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  • 5 Professional Methods That Can Help You Hold On To Optimism

    5 Professional Methods That Can Help You Hold On To Optimism

    A poll just released by the Associated Press on New Year’s Day indicated that most Americans came out of 2016 feeling pretty discouraged. However, only 18% feel things for the country got better, 33% said things got worse, and 47% believe things were unchanged from 2015. And yet 55% of those surveyed said they expect […]

  • How to Coping With Stress and Worry Effectively

    How to Coping With Stress and Worry Effectively

    Anxiety is a serious medical condition. If left untreated, it can worsen over time and may even be life-threatening (in much the same way that stress is). If you suffer from occasional or severe anxiety, you’ll know how hard it can be to work productively with this condition. In this article, we’ll look at what […]

  • Understanding Suicide in Children and Early Adolescents May Lead to More Effective Prevention

    Understanding Suicide in Children and Early Adolescents May Lead to More Effective Prevention

    The thought of a child or teenager taking his or her own life is startling to say the least. Yet, suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents ages 15 to 18 in the United States. Although suicide in early adolescence and elementary school-aged children is much rarer, it was still the 10th […]

  • Should Women with PMS Get Free Therapy on the NHS?

    Should Women with PMS Get Free Therapy on the NHS?

    According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, over a million women who struggle with severe PMS should be offered free therapy. It disagrees with that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is more effective than antidepressants. Is this a breakthrough, or yet another way of pathologising femininity? Four in 10 women report anxiety, depression, irritability, […]

  • Brain Science Suggests “Mind Wandering” Can Help Manage Anxiety

    Brain Science Suggests “Mind Wandering” Can Help Manage Anxiety

    We generally think of them as uncomfortable emotional responses to threat when we think of anxiety disorders. These responses may include symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, or absolute paralysis. While there is nothing inherently wrong in thinking about anxiety this way, a recent study pointed out that there is an entirely […]

  • Harvard Health Research: Regular meditation more beneficial than vacation

    Harvard Health Research: Regular meditation more beneficial than vacation

    As mindfulness meditation and yoga have become mainstream and more extensively studied, growing evidence suggests multiple psychological and physical benefits of these mindfulness exercises, as well as for similar practices like tai chi and qi gong. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses analyzing hundreds of research studies suggest that mindfulness-based interventions help decrease anxiety, depression, stress, and […]

  • New Rule On Excepted Benefits: Short-Term Coverage & Mental Health & Substance Use FAQs

    New Rule On Excepted Benefits: Short-Term Coverage & Mental Health & Substance Use FAQs

    On October 28, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury released a final rule governing excepted benefits coverage, lifetime and annual limits, and short-term limited duration coverage. The regulations finalize in part proposed regulations issued by the departments in June. The Final Rule The final rule adopts essentially unchanged the portions of […]

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