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It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are. Here's The Link Between Clutter And Depression. Scientists have discovered how traumatic experiences actually rewire the brain. 7 incredible benefits of cuddling. Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? - The New York Times. The scary truth about what's hurting our kids - Your Modern Family. In the past week, I’ve read several studies that are scary to me… the scary truth about what’s hurting our kids. We all know that what our kids hear becomes their inner voice, but it’s hard to control what they hear from others, isn’t it? CNN recently interviewed Dr Jean Twenge, author of iGen and her interview really worried me – because I saw the truth that I would be facing in just a few short years.

Dr. Twenge started doing research 25 years ago on generational differences, but when 2011 -2012 hit, she saw something that would scared her to the core. This is the year when those having iPhones went over the 50% mark. The danger of high-functioning depression as told by a college student. I first saw a psychiatrist for my anxiety and depression as a junior in high school.

The danger of high-functioning depression as told by a college student.

During her evaluation, she asked about my coursework. I told her that I had a 4.0 GPA and had filled my schedule with pre-AP and AP classes. A puzzled look crossed her face. She asked about my involvement in extracurricular activities. We Cannot Continue to Overlook 'High-Functioning' Depression. Last October, my husband and I took our two kids to the local reptile show.

We Cannot Continue to Overlook 'High-Functioning' Depression

According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things. Times have changed greatly and with new times come new habits, sets of behavior and attitudes that seem very different from the ones we were used to when we were kids.

According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things

Today’s generations are all geared up with the newest technology that seems to distract them from the need to go out and play, socialize in the ways we used to or just spend time having fun. All these changes have brought a great challenge to parents who, if you ask a kid, weren’t fortunate enough to have the benefits of today’s modern technology. The challenges vary in many ways, but the main things is that today’s parents raise their children way more differently than they were raised and the outcome of those parents’ care is the greatest challenge.

Will my kid learn to be a complete person, the one who pushes forward and a person with good manners, who can bond and communicate with others freely and openly? Every parent asks the same questions: Am I missing something? 4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness · The Mind Unleashed. A shaman and spiritual healer once explained to me that in his culture, an indigenous rainforest tribe of Equatorial Western Africa, depression is something incomprehensible.

4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness · The Mind Unleashed

This Is Why Clever People Feel Happy When They Are Alone. Have you ever had a desire to go far, far away, to where there’s not a soul, to be alone?

This Is Why Clever People Feel Happy When They Are Alone

If yes, then you’re extremely clever, and scientists have something to say about it. Scientists from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics and Political Science conducted a study to find a connection between the place where people live and how satisfied they are with their lives. It turned out that the higher the level of intelligence people living in big cities have, the less happy they are. 5 ways you can help a friend suffering from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world.

5 ways you can help a friend suffering from depression

In the United States, close to 10 percent of adults struggle with depression. Various Mental Disorders Explained In 16 Architectural Images. This intriguing series illustrates the differences and similarities between common mental illnesses.

Various Mental Disorders Explained In 16 Architectural Images

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בעקבות הרצח המחריד של האם מירושלים שחנקה למוות את 4 בנותיה. Medscape: Medscape Access. 7 Kinds Of Chronic Body Pains Which Could Be Caused By Your Psychological/Emotional States. Pain is our bodies way of letting us know that we are either hurting or healing.

7 Kinds Of Chronic Body Pains Which Could Be Caused By Your Psychological/Emotional States

It’s a part of life that everyone has to experience at some point in time. We’ve all had cuts, bumps, and bruises from banging into stuff or falling down, not to mention the occasional aches and stiffness that come from overdoing things. However, there are some types of bodily pain that are not caused by direct physical trauma, rather they stem from our emotional states. They can persist and affect the quality of our life, and just like any other pain, they should not be ignored. Below are the seven main types of bodily pain that are directly linked to our human emotions: One in three girls suffers from 'psychological distress' One in three teenage girls suffers from “psychological distress” by the time they start studying for their GCSEs, according to government research.

One in three girls suffers from 'psychological distress'

A Department for Education report has revealed that 37 per cent of Year 10 girls are experiencing some sort of symptom of mental ill health. The study of 30,000 teenagers showed that girls were more than twice as likely to suffer from psychological distress than boys, of whom just 15 per cent said they were affected by symptoms, such as feeling worthless or unhappiness. Psychological distress among teenage girls was also worsening, the research showed, with the proportion suffering from poor mental well being increasing from 34 per cent in 2005, up to 37 per cent in 2014.

“While girls were already displaying greater levels of psychological distress than boys in 2005 it is striking that their situation worsened between 2005-14,” the report says. Why did the mass murder of 19 disabled people in Japan barely rate? A man prays at a makeshift altar in front of the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre for the disabled in Sagamihara, Japan.

Why did the mass murder of 19 disabled people in Japan barely rate?

Photo: The Asahi Shimbun A week ago today in Japan, 26 year old Satoshi Uematsu stabbed 19 people to death, and injured a further 26 in the quiet town of Sagamihara. Low serum concentrations of vitamin B6 and iron are related to panic attack and hyperventilation attack. Commons Signs and Sympotons of Stress. There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, immune system disturbances that increase susceptibility to infections, a host of viral linked disorders ranging from the common cold and herpes to AIDS and certain cancers, as well as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

In addition stress can have direct effects on the skin (rashes, hives, atopic dermatitis, the gastrointestinal system (GERD, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis) and can contribute to insomnia and degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it’s hard to think of any disease in which stress cannot play an aggravating role or any part of the body that is not affected (see stress effects on the body stress diagram) or. Panic Attacks and #Anxiety linked to low vitamin B and #Iron levels. Patients undergoing a panic attack (PA) or a hyperventilation attack (HVA) are sometimes admitted to emergency departments (EDs). Reduced serotonin level is known as one of the causes of PA and HVA. Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan.

For the synthesis of serotonin, vitamin B6 (Vit B6) and iron play important roles as cofactors.”


Chronic Stress Doesn't Stay in Your Head. By Dr. 16 Things You Needs to Know About Your Mind. 25th April 2016. The New Definition of a Mental Disorder. 10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better. National Geographic Magazine. Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains. Here’s How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety. Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. New Study Reveals The Most Effective Way To Handle A Psychopath. Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life. Bracing Myself Against My Son’s Severe Mental Illness. How to Help a Parent Whose Child is Suffering From Mental Illness.

Cutting-edge science could make mental illness less of a guessing game. Nearly every day, researchers report findings about genetic or cellular associations with mental illness. But despite years of searching, no one has identified a single biological cause for any mental illness, proved that a chemical imbalance in the brain is at the root of any mental disorder, or positively shown that any medication corrects such a chemical imbalance. Open Dialogue: Finland's alternative approach to mental illness - All In The Mind. Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World. Untitled. A Psychiatrists Perspective on Antidepressants - Kelly Brogan MD.

What Mentally Strong People Do When Things Go Wrong.