brain By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD
An All-Junk Diet, in Extreme Cases, Is Now Considered an Eating Disorder Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder isn’t just “picky eating.” By Katie Way Sep 25 2019 We’re conditioned to believe that being thin means, health-wise and otherwise, we’re doing something right. A skinny body and “normal” body mass index (or BMI) are often accepted… Read More An All-Junk Diet, in Extreme Cases, Is Now Considered an Eating Disorder By Katie Way Sep 25, 2019
Accept The Awkwardness: How To Make Friends (And Keep Them) August 19, 201912:25 AM ET JULIA FURLAN Craving connection and friendship with other people is a fundamental part of being human. But what does being a friend mean in a world where hackers are trying to be your “friend” on Facebook? The act of making… Read More Accept The Awkwardness: How To Make Friends (And Keep Them) August 19, 2019 by JULIA FURLAN
Health Benefits Of Crying Include Reducing Stress, A New Study Suggests By BRANDI NEAL Jul 22, 2019 If you’ve ever attempted to hold back tears, then you know that trying to stop yourself from crying can be more difficult than letting the tears flow. While there can be an unnecessary stigma around crying, new research found… Read More Health Benefits Of Crying Include Reducing Stress, A New Study Suggests By BRANDI NEAL Jul 22, 2019
Lily Lines: This affects new dads more than many think Lena Felton and Ross May June 16, 2019 We may be missing postpartum depression symptoms in men, study suggests Postpartum depression doesn’t only affect women. According to research, new fathers can suffer the same symptoms — and if their partners are suffering from postpartum depression, as… Read More Lily Lines: This affects new dads more than many think by Lena Felton and Ross May June 16, 2019
When you hear the words “electroconvulsive therapy,” you might picture the scene in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where Jack Nicholson’s character, Randle Patrick McMurphy, is subjected to barbaric, unjustified shock treatment as a punishment rather than as a mental health therapy. Cultural depictions like this have attached a stigma to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other brain… Read More Everything to Know About Brain Stimulation Therapies for Mental Health By Claire Gillespie 11/3/18
The Secret of Gratitude Research shows that those having gratitude can lead to happiness. Diana Raab Ph.D. The Empowerment Diary Posted Nov 20, 2018 Thanksgiving week is the perfect time of year to feel and express gratitude. While things might not be going so well in your life right now, there’s always something to be… Read More The Secret of Gratitude by Diana Raab Ph.D.
We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to… Read More Video: Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First-Aid By Guy Winch