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Understanding complex trauma and its effects
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The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) defines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a mental health problem that develops after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like war, natural disasters, car accident or sexual assault. All these events are time-bound, in the sense that they occur for a limited duration of time. But in […]


Mental illness increases the risk of stroke
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The defining line between mental health and physical health is not always so distinct. Many types of mental illness, such as eating disorders, can cause serious physical harm to the patient. But other risk factors of mental disorders are not so obvious. A study from Columbia University presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke […]


The gift of respect in relationships: Solutions for family fights during the holidays
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Hollywood scriptwriters enjoy a good holiday food fight in their films, but few enjoy actual conflict around an open fire. Nevertheless, some families join together in conflict and are worse off for it. The reasons for such a real life phenomena, as found by Leonard Felder, lie in the three-quarters of the population who find […]


Addressing the burdens of addiction over the holidays
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For addiction patients and their families, the holidays can present particular difficulties. Memories of past misadventures, stress brought on by obligations and estranged family members can compound behavioral disorders such as drug abuse. Recognizing these problems is the first step to guiding addicts through the holidays and fighting relapse. Burdens for those in recovery David […]


Physiological stress: A direct cause for infertility
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Women’s fertility has been a strong area of medicine and research as society’s pressure on childbearing has stood strong throughout time. The ovulation cycle is anything but simple due to the extensive physiological systems that closely regulate a wide array of hormones. Recently, a study published in Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology revealed that an […]


Oxytocin has different effects on stress in male and female mice

It’s often called the “cuddle hormone,” the “hug hormone” and the “love hormone.” Not only are these easier names to say than “oxytocin,” but they also describe what this chemical messenger produced by the brain’s pituitary gland does: Oxytocin makes social bonding feel good. Oxytocin seems to play a role in our relationship with animals: […]


Bringing baby home – Preparing for the new arrival
Posted in Children, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Stress - 0 Comments

There is one thing about babies: they are rarely ever on time. So avoid the last-minute panic by taking control of your pregnancy and starting the preparation for your new baby’s arrival now. Determine your budget Before you go ahead dreaming of dressing your child as no less than a celebrity, it’s best to align […]


The burden of the lost partner and its mental ramifications
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“Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night’s sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn’t hear her husband’s ghost all the time, but only some of the time.” – Jonathan Safran Foer Losing a significant other is a tragedy few […]


How to stay sober and healthy in a high-stress environment
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Residential treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and substance use disorders, among other issues is generally a transformative experience. Circumstances and situations that were previously overwhelming suddenly become manageable. Hope for the future returns. Life begins again. Then reality hits. Family members haven’t changed, responsibilities remain and daily stressors have been lying in wait. Finding […]


The gift of respect in relationships: Keeping the holiday cheer during and after a divorce
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When a relationship meant for a lifetime cannot survive the holidays, feelings of cheer can dwindle to a minimum. Maintaining a healthy attitude for the sake of civility and the children is critical for minimizing mental health complications. Randi L. Rubin, a family lawyer and contributor with the Huffington Post, said that families should hash […]


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