Archive | 2012

Christian Counselling vs Secular Psychology: Is Prayer Good for Mental Health?

by Michael Hart, MA CCC In the early years of psychology, particularly during the era of Freud, prayer and other spiritual disciplines were viewed negatively and were largely scoffed at by those in the field of mental health. Christian Counselling therapists that advocated prayer as a coping mechanism for their clients were often scoffed at […]

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Exposure Therapy Effective for Returning Troops

by ScienceDaily Feb. 16, 2011 Innovative Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Shows Promise for Returning Troops “Exposure Therapy Significantly Reduces PTSD” An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

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Parents’ Influence on Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour

by: The Heritage Foundation Research suggests that parents can strongly influence their teens’ sexual behavior. Parents’ marital status, their disapproval of and discussion with teens about the standards of behavior and the social and moral consequence of teen sexual activity as well as parental monitoring all appear to impact teens’ decisions to engage in sexual activity. 1 ◦ […]

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Christmas May be a Time of Depression

Reasons Why Christmas May be a Time of Depression, and How to Cope Dec. 12th, 2011 For most of us, Christmas is the most joyous time of the year. It is a time of meeting with family and friends, a time of receiving gifts, and a time of getting a well deserved break from the […]

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Sugar Intake Linked to Depression and Schizophrenia

Sugar and Mental Illness: A Surprising Link Published on July 23, 2009 by Stephen Ilardi, Ph. Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet has conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding may surprise you: a strong link between high sugar consumption and the risk of both depression and schizophrenia. In fact, […]

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Depression and ADHD May Lead to Internet Addiction

by Science Daily   Psychiatric Symptoms May Predict Internet Addiction In Adolescents ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2009) — Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of […]

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Sex: How Often Is Enough?

By: Letty in Education, Relationship & Dating (Posted February 11, 2011) Most people think other people are having more sex than they are. In truth, the only people having a whole lot of sex in my opinion are those in that dizzying first phase of romantic love when you are literally drugged by your own hormones and […]

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Seven Tips on How to Get The Most Out of Counselling

Many of us, before experiencing counselling with a professional, base our expectations on what we have seen on television. In these depictions, the therapist usually does or says something profound and clients are miraculously delivered from their problems after one session. Many people are disappointed when they discover that it is not like this in real life. The […]

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Is Your Mother a Narcissist?

by Sasrah Treleaven Keeping the mother-daughter bond healthy can be challenging even at the best of times. But if your mother is a narcissist, your relationship can become exponentially more difficult and damaging. Dr. Karyl McBride, author of ‘Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers,’ explains maternal narcissism and offers guidance on […]

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Telling Sexual Attitude From a Facial Profile

Telling Sexual Attitude From a Facial Profile    April, 8, 2008 Science Daily Attitudes Towards Sexual Relationships Can Be Judged From Photos Of Your Face ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) – Suitors can tell a young person’s attitude to sexual relationships by the look on their face, according to new research which gives deeper insight into mate […]

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