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Stress Hormone Receptors Less Adaptive in Female Brain

Dr. Rita Valentino describes a discovery in rat brains that may explain why women are more prone than men to mood and anxiety disorders. Announcer: NIMH Radio from Bethesda. Dr. Rita Valentino:  The incidents of depression, anxiety and many disorders- psychiatric disorders that in which stress has been implicated, are more prevalent in females than […]

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ADD / ADHD

What is ADD and ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are genetic disorders that result in a lack of blood flow in the frontal lobe of the brain. This results in a poor attention span, impulsive behavior, and/or hyperactivity. People rarely grow out of ADD/ADHD. Is ADD or ADHD over […]

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Neuroimaging Is Being Used to Study Brain Development

Neuroimaging and Mental Illness: A Window Into the Brain Researchers use brain scans to study brain development in healthy people and people with illnesses. This publication answers frequently asked questions about what brain scans can and cannot do related to diagnosing mental illnesses. Brain imaging scans, also called neuroimaging scans, are being used more and […]

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How Individuals Create a Defensive Atmosphere in a Relationship

  Have a long list of expectations for the other person. Assume that all anger is bad and that you should never disagree. Use the word or phrase you frequently use during disagreements…You never.. If only you would.. Keep secrets, reveal only flattering facts about yourself and keep all negative experiences inside. Hold firmly the […]

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What Are Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries?

  The family of origin is allowed to negatively  affect your new family You play second fiddle to someone or something else; you feel like you get the ‘leftovers’ An adult who doesn’t stand on their own financially An adult who is a perpetual child Triangulation instead of one-to-one communication A child is overly responsible […]

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Control Drinking over the Holidays

Excessive drinking can lead to vehicular accidents, hangovers, and unwanted calories and health problems. If you intend to celebrate with alcohol this holiday season, keep in mind the following tips on… How to Control Drinking and Be Safe over the Holidays: Attend only the gatherings you really want to go to Arrive close to mealtime […]

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Mental Disorders

The Impact of Mental Disorders Statistics Mental Disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages […]

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Newsletters

‘For What It’s Worth’ are segments of information that relate to topics of interest about parenting, relationships, communication, life transitions, and challenges in mental health. +++++++++++ Click here for Dr. Carol Ann Worthing’s two page summary of her Dissertation in The Forensic Therapist: ‘Who are they that drink and drive?’ Re-Printed from: The Forensic Therapist, […]

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