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Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


Addicted to Sugar: The Other White Powder

In that first meeting I went to for my sugar addiction, I heard others admit to doing the same things I did. Sneaking. Lying. Throwing food in the bin to halt a binge only to come back later and fish it out to eat. It was right in front of my face, but I couldn’t see it for what it was for years. Addiction is a wayward beast. God knows you can’t see much when you’re laid flat on your back, pinned down by invisible yet ferocious forces. The narrative was just so unfamiliar that I doubted it w...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Sugar, Las Vegas, Brian Eno, Ewan McGregor, Binge Eating, Publishers, Health-related, ALICIA, The Fix, Food Addiction, Addicted To Sugar


The Mind-Gut Connection — and Salt?

We have long been told to eat less salt as a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for a host of health problems including heart disease and stroke. But did you know that, more recently, a high salt diet has been linked to stroke and overall brain health, regardless of the presence of high blood pressure? It is now widely accepted that there is a connection between our minds and our guts and problems with communication between the two contribute t...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Health-related, IBS, Grinstein, Jonathan D Grinstein, Faraco G Brea, Garcia Bonilla, Wang G Racchumi G Chang H Buendia


I Learned How to Let Go of Pain — You Can, Too

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve s...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Healing, Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Emotional Pain, Harvard Medical School, Joseph Campbell, Peer Support


A New Look at Grief Beyond Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Five Stages

A few weeks ago, I said goodbye to a long time, dear friend who had become a sister of choice, a traveling companion, a ‘kvetch and moan’ sounding board, as well as a compassionate confidant who didn’t hesitate to call me on my stuff when needed. She died after a nearly two-year encounter with cancer. I hesitate to call it a battle as many do when given the diagnosis that she was. She was more a reluctant dance partner with the disease, attempting to improvise her way through the steps and t...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Family, Relationships, Friends, Personal, Loss, Bereavement, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Michael, Inspiration & Hope, Health-related, Coping, Buddhist, Elisabeth Kübler Ross


6 Life Lessons I Learned Last Year

Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to look back over the lessons learned from the mistakes and experiences of previous months. In 2018, I wrote two letters of resignation, grieved the ending of two significant relationships, and spent several weeks on a hospital waiting list for severe depression and weight loss. I fumbled, got lost, and confront...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Work Life Balance, Communication, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Psychotherapy, Perfectionism, New Year's, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce


RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change


Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes


Stressed Out? 4 Ways Stress Affects Your Health

We all know the feeling of being late to work, losing a job, or even worrying about finances. No matter your situation, stress is a feeling that people experience every day. Stress causes a lot of physical reactions in the body. Although the correlation needs to be studied more, an overabundance of stress can be linked to issues such as heart disease. It’s important to know how to reduce stress and the ways it can harm your body. Here are ways that stress affects your overall hea...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Stress, Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Yoga, Stress Reduction, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Chronic Stress, IBS, American Heart Association, Inflammation, Wei, Brain-gut Connection, Ways Stress Affects Your Health


Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only have a few days to go! Take a look at this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about how to handle the holidays when they aren’t the most wonderful time of the year for you, ways to navigate the season...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Smoking, Holidays, Children, Obesity, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Christmas, Research, Intelligence, Stress, Depression, Heart Disease


OCD and Multiple Sclerosis

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complicated illness, and the cause, or causes, remain unknown. Research has shown that OCD is seen more frequently than usual in those with various physical disorders, such as muscular dystrophy. An October 2018 study published in Frontiers in Immunology highlights a connection between OCD and another disease — multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system goes haywire and attac...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Multiple Sclerosis, OCD, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health-related, Compulsions, Kant, Avadhesha Surolia


How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids


4 Reasons Why Appearance Matters in Relationships

Talking about appearance is a touchy subject. No one wants to be judged solely by the way they look, nor should they. Attractiveness is defined by many things that go beyond the superficial. That being said, there are certain things about appearance that are quite important. No matter how shallow it sounds, looks do matter, but not in the way you may be thinking. No one is suggesting that you need to be a Size 2 or have biceps like the Hulk. And even if you are nearly the perfect physical...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Dating, Sexual Attraction, Marriage And Divorce, Health-related, Ken


Therapists Share Their Favorite Meaningful Self-Care Tips

Self-care has many different definitions. It simply depends on who you ask. But what usually doesn’t differ is that self-care is about nourishing ourselves—and it’s absolutely vital. As psychotherapist Emily Griffiths, LPC, said, “The opposite of self-care is self-neglect.” And “neglecting our emotional and physical health leads to increased anxiety, depression, and physical illness.” She noted that self-care is about knowing our limits and not depleting our nervous system. “When we lose sight...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Oakland, Thorn, Personal Growth, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Self Care, Ashley Thorn


Pragmatism and the Healthcare Debate

Opinions abound about healthcare in the United States. But while people with competing ideologies retreat into their corners, people in poverty with mental illness suffer needlessly. The debate rages over whether or not healthcare is a human right, and we’ve ended up with a patchwork of private providers and public assistance. It seems no one is happy. For those of us with coverage from an employer it’s still difficult. My family faced open enrollment this month and it took hours, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Policy and advocacy, Medicare, Entitlement, Medicaid, Stigma, Health-related, Ethics & Morality, Goethe, Minding the Media, Healthcare Debate


Psychology Around the Net: December 1, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what you should ask yourself before you forgive someone, whether or not the #MeToo movement could hurt women’s health care, a new mental health care facility located in a Walmart, and more. Should I Forgive Him? Should I Forgive Her? Here’s What You Should Ask Yourself First: Forgiveness is often more about yourself than it is the person you’re forgiving (or not forgiving), and because of that, you might accidentally create a “problem” tha...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Study, Research, Walmart, Disorders, Rebecca, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Culture, Women's Issues, OCD, Forgiveness, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychology Around The Net


Could Yoga Improve Your Teen’s Body Image?

For the parents of teenagers, these are anxious times. Across the US and UK, it appears that mental health issues are on the rise in young people1, with various modern pressures weighing heavily on a generation that is too young to cope. One significant factor is problems with body image, something which profoundly interacts with the self-esteem, happiness and ultimately mental health of young people. Body Image and Teenagers Body image is our mental representation of ourselves. It can be...
Tags: Psychology, UK, US, America, Mindfulness, Body Image, Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Social Withdrawal, Yoga, Social Anxiety, Women's Issues, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Objectification, Self-worth


Is Junk Food Addictive?

You’re in withdrawal, experiencing everything from mood swings and anxiety to headaches and insomnia. Perhaps you’ve quit smoking or stopped your regular marijuana usage . Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve cut back on those greasy fries, burgers, and other highly processed food. A study published in the September 2018 issue of Appetite reported that people who reduced their consumption of highly processed foods experienced some of the same physical and psychological symptoms as those wi...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Eating Disorders, Binge Eating, Health-related, Schulte, Nicole Avena, Erica Schulte


A Surprising Risk Factor for Dementia

A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. It was reported that the risk is across the board, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education, or whether you have regular social contact with friends and family. The study was published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences . While ...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Research, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Health-related, Memory And Perception, Florida State University College of Medicine, Angelina R Sutin, Cognitive Health, Sutin


Tornado Brain: Taming the Whirlwind of Anxiety

Anxiety feels like showing up to the start of a marathon with zero preparation. You haven’t trained a day in your life, and you have no idea what you’re doing. Common sense tells you this is a long race, you need to pace to survive. But without warning, and out of your control, a powerful force won’t let you. It takes over and you sprint the first few miles, burn out, then fall to the side of the road confused and frustrated. Is everyone else experiencing this? How are they able to control t...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Anxiety, Santos, Stigma, Worry, Anxiety And Panic, Panic, Health-related, Anxious Thoughts, Rumination, Bio Behavioral Institute, Khemlani Patel


5 Ways a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Relationship

And how to get them through it as a team. Can romantic relationships survive a chronic illness? If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed, knowing how to handle possible changes can help you stay in love despite the emotional news of serious health problems or disease. What is a chronic illness or disease? The specific definition gets a bit tricky, as “[there] is not only tremendous variation in the diseases that are included under the umbrella term ‘chronic disease’ but also variat...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Chronic Illness, United States, Grant, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Yourtango, Chronic Disease, National Health Council, Chronic Health Condition


Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mindfulness, Treatment, Nintendo, National Institutes of Health, Zurich, Chronic Pain, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, University of Sydney, CBT, Wake Forest University, MBSR, Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, University of Wuerzburg Amsterdam


The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

We have known for some time about the importance of sleep and how the lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on us. Sleep deprivation can affect our nervous systems, our memories, and the severity of physical and mental health disorders. Not to mention our moods! Scientists have been studying the relationship between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease and have come up with some interesting findings. This article appears in the July 2018 issue of Science News with the headline, “...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Aging, Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Wisconsin, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Alzheimer, Barbara Bendlin


Psychology Around the Net: October 13, 2018

Want to know more about how employers can better understand their employees with mental health issues? The thought processes behind making snap moral judgments of others? Why depression and trauma can make you age faster? Well, you’re in luck with this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Workplace Mental Health In Crisis: A Survivor’s Story: Anabela Figueiredo, Head of Strategy Enablement for HSBC Holdings PLC, shares the story of how her struggles with panic attacks drastically altered — and a...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Suicide, Aging, Happiness, Research, Depression, Abuse, Trauma, Employees, Violence, World Health Organization, Closure, Childhood Trauma, Lady Gaga, Panic Attacks


How to Relieve Depression Naturally

Currently, in the United States, approximately 20 million adults have depression. Those who struggle with major depression have a mood disorder that affects their mental health and their physical health. The symptoms of major depression are sadness, becoming withdrawn, isolation, inability to concentrate, weight loss or gain, self-hate, loss of interest in activities, nervousness, thoughts of suicide, and more. Depression can stem from physiological factors such as an imbalance in serotonin ...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, United States, Mental Health And Wellness, Major Depressive Disorder, Health-related, Alternative And Nutritional Supplements, Delray Beach


OCD and Muscular Dystrophy

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is largely characterized by obsessions and compulsions which can overtake a person’s life. While previously labeled as an anxiety disorder, it is now listed in the DSM 5 under the heading of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders . While not technically an anxiety disorder, the majority of people with OCD deal with anxiety issues and might even be diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or social anxi...
Tags: Psychology, Research, ERP, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health-related, DSM, DMD, Duchenne, Comorbidity, University of Iowa Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy, University of Iowa They


To Be Healthy Is to Be Loving

I went for a run because I had eaten a small, organic, dark chocolate cookie the day before and I felt that I had to punish myself. It was habitual for me to punish myself with strenuous, caloric compensation cardio whenever I felt guilty for enjoying life by eating tasty foods. When I placed first in a fitness competition, my fitness goals went up a notch. Winning the competition was one thing, but people complimenting me on my extra lean body pressured me to stay that way. I couldn’t allo...
Tags: Psychology, Wellness, Fitness, Personal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Spirituality, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Mother Teresa


Getting Older and Feeling Great Joy — Despite All Our Ills

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright While some people may think that the older you get, the worse your quality of life and well-being becomes. Yet, there are growing numbers of men and women who may now have some silver or gray strands of hair and other age-related signs who’ll tell you they’ve never felt happier. They greet each day with hope and enthusiasm, feeling confident, purposeful, grateful and filled with joy. This, despite an assortment of a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Singapore, Aging, Happiness, Self-help, University of Toronto, Grief And Loss, Frank Lloyd Wright, Joy, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Loving Kindness, Applied Research, Duke NUS Medical School, Two University of Kentucky


Does the Air We Breathe Affect Our Brains?

Many of us are aware that pollution can have detrimental effects on our health, specifically in relation to respiratory and cardiovascular issues. Studies have shown that living in an area of bad air quality significantly raises our risk of developing heart disease, having a stroke, and being affected by breathing problems. In fact, when the World Health Organization delved into the issue of air pollution in 2016 , they found that 92% of the world’s population breathes unhealthy air — a ...
Tags: Psychology, China, Neuroscience, Research, Asthma, Pollution, Policy and advocacy, World Health Organization, Toxins, Breathing, Brain And Behavior, Health-related, American Lung Association, Dan Costa, Xin Zhang


5 Solid Tricks to Improve Your Mood That Really Work

Attention problems are reaching epidemic proportions in a society increasingly driven by distractions. One survey found that between 85% and 95% of students struggle to pay attention. Another found that 40% of adults have experienced a financial loss due to procrastination. If you struggle to pay attention, you’re not alone. And while therapy, ADHD medication, lifestyle changes, and better time management can all play a role in attention challenges, your diet may also be a culprit. Eliminating ...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Omega, Motivation And Inspiration, Health-related, Sugar Sugar, Solid Tricks