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Underrecognition of PTSD II: Clinicians Are Taught Wrong

Jude was a 53 year-old male whose posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had been misdiagnosed for over 40 years. He came to our clinic at Tulane …

Outgoing Introvert? 3 Research-backed Tricks to Be Your Best Self

Scientists call these folks ambiverts and find they have unique strengths and vulnerabilities.<p>The media is full of discussion of introverts and extroverts, their differing needs, myths about these groups, and advice to help them thrive. But the ironic truth is that most people are neither. Research …

Diagnosing mental health as routinely as blood work could revolutionize treatment

Imagine that tomorrow you wake up with a persistent cough and a sore throat. You go to see your doctor and she asks about your symptoms, but also takes your temperature and blood pressure, and maybe takes a throat culture or blood sample to send to the lab. Most of the medical field operates in …

4 Easy Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

<b>This feature originally appeared in the February 2018 Issue of</b> <b>ESSENCE Magazine</b><b>.</b><p>Here’s another way to lose the weight and get the summer body you …

What Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Anyway?

Anti-inflammatory eating is definitely having a moment—celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tom Brady swear by it, and inflammation-fighting …

Antiinflammatory

Do you believe in mind over matter?

Mindfulness.<p>It makes us more resilient and gives us the ability to bounce back faster after life’s challenges, which is something Kate Kerr knows all …

Mindfulness

12 Dating Strategies to Be Your Best Self (and Avoid Being a Dick)

The most classic, useless dating advice of all time—which you've undoubtedly heard countless times from your mom, magazines, and self-help books—is …

Relationships

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

1. Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves. Mentally strong people have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes 2. Give Away Their Power. Avoid giving others the power to make them feel inferior or bad 3. Shy Away from

Self-help

8 Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About Being Awkward

Melissa Dahl is obsessed with the weirdness of human behavior. Currently the editor of health and science content at the Cut, she edits and writes a wide range of smart, surprising, and funny stories on what humans do and why. She is also the author of <i>Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness,</i> out Feb. …

Psychology

How Self-Esteem Affects Social Anxiety Disorder

Self-esteem is known to play a role in social anxiety disorder (SAD). While lowered self-esteem may put you at risk of later social anxiety, having …

9 Foods You Should NEVER Eat If You Have Arthritis

More than 50 million adults in the United States are suffering from arthritis. For many of them, trying to manage pain and inflammation is a daily …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Brain imaging helps redefine intelligence

High-tech scans of the resting human brain can provide a new way to define and interpret the brain's actual mental capacity, new research suggests.<p>In …

I Used to Struggle With Self-Love & Acceptance—Until I Learned This

<b>The year was 1997</b>, and I already held the unshakable belief that my same-aged cousin was simply better than me. I didn't see this as a loss, but …

Self-Acceptance

5 Overarching Principles for Coping With Negative Emotions

Learning how to respond effectively to negative emotions can help you move on from those feelings more quickly. There are lots of specific strategies …

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Buddhism teaches that we crave and cling to ephemeral, impermanent things and states. But these can never fully satisfy us and cause pain and …

Why did staff at NC psych center physically restrain teen 38 times?

Experts urge staff at psychiatric centers to physically restrain patients in “protective holds” only as a last resort to keep them from hurting …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Mapped Out How Our Genes Might Lead To Mental Illness

It's often said mental illness runs in the family. But while that's true, scientists have had very little luck actually understanding how our genes …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

What is the truth about clean eating?

Clean eating is a diet concept where a person avoids refined and processed foods and those that have artificial ingredients, such as certain …

The tech industry thinks it’s about to disrupt health care. Don’t count on it.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In 2016, IBM employees in the Raleigh-Durham area were offered access to a handy new health-care app with tools to help patients navigate the many choices they face when they fall ill.<p>The app offered a symptom checker, an …

Health Care

New Funding Legislation’s Impact on Health Care Programs

Congress passed a funding bill early this morning just after the February 8th deadline. The new legislation will make several changes to the Medicare …

Best and worst states for health insurance costs

Health insurance can be a major expense. And because health insurance costs vary greatly by state, you might be paying more than you would if you lived elsewhere.<p>To determine the best and worst states for health insurance costs, GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states based on two factors: the average …