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Trauma Causes Immediate Neurological Changes

Recent instances of trauma tend to instigate the same symptoms that are characteristic of chronic posttraumatic stress.
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Three hours is enough to help prevent mental health issues in teens

Three hours is enough to help prevent mental health issues in teens | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The incidence of mental health issues amongst 509 British youth was reduced by 25 to 33% over the 24 months following two 90-minute group therapy sessions.
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Unfortunately the link doesn't work to the original research but this summary suggests preventative work by teachers could be effective in stopping the development of mental health problems amongst teenagers identified as at risk.

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I'll never forgive Mommie

I'll never forgive Mommie | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
In 1978 Christina Crawford exposed her filmstar mother Joan as a cruel, abusive alcoholic in the memoir Mommie Dearest. She updating and releasing another edition.
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The Irreverent Psychologist: Dear Young Therapist: Sometimes We Can't Put Humpty Back Together Again

The Irreverent Psychologist: Dear Young Therapist: Sometimes We Can't Put Humpty Back Together Again | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Excellent post. In our fixing we lose the being alongside.
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» The Empty Nest: Opportunity or Crisis? - Psych Central

» The Empty Nest: Opportunity or Crisis? - Psych Central | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Feelings of loss and anxiety about change when the last child leaves home are normal. But it often has been pathologized in popular culture as a disorder,
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The last child leaving home might be a boundary experience, an existential crisis leading to emotional growth or despair. Their return three years later with a beard and a bad attitude may also be a crisis! Brief guide to the Empty Nest Syndrome.

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Exploring motivation among college students | Counseling Today

Exploring motivation among college students | Counseling Today | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Here's an article for my University Centre colleagues ... motivation a key component of any successful venture.

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'Mental patient' fancy dress shows how deep offensive stereotypes go in society

'Mental patient' fancy dress shows how deep offensive stereotypes go in society | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Alastair Campbell: Tesco and Asda have done the decent thing. But we must work to end the stigma about mental health in work, communities, friends – even the NHS
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The Real Problems With Psychiatry

The Real Problems With Psychiatry | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
A psychotherapist contends that the DSM, psychiatry's "bible" that defines all mental illness, is not scientific but a product of unscrupulous politics and bureaucracy.
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How Prozac entered the lexicon

How Prozac entered the lexicon | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after Prozac was introduced, the name has entered the cultural lexicon and helped define how people think of mental illness.
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Vaughan Bell: news from the borders of mental illness

Vaughan Bell: news from the borders of mental illness | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Vaughan Bell: New research is challenging polarised views of how best to define, diagnose and treat conditions such as schizophrenia
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» Little Evidence Supporting Most Treatments to Prevent PTSD - Psych Central News

» Little Evidence Supporting Most Treatments to Prevent PTSD - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Exposure to trauma may cause an individual to experience some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as flashbacks, emotional numbing
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Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works

Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Studies suggest surprisingly few patients receive evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, which have been shown to be effective.
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Challenging article on the need for evidence-based practice, asserting the idea that therapists ought to be applying models rather than relating to clients

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Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms

Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Research has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.
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Sold into child abuse by Mum and Dad

Sold into child abuse by Mum and Dad | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Aged four, Raven Kaliana's parents took her to a film studio where she was sexually abused in front of cameras. For most of her childhood they regularly trafficked her to the sex industry. Now she campaigns against child abuse.
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Given a warning, we can shield ourselves from subliminal messages

Given a warning, we can shield ourselves from subliminal messages | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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If we are prepared we can resist the influence of subliminal advertising. I wonder if this is true for other unconscious communications too. An angry look  may take us unawares and trigger distressing memories but not if we are prepared for it?

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I want to resist this tendency to categorise, we are too complex for that ... and I do it all the time to myself and others.

I want to resist this tendency to categorise, we are too complex for that ... and I do it all the time to myself and others. | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Rachel Kramer Bussel: The media rush to label Rihanna a lesbian raises the question of how our private fantasies relate to our real-world identities
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» Social Networks Help Smoking Cessation Efforts - Psych Central News

» Social Networks Help Smoking Cessation Efforts   - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Despite widespread public health efforts to educate individuals on the danger of tobacco, smoking remains a major problem in the United States, contributing to
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Diclemente, Norcross and Prochaska said the same thing in their book Changing for Good. Social networks help to create and maintain change.

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Seven-year-olds' beliefs about ability are associated with the way they were praised as toddlers

Seven-year-olds' beliefs about ability are associated with the way they were praised as toddlers | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Interesting research showing how parental praise affects children's beliefs about ability ... toddlers who were praised for their efforts become seven year olds who think working hard improves ability.

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Understanding Deaf people in counseling contexts | Counseling Today

Understanding Deaf people in counseling contexts | Counseling Today | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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We, five Deaf counselors, have come together to write this article to educate our fellow counselors about Deaf culture, the Deaf community and working with Deaf clients. This article is written from the Deaf experience — a “Deaf center” — which reflects “a different normality” (as Irene Leigh explains in her book A Lens on Deaf Identities).

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Students stay silent about mental health problems, survey shows

Students stay silent about mental health problems, survey shows | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
One in five suffer psychological ill health, but most shun university counselling
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Anxiously attached people are ace at poker and lie detection

Anxiously attached people are ace at poker and lie detection | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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This is a nice context re-frame ...

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Restorative Justice Programs Take Root in Schools

Restorative Justice Programs Take Root in Schools | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Restorative justice, which encourages young people to develop empathy for one another, is increasingly offered in schools seeking an alternative to “zero tolerance” policies.
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Mental health anti-stigma campaign fails to shift health professionals' attitudes

Mental health anti-stigma campaign fails to shift health professionals' attitudes | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
People with mental health problems are experiencing less stigma and discrimination, but attitudes of health workers are not improving, writes David Brindle
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» Heavy, Frequent Cannabis Use Linked to Mental Illness - Psych Central News

» Heavy, Frequent Cannabis Use Linked to Mental Illness - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests people with mental illness are more than seven times as likely to use marijuana weekly than people without a mental illness. Although
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Children of people with mental health problems at risk of harm, study reveals

Children of people with mental health problems at risk of harm, study reveals | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Report by Ofsted and Quality Care Commission reveals that 30% of adults with mental health problems have children
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