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Day: January 8, 2015

Why the Culture of Shaming Must End

Unless you don’t use social media, you have seen the many ‘shaming’ memes and pictures across all social platforms. These are the posts that shame someone doing something considered wrong or someone who has certain unacceptable attributes. Sometimes the shaming is funny and largely innocent, such as when pet owners shame their naughty dogs with …

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What Is the Overlap Between Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that causes affected individuals to negatively focus their attention on minor or nonexistent “flaws” in their physical appearance. The American Psychiatric Association classifies the condition as a close relative of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). People affected by eating disorders also commonly have fixations regarding their appearance, but …

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New Study Links Sleep Disorders to Dementia

New findings presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference revealed a link between disturbed sleep and dementia. The results came from a team of researchers at UC San Francisco. Led by principal investigator Kristine Yaffe, M.D., the UC San Francisco team examined the medical records of 192,266 Armed Forces veterans over the age of …

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