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Why Marriage Equality Is A Mental Health Issue

Heterosexism and the Supreme Court’s Rulings on Marriage Equality
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Estrogen Replacement Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in Anorexia Nervosa - Science Daily (press release)

Estrogen Replacement Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in Anorexia Nervosa - Science Daily (press release) | Therapy | Scoop.it
Estrogen Replacement Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in Anorexia Nervosa Science Daily (press release) June 17, 2013 — Estrogen replacement therapy is associated with a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms among girls with anorexia nervosa, a new...
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Sexual minority youth need specialized treatment from therapists

Sexual minority youth need specialized treatment from therapists | Therapy | Scoop.it
President Obama officially declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
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The Strange World of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy - The Atlantic

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The Atlantic The Strange World of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy The Atlantic In a strange twist, though, captive dolphins are now being pressed into service as psychological healers through a practice known as "dolphin-assisted therapy." In an essay...
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New project addresses mental health care gap - Kathryn Smith

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A new project seeks to bridge the U.S.’s mental health care gap by linking up primary-care doctors and mental health experts.
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» Living in a Brainwashed Culture of Urgency - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» Living in a Brainwashed Culture of Urgency - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Therapy | Scoop.it
For quite some time now we've been brainwashed into seeing so many things as urgent. How do we break from this illusion and step back into our lives.
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Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation

Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation | Therapy | Scoop.it
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists have now succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.
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Health News - CPAP improves glycemic control in type 2 diabetics with sleep apnea

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CPAP improves glycemic control in type 2 diabetics with sleep apnea
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It's Not Too Late (Or Too Soon) To Get Therapy

It's Not Too Late (Or Too Soon) To Get Therapy | Therapy | Scoop.it
With mental health concerns increasing at a disturbing rate in midlife, talking it out with a professional can be a lifesaver.
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Of Two Minds on Mental-Health Data

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A report last week that mental-health disorders are on the rise among American children may reflect gaps in detection of disease more than a troubling of the national psyche.
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Ecstasy-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety? - PsychCentral.com

Ecstasy-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety? - PsychCentral.com | Therapy | Scoop.it
Ecstasy-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety?
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Stephanie Miller's curator insight, March 25, 2014 4:32 AM

   Ecstasy may no longer be only for raves and ragers. Studies have shown that the drug could possibly help those with social anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder. The drug has exhibited an influence on reducing fear of emotional harm while also creating feelings of social connections. Pure MDMA has recently been approved for testing its benefits on 12 adult autistic men suffering from social anxiety disorder. 

   Although this testing may prove that pure MDMA could be used to treat this disorder, I wonder how that outcome would affect possible substance abuse. Many people with social anxiety already use substances such as alcohol as an escape, and I fear that hearing ecstasy as a treatment could encourage some people to get the drug from the streets in order to avoid a visit from a licensed psychiatrist. This could lead to them creating a dependence on the contaminated and dangerous drug rather than the pure, medicated form. 

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New Software System Could Help With Social Interactions, Social Phobias

New Software System Could Help With Social Interactions, Social Phobias | Therapy | Scoop.it
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias.
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Program Aids Mental Health Care for Transitioning Troops - DoD Live

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Program Aids Mental Health Care for Transitioning Troops DoD Live The Defense Department's mental health task force determined in 2007 that service members were vulnerable to dropping out of mental health treatment during their transition to...
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For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness

For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness | Therapy | Scoop.it
When Eric Lim's sister committed suicide, she left him money to make a film. He made 'The Forge' to prevent others from making the same choice.
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Hormonal therapy for transsexualism safe and effective

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Hormonal therapy for transsexual patients is safe and effective, a multicenter European study indicates. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
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Wounded veterans turn to yoga for strength and solace

Wounded veterans turn to yoga for strength and solace | Therapy | Scoop.it
To help military personnel overcome the physical and emotional wounds from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hospitals run by the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs are increasingly turning to the ancient Hindu practice of yoga and...
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Using What Works – An East/West Approach to Mental Health | Big Think Mentor | Big Think

Using What Works – An East/West Approach to Mental Health | Big Think Mentor | Big Think | Therapy | Scoop.it
Until the late 20th century, Western approaches to mental well-being focused mainly on treatments directly affecting brain function (via surgery, electric shock or pharmaceuticals, for example) or insight-oriented psychotherapy intended to unearth...
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4 Herbs to Reduce Stress

4 Herbs to Reduce Stress | Therapy | Scoop.it
There are many herbs that can provide effective stress-busting benefits. Here are 4 herbs you can use to reduce stress and feelings of anxiety.
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It is time to invest in mental health services - Helena Independent Record

It is time to invest in mental health services - Helena Independent Record | Therapy | Scoop.it
It is time to invest in mental health services
Helena Independent Record
Long before there was an Aurora or a Sandy Hook, a number of Montana organizations came together to talk about mental health issues.
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