7 Questions to Strengthen Your Relationship

After two years of tumult, these essential conversations can help couples talk about what’s working, what’s not and where the relationship is headed.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

Experimental Psychedelic Therapy Returns to the V.A.

A series of clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms represent a resurrection of promising research abandoned in the 1960s.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Did You Start Therapy Recently?

Times Opinion would like to hear from you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

One company, Floreo, is hoping their tools will lead the way, despite some criticisms from autism self-advocates.

#autism, #children-and-childhood, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #upstart2022, #virtual-reality-computers

A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War

MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.

#clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #iraq-war-2003-11, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mithoefer-michael, #multidisciplinary-assn-for-psychedelic-studies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #vietnam-war, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

‘I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy

Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #dr-martin-polanco, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #nemeroff-charles-b, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

How to Get Back Into Running After a Long Break

Whether you’re lacing up your running shoes after a few months or a few years, follow these tips to avoid injury and frustration.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #lactic-acid, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #sneakers, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

SoulCycle Founders Start Peoplehood, With Workouts for the Self

For their second act, the fitness entrepreneurs Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler are building a company centered on workouts for the self.

#cutler-elizabeth-plamondon, #rice-julie, #soulcycle-llc, #start-ups, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Give Relief to Seniors

Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.

#dementia, #elderly, #headphones-and-headsets, #loneliness, #memory, #research, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #virtual-reality-computers

Why Forced Addiction Treatment Fails

The United States needs more programs that are compassionate and inviting.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #homeless-persons, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Psilocybin Helps Alleviate Depression Symptoms, Small Study Says

The chemical derived from psychedelic mushrooms helped alleviate symptoms of depression and generated detectable neural responses that lasted weeks.

#brain, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nature-medicine-journal, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #research, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.

#doctors, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #partners-in-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sierra-leone, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #third-world-and-developing-countries

At the Masters, Tiger Woods Will Take Some Ice With That

In Woods’s improbable quest for a sixth green jacket, his recuperation regimen may be more important than any read of any green.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #sports-injuries, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woods-tiger

How to Improve Heart Health After Covid

Evidence suggests that Covid survivors have substantially higher chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But experts say there are effective ways to minimize the risk.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #heart, #physical-therapy, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Why Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Gets Overlooked

Experts say millions of people are affected by trauma, which has become a buzzword and a meme. So why aren’t more of them being treated?

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Next Big Addiction Treatment

Several psychedelic drugs are touted as effective treatments for drug and alcohol abuse. But psilocybin combined with therapy is emerging as the most effective.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #ketamine-drug, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #smoking-and-tobacco, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #depression-mental, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

This Wellness Center Uses Ketamine for Mental Health

Thanks to legal loopholes and a patchwork of compelling research, businesses like Nushama in New York City are writing the rules as they go.

#depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Ronald K. Brown Has a Mantra: ‘Absolute Victory Every Day’

The choreographer and dancer suffered a stroke in April. But he’s still moving, and that’s what matters.

#brown-ronald-k, #cabuag-arcell, #dancing, #evidence-dance-co, #grace-dance, #joyce-theater, #shelton-linda, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

A Broadway Conductor’s Difficult Journey Back from Long Covid

A celebrated Broadway conductor caught Covid in the first wave. Two despairing years later, he is finally reclaiming his old life, breath by breath.

#anxiety-and-stress, #broadway, #chronic-condition-health, #company-play, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fram-joel-1967, #music, #sondheim-stephen, #theater, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Climate Change Anxiety and Therapy

The couch is OK, but activism is crucial to lessen despair and address the crisis, readers say. Also: The Sandy Hook lawsuit.

#anxiety-and-stress, #firearms, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #remington-arms-co, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

“Love Bombing,” “Gaslighting,” and the Rise of ‘Trauma-Talk’

“Love bombing,” “gaslighting,” “emotional labor.” On the pathologizing of everyday behaviors.

#brooklyn-nyc, #computers-and-the-internet, #dating-and-relationships, #language-and-languages, #love-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #west-elm

Leprosy Hospital Offers Healing, and a Haven, to the Shunned

While leprosy is now easily treated, those who have the disease are still often ostracized. But they’re always welcome at this refuge in India, a nation that records over half the world’s cases.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hospitals, #hyderabad-india, #india, #leprosy-hansens-disease, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

‘Softbois,’ ‘Nice Guys’ and Incels: Petulant Vulnerability Is the New Toxic Masculinity

From bad boyfriends to Jan. 6 rioters, men are using the language of vulnerability as a cudgel, feigning emotional fragility to retain power and dominance.

#crying, #men-and-boys, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

What is Neurofeedback Therapy And Can it Help With Mental Health?

Neurofeedback has promised a mental health revolution for decades. But is it effective?

#anxiety-and-stress, #biofeedback, #brain, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

What Unites Buddhism and Psychotherapy? One Therapist Has the Answer.

In “The Zen of Therapy,” Mark Epstein weaves together two ways of understanding how humans can feel more settled in their lives.

#books-and-literature, #buddhism, #epstein-mark-1953, #meditation, #the-zen-of-therapy-uncovering-a-hidden-kindness-in-life-book, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Canadian Law Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ Set to Go Into Effect

When it takes effect on Friday, the law will put Canada in the company of more than a dozen countries that have banned the widely discredited practice.

#canada, #conservative-party-canada, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #simon-fraser-university, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trudeau-justin

How Hillary Clinton’s MasterClass Shows a Very 2021 Way to Be

Hillary Clinton delivered an unused election speech. Jennifer Aniston cried at Central Perk. It was a year for watching celebrities reinhabit their past selves.

#aniston-jennifer, #celebrities, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #fearless-taylors-version-album, #friends-tv-program, #friends-the-reunion-tv-program, #procession-movie, #social-media, #swift-taylor, #television, #the-real-world-homecoming-tv-program, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Volunteer Dies After a Sheep Charges at Her on a Therapy Farm

Kim Taylor, 73, went into cardiac arrest after being attacked while caring for livestock at a Massachusetts farm, the police said.

#cultivate-care-farms, #farm-therapy, #livestock, #sheep, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Cognitive Rehab: One Patient’s Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy

Samantha Lewis is relearning some basic aspects of her daily life after struggling with brain fog and other lingering symptoms for more than a year since being infected by the virus.

#brain, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-science

Career Coaching Today: Forget the Corporate Ladder and Find Yourself

The pandemic created a great reckoning among workers. Here to serve them is a raft of newfangled career coaches.

#anxiety-and-stress, #careers-and-professions, #coaches-non-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #erhard-werner-1935, #fortune-magazine, #george-washington-university, #georgetown-university, #hubspot-inc, #metropolitan-opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robbins-tony, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wharton-school-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania

We Could All Use a Jodi in Our Lives

Jodi Rodgers, who helps people with autism navigate the world of dating on the Netflix show “Love on the Spectrum,” has some lessons for all of us.

#autism, #content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #love-on-the-spectrum-tv-program, #rodgers-jodi, #television, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

I Have to Believe John Sarno’s Book Cured My Chronic Pain

A science writer investigates the 30-year-old claims of an iconoclastic doctor who said chronic pain was mostly mental.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #chronic-condition-health, #emotions, #pain, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Psychologists Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

As doctors and patients worry about the effects of painkillers, therapists are finding they can be a powerful salve for suffering.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #migraine-headaches, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Anxious, Avoidant or Secure: ‘Attached’ Is the Book That’s Shaping How We Understand Love

Over a decade after its publication, one book on dating has people firmly in its grip.

#dating-and-relationships, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sociology, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Ketamine Cure

The once-taboo drug has been repurposed to treat depression and is even available for delivery. But how safe is it?

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

It was an answer to Freudian analysis: a pragmatic, thought-monitoring approach to treating anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, and it changed psychiatry.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beck-institute-for-cognitive-behavior-therapy, #beck-aaron-t, #cognitive-behavior-therapy, #deaths-obituaries, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pennsylvania, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Suffering From Confounding Symptoms, a Patient Treats Himself

In “The Deep Places,” Ross Douthat chronicles the illness that continued to plague him no matter what he threw at it.

#antibiotics, #books-and-literature, #connecticut, #douthat-ross-g, #food-and-drug-administration, #lyme-conn, #lyme-disease, #new-york-times, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

A growing number of Asian Americans have overcome a cultural stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment, experts said.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

A ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’: No Treatment Helped Her Depression — Until This

It’s the first study of individualized brain stimulation to treat severe depression. Sarah’s case raises the possibility the method may help people who don’t respond to other therapies.

#brain, #depression-mental, #implants, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nature-medicine-journal, #research, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

Mind and body form a two-way street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #emotions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #smoking-and-tobacco, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How My Desire to Run Again Pushed Me to Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

#brain, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Swimming in an Uncertain Sea

The underwater filmmaker Ron Elliott describes what he’s learned from his encounters with sharks near the Farallon Islands.

#california, #farallon-islands, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #islands, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sharks, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #travel-and-vacations

Should You Resume In-Person Therapy?

Virtual counseling has become the norm during the pandemic. Here’s how to decide whether it’s still working for you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How to Spot a Love Addict

Experts question whether we can describe a toxic relationship the way we talk about gambling or alcohol. But some have found that framework to be a helpful step in the road to freedom.

#addiction-psychology, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #love-emotion, #single-persons, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance

There’s a Reason Why You Overshare on Dates

Sometimes it’s hard to stop talking when you’re nervous. There’s a name for that — and some tips to help.

#content-type-service, #conversation, #online-dating, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.

#brain, #depression-mental, #electroshock-therapy, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #seizures-medical, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Sometimes I Hate My Husband’s Peloton

Yes, exercise is hugely beneficial. But can too much of a good thing cause tension in your relationship?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #exercise, #happiness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation