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  • New software profiles mindset of leaders

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-19-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Personality profiles have been used in the past for employment screenings and online dating profiles, but not so much for leadership positions so far. Now, a software program developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) has offered a new way to understand the personality of military and political leaders. Published in the American Intelligence Journal,…

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  • Can alcohol consumption improve memory? It can for senior citizens, study says

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-12-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Historically, the most celebrated benefit of alcohol on memory was its ability to erase it. Now, a recent study may have found moderate alcohol consumption to lead to higher episodic memory, or the ability to recall memories of past events. Published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, the researchers focused on…

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  • Brain study shows promise in personalizing PTSD treatment options

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-08-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Considering that post-traumatic stress disorder has only been recognized as a mental health disorder since the 1980s, it is not that surprising that it has seen relatively few studies in the past. However, a recent study utilizing brain scanning has found a link between certain opioid receptors and symptoms of trauma such as sadness and…

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  • Domestic violence is more common among same-sex couples, study says

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-05-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Domestic violence is a growing social epidemic that affects more than a third of the country’s population. Although its prevalence may not be that surprising, what is are the results of a recent study that found domestic violence to most likely be more common in same-sex couples. Conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and published…

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  • Treating body and mind: Enhancing mental health treatment through primary care physicians

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-19-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    During an annual physical examination with a family practitioner, the medical staff takes blood pressure and pulse readings, notes medications taken, measures height and weight and notes the reason for the visit. Rarely do family physicians ask questions about patient mental health. Since a mental health disorder does not necessarily reveal physical ailments like one…

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  • 11 historical U.S. presidents, composers and writers who actually had mental health disorders

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-14-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Studies have shown that there is a higher incidence of mental health disorders in political leaders and creative geniuses. Although nobody can be certain about the diagnosis of a deceased historical figure, it hasn’t stopped researchers from making educated guesses. Aristotle noted, “Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry and the arts have…

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  • National Survivors of Suicide Day supports families of suicide victims

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-14-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    In 1999, Senator Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of National Survivors of Suicide Day, when friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. The day always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which this year is…

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  • Common antidepressant linked to instantaneous and lasting changes in brain structure

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-10-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Although it has been known that antidepressants lead to changes in neural structures in the brain, a recent study has shown them to be much more potent in this regard. A new study on escitalopram, (also known as Lexapro), a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), found major changes in the brain in just three…

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  • Suicide prevention: Why do people feel compelled to end their lives?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-06-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    We all experience emotional highs and lows throughout the day, but for some of us, things can fall out of balance for various reasons. In many cases, the causes for depression actually stem from an over-abundance of positive emotions. When we experience positive emotions, our brains release serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and other endorphins that we…

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  • Full moons: Tides, werewolves and insomnia?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 10-28-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    The moon has been held responsible for everything ranging from increasing the tides to the murder rate as well as the werewolf rate. A recent study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has found something new to add to the list, finding a correlation between lunar cycles and interrupted sleep patterns. The…

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