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Archives for September, 2011


Does Coffee Prevent Depression In Women?


Good news for women who love their daily grind—coffee is linked to a lower rate of depression. According to a Harvard study, women who drank four cups of coffee a day were 20 percent less likely to develop depression than women who rarely drank coffee.

I think many of us intuitively knew that, although it's nice to hear it confirmed.

The study was quite extensive—50,000 women had their coffee consumption recorded and tracked for...
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Don’t Touch My Brain

A wife sued after  she found that the Stanley Medical Research Institute purchased the brain of her husband who had passed away from a brain aneurism.

Anne Mozingo, of York, Maine learned that the research institute not only removed his brain, but also his spleen, liver and pituitary gland. Ms. Mozingo says that she suffered severe emotional and mental distress and had terrible nightmares about her husband's body being mutilated. She said she gave permission for...
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God in Therapy

Poll: Does God Have A Plan For You?

According to a new study, over 70 percent of Americans agree with this statement: God has a plan for me.

An article by Huffington Post reporter Jaweed Kaleem, shares some of the results of a recent study about the religious practices, attitudes, beliefs and values of the American public. Baylor University, a Baptist school in Texas, chose 1714 American adults at random and asked them over 200 questions related to health and religiosity, the relationship...
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Healing With Music Relaxation Therapy

We first got in touch with Harry Henshaw, a mental health and addiction counselor and musician, because is making some guided visualization MP3s and needed some relaxing background music. After searching quite a few weeks for music that was pleasant to listen to and effective but subtle enough not to dominate the spoken word, she found Enhanced Healing, Harry Henshaw’s web site.

Originally, Harry was a philosophy student. After a part...
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Patient Rights

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome is real. It devastates and destroys. And more and more children, grown-up children, and targeted parents are coming forward to speak about their pain.

Parental Alienation Syndrome may be caused by one of the more damaging forms of child abuse you never heard of. And because PAS often involves the abuse of the legal system too,  the courts are beginning sit up and take notice.

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Poll: Should Parents Ban TV?

Studies like the recent one on SpongeBob SquarePants illustrate that TV definitely has an impact on the behavior and development of children. However, though most experts agree that content has an effect on children, others say the amount of time spent watching TV (and using other electronic media like computers and video games) also has an effect, no matter what the content is.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that parents should limit...
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The Narcissistic Mother’s Game

Dear Therapy Soup Reader,

A  woman in recovery from PTSD found that learning about her mother's belated diagnosis  of Narcissistic and Histrionic Personality Disorders freed her from much of her life-long guilt and shame. We're sharing some of her thoughts she wrote down for you (with a bit of our editing).

Have you had a bizarre history of an on-again, off-again relationship with your mother who makes it truly impossible for you to maintain any self-respect...
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Mental Illness And Great Britain’s NHS

A study just published by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and led by Hans Ulrich Wittchen, director of the institute of clinical psychology and psychotherapy at Germany's Dresden University,  shows that 165 million Europeans have a mental illness!
Can this number be correct?

The comprehensive study took three years to complete—researchers looked at over 500 million people in 30 countries.

The researches checked for 100 mental illnesses, such as anxiety, bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia...
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