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Let Tupac Help Make Your Schizophrenia Go Away

Nov 18, 14 Let Tupac Help Make Your Schizophrenia Go Away

Posted by in Mental Health

In a line I never thought I’d write, the day in which hip-hop and psychiatry combine forces is here. Researchers have created Hip Hop Psych, a movement that will use the motivational lyrics in hip hop music to both help patients address their mental illness and break down the public's stigma. So, can mental illness actually be tackled one sick beat at a time?

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The Science Behind Why We Cry When We’re Happy

Nov 15, 14 The Science Behind Why We Cry When We’re Happy

Posted by in Mental Health, Science

The phrase “I’m so happy I could cry” actually makes sense, according to a recent study to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, which found we restore our emotional balance by responding to positive experiences with negative emotions.

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Siri On Steroids

Nov 13, 14 Siri On Steroids

Posted by in Mental Health, Technology

You can now count your steps, measure your glucose levels, monitor your blood pressure and track your caloric intake from your phone or high-tech wristband. But for those dealing with depression rather than diabetes, or trying to keep tabs on their bipolar disorder rather than their weight, the pickings are slimmer.

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Workplace Happiness? There’s An App For That

Nov 12, 14 Workplace Happiness? There’s An App For That

Posted by in Mental Health, Technology

Jim Moss and his wife Jennifer, who was seven and a half months pregnant, were told that Jim had contracted a rare auto-immune disease and would lose all use of his legs. In other words, happiness was in short supply. And yet, Moss’s hospital bed became the unlikely incubator for an ambitious project to create happier, healthier workplaces.

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The Man Who Lost His Fear Of Spiders Overnight

Nov 03, 14 The Man Who Lost His Fear Of Spiders Overnight

Posted by in Mental Health

One day he was drowning spiders in hair spray and vacuuming up their frozen bodies for quick disposal. The next, he was completely at peace with the eight-legged menaces. He has his seizures to thank. The story of a man losing his arachnophobia overnight is the subject of a case study recently published in the journal Neurocase.

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6 Millenial Phrases That Have Actual Mental Health Meaning

Nov 02, 14 6 Millenial Phrases That Have Actual Mental Health Meaning

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

Fun fact: UCLA has produced a slang dictionary every four years since 1989. Within it are over 1,000 entries defining words and phrases the kids use these days around Westwood campus. “Sister from another mister,” “bromance,” “eargasm,” as well as popular abbreviations such as IDK (“I don’t know”), are but a few examples of what’s been included.

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The Power Of Group Therapy In Curbing Autistic Behavior

Oct 29, 14 The Power Of Group Therapy In Curbing Autistic Behavior

Posted by in Mental Health

Parents of autistic children are taking it upon themselves to improve communication and language problems in group therapy sessions. Researchers are constantly looking for a better treatment approach to improve the substantial impairments characterized by autism, and doctors at Stanford University Medical Center have just made successful strides in the effort.

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Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Oct 23, 14 Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Posted by in Mental Health

Evidence has shown that music therapy can address people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs by either creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that music therapy can effectively treat depression in children and adolescents dealing with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems.

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Heart Attacks Leave A Lasting Mark In Many Women — Depression

Oct 20, 14 Heart Attacks Leave A Lasting Mark In Many Women — Depression

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Women are more vulnerable than men to bouts of anxiety and depression following myocardial infarction (MI), more commonly known as heart attacks. Those are the findings of a new study presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014, the third annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology'.

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Why Are Appointments With Psychiatrists So Impossible To Schedule?

Oct 17, 14 Why Are Appointments With Psychiatrists So Impossible To Schedule?

Posted by in Mental Health

National data has shown that around two-thirds of primary care physicians struggle with finding outpatient mental health care services for their patients. A recent study has revealed that scheduling an appointment with an outpatient psychiatrist is a difficult endeavor no matter if the patient has private insurance or if they are willing to pay out of pocket.

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