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We Should Empower Veterans—Not Cage Them

“There is such a thing as a ‘natural soldier’: the kind who derives his greatest satisfaction from male companionship, from excitement, and from the …

Psychology

Service Dogs

AUDEAMUS<p>AUDEAMUS is a bilingual, injured veteran-run not for profit organization dedicated to the principle of providing highly skilled and effective …

Here's Why You're Having Recurring Nightmares, Study Says

People have tried to decipher what our dreams mean since the beginning of time, and now, researchers are taking a look at why we have them. A new …

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.<p>Amy Amidon has listened to war stories on a daily basis for almost a decade.<p>As a clinical psychologist at the Naval …

War

'Am I Going Down?' New app analyzes odds of your flight crashing

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're flying on a Boeing 777 Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on any given day, there's a one in 4,068,434 chance that your plane will crash.<p>At least that's what a new app called "Am I Going Down?" says.<p>That means if you take that flight every day for the next 11,146 …

CNN

Little evidence that marijuana helps chronic pain, PTSD, studies find

<b>(CNN) —</b> Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Increasingly, people are turning to cannabis to treat a range of symptoms and conditions, including nausea, bipolar disorder and seizures.<p>But when it comes to using marijuana to treat chronic pain or post-traumatic …

Cannabis

Cannabis use and disorder: Epidemiology, comorbidity, health consequences, and medico-legal status

INTRODUCTION<p>Cannabis (also called marijuana) is the most commonly used illegal psychoactive substance worldwide [1]. Its psychoactive properties are …

Psychology’s power tools

Cognitive behavioural therapy has created interventions that truly help people to change. Here are the best of them<i>By David A Sbarra</i>Read at Aeon

Psychology

A New Study Found That Antidepressants Don’t Work As Well For People Living With Chronic Illness

Half of Americans live with a chronic medical condition, and an estimated 11.6 percent of U.S. adults deal with chronic pain. To be diagnosed with …

Depression

How to Grow from Your Pain

Marguerite Johnson was born in the late 1920s in Arkansas. A poor black female in the segregated South, Johnson didn’t exactly have a bright future …

Maya Angelou

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. …

Cannabis

A psychologist’s theory of “rational compassion” can help fight burnout from nonstop bad news

It’s hard to read the news these days. As I write this, wildfire rages uncontained in my old hometown of Santa Rosa, California, and other parts of Sonoma and Napa counties, taking out friends’ homes and familiar haunts. We’re barely two weeks out from the shooting massacre in Las Vegas, and …

Empathy

Don’t Justify What You Want to Change

We justify resentment by citing evidence of unfairness and how badly other people behave. The more adrenaline we need for justification, the more …

Psychology

Why Do People Think Animals Make Good Therapists?

Public interest in animal assisted therapy has grown by leaps and bounds. Yale University researchers examine the reason for its appeal.

Psychology

New Study Finds Yoga Significantly Reduces Depression in Male Veterans

21.4K<p>SHARES<p>A new study presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association found that male veterans who had elevated …

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.<p>It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction …

Psychology

This quick trick will help you gain perspective if you're overwhelmed by anxiety

A philosopher says it can realign your thoughts in seconds.<p>When anxiety builds, it can feel as if everything in the world is on top of you – like the …

Ecstasy could be ‘breakthrough’ therapy for soldiers, others suffering from PTSD

For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory.<p>He returned from an Army deployment in Iraq a broken man. He heard mortar shells and helicopters where there were none. He couldn’t sleep and drank until he passed out. He got every treatment offered …

Mental Health

Christie Blatchford: One Afghan vet gets a break after court ruling

KINGSTON, Ont. — In the end, when he realized he wasn’t going to go to jail and the judge had left the room, the big man I first met in Afghanistan …

Empathy

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

Most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a bout of debilitating mental illness. Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of …

Mental Health

The Other Side Of The Hero

Memory Repression: A Dubious Theory That's Sticking Around

Compared to the other generational tragedies of the late '80s and early '90s, the rise of memory repression cases is hardly remembered. But …

Psychology

What is PTSD Exactly?

Back to the basics for understanding PTSD.

Taxonomy

A Quick and Painless Way to Manage Social Anxiety

One of the most common forms of anxiety people experience involves an extreme fear of being judged by others. Find out how you can identify and cope …

Depression

Stress Is Not Trauma

If you experienced a stressful event, is that the same as a traumatic event? The distinction is important, and one's beliefs about it may depend on …

Oil Spills

The puzzling way that writing heals the body

Can writing about pain and secret feelings really help boost your body’s immune system? BBC Future investigates.<p>In 1986 the psychology professor James Pennebaker discovered something extraordinary, something which would inspire a generation of researchers to conduct several hundred studies. He …

Writing

8 Sleep Experts on What to Do When You Can’t Turn Off Your Thoughts at Night

Some nights, it’s like you can’t get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep. You’re mentally reviewing the day you just completed …

Mindfulness