Archives for July, 2013

Depression

How To Get Totally Happy At The Cellular Level

Ahhhh. Imagine stretching out in your own private whirlpool spa, under the twinkling stars of a tropical night sky. Go ahead and add on some extras: You're sipping vintage champagne. The spa's perched on the deck of your luxury yacht.

Not your style? Perhaps you prefer lounging on the loggia of your Tuscan villa. You've just finished a truly gourmet luncheon and now you and your charming, erudite guests are listening to an aria sung by...
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Two Books For Your Life Journey

Both these books, A Road Back from Schizophrenia and After 50 It's Up to Us, although very different, may offer surprising insights and advice helpful to your personal life journeys.

The Impossible Journey

A Road Back From Schizophrenia by Arnhild Lauveng is an intimate memoir of a Norwegian clinical psychologist's journey through schizophrenia and recovery. The author refused to accept her diagnosis as permanent and does indeed journey back from schizophrenia (with psychotic episodes) to mental wellness....
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British Mental Health Care And The NHS Reforms, Problems

"Among people under 65, nearly half of all ill health is mental illness."

"Mental illness is generally more debilitating than most chronic physical conditions. On average, a person with depression is at least 50% more disabled than
someone with angina, arthritis, asthma or diabetes."

"Yet only a quarter of all those with mental illness are in treatment, compared with the vast majority of those with physical conditions."

"It is a real scandal that we [Great Britain] have
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Depression

Omega 3/Fish Oil Supplements Cause Cancer

Several studies over the years, ranging from well-executed to flawed, have shown that supplementing with Omega 3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil capsules might benefit everything from the functioning of the heart to mental health and the brain.

We've mentioned a few times the possibility of fish oil to help symptoms of schizophrenia. And how a meta-analysis (a study of over 70 studies!) showed that giving kids fish oil...
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Want Some Answers About Autism? Listen To What Moms Say!

Dr. Martha Herbert has been doing revolutionary work on autism and the brain-gut connection. Diet, toxic chemicals, environment—little escapes her notice. 

Now, other researchers may be catching on.

A few days ago a new study  about the brain-but connection to autism was the subject of a news article here at PsychCentral.

And it's good news. The more studies which confirm Dr. Herbert's understanding of autism (which is broader than the brain-gut connection but definitely...
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The Relationship Between the United States and Africa

President Obama, the First Lady, and other family members just concluded a controversial week-long official trip/vacation to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

The Obamas have visited in Africa before.

And it's not the first time American leaders have sought to strengthen the bond between nations on the African Continent and the United States.

Beginning in 2003, the United States taxpayers, via the government, has been giving what might be described as "Smart Aid" to key African countries....
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Communication

Calling Out Sick When You Aren’t

Yeah, I can hardly talk. I think it's laryngitis.

writes: If you Google "calling out sick" you get 41,000,000 results; "how to call out (or in) sick" gets you 191,000,000 results.

The entries run the gamut.

There's an entry at Wikihow, which teaches you how to call in sick when "you just need a day off." The Wikihow article doesn't apologize for teaching you the basics of how to lie convincingly.

Other websites...
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