I am a psychologist and hypnotherapist in the Los Angeles area

drdyan

Articles 1.3K
Views 599K
Followers 61

Health & Wellbeing | Psychology

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Story-listening shows promise as an intervention for people living with dementia – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Given that there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, anything that can help with memory is surely to be welcomed.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

People with mental illness share what they want scientists to study - STAT

The new survey is part of a growing trend in the mental health field to listen to people and find out what they want scientists to study.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Does lavender really help with anxiety?

A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

This is how psychotherapy for depression changes the brain – Research Digest

By Alex Fradera. Understanding the neural correlates of psychotherapy could help enhance its effectiveness.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to Find the Motivation to Work Out When You’re Depressed

Working out can be especially difficult when you’re depressed, even though the brain benefits are powerful. An expert explains how to harness the latest research and get motivated.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Taking The Scenic Route To Work Every Day Improves Mental Health - Study Finds

Taking the scenic route to work every day may do wonders for your mood at the office. That's because a new study finds that people whose commutes to work take them through wooded areas, parks, or other natural settings are more likely to demonstrate stron

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Eat Leafy Greens To Stop Development Of Macular Degeneration - Study Finds

A new study conducted by Australian researchers finds that eating more leafy greens -- such as lettuce, spinach, or kale -- may help prevent macular degeneration, a condition that causes loss in the center of the field of vision.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The overlooked subset of people who thrive after major depression

By Emma Young. More research is needed into people who experience "high functioning after depression".

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Appendix identified as a potential starting point for Parkinson's disease

Removing the appendix early in life reduces the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 19 to 25 percent, according to the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, published today in Science Translational Medicine.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    6 things that make people live longer, happier lives - Business Insider

    Harvard followed 800 people for their entire lives to see what makes people live happier, healthier, and longer. The study was the longest prospective study of physical and mental health in the world, and it found six factors that impact happiness, includ

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Awake Under Anesthesia | The New Yorker

    Joshua Rothman reviews Kate Cole-Adams’s book “Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness.”

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Opinion | Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Bringing Concussions Out of the Darkness

    I used to hide my suffering. But I’ve learned that brain injuries don’t have to be permanent.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Sexual Assault And Harassment May Affect Women's Health For Years

    In a small study of middle-aged women, a history of sexual assault and workplace harassment was linked to health problems like hypertension, sleeplessness and depression.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers

    Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cell…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious - Scientific American

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience

    A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Can Trauma Be Inherited Between Generations? - The Atlantic

    A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’—and even grandparents’—experiences might affect our DNA.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    When the Mind Goes Dark - Mindful

    When depression hits, can meditating help you work through it? Maybe, but not always. Psychologists weigh in on when mindfulness therapies can (and can’t) help to ease depression.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Sexual Assault Has a Negative Impact On Women’s Health

    A new study, published amidst the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (during which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged he sexually assaulted her in high school), finds that women who report histories of sexual assault and harassment have worse health.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    HPV Vaccine Drastically Reduced Cervical Cancer in Australia

    In Australia, where a rigorous HPV vaccine program has been in place for girls since 2007, and boys since 2013, cervical cancer is on track to disappear within two decades. Other countries, including the United States, haven’t been as successful.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    We Tell Suicidal People to ‘Get Help.’ But What Happens When They Do? | The Mighty

    The Mighty answers the question, "What really happens to people who get help when they're suicidal?"

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Study: Daily Use Of E-Cigarettes Doubles Heart Attack Risk

    Some smokers switch to e-cigarettes in an attempt to be healthier, but according to new research, daily use of e-cigarettes doubles the risk of heart attack. And when combined with daily use of regular cigarettes, the risk of heart attack is five times th

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Somatic Mindfulness: What Is My Body Telling Me? (And Should I Listen?)

    Somatic mindfulness—the ability to step back from what your nervous system is telling you—can be an especially helpful skill for managing trauma's effects.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Now we can see brain cells 'talk' and that will shed light on neurological diseases -- ScienceDaily

    Scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk -- to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid color. The new lab technique is set to provide long-needed answers about the brain and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, schiz

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    A New Approach to Alzheimer's: Clearing the Brain's Retired Cells - The Atlantic

    A study in mice hints at a new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases—but many questions remain.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Vagus Nerve Stimulation A 'Game Changer' For People Battling Depression - Study Finds

    Clinical depression directly impacts 14 million Americans, many of whom do not get the desired results from medications or other traditional treatments. New research shows that vagus nerve stimulation could be a life-changer for people battling the mental

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Toxic Thirdhand Smoke Still Lingers In A Casino Months After Ban - Study Finds

    Thirdhand smoke, or the residue left behind from cigarette smoke, rested on surfaces in casinos for months, even after a smoking ban went into affect in Northern California, a study by scientists at San Diego State University found.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Battered woman syndrome: Definition, symptoms, and getting help

    Battered woman syndrome is a condition that can develop as a result of an abusive relationship. Learn about the symptoms, stages, and complications.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Kevin Love Paul Pierce and state of mental health in NBA

    Stars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health issues remains alive in NBA locker rooms.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains? - Scientific American

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Mortality in the United States from self-injury surpasses diabetes: a prevention imperative | Injury Prevention

    This report uses an enhanced conceptualisation of self-injury mortality (SIM), which comprised registered or known suicides by any method and estimated non-suicide deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication. SIM surpassed diabetes as a cause of d

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Common Chemicals In Beauty Products Alter Women's Hormone Levels - Study Finds

    FAIRFAX, Va. — Women who go heavy on the makeup may want to consider going for a more natural look. A new study finds that chemicals found in many beauty products are linked to changes in hormones. Researchers from George Mason University urge women to

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Plastics Used to Store Your Food Might Decrease Fertility

    Though research done on humans is limited (and hard to draw conclusions from), what exists does suggest that plastics used to store and serve our food and drinks are having a negative impact on our health.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

    Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Be the Architect of Your Time | Thrive Global

    Is there anything more fundamentally important today than how we design our time?

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Finding Purpose at an Internship While Living With Lyme Disease | The Mighty

    Leah Oren explains how an internship with Suffering the Silence gave her purpose while living with Lyme disease.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Curcumin, Commonly Found In Indian Food, Improves Memory, Mood, Attention - Study Finds

    Curcumin, an ingredient found in many common Indian spices, such as curry, has been found to improve the mood and memory of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to research by scientists at UCLA.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm | Science | Smithsonian

    Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tract—and the differences can have consequences for fertility

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    15 natural and home remedies for migraine relief

    Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other remedies, such as staying hydrated, can prove helpful for migraines. Lea

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    STDs Are At An All-Time High For Fourth Year In A Row

    The CDC said today that STD rates in the United States are at a record high, for the fourth year in a row – a troubling pattern which diverges from previous years.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Taking Care Of Your Teeth May Help Prevent Cancer - Study Finds

    Oral health might play an important role in preventing cancer, two recent studies suggest.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Survey: Nearly 7 In 10 Seniors Targeted By Fraud Campaigns

    About two-thirds of elderly Americans have been targeted by a fraud campaign, and more than a quarter have actually fallen victim to such efforts.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory – Re

    By Emma Young. For the large numbers of students who report taking stimulants, these results suggest that they probably won’t do much to enhance their academic performance.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

    New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Urban Green Spaces And Gardens Linked To Improved Mood : Shots - Health News : NPR

    When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Dark Chocolate A 'Superfood' That Deliciously Boosts Mood, Memory, Immunity - Study Finds

    If you love dark chocolate, you'll be happy to know that it is much more than a sweet treat. Researchers say it may even qualify as a "superfood."

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    95-Year Stanford Study Reveals Secret to Living Longer, More Fulfilling Life

    This Stanford study by Lewis Terman shows us that living longer is related to pursuing life goals and focusing on achievements, not being stress free.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Technology Has Driven Us Into a Cognition Crisis. Is There Anything We Can Do About It? | Thrive Global

    Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

    Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His | The On Being Project

    Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Short Depression Test | HealthyPlace

    Short depression test helps determine if you have symptoms of depression and need treatment. Take online depression test. Instantly scored. Free.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Is Hormonal Imbalance Making You Crazy, Moody Or Overweight? | Psychology Today

    Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include: fatigue, mood instability, weight gain, foggy brain/memory loss, adult acne, hair loss/facial hair, lower sex drive and/or extreme PMS.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use May Lead To Serious Memory Impairments - Study Finds

    A new study finds that long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs disturbs areas of the brain that control memory, causing "significant impairments."

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    6 Reasons Pets Are Good Therapy for Mental Health | The Mighty

    A woman living with bipolar disorder describes six reasons why pets are fantastic therapy for mental health.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Best. Day. EVER! Survey Finds Average Person Has Only 15 'Perfect' Days A Year - Study Finds

    What makes a day "perfect?" Of course, the answer can be markedly different from person to person, but a recent survey sought to find out common characteristics of an ideal day for the average person. 

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Can Bad Air Cause Anxiety? - Ask Dr. Weil

    I've heard that air pollution can lead to anxiety. Could this be true? I also understand that pollution can lead to stroke. If true, this is pretty bad news for those of us who breathe bad air daily.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How Air Pollution Causes Diabetes - The Atlantic

    A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America - Scientific American

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Aching Feet? Try This! - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

    Give your feet a break with this four-step foot massage recommended by the American Massage Therapy Association. You can do it by yourself or with the help

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Stress May Be Just As Bad For Your Body As Junk Food, Study Finds

    We know that stress is bad for the brain, but now a new study finds that it also may be just as unhealthy for the body as a poor diet, especially in women.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Study on the Gut-Brain Connection Will Help Guide Therapies in Neurologic Diseases

    New findings about how the gut impacts central nervous system resident cells in the brain will play a huge role in the advancement of therapies.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Recurring Nightmares Are 'Leftovers' From Unresolved Frustrations, Study Finds - Study Finds

    A recent study finds that recurring nightmares may occur more often when we're facing challenges in real life.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    A Blessed Life: Religious People Live Longer Than Secular Individuals, Study Finds - Study Finds

    Churchgoing may be on the decline, but lapsed congregants have new reason to attend services. That's because religious affiliation can increase lifespan by a handful of years, new research shows.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Rapper leading movement understand mental health in the music community

    There are plenty of rap songs about Promethazine, Percocet and Xanax — all prescription drugs with a high potential for addiction and abuse — but almost none about Zoloft, the pill commonly prescribed to treat depression. Last year, rapper Sirah relea

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

    Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

    A new study finds that smartphone addiction can cause serious social problems -- boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation -- while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    CDC: Cancers Linked To Obesity Account For 40 Percent Of All US Cancer Cases

    New research points to the cancer risks associated with weight: researchers discovered that of all the cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014, 40 percent were related to overweight and obesity.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    To Anderson Cooper: Suicide Attempt Survivors Can’t Always Answer Why

    Anderson Cooper said he stills struggles to understand why after his brother's suicide 30 years ago. The answer doesn't always provide relief.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

    There are a few easy, helpful ways to distinguish between the two. Here, an expert explains how to spot the difference.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD - Part 2 | Psychology Today

    Eating disorders and trauma are integrally connected. Learn more about this connection in this article and what you can do about it.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    The Medicine of the Future is Here – And It’s Alive! | FTI Journal

    The FTI Journal is a quarterly publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Will Probiotics Ever Live Up to the Hype? - The Atlantic

    Changing your microbiome takes more than just swallowing a pill full of bacteria.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Harvard Study: Adopting These 5 Healthy Habits Can Add Decade To Your Life - Study Finds

    Want to live into your nineties or beyond? Researchers at Harvard identified in a recent study the five most important healthy habits that can increase life expectancy for Americans by a decade or more.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Polluted Air Can Cloud Your Morality, Lead To Unethical Behavior - Study Finds

    The findings of a recent study show that exposure to air pollution, or even just the belief that you've been exposed to polluted air whether you have or not, can compromise a person's sense of morality.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Hard Words to Hear When You Live with Chronic Pain | The Mighty

    A woman with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS), a rare, painful condition affecting the nervous system, shares 13 statements that are hard to hear as someone with chronic pain.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Study Finds Common Medications May Increase Depression Risk

    Over a third of Americans take these common medications that researchers say could be related to an increase depression risk.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

    There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Marijuana and Cancer

    Learn how marijuana and drugs derived from the marijuana plant can affect cancer-related symptoms.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    From ocean to plate

    About 35% of harvested fish and seafood is either lost or wasted along the supply chain. So where does this loss happen and what can you do to help?

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    10 Things to Say and 10 Not to Say to Someone With Depression

    A list of helpful things to tell someone battling depression, followed by what not to say, courtesy of the Depression Alliance.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    7 Ways Inflammation Affects Your Body - Health

    You may be well-informed about health conditions linked to inflammation, what exactly is the deal with it? Watch this video to learn more how

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Genetic Testing and Family Secrets

    Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Good Timing: How timing can impact success

    Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How Often Should You Wash Towels?

    Towels can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Here's how often they should be washed.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Restless Legs Syndrome Patients’ Periodic Limb Movements Linked with Blood Pressure Changes

    A SLEEP 2018 abstract finds a strong correlation between systolic blood pressure increases and periodic limb movements in sleep in patients with RLS.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Bedroom Light Exposure at Night and the Incidence of Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study

    Abstract. Previous studies have indicated that minimal exposure to light at night (LAN) increases depression risk, even at 5 lux, in nocturnal and diurnal mamm

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Color-Changing LEDs Could Reset the Circadian Rhythm

    Schools and hospitals are using specialized LEDs to combat the damage of indoor living.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Is Yogurt Healthy? - The Atlantic

    Several new studies suggest yogurt might reduce inflammation—a process linked to different types of diseases.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

    Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

    A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Peter Levine - Building Resiliency in You, Relationships, & Kids

    One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Why Do I Feel This Way? Over-Coupling and the Stress Response

    Underlying many common issues people seek therapy for, including social anxiety, panic, and relationships, could be a stress response known as over-coupling.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Nature Is Risky. That’s Why Students Need It.

    Some hate the jungle, but most find hidden strength and unanticipated freedom.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Research on the Connection Between the Brain and Gut

    The gut microbiome may also contribute to MS and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

    Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    True Happiness comes from within, but why?

    Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Building Resiliency in Yourself, Your Relationship, and Your Children

    One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Tick Season Facts: How to Prevent Parasite-Borne Diseases

    Most of the bites that lead to disease come in the spring and summer seasons, and more people are moving to tick territory.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How Thoughts Affect Health: What Are You Saying to Your Body?

    One thing has become clear to me over my 15 years of clinical experience as a women’s health & wellness expert: women are suffering.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Somatic Experiencing Trauma Treatment for Quality of Life and Health

    Abstract Background: Individuals who treat trauma are at significant risk of vicarious traumatization and burnout. Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a resiliency-focused trauma treatment modality designed to address health and mental health symptoms impacted

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Trauma travels through generations

    Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    The Essence of Healing

    Danielle Hardee, a wellness advocate for doTERRA International, discusses the momentum-building benefits of essential oils.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

    People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

    Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Anxiety Makes It Harder to Listen to Your Intuition

    New research shows that people who are feeling anxious have a harder time making decisions than people who are feeling optimistic.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

    Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

    Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

    Somatic experiencing may ease traumatic symptoms experienced by patients during radiation therapy.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Fighting through the darkness

    During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    ‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

    New research shows that allowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings from across the emotional spectrum may be good for your health.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How Exercise Fights Inflammation

    A new review explains exactly how exercise works to lower inflammation in your body.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Why Being a Woman Puts You at Greater Risk of Having Anxiety

    Partly, it’s biology; more important, though, may be what we teach young girls about their place in the world.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

    Having friends is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Food for Concentration: 11 Foods That Boost Memory & Help You Focus

    Can brain foods really help you concentrate, or boost memory? Increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain by adding these

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Towel Roll Exercise to Increase Your Neck Curve

    Here is a simple exercise that can help you hold your upper cervical correction longer. And at the same time it can help your body move bak toward a more nor...

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Meditation & Health

    What is meditation?Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life. Eastern philosophies have recognized the health benefits of meditation for thousands of years. Meditation is now

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    This Is Your Body on Stress

    Stress is a wily beast. Try to get a good look at it, and it slips into the underbrush. And there’s also more than one species. There’s good stress and bad stress. Acute and chronic. Minor and severe…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?

    Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? WebMD has the details.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    The Vitamin Cocktail of Courage

    Choosing to take even tiny courageous actions can be a powerful antidote to toxic shame and a vitamin cocktail for our Zesty Selves. Drink up.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How One Small Shift in Focus Can Improve Your Everyday Health

    Your body is like a machine that runs automatically. Every organ, every vessel, every cell is constantly working to keep you alive. You don’t even have to think about it — your lungs keep you…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Immune Boosting Herbs And Dosage

    Help boost your body's defenses against disease-causing bacteria and viruses by taking immune-stimulating herbs

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Top 5 Essential Oils for Allergies

    People who suffer from allergies can't always avoid triggers, but certain powerful essential oils can treat allergy symptoms and boost our immune systems.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Slipping Away- Kris Kristofferson's Battle with Lyme Disease

    Kris Kristofferson, still crooning and gorgeous at 80, is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been...

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Where CDC Guidelines Fail, Leading Lyme Doctor Succeeds

    Dr. Steven E. Phillips is a Yale-trained, world-renowned Lyme specialist who has treated over 20,000 patients in the last two decades. He is well-pub...

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Are we living the life we really want or we are just surviving

    We survive when we do not live our lives to the best of our ability and consequently we find difficult to be happy. 7 Tips on how we can change our Life.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Differences in Gut Bacteria

    People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How to boost your Immune system with happiness

    The best way to combat sickness and boost your immune system is to look at finding boosts through emotional healing, like happiness, as much as you should work with physical healing.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Can Pain Medication Ketamine Also Relieve Depression?

    Researchers found a 50-percent drop in symptoms of depression among people who were given ketamine for chronic pain.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Secret To Beating Depression: Change How You Think About Your Thoughts

    Everybody ruminates: It’s that familiar pattern of chewing over your thoughts and your feelings about them. For people with depression, it takes a turn toward the pathological: The spiral that comes…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    To Be More Empathetic, Pay Attention to Your Own Body

    A new study found that people who focused on their heartbeats were better at understanding what those around them were feeling.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Increasing your Self-Esteem and loving yourself boost your Happiness

    Before we can love someone else, the first step is to love ourselves, Happiness is feeling good about who we are. What can we do to love ourselves?

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    True Happiness comes from within, but why?

    Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How a hobby can make you more confident and happy

    Pursuing a childhood passion changed the way I looked at myself—and I'm not alone. Life coach Susie Moore says hobbies are a potent form of self-care.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    It’s Not Just You — Allergy Brain Is Real

    Scientists aren’t entirely sure why allergies make you fuzzy-headed, but they have a theory.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Treating #Depression by Training Your #Amygdala

    A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    5 'Life Skills' Tied to Health Benefits

    People with five traits -- such as conscientiousness, control and emotional stability -- are more likely to be healthier in older age, new research suggests.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    The Accident No One Talked About

    When a family tries to sweep tragedy under the rug, the damage is deep and lasting.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

    Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

    The current method — the pain-intensity scale — may have contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic, argue some pain-perception experts.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness Like Physical Illness

    Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Happy Chemicals: 11 Natural Ways Tap Into #Dopamine, #Serotonin, #Endorphins, #Oxytocin

    Did you know that we have certain “happiness chemicals” that are responsible for our good moods? Specifically, the main happy chemicals are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,…

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    How depression and anxiety affect the body

    A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related #Memory Decline

    Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia scientists.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain

    You may want to get rid of stress, but you can’t! But you can learn to accept your stress and transform the way you think about it so you can benefit from its positive aspects.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    5 Personality Traits That Make Life Better

    There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.

    Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

    Power of a Meaningful Life

    Journalist Emily Esfahani Smith offers a guide for building a better approach to living