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Gretchen Rubin - My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits Amygdala Human brain in the coronal orientation. Amygdalae are shown in dark red. Structure[edit] MRI coronal view of the left amygdala Anatomically, the amygdala[7] and more particularly, its central and medial nuclei,[8] have sometimes been classified as a part of the basal ganglia. Hemispheric specializations[edit] There are functional differences between the right and left amygdala. Sex differences[edit] The amygdala is one of the most well understood brain regions with regard to differences between the sexes. In addition to size, other differences between men and women exist with regards to the amygdala. The right amygdala is also linked with taking action as well as being linked to negative emotions,[15] which may help explain why males tend to respond to emotionally stressful stimuli physically. Function[edit] Connections[edit] The cortical nucleus is involved in the sense of smell and pheromone-processing. Emotional learning[edit] Memory modulation[edit] Sexual orientation[edit] Aggression[edit]

Online Mental Health Resources - Caltech Counseling Center Online Resources ULifeline In an effort to provide more resources to our students, the Caltech Counseling Center is pleased to be a member of the ULifeline network. Caltech's ULifeline website is customized for the Caltech community and includes information on numerous health and mental-health issues, including depression and suicide, geared towards a student population. Transition Year Students and parents who want more information about planning for mental healthcare needs before coming to college can visit Transition Year. Online Screening Tests These sites are not affiliated with Caltech or the Caltech counseling center, and online screenings are not a substitute for assessment by a qualified mental health professional. Specific Topics In addition, the Counseling Center has compiled the following list of links to websites that provide information on specific issues and topics. Counseling Center Articles

Welcome to ALDA! Disorders | Behavenet The Deaf Resource Library Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people, whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. In fact, up to 75 percent of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what ails them. While this resource is meant to provide college students and young people with quality information on maintaining good mental health and identifying mental health issues, it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist. Most Common Mental Health Issues Facing College Students Below is a list of serious mental health issues known to affect college students and young people: Links to Each State’s Social and Health Services Site Links to Recognized National Orgs that Sponsor Support Groups

Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects What is stress? The Body’s Stress Response When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life. How do you respond to stress? It's important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The signs and symptoms of stress overload can be almost anything. Stress doesn’t always look stressful Foot on the gas – An angry, agitated, or “fight” stress response. How stressed are you?

Perfectionism (psychology) - Wikipedia Perfectionism can drive people to accomplishments and provide the motivation to persevere in the face of discouragement and obstacles. Roedell (1984) argues: Perfectionism sheds light on people's desire for structure and guidance. They tend to work well in structured environments with explicit instructions. Because perfectionists focus on concrete aspects of a task, they may be inflexible to change and lack creativity if problems arise. This can pose a problem when an unforeseen situation arises. Therapists[who?] Jump up ^ Stoeber, Joachim; Childs, Julian H. (2010). Castro, J.R.; Rice, K.G. (9 February 2003). Most Common Mental Health Issues for College Students College Health Resources: Mental Health Home > topics > College Health Resources: Mental Health Mental Health This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance is a partnership providing leadership to advance college mental health. ACHA Brochures for Young Adults A Good Night's Sleep Dealing with Depression: What Everyone Should Know Eating Disorders: What Everyone Should Know Stress in College: What Everyone Should Know Online Continuing Education: Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, and OCD ACHA-National College Health Assessment The ACHA-NCHA is a nationally recognized research survey that provides precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. American Association of Suicidology American College Counseling Association American Psychiatric Association

Fact vs. Fiction | Bring Change 2 Mind FICTION: People living with a mental illness are often violent. FACT: Actually, the vast majority of people living with mental health conditions are no more violent than anyone else. People with mental illness are much more likely to be the victims of crime. FICTION: Mental illness is a sign of weakness. FACT: A mental illness is not caused by personal weakness — nor can it be cured by positive thinking or willpower — proper treatment is needed. FICTION: Only military personnel who have been in combat can be diagnosed with PTSD. FACT: While PTSD is prevalent in men and women who have seen combat, experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event can trigger PTSD, including violent personal assaults such as rape or robbery, natural or human-caused disasters, or accidents. FICTION: People with a mental illness will never get better. FACT: For some people, a mental illness may be a lifelong condition, like diabetes. FICTION: Children aren't diagnosed wtih mental illness.