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Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By |2017-10-02T14:08:06+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Media, News, PTSD, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was an undergrad earning a degree in telecommunication production, I learned of a saying in TV news: "If it bleeds, it leads".  This means the more violent or anxiety-provoking event is, it draws in more viewers. If you are watching videos of mass shootings or other violent events on the news or online, you are making yourself [...]

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Yes, DEA, there’s an ADHD Med Shortage

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00January 1st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Medication, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The FDA says there's a shortage of ADHD medications. They've put stimulant medications on their official shortage list. The DEA says there's no shortage. I've been taking Adderall since I was 23. I'm now, um, considerably older. I tried to get my Adderall prescription filled a couple of months ago. For the first time, I was [...]

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The Case Against Watching 9/11 TV Coverage

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00September 7th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, News, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, countless television channels will be airing replays of the traumatic events of that day. It is in your best interests, both emotionally and psychologically, to not watch that coverage. Continue reading...

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For the First Time, DNA Sequencing Technology Saves A Child’s Life

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00January 10th, 2011|Categories: News, Research|Tags: , , |

From Popular Science By Clay Dillow Posted 01.06.2011 at 1:08 pm For the First Time, DNA Sequencing Technology Saves A Child's Life Proponents of genetic medicine say DNA sequencing is the future of medicine and that soon every truly sick person will have his or her genome sequenced. Critics cite privacy concerns and note that genetic [...]

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6 Amazing Things Carl Rogers Gave Us

By |2017-02-22T22:35:44+00:00January 8th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Thanks to @drmardy on Twitter for letting the Twitterverse (Twitter universe) know it was Carl Rogers' birthday today! Here are 6 amazing things that Carl Rogers gave us: 1. Person-Centered Therapy This is the big one, Rogers' therapy raison d'etre. Person-Centered Therapy advocated for Unconditional Positive Regard, use of a reflective technique, and a more egalitarian [...]

Dead Birds and Media Hype

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00January 8th, 2011|Categories: Animals, News|Tags: , , , |

Are the mass bird casualties a sign of a problem, or are they a naturally occurring phenomenon? Charles Choi for National Geographic News Published January 6, 2011 A mysterious rain of thousands of dead birds darkened New Year's Eve in Arkansas, and this week similar reports streamed in from Louisiana, Sweden, and elsewhere. (See pictures of [...]

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Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers’ mental health

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00January 6th, 2011|Categories: ADHD, College, Depression/Anxiety, News, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Law Journal January 04, 2011 - A federal judge has blocked the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners from digging further into the mental health of class-action plaintiffs who are suing over certain questions on the state's bar admission application. U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt affirmed on Dec. 23 a magistrate's order prohibiting the [...]

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Iran jails director Jafar Panahi and stops him making films for 20 years

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00December 20th, 2010|Categories: Movies/Music, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

From IMDB.com: The acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison today, and banned from directing and producing films for the next 20 years, his lawyer said. Panahi, an outspoken supporter of Iran's opposition green movement, was convicted of gathering, colluding and propaganda against the regime, Farideh Gheyrat told the Iranian state [...]

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