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Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Non-Motor Symptoms Via Storytelling

    Raising Awareness of Parkinson’s Non-Motor Symptoms Via Storytelling   (StatePoint) With the help of an Airstream trailer traveling the country, people with Parkinson’s disease will soon have a unique opportunity to record and share their experiences and personal stories as part of a program called “Yours, Truly.” Nonmotor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, […]

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Mental Health Friday 2022-01-14 – Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering)

Today’s Topic: Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering) On Mental Health Friday, we post, in alphabetical order, one per week, information on mental health disorders. Mental Health Friday is for informational purposes only, and is in no way meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please do not self diagnose and seek professional help for […]

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Let the Music Make You Move – Does Music Benefit Those Partaking in Physical Activity?

Let the Music Make You Move – Does Music Benefit Those Partaking in Physical Activity? What genre of music optimize performance in aerobic and anaerobic physical activities in physically active college students? Music and rhythm are often noted as the heart beat of the soul and can often serve as a motivator in tough circumstances. […]

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Break old habits and create new ones with Kundalini meditation: Are you sitting down yet?

Break old habits and create new ones with Kundalini meditation: Are you sitting down yet?   (BPT) – Many resolutions made on New Year’s Eve look a lot more overwhelming in the cold hard light of New Year’s Day. “Lose weight.” “Exercise more.” “Work on that novel.” “Drink less.” Oof. Where to start? As Lao […]

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Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

2022-01-12 Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys     One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017. Tgraphic/Shutterstock.com Jean Twenge, San Diego State University We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates […]

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Where are memories stored in the brain? New research suggests they may be in the connections between your brain cells

Where are memories stored in the brain? New research suggests they may be in the connections between your brain cells Physically removing bad or unwanted memories by altering synapses in the brain may one day be possible. apagafonova/iStock via Getty Images Plus Don Arnold, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences All memory storage devices, […]

Postpartum Depression is More Common Than You Might Think

Postpartum depression is more common than you might think: Clinical trial seeks moms suffering from postpartum depression     (BPT) – New mothers may experience a range of emotions shortly after giving birth — from overwhelming joy to extreme sadness. Emotions can affect anyone during pregnancy and after giving birth, and just like the onset […]

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Regret can be all-consuming – a neurobehavioral scientist explains how people can overcome it

2022-01-11 Regret can be all-consuming – a neurobehavioral scientist explains how people can overcome it Regret can increase stress and negatively affect one’s physical health. JGI/Tom Grill via Getty Images J. Kim Penberthy, University of Virginia A friend of mine – we will call him “Jay” – was working for IBM in New York City in […]

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Robotic Hugs How A Hug Can Help Your Autistic Child

Robotic Hugs How A Hug Can Help Your Autistic Child Autistic children and adults often seek pressure in a variety of ways to calm themselves and cope with sensory overload. Oftentimes, hugs and squeezes from other people can cause more distress because autistic children or adults are often unable to communicate their needs by indicating […]

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