Meet Virtual Reality, Your New Physical Therapist

While use of the gaming technology for improving physical ailments is still in the early stages, it shows promise — and it’s fun.

#content-type-service, #headphones-and-headsets, #physical-therapy, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #virtual-reality-computers

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Feeling a Bit Cramped? ‘Couples Therapy’ May Look Familiar

The Showtime docu-series lets viewers eavesdrop on real-life counseling sessions. The new season looks at relationships struggling under quarantine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #couples-therapy-tv-program, #dating-and-relationships, #documentary-films-and-programs, #guralnik-orna, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #showtime, #television, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise

Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.

#accreditation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #massage, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-economy

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Why Couples Therapy Is Not Only For When in Crisis

Therapy doesn’t always mean a relationship is at its breaking point. Many couples are seeking to address difficult issues before conflict arises.

#marriages, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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My 3-Year-Old Can Tell I’m Depressed

Experts say that, instead of avoiding the topic, parents like me should shoot for ‘age-appropriate honesty.’

#children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic

Our personalities are not set in stone. They are more like sand dunes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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How to Start Healing During a Season of Grief

There is no singular way to respond to heartache or sorrow. Find the strategy that works best for you.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘It Takes Time’: I.C.U. Workers Help Their Former Covid Patients Mend

They survived serious cases of Covid-19, sometimes spending weeks on a ventilator, but not without complications. Now, a special clinic at an L.A. hospital is helping them get back to their lives.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #king-martin-luther-jr-community-hospital-los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #south-los-angeles-los-angeles-calif, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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Hunter Biden’s Memoir: 7 Takeaways From ‘Beautiful Things’

President Biden’s son opens up about crack addiction, his romantic relationship with his sister-in-law and the new love that halted his cycle of despair.

#beautiful-things-a-memoir-book, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #books-and-literature, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Oregon Is Blazing a Psychedelic Trail

A very promising mental health experiment is taking shape in the West.

#addiction-psychology, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mushrooms, #oregon, #referendums, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #sheri-eckert, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tom-eckert

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My 8-Year-Old Threatened Suicide. Here’s What We’re Learning.

When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on the path to healing.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Neglecting Yourself Doesn’t Make You a Better Mother

Showering and eating regularly can be a form of self-care.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Lawmaker Promoted Stem Cell Therapy for Covid-19 in Fraud Scheme, U.S. Says

Tricia Derges, a Republican state representative in Missouri, falsely claimed to patients at her medical clinic that she was injecting them with stem cells, prosecutors said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #frauds-and-swindling, #state-legislatures, #stem-cells, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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My Trump Recovery Program

Finding comfort — and hope — in “Ted Lasso,” “Sex Education” and “Heavyweight.”

#heavyweight-radio-program, #sex-education-tv-program, #ted-lasso-tv-program, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Ethics of Adoption in America

Gabrielle Glaser talks about “American Baby,” and Kenneth R. Rosen discusses “Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.”

#adoptions, #american-baby-a-mother-a-child-and-the-shadow-history-of-adoption-book, #books-and-literature, #glaser-gabrielle, #rosen-kenneth-r, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #troubled-the-failed-promise-of-americas-behavioral-treatment-program-book

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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When I Was Labeled a ‘Troubled’ Teen, I Obliged

I was sent to three “tough love” programs meant to redirect me. Trying to run away from one made me feel that I had no choice but to become what I had been told I was.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Book Review: ‘Troubled,’ by Kenneth R. Rosen

In “Troubled,” Kenneth R. Rosen investigates the kind of tough-love programs he was placed in as a teenager and exposes their unusual methods.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #national-assn-of-therapeutic-schools-and-programs, #rosen-kenneth-r, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #troubled-the-failed-promise-of-americas-behavioral-treatment-programs-book

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After Bars and Beaches, Gibbons Await a New Home in Thailand

The small apes were once widespread across much of Asia. But rampant deforestation and ruthless hunting of the acrobatic animal has greatly reduced its numbers and its habitat.

#animals, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #monkeys-and-apes, #thailand, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Can Kara Swisher Be Vulnerable?

Brené Brown tries her best.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brown-brene, #gender, #silicon-valley-calif, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trump-donald-j

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A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups

Using teletherapy, metrics and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #entrepreneurship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #small-business, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Bergamo’s Covid-19 Survivors Carry Scars Unseen and Incalculable

Plagued by guilt, anger and regrets, those still alive in the hardest hit place in Italy, and perhaps the world, grapple to understand how the virus has changed them.

#bergamo-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospitals, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98

After agitating for the inclusion of Black artists in New York museums, he helped introduce a multicultural perspective to the field of art therapy.

#art, #art-therapy, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #joseph-cliff-1922-2020, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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How a Man With a Van Is Challenging U.K. Drug Policy

A former drug user turned activist is addressing Scotland’s alarming drug death crisis by running the nation’s first drug consumption room — and risking arrest to do it.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #glasgow-scotland, #heroin, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #krykant-peter, #naloxone-drug, #opioids-and-opiates, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #elderly, #loneliness, #medicare, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?

An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

#addiction-psychology, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #methamphetamines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Some Signs of Recovery From Severe Covid Lung Damage

In two early studies, researchers said some patients showed signs of healing just weeks after leaving the hospital.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #oxygen, #research, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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After a Hospital Stay for Covid, Patients May Face Months of Rehabilitation

Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness

Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mutism, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech

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And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist

As he accepted the award for outstanding writing, Cord Jefferson thanked his therapist, and he wasn’t kidding.

#black-people, #emmy-awards, #jefferson-cord, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Experts Warn a Rare Pediatric Condition May Re-emerge This Fall

There’s no cure for acute flaccid myelitis, or A.F.M., but early detection is key for better outcomes.

#acute-flaccid-myelitis, #brain, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #enterovirus-68, #fever, #parenting, #physical-therapy, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #lungs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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The Pandemic Is a ‘Mental Health Crisis’ for Parents

New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #women-and-girls

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For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far

How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #fear-emotion, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #parenting, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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In Hard Times, a Barrage of Ads Promises Peace of Mind

Meditation apps, tinctures, stress-busting gummies — spending on commercials for all of them is rising amid the pandemic’s climbing death toll and economic strain.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #headspace-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #talkspace-groop-internet-platform-inc, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sacramento-calif, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What to Know About Stuttering

The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #brayden-harrington, #democratic-national-convention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stuttering, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What Is Occupational Therapy and When Do Kids Need It?

Occupational therapy is not just for kids with disabilities, it can benefit a wide variety of children.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #physical-therapy, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Why Be Vulnerable

Nothing like a pandemic to show people we don’t have it all together.

#brown-brene, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-selfcare

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At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

The therapy-by-text company made burner phones available for fake reviews and doesn’t adequately respect client privacy, former employees say.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #start-ups, #talkspace-groop-internet-platform-inc, #text-messaging, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Five-Minute Coronavirus Stress Resets

How to get unstuck from your anxiety.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

#appalachian-region, #buprenorphine-drug, #columbia-university, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #manhattan-nyc, #medicaid, #mental-health-and-disorders, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-state, #obama-barack, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #scranton-pa, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #williams-zachary-1983

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Why Crying Is Healthy

A teacher travels across Japan to encourage adults to cry more.

#crying, #documentary-films-and-programs, #japan, #medicine-and-health, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tokyo-japan

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Play Therapy Can Help Kids Speak the Unspeakable

Play is the language of children — which is why play therapy can help kids speak the unspeakable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #parenting-play-package, #race-and-ethnicity, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #toys

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Their Workers Kept Being Stopped by the Police, So They Decided to Help

A restaurant with Black employees is prioritizing its workers’ mental health as they navigate the coronavirus and the protests against racial injustice.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #workplace-environment

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Meet This Popular Essential Worker. And Give Her a Scratch Behind the Ear.

Children in the hospital lost many of their activities during Covid-19. More than ever, they rely on the contact and comfort of therapy dogs.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #hospitals, #quarantines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Teletherapy, Popular in the Pandemic, May Outlast It

Some therapists find that remote therapy is so convenient to their patients that they will continue with it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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