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Helping Students Dealing With Depression During the Holidays

Helping Students Dealing With Depression During the Holidays

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While most people are looking forward to the holidays, it can be a tough time for those living with mental illness. Fonda Bryant, a mental health advocate, is speaking to CMS students about recognizing and protecting themselves from mental health issues CMS leaders tell Bryant suicide attempts rise during holiday breaks or long weekends Anyone in need of help can call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK Fonda Bryant, a member of the National Alliance on Mental…

Me, me, me! How narcissism changes throughout life | MSUToday

Me, me, me! How narcissism changes throughout life | MSUToday

For dad and mom apprehensive that their teenager’s narcissism is out of manage, there is hope. New exploration from Michigan Condition College done the longest research on narcissism to date, revealing how it variations above time. “There’s a narrative in our lifestyle that generations are getting much more and more narcissistic, but no one particular has ever looked at it throughout generations or how it differs with age at the very same time,” claimed William Chopik, affiliate professor of psychology…

When Depression Shows Up in the Workplace

When Depression Shows Up in the Workplace

  A person in five Individuals encounter signs and symptoms of melancholy during their life time. And nonetheless, a distinctive stigma continue to exists all around the subject matter, primarily in the workplace, in accordance to the ebook Mental Health in the Office, co-authored by psychiatrist Michelle Riba, M.D., M.S., affiliate director of Michigan Medicine’s In depth Depression Heart. Staff may possibly be hesitant to discuss up about mental wellness challenges for concern of currently being unfairly judged or anxieties…

How to get skeptical employees to try group meditation

How to get skeptical employees to try group meditation

These results not only serve you in life, they can help you at work, which is why companies like Google, Aetna, and General Mills offer mindfulness training as part of their employee wellness benefits. Often thought as an individual “sport,” getting the whole team to practice mindfulness has added benefits. Research from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that it can reduce conflict and help colleagues to interact with one another without judgment. “We found that when teams are…

Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Postpartum Depression Than Other Moms

Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Postpartum Depression Than Other Moms

Portia Smith’s most vivid recollections of her daughter’s very first calendar year are of tears. Not the baby’s. Her own. “I would just maintain her and cry all day,” Smith mentioned. At 18, Smith was caring for two young children, 4-year-aged Kelaiah and newborn Nelly, with minor enable from the companion in her abusive marriage. The situations had been difficult, but she realized the tears had been additional than that. “I seriously didn’t have a relationship for her,” claimed Smith,…

Meditation increases blood flow in the heart, PET scans show

Meditation increases blood flow in the heart, PET scans show

Schneider noted that prior research has established psychosocial stress as a risk factor for coronary heart disease. However, stress reduction techniques aren’t typically included in cardiac rehabilitation. In their study, the researchers randomly divided 56 patients into four groups: cardiac rehab, transcendental meditation, transcendental meditation plus cardiac rehabilitation or normal care. According to the research, 37 patients completed the study. Of that group, patients who practiced transcendental meditation and cardiac rehabilitation increased their myocardial blood flow by 20.7%. PET scans…

Bringing Meditation into the Classroom

Bringing Meditation into the Classroom

NYU Steinhardt doctoral student Bill Meyer is the author of two guides to bringing meditation into the K-12 classroom. In response to the Common Core educational standards, his research points to the need for a “contemplative core”—principles that consider wellness, service, and identity formation in the life of a student. “There are a lot more layers for adults—it takes them a bit longer to drop into a meditation. With students, they’re willing to go almost anywhere if they trust you…

6 signs you're working for a narcissist and what to do about it

6 signs you’re working for a narcissist and what to do about it

Unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s likely you’ve worked with a manager you didn’t vibe with. Whether you approached leadership differently or your temperaments were not in sync, the off-kilter vibe can be a bummer. But there’s a difference between a mismatch — and a boss who takes it too far. If you constantly feel belittled, judged, demoralized and less-than, you could be working for the worst leader of all: a narcissist.  As defined by Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., an industrial-organizational…

Are Softbois Really Just Narcissists? 6 Red Flags To Look For

We all have our insecurities. While some of us are able to face up to them, narcissists will do anything to escape their insecurities and, as such, inflate a false self to be maintained at all costs. This helps them to sustain the high from feeling superior and entitled.  My friend and fellow psychologist Jonathan Marshall, Ph.D., describes softbois as affection-oriented narcissists, the “new-age boy schooled at tapping into the sensitive side, to harvest desire, love, and connection.” While there…

No Links Between Comorbid Anxiety and Venlafaxine Response in Depression

No Links Between Comorbid Anxiety and Venlafaxine Response in Depression

Comorbid anxiety symptoms did not influence venlafaxine treatment response in older patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results from a study published in Depression and Anxiety. However, comorbid anxiety did worsen depressive symptom severity in general, and was linked to suicidality. Yasmina Saade, MD, from the department of psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and colleagues conducted an open-label multicenter study of 468 adults with MDD aged 60 years or older between July 2009 and January 2014….