Stress Changes How We Deal with Risk Information

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New research reveals that stress changes the way we deal with risk information. The research sheds light on how stress events, such as a global crisis, can influence how information and misinformation about health risks spreads in social networks, according to researchers at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Fat Meal May Impair Concentration

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The Ohio State University study compared how 51 women performed on a test of their attention after they ate either a meal high in saturated fat or the same meal made with sunflower oil, which is high in unsaturated fat. Interestingly, the meal was a breakfast offering, designed to mimic breakfast choices found at fast food restaurants.

What Fuels Burnout in Health Care During Pandemic?

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The findings show that health care workers are experiencing stress from multiple areas. Not only are they working longer shifts and experiencing more loss of life, but the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and training on how to use new equipment causes many to question if they have been exposed to the virus. This leads to fear that they could infect their family and loved ones.

Do I have ASD or OCD?

From a young woman in Chile: I have been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder and depression since I was 12. I am 21 now and started to investigate about ASD and […]

Why Is My Brain Torturing Me?

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From a teen in the U.S.: It feels like my brain is torturing me. I feel like I’m tied to a chair and my brain is forcing me to look at vivid, disturbing and extreme thoughts that I don’t want to see/do and I’m afraid will happen. It can be very crippling sometimes. I want to know what this is. I know I should see a therapist or something, but I just wanted someone else’s opinion.

Why Can’t I Talk to Mental Health Professionals?

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From a teen: Hi, this is something I’ve always had a problem with and I can’t figure out why. The first time I went to a therapist was when I was 9 years old and not dealing well with a move. My parents brought me even though I’d refuse and fight the whole way there, and when I got into the office, I would stare at the ground the entire time and not say a single word. Just completely shut down. Now, recently, for other reasons, I’ve seen school counselors, a therapist, a psychologist, and a psychiatrist, and I’ve not been able to properly talk to any of them.

How to Deal with Baggage?

So, my girlfriend recently shared with me that she’s been intimate with 4 other people before we were together. On one hand, I am okay with that because we all […]