Lynnette Oconnor

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How sleep and mental health are linked in the brain

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness …

Schizophrenia is Best Treated with Combination of Meds & Psychotherapy

Going against decades of conventional wisdom, new, robust research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that schizophrenia shouldn’t …

Mental Health

Has science oversold psychotherapy? - Futurity

Scientific literature appears to be biased when it comes to reporting the benefits of psychotherapy as a treatment for depression.

Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

The 5 Stages of Change: Which Stage Are You In?

<i>Article Source: makeyourbodywork.com</i><p><i>"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." -- Carl Jung</i><p>As a personal trainer, I regularly meet people who have very specific fitness goals and are determined to reach them.<p>Sometimes they want to lose weight before a wedding. Sometimes they've …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

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Practicing Kindness

Kindness is an interesting concept, one that I feel is greatly misunderstood. It is not simply about being nice to someone.<p>Sometimes when a paramedic arrives at the scene of an accident they may have to do things that cause short term discomfort (or even extreme pain) to simply save a person's …

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. "You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you're definitely built to be a weightlifter."<p>"That's what everyone tells me, but …

'Game-Changer' Study Says There's A Better Way To Treat Schizophrenia

New evidence that early intervention can make a huge difference.<p>A groundbreaking new study adds to a growing body of evidence that people with schizophrenia can do much better if they get the right treatment at the right time.<p>Psychiatrists are sure to pay attention to the results. Policymakers …

10 Classic Victorian Ghost Stories Everyone Should Read

The best ghost stories from the Victorian era to read for Halloween or Christmas As the nights are drawing in, how about a ghost story? The …

Diet's effects on the brain greater than previously thought

<i>Australia is fatter than ever before. Despite all the diet information that surrounds us, 63 per cent of the adult population is considered</i> …