Monthly Archives: May 2010

Natural Element: The Long Reach of Sunshine

The Tipping Point Sunshine makes us nicer, inducing us to want to help others. On sunny days, regardless of the temperature, we answer more survey questions from people with clipboards and tip more generously. In dark Atlantic City hotel rooms, people give higher tips if the bellhop tells them it’s sunny outside than they do […]

Exercise Appears To Reduce Cellular Aging Caused By Stress

Exercise Appears To Reduce Cellular Aging Caused By Stress   May, 27, 2010 – Researchers in the US found that brief vigorous exercise can reduce cellular aging by preventing the shortening of telomeres due to stress. You can read about the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) study in a paper published online in the […]

Screen children for mental health

 May 26, 2010 – Children and adolescents are not having their eyes and ears screened (“Millions of Medicaid kids don’t get medical exams,” May 24), but they are also not having one of the body’s most important organs checked — their brains. Adolescents are often in their healthiest years, but mental and emotional difficulties can […]

Sad Mom, Sad Baby

by Lacey Beckmann   Postpartum depression isn’t just bad for mothers. It has important consequences for the development of infants. Studies conducted over the years catalogue many of its effects. Avoidant and disengaged, depressed mothers do not touch their babies as frequently or with the same affection as nondepressed moms—a deficiency that alone can throw […]

How Psychotherapy Works

By Jared DeFife, Ph.D. The following interview was conducted by and reprinted with permission from the American Psychological Association:  www.apa.org   Bruce E. Wampold, Ph.D., is chair and professor of counseling psychology and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wampold is a groundbreaking researcher and theoretician, bringing the rigor of his […]

The Stigma of Therapy: I Don’t Need a Psychologist, I’m Not Crazy

I Don’t Need a Psychologist, I’m Not Crazy By Dana Gionta, Ph.D. Just when I think significant progress is being made toward increasing the acceptance and positive perception of counseling, something will occur to lead me to question that. The latest occurrence was a recent interaction I had at a bank. Upon seeing my checks […]

The Stigma of Therapy: I Don’t Need a Psychologist, I’m Not Crazy

I Don’t Need a Psychologist, I’m Not Crazy By Dana Gionta, Ph.D. Just when I think significant progress is being made toward increasing the acceptance and positive perception of counseling, something will occur to lead me to question that. The latest occurrence was a recent interaction I had at a bank. Upon seeing my checks […]

Phone Therapy May Be an Answer For Depression

Phone Therapy May Be an Answer For Depression   WEDNESDAY, May 19  — When you’re depressed, do you need to meet a therapist in person? Maybe not, suggests a small new study, which finds that therapy by telephone is almost as effective as face-to-face. Researchers at Brigham Young University had 30 people who were newly […]

Phone Therapy May Be an Answer For Depression

Phone Therapy May Be an Answer For Depression   WEDNESDAY, May 19  — When you’re depressed, do you need to meet a therapist in person? Maybe not, suggests a small new study, which finds that therapy by telephone is almost as effective as face-to-face. Researchers at Brigham Young University had 30 people who were newly […]

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