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Why the Public Doesn’t Trust Mental Health Advocates

  Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors DJ Jaffe Executive Director, Mental Illness Policy Org Americans are united around the reasonable and limited proposition, that people with serious mental illnesses should not own guns. But one group takes umbrage: mental health advocates. In the wake of incidents such as […]

When Life Hands You Lemons: The New Science of Positive Thinking

    Once you get past the poverty line, say experts, our levels of happiness and contentment have very little to do with how much we earn.  BY SHARON KIRKEY, POSTMEDIA NEWSJULY 8, 2012 3:01 PM Canadian social psychologist Jamie Gruman is proposing a new way of achieving nirvana: Do nothing. Instead, live in the moment […]

Bringing Your Dog to Work May Relieve Stress, Study Shows

  Seeing those puppy dog eyes may make you forget about your work woes, even for just a little while. Are you feeling stressed at work? According to a study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, one way to relieve work stress is to bring your dog to the office. Your furry […]

Constant Stress Linked to Memory Loss

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today   Chronic stress may lead to memory problems by interfering with glutamate signaling in the prefrontal cortex, according to a study in mice. Young male rats exposed to repeated stress had significant memory impairment and suppression of glutamate transmission in that brain region, Zhen Yan, PhD, of the State […]

CBS 60 Minutes News on Treating Depression: Sorting Through the Confusion

By James C. Coyne, Ph.D. Created Feb 29 2012 – 11:13am   Following her interview with psychologist Irving Kirsch, CBS News correspondent Leslie Stahl admitted: “I walked away really confused.” Undoubtedly, lots of the viewing audience and even professionals were confused by what they had watched.In well-phrased soundbites, psychologist Irving Kirsch repeated his familiar claims that […]

An illness that can test a mother’s love

  One of nature’s strongest bonds can be frayed by postpartum depression   At a time when new mothers are expected to celebrate the arrival of their child, Shana Calixte found herself rapidly descending into postpartum depression. It happened after she gave birth to a boy in 2006, she says, and she did everything she […]

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