How to recognize depression signs after the loss of a parent

How to recognize depression signs after the loss of a parent

Losing a parent is painful and agonizing regardless of the age. Unfortunately, people who didn’t experience this can hardly begin to comprehend the complicated emotions of someone who lost their parent. Not everyone becomes the victim of depression and therefore it’s important to know what counts as a normal grieving process and what actually is considered a depressed state of mind. The closest friends and family members will be able to see whether the grieving…

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Train your brain!

Train your brain!

Train your brain? How to do it?Today, they are just as likely to use psychological techniques to improve their game. 1)  Mental Rehearsal What is it? This is a visualisation technique in which you assume the identity of someone famous or successful in order to copy them and improve your own ‘game’. How to do it: Think of a sports person who is able to do what you want to do. Maybe it’s Paula Radcliffe…

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Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking

Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking

An experimental social networking platform intent on helping users calm anxiety and reverse symptoms of depression has received positive feedback. Panoply is a peer-to-peer platform jointly administered by MIT and Northwestern universities that encourages users to “think more flexibly and objectively about the stressful events and thoughts that upset them,” says a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Researchers found that the network, which is still being studied and has yet to…

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Mental health screening of airline pilots is cursory and ineffective

Mental health screening of airline pilots is cursory and ineffective

WASHINGTON — There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the…

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