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Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

New twist in O'side treasurer election

There’s another strange twist in the saga of late Oceanside City Treasurer Gary Ernst, who won re-election Nov. 8 despite dying weeks earlier: He …

Muting the 'voices' in the heads of people with schizophrenia

Molecular process in the brain offers clues on how to silence the 'voices' in schizophrenia<p>Scientists may have found a way to make the 'voices in the …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

9 Things People With Mental Illness Want Their Bosses To Know

Because mental health matters at work, too.<p>Everyone dreads going into work sometimes. But for those with a mental health disorder, that feeling is more than just a run-of-the-mill case of “the Mondays.”<p>Mental illness affects nearly one in five American adults in a given year. It brings about …

Second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during Holocaust at high risk of severe schizophrenia

What It Means To Love Someone With Depression And Anxiety

Loving someone with depression and anxiety just means loving the only way any of us ever should- with listening hearts, open minds and a willingness to look into the many branches of each other's souls.<p>Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect …

Psychologists Suggest Mental Health is Based on Environment

In a new review for <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i>, psychologists Elaine Fox and Chris Beevers examine the connection between mental health genetics and …

Anxiety Disorders, From OCD to PTSD, Explained

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Medical Daily.<p>If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some …

Room for Everything in a 275-Square-Foot Studio on Mission Beach

Share This Article:<p>By Mitchell Parker | Houzz<p>A vacation home needs lots of storage and plenty of private areas where individuals can grab some alone …

10 Donald Trump Quotes That Should Horrify His Evangelical Supporters

This is how far Trump and his supporters have departed from the gospel.<p>After months of campaigning, flip-flopping on important issues, and generally wreaking havoc on the party that for decades has presented itself as defenders of Christian America, Donald Trump took to the stage at the Republican …

To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As …

Fathers can pass anxiety and depression to their children genetically, study finds

Men who are stressed can pass on anxiety and depression to their children and grandchildren, scientists in Australia have found, in a study which indicates parental advice has been “disproportionately” focused on the health and diet of women.<p>The study, based on mice which were fed stress hormones, …

Do You Have Religion or a Relationship With God?

I can't begin to count how many messages and emails I've received from people telling me the reason I'm gay is because I didn't do God <i>the right way</i>. "You had religion, but not a relationship," some tell me, or "You were never really a Christian in the first place." They spout religious rhetoric and …

People with mental disorders are becoming highly sought-after job candidates — here's why

Swedish companies are recognizing the strenghts of people with autism and bipolar disorder. The psychiatrist Simon Kyaga is leading the way with his groundbreaking research.<p><i>Photo source: Bara Bild</i><p>The suspicion that there is a connection between certain mental disorders and creative ability goes …

Kristen Bell: I'm Over Staying Silent About Depression

When I was 18, my mom sat me down and said, “If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can …

I have three cats, but don’t call me a crazy cat lady

By Samantha Paige Rosen<p>Under America’s diagnosis, I am a “crazy cat lady.” This is a judgment, an accusation, a scarlet “C” scratched into my forearm by one of my three cats. Google the phrase and you will find scores of women frantically defending their right to have cats without being branded as …

Essay writing industry 'booms' as students demand tailor-made coursework

For most people, essay writing becomes a thing of the past as soon as they step out of university and prepare themselves for the world of work.<p>But for others, the dissertation is just the beginning. That is because it has become increasingly easy to make money out of the very thing students spend …

Trauma as a Contributor to Violence in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2016 Jun;44(2):184-92.<p>1Dr. Im is Director of Psychiatry and Medical Services, Center for Forensic Psychiatry, Saline, MI, and Adjunct Clinical …

Children who grow up surrounded by books ‘earn more as adults’ - study

Children who have a large number of books in the house when they’re growing up tend to be higher earners later in life, according to a new study published in the Economic Journal.<p>Economists Giorgio Brunello, Guglielmo Weber and Christoph Weiss of the University of Padua looked 6,000 men born in …

Sebastian Junger Says PTSD Is Our Fault

Journalist Sebastian Junger has a new book, titled <i>Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging</i>. The slender volume starts out by asking why colonial settlers …

A psychiatrist reflects on medicine being less of a calling than a job

By Michelle Andrews<p>In his recent book, “The Finest Traditions of My Calling,” Abraham Nussbaum, 41, makes the case that doctors and patients alike are being shortchanged by medical practices that emphasize population-based standards of care rather than individual patient needs and …

Study: MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A team of researchers from around the world have come across an early sign of hope for patients diagnosed with …

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

Your introverted child has secret strengths, says Susan Cain in her new book “Quiet Power”

By Amy Joyce<p>Amy Joyce<p>Writer and editor for On Parenting<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A few years ago, introverts finally started to be understood. No, they aren’t shy or miserable. Yes, it’s draining when you constantly ask them “What’s wrong?” And really, introverts are powerful. All of this and much more was …

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

By Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose …

If health-care providers can’t overcome the stigma of mental illness, who will?

By Nathaniel P. Morris<p><i>Nathaniel P. Morris is a student at Harvard Medical School.</i><p>In medical school, we take dozens of tests. But I’ll never forget a multiple-choice quiz that I once took on my own. It wasn’t assigned, and I didn’t want anyone to know I was taking it.<p>I locked the door and drew the …

Do Doctors Forget What They Learn In Medical School?

<i>Do doctors forget most of what they learned in medical school? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mitul Mehta, MD, Vitreoretinal (eye) Surgeon at UC Irvine, on Quora:</b><p>It depends on the …