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Would you tell your manager you had a mental health problem?
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Although nearly four in 10 workers wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, half said that if they knew about a coworker's illness, they would desire to help, a new survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. The survey, headed by CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. Carolyn Dewa, reveals that workers have both negative and supportive attitudes about mental health in the workplace. The study was published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Patricia Broderick receives Continental Lifetime Achievement Award
(City College of New York) One of the biggest science stories at the end of 2014 was the finding by Dr. Patricia Broderick of the City College of New York that caffeine could be used as treatment for Parkinson's disease and cocaine addiction. It punctuated a stellar year for the neuroscientist and inventor marked by several honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from publishers Continental Who's Who. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prisoner of Technology Escapes!
No matter where we go in 2015 we can be reached at will by the outside world. Cell phones and text messages, Bluetooth and Sync, Skype and email -- you're only a click away from being found. Honey, you're in techno overload; I am a prisoner of technology! Everywhere I am, it is rare for me not to see someone without a contact device. I am as guilty as anyone else; I am always connected. I love the Bluetooth sync in my car that allows me a hands-free talk fest as I'm driving. I love my cell phone for calls and those oh-so-important text messages, and I think Skype is the greatest thing created since the wheel. Oh yes, I am...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Ask Yourself This Question if You Want to Live a Creative Life
The new year started in a whirlwind. I wrote three essays over the holidays. Two of them got on media outlets of high traffic volume. The third one was picked up on the front page of another popular website. Visits to my blog grew in leaps and bounds. I got more email followers in the first week of 2015 than in the past 12 months combined. The sudden popularity felt surreal. I haven't changed after all. Every day it still takes pulverizing my entire brain to put the right words on page. You can say I was simply in the right place at the right time. If you are spiritual, you call it "grace." Otherwise, you call it "luck." ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity
One of the core principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step addiction-recovery program, is authenticity. At least two of the steps emphasize the importance of honest moral inventory, and the AA "chip" -- the medallion handed out to commemorate periods of continued sobriety -- reads, "To thine own self be true." The people who created AA back in the 1930s were not scientists or philosophers, but the early literature contains many insights that scientists have verified in intervening years. The link between authenticity and morality and psychological health is not intuitively obvious. Some philosophers have indeed argue...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tia Mowry Dishes On Her Sensational Style And How Melted Ice Cubes Are Key For Flawless Skin
If you aren't following Tia Mowry on Instagram, we suggest you do so immediately. Yes, that Tia Mowry. The former star -- who was one half of the dynamic duo from our favorite 90's sitcom "Sister, Sister" -- is all grown up and serving some seriously sensational style. While we'll never stop loving the matchy-matchy looks Tia and her twin sister Tamera served up each week, we're thrilled that Tia has fabulously forged a personal style that deserves its own spotlight. We're particularly impressed with how Tia, who is married to fellow actor Cory Hardrict and the mother to her 3-year-old son Cree, has managed to seamless...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Is Addiction a Disease?
Even addicts are doing the best they can.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 23, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph A. Shrand, M.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

Day 21: Picking the Best Anxiety Management Strategy For You
Which anxiety management technique will work best for you? Pick from these dozen!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 23, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help anxiety management mental health performance anxiety Source Type: news

Double trouble: psychiatric comorbidity and opioid addiction. All-cause and cause-specific mortality - Bogdanowicz KM, Stewart R, Broadbent M, Hatch SL, Hotopf M, Strang J, Hayes RD.
BACKGROUND: Opioid misusers have recognized high mortality but the influence of psychiatric comorbidity in excess cause-specific mortality is unclear. METHODS: Opioid use disorder (OUD) patients were identified in the South London and Maudsley Case... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mortality among a national population sentenced to compulsory care for substance use disorders in Sweden: descriptive study - Hall T, Chassler D, Blom B, Grahn R, Blom-Nilsson M, Sullivan L, Lundgren L.
Sweden's compulsory addiction system treats individuals with severe alcohol and narcotics use disorders. Merging data from three national level register databases of those sentenced to compulsory care from 2001 to 2009 (n=4515), the aims of this study were... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Many Hues (and Cries) of Noir
If you’ve ever spent a minute at a racetrack’s betting window, you’ll recognize the excitement of this accomplished thriller. Even if you haven’t, you’ll find yourself caring for the two main characters who share their journey seeking justice from a capricious world.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - January 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity Relationships Resilience betrayal fiction jockey mark wisniewski murder noir Pushcart Prize racetrack Susan K. Perry tenure thriller Source Type: news

It’s Harder for Women to Quit Smoking Than It Is for Men
Women are at an increased risk of relapse after a smoking cessation attempt. Research indicates that both the hormonal fluctuations of the menstrual cycle and the negative symptomatology experienced while quitting play a role during smoking cessation and can influence outcomes. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Self-Help Source Type: news

Recovery and Resilience Connection
Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. Learning to become more resilient can offer individuals the opportunity to improve their life, maximizing potential and success. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Self-Help Source Type: news

Day 20: Reducing Your Distress Without Knowing Its Cause
We may not know what is causing our distress but we can still take action to reduce it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help mental health Source Type: news

The "What's It For?" of Irrelationship
Those in irrelationship tend to have complimentary histories that prep them for the roles they act out for one another. The Performer ceaselessly performs “routines” designed to make the Audience feel better. But the Audience’s apparently passive role is just as much a performance: The Audience’s part is to make the Performer believe that the “feel better” routines work.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Anxiety Relationships Self-Help Social Life abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment empa Source Type: news

You can't scare addicts away from their vice
Anti-smoking ads which bombard people with disgusting images will make people switch off their brains. The only way in is through the heart, says a former addict (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: anti-smoking campaign alcoholism plain packaging cigarettes smoking addiction smoking ban smoking deaths plain packaging uk alcohol addiction Source Type: news

Evidence does not support use of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain
3.5 out of 5 stars The Effectivenss and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop. Chou R et al.  Ann Intern Med 2015 Jan 13 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Although prescription opioids have been advocated and used for long-term treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, there is scant literature supporting such use. Most studies have been limited to a time period of 3 months or less. The purpose of this literature review was to assess the evidence pertaining to safety and effectiveness of long-term (> 1 year) opioid therapy fo...
Source: The Poison Review - January 22, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical chronic pain long-term opioids prescription analgesics Source Type: news

Binge Eating in Men
Today, men are catching up with women in body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 21, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Gender Health binge eating healthy body image men ' s health Source Type: news

Addiction as a Learning Disorder
The consensus among scientists is that drug addiction is associated with altered learning system that appears to overvalue pleasure, undervalue risk, and fail to learn from repeated mistakes. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 21, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Source Type: news

Day 19: Making the Life-Changing Decision to Matter
Making the conscious decision to matter is a key to better mental health.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help existentialism life purpose meaning mental health Source Type: news

Psychosis and addiction: The evidence cemetery - Potvin S, Lalonde M.
OBJECTIVEs The comorbidity between psychosis and substance use has attracted wide attention over the years, and a vast literature is now available for meta-analytic treatment. In the field, a majority of authors assume that cannabis smoking is a risk facto... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The frequency of agitation due to inappropriate use of naltrexone in addicts - Siadat S, Eizadi-Mood N, Sabzghabaee AM, Gheshlaghi F, Yaraghi A.
This study investigated the frequency of agitation due to inappropriate use of naltrex... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Day 18: Not Labeling Emotional Difficulty a Mental Disorder
Why do we say "I am depressed" when we don't say "I am a rash" or "I am a broken arm"? On day 18 of 30 days to better mental health we look at how to avoid self-identifying with a mental disorder label when emotional difficulties arise.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 20, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help mental disorders mental health Source Type: news

Photo Release -- New Book: "From Drug Addict to Role Model" - How I Overcame 13 Years of Drug Abuse and Addiction by Martin Bodker Fritzen
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fertile Imagination
Professor Sammy Lee (one of the UK’s pioneers in IVF egg donation) believes that the urge for childless couples to have children is stronger than the urges addicts feel for their drugs or behaviours of choice and that their pursuit is obsessive. but what evidence is there that 'IVF addiction' exists?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 20, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Behavioural addiction compulsive gambling gambling addiction in vitro fertilization IVF addiction IVF lottery IVF obsession Plastic surgery addiction Tattoo addiction. Source Type: news

What Is The Role Of Opioids In The Treatment Of Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain has been at the center of the debate over how physicians can make a dent in opioid addiction. More than 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain are waiting for a solution from physicians that can minimize the risk of becoming dependent on prescription painkillers. Research conducted by an independent panel might point to part of the answer: "individualized, patient-centric care." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: CJ Arlotta Source Type: news

Missing the Boat on Diagnosis
In this new study, 86.5 percent of children and adolescents with FASDs had been misdiagnosedread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 20, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Psychiatry diagnosis FASDs mental health treatment Source Type: news

Experiences of power and violence in Mexican men attending mutual-aid residential centers for addiction treatment - Lozano-Verduzco I, Marín-Navarrete R, Romero-Mendoza M, Tena-Suck A.
Fundamental elements of hegemonic masculinity such as power and violence are analyzed through characteristics of 12-step programs and philosophy immersed in Mutual-Aid Residential Centers for Addiction Treatment (CRAMAAs). CRAMAAs are a culturally specific... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Are major repeater patients addicted to suicidal behavior? - Blasco-Fontecilla H, Artieda-Urrutia P, Berenguer-Elias N, Garcia-Vega JM, Fernandez-Rodriguez M, Rodriguez-Lomas C, Gonzalez-Villalobos I, Iruela-Cuadrado L, De Leon J.
This study explores whether major repeaters are addicted to SB or not using 7 criteria: to... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

If You Want Happiness, Resolve to Find Meaning
Is it better to be happy than not? Do bears defecate in the woods? The question is not whether happiness is a good thing. Rather, it is two-fold: To what extent is it helpful and healthy to view happiness as an end unto itself, and how best to facilitate happiness? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 19, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Dan Mager, MSW Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Spirituality happiness strategies; life satisfaction meaning sense of purpose Source Type: news

Limits of Natural and Logical Consequences in Parenting
For a child, the natural rules of the universe and the rules set by his parents present with consequences for any decisions he makes. This is because children need their parents to survive. As a result, parents are the environment that children adapt to.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - January 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ugo Uche Tags: Child Development Parenting addiction addiction in teens discipline natural and logical consequences technology video games Source Type: news

Day 17: Dramatically Reducing Your Defensiveness
Learn why reducing your defensiveness dramatically increases your mental health.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help defenses defensiveness Freud mental health Source Type: news

Grandmother suffers allergic reaction to LIP GLOSS
Lynda Roberts, 62, from Salford, thought she had a virus as her lips began to blister, crack and break out in pus-filled sores. But she discovered she was allergic to an ingredient in her Dior Addict lip gloss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NFL Hall Of Famer Mike Ditka: I Wouldn't Want My Child To Play Football
NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka has dedicated his life to football. But if he had a son today, he wouldn’t want that child to do the same, according to a Saturday report by the Chicago Tribune. In an episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” set to air on HBO on Tuesday, Ditka asks sports reporter Bryant Gumbel if he himself would want his child to play football. “I wouldn’t,” Gumbel says. “Would you?” “Nope,” Ditka replies. “I wouldn't. And my whole life was football. I think the risk is worse than the reward. I really do.” Ditka’s and Gumbel’s views are in line with those of fully half the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

iPhone Separation Anxiety
Are you suffering from iPhone Separation Anxiety?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 18, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Larry Rosen, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Media Neuroscience compulsion iPhone obsession separation anxiety Source Type: news

8 Ways To Harness The Power Of Boredom
"Down time" is a true rarity these days. When we finally find it, many of us exude sighs of relief at the opportunity to sit back, relax and do absolutely nothing. However, it doesn't take long for that wondrous feeling to transform into one of frustration and anxiety over our strangely empty plates -- we are bored. And we don't know what to do about it. Everyone experiences boredom, the desire yet inability to engage in an enjoyable activity, from time to time. Considered the (less appreciated) "sibling of down time," boredom feels inherently uncomfortable because we live in such a high-stimulus world that leads us to f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Day 16: Reckoning With The Distress of Meaningless Work
In order to improve our mental health, we need to factor in the toll that meaningless work takesread more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 18, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help mental health workplace Source Type: news

Why the modern world is bad for your brain
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficientDaniel J Levitin Q&A Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Daniel J Levitin Tags: Neuroscience Social networking Media Email Facebook Twitter Internet Computing Technology Society Source Type: news

Heroin: Addiction and Health Effects
Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin commonly appears as a brown or white powder, or as a black and sticky substance known as, 'black tar heroin.' in the year 2011, 4.2 million people in America over the age of 12 had used heroin at least one time in their lives. It is estimated that approximately 23% of people who use heroin become dependent on the drug. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 17, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Drug Addiction Source Type: news

Day 15: Learning the Skill of Quick Meaning Repair
What can you do if life suddenly feels less meaningful? Practice the skill of quick meaning repair!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 17, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help existential meaning meaninglessness mental health Source Type: news