Monthly Archives: August 2010

When You Don’t Like Yourself

By Alex Lickerman, M.D. Created Aug 16 2010 – 8:18am   Some people have the misfortune to have been born to abusive parents who belittled them and prevented them from developing a healthy self-esteem. Others are born predisposed to view themselves in a negative light because of their physical appearance, a disability, or for no […]

Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

    What is good emotional health? People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective. It’s important to remember that even people who have good emotional health can sometimes have emotional problems or mental […]

Fda Warns Of Potential Meningitis Risk Associated With Lamictal A very low risk

Fda Warns Of Potential Meningitis Risk Associated With Lamictal   A new side effect associated with the psychiatric medication Lamictal has been discovered. On August 12th the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning that Lamictal (lamotrigine) has a very low risk of causing a condition known as aseptic meningitis.  Aseptic meningitis is […]

Orthodox Jews More Open To Mental Health Counseling, But Needs Remain

  Orthodox Jews More Open To Mental Health Counseling, But Needs Remain By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Most Orthodox Jews who seek professional counseling do so for marriage problems despite the community's relatively high marital satisfaction rate, according to a new study released Friday (Aug. 13). The findings, reported in "Psychological [...]

Culture matters in suicidal behavior patterns and prevention, psychologist says

and prevention, psychologist says Women and girls in the United States consider and engage in suicidal behavior more often than men and boys, but die of suicide at lower rate – a gender paradox enabled by U.S. cultural norms of gender and suicidal behavior, according to a psychologist who spoke Thursday at the 118th Annual Convention […]

Parents’ mental health more likely to suffer when a grown child struggles

when a grown child struggles Even into adulthood, problem children continue to give their parents heartache, and it doesn’t matter if other children in the family grow up to be successful, according to a new study of middle-aged parents. “What this study finds is that the children may have their own lives and moved on, but […]

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