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A Conversation With Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About Stigma, Discrimination, and Brain Disorders

A Conversation With Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About Stigma, Discrimination, and Brain Disorders S.Z. BergAuthor, The Other Side of the Window Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been an unrelenting crusader for people suffering from mental illness (which I refer to here as brain disorders). For more than 40 years she’s been working on […]

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New Year’s Deadliest Day For Pedestrians: Drunk Walking As Lethal As Drunk Driving Loyola physician warns of the perils of drunken walking at any time Newswise  12/6/2011 — MAYWOOD, Ill. — Drinking and driving is a much-publicized, dangerous combination, but is walking after drinking any safer? “No, alcohol impairs your physical ability, period,” says trauma […]

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The Long Reach of Childhood By Ditta M. Oliker, Ph.D.  It’s easy to lose yourself in the whirlwind of the holidays. Getting caught in the pressure of so much to do and so little time is common, particularly as each year seems to rush by even more quickly than the last one. The celebration of […]

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Remember to Care for the Caregivers This Holiday Season STRATFORD, NJ – More five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over 70 percent of those individuals are cared for in their homes by a spouse or other family member. Stress, anxiety and burnout are never far from the doorsteps […]

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Psychodermatology: When the Mind and Skin Interact    Psychodermatology is a relatively new discipline in psychosomatic medicine. It is the interaction between mind and skin. The two disciplines are interconnected at the embryonal level through ectoderm. There is a complex interplay between skin and the neuroendocrine and immune systems. Skin responds to both endogenous and […]

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Can PTSD Be Prevented? Prolonged exposure or cognitive therapy seems very effective for patients who show PTSD symptoms soon after trauma.

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    By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D.     Where would a young girl be without Juicy?       'Tis that time of year again.   The smell of pumpkin, cinnamon spice and peppermint frost mochas is in the air.  The luxury department stores are rolling out their latest UGG boots, Juicy Couture velours […]

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What You Should Never Say: How to Avoid Self-sabotage     Have you ever walked into a company-related social gathering and noticed right away that handsome, tall guy with a killer smile? An hour later you bump into him and start some small talk. While you’re mesmerized talking to him, you begin to get distracted […]

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By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D.   That’s how a man in his 50s described his life to me not long ago: “It’s my long slide home.”  He was feeling morose, anticipating the long holiday period from Thanksgiving through the New Year and what he knew it would arouse in him.  I often see the “holiday blues” […]

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Stan Collymore talking about his personal experiences of depression Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) It’s 4:48am in the morning(Sat 26th Nov 2011),and i’m wide awake. I decided to tweet my own personal experience of my latest bout of Depression yesterday,and firstly wanted to thank the hundreds of messages from friends,journalists,mental health workers,doctors,and sufferers,as well as well wishers.It’s […]

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