Thursday, November 22, 2018
Supporting Men > Therapy

Psychotherapy is not harmless

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/02/why-surprised-therapy-downsides-oliver-burkeman Get help and get happy!” runs a tagline for one of the new generation of e-counselling services, offering psychotherapy by text, phone and video chat. Except it turns out that getting happy is by no means guaranteed to be therapy’s only outcome. One recent paper (which I found via the

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We evolved to experience social rejection in the same way as physical pain.

http://theconversation.com/loneliness-on-its-way-to-becoming-britains-most-lethal-condition-94775 Analysis of 300,000 people in 148 studies found that loneliness is associated with a 50% increase in mortality from any cause. This makes it comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and more dangerous than obesity. As the lead researcher of the analysis, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, comments: Loneliness significantly increases risk for premature

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You can’t argue with someone who says they’re lonely

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/major-depression/depression-feeling-lonely/ Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but for some, loneliness comes far too often. Feeling lonely can plague many people — including the elderly, people who are isolated, and those with depression — with symptoms such as sadness, isolation, and withdrawal. Loneliness can strike a person who lives alone

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Brisbane military veterans turn to yoga to ease post traumatic stress disorder

Brisbane military veterans turn to yoga to ease post traumatic stress disorder http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-19/military-veterans-turn-to-yoga-class-brisbane-run-to-ease-ptsd/7466410 Mr Stevenson began practising yoga as a coping mechanism and became a qualified instructor in November last year. He introduced free classes for both veterans and emergency service workers to help bring peace to his peers. "I still have PTSD, I

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Virtual reality exposure therapy to treat trauma-related PTSD

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-virtual-reality-exposure-therapy-military.html Clinical researchers in Emory's Veterans Program will study the use of virtual reality exposure therapy to treat people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to military sexual trauma. The virtual reality exposure therapy system, called BRAVEMIND, has been used to treat combat-related PTSD in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

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#MIsery #Sex #Addict ?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-and-sex-in-the-digital-age/201709/what-is-it-be-sex-addict Michael started looking at pornography when he was 11 to escape the dysfunction of his chaotic home life, sometimes “borrowing” his father’s dirty magazines, other times searching for free porn on the Internet. Over time, his sexual forays escalated in both time and intensity. By the start of high school,

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