Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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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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Apps: supporting long-term adherence to medication

https://www.epmmagazine.com/news/smartphone-apps-could-help-solve-medication-adherence/ In cases of chronic diseases, long-term adherence to medication can be vital for successful treatment. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that only half of patients suffering from chronic diseases in developed countries adhere to treatment regimes. This figure is lower for developing countries. As a result there has been

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The Power Differential and Therapy

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/power-differential-why-it-matters-so-much-in-therapy-1009154 In the helping professions, the power differential has great value. Used wisely and appropriately, it creates a safe, well-boundaried, professional context for growth and healing. More specifically, when used ethically and effectively, the power differential offers people in therapy, students, supervisees, and patients some important assurances: Confidence in their caregiver’s

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Equine psychotherapy: horses become the metaphor for clients relationships

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/03/17/equine-therapy-offers-healing-experience/405233002/ Dr. Corine Samwel decided five years ago to take her clinical psychology practice out to the pasture. She now specializes in equine psychotherapy and is certified with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. She is one of the only equine therapists in Tallahassee. Samwel has two horses on her

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