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Unexplained Symptoms? It's Not Necessarily 'All in Your Head'

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Health and mental health practitioners need not see an alcoholic behind every symptom in order to recognize that there are indeed prodromal signs that may be evident years before a patient's drinking might be "diagnosable."

The Painted Bird: Stigma and Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

At a moment when mental health is so much at the forefront of the minds of Americans and our media, it seems time, again, to try to understand the damaging views so commonly held about people with mental illness.

Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

I disagree with those who say, "Everything in moderation." Would you want your child taking heroin in moderation -- or your spouse having affairs in moderation? If you want to protect your brain, you need to get off the sugar.

It's Time To Bust The Myths About Postpartum Depression

Katherine_Stone | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents
Katherine_Stone

We make what is a temporary and treatable illness that is quite common among pregnant and new mothers even worse, and put the future of those moms and their children in jeopardy.

How A Job Hunt Can Build Self-Esteem

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I know people typically think that engaging in a job search can beat you up and be tough on the ego. But I'm here to say not so! For those in professionally unhealthy situations, it can be an uplifting exercise that helps immensely.

Winter's End

Cara Dixon | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion
Cara Dixon

Though the wind blows and the clouds loom, we must trust that the sun is not gone and that seasons will change soon, that the new life hidden from our view will soon burst forth, that the radiance of spring will beckon us to focus on Life and that which we know to be true.

What I Wish People Would Say About Postpartum Depression

Molly Wizenberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Molly Wizenberg

When I was diagnosed and first trying to make sense of it, what I wanted most was to talk with another woman who had been through it and come out the other side, someone who could reassure me with full confidence that it wouldn't be a permanent condition.

Women and Happiness: Is It Still Declining?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women now feel more comfortable being honest about their real happiness levels? Has an increase in opportunity created a commensurate increase in what is required for women to declare, "I'm happy?"

Mental Illness as a Civil Rights Issue

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Paul Heroux

To vilify and talk about people with mental illness in a way that implies we should be worried about them for our own sake misses the point that we are not thinking of them for their sake.

Why I Want To Forget High School

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Come to find out, this spring marks the 40th year since I graduated from high school. Who knew? I certainly didn't until I received a friendly note from the reunion committee. So I joined their Facebook page and started looking around.

Currency Wars Have Begun: Central Banks in Denial or Worse

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Mitch Feierstein

Take, for example, the Fed's willingness to purchase toxic real estate assets -- using your money to acquire securities which are now shunned by the market. Or take the Bank of England's efforts to shove easy money at banks making corporate loans. What happened to good old-fashioned faith in markets?

The Real Reason Why I'm Terrified Of Getting Pregnant Again

JD Bailey | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
JD Bailey

It's partially because my husband and I already have our hands full, but that's not the real reason.

Freshman Funk: Is Harmful Thinking Contagious?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's long been thought that cognitive style is fairly well fixed by adolescence. Some of us are saddled with a tendency toward negativity and rumination and other cognitive precursors of melancholy. But there is reason to believe that cognitive style is not immutable.

Bullying vs. Teasing Among Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Is the difference that teasing can be concealed and described as harmless whereas bullying is clearly harmful?

Force

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Amanda Magee

When a moment comes that knocks the wind out of you, no matter how badly it hurts, you have to get back up. You have to find a way to believe again.

Julian St. John: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Artist Julian St. John has been knocked around by schizophrenia, homelessness and addiction, but he is still standing and is ready to impress the art world at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach.

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

Colleges Can Do More to Help Students With Mental Health

Kim Siarkowski Amer | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Kim Siarkowski Amer

How can we better assist students facing mental health problems in colleges the United States?

13,000 More Names to the List

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The true measure of our society and the mark of who we are, not just as compassionate citizens but as responsible decision makers, is how we will choose to honor and remember those young men and women who have returned from overseas wars of our choosing broken, changed and sick.

3 Questions Every Post 50 Woman Should Ask Their Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

When people show up for a business meeting, they have the points they want to make at the ready. When they take their car to a mechanic, they come wit...

Eating Disorders Are Tough, But We're Tougher

Alison Malmon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Alison Malmon

Thirty million Americans will struggle with some type of eating disorder during their lifetime, and a large percentage of them will begin to experience these complex mental and physical illnesses during young adulthood. Yet, we rarely talk about them in a serious way.

Humans Are Unique Animals Because Evolution Gave Us Angst

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

Philosophers and scientists have long debated whether there is something unique about Homo sapiens that sets us apart from all of the other animals. It's not a question of whether we should feel like special humans - it's a question of whether in some way we are actually special animals.

Telling My Grandmother's Stories

Rachel Joyce | Posted 04.19.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Joyce

I told her what a pleasure it has been to be her granddaughter, and that our relationship is not over, it's just on pause.

Move Your Body to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Nichola Petts | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Even if you've never worked out before, you would be amazed at how quickly your body can adapt and grow stronger when you get moving. If there's one thing I've learned through this process, it's that you should never underestimate your own strength.

Where Do We Find Peace and Freedom? An Interview With Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Tara Brach embodies and emphasizes that beneath the turbulence of our minds and hearts is a loving awareness that as we learn to tap into over and again can reveal a source of resiliency, peace and genuine happiness.