emdr

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of a short-term psychotherapy that helps in healing emotional distress caused by traumatic events or experiences. EMDR utilizes different forms of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye movement, tapping on the hands or arms, buzzers in hands, and headphones with beeps. The bilateral stimulation has…

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The World Health Organization is recognizing “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition. But the organization’s decision to include the new term in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which it released Monday, has sparked controversy among psychiatric experts who question whether there’s enough research to call it a true disorder. According…

Depression

In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic’s potential for treating the mood disorder. “This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there really needs to be…

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Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. Study leader Dr. Tamlin Conner, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in…

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Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, adults should aim to consume around two cups…

somatoform-disorder

A somatoform disorder is considered a mental health concern. It can make the person feel sick because of the power of the mind. It can be one or more symptoms that cause too much level of distress. Some symptoms include: * Neurologic problems * Pain * Sexual symptoms * Gastrointestinal issues Most patients who experience…

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A lot of people face stressors in their everyday lives in one form or another. Major stressors like divorce, a death of a loved one and financial issues may impact mental health. Similarly, those people who suffer from HIV tend to suffer from mental health issues. These people tend to have low subjective well-being and…

Trajon, Asandra, and Thor Hawkins, children of Tech. Sgt. Dwight and Jeri Hawkins,  demonstrate proper handwashing techniques at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Feb. 27. WHMC providers stress the importance of hand hygiene. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin M. Peterson)

This mental disorder is quite common these days. It is characterized by a long-lasting and chronic condition which the patient experiences reoccurring obsessions of thoughts and compulsive behaviors that are often uncontrolled. There is also an urge to repeat tasks again and again. Symptoms of obsession include fear of dirt, germs or to be dirty,…

depression

Depression is very rampant in our modern world. There are many people who end their life because they are depressed. The sad thing is, the incidence of suicide is already becoming very common among the youngsters. One of the many reasons for depression is bullying. With the rise of social media, bullies also found a…

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A recent national survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 8.2% of young people ages 12-17 were depressed in 2011. By 2014, the rate had jumped to 11.4% — almost a 40% increase in 3 years. Another survey found that the number of teens reporting a major depressive…

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