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Month: August 2015

Steps to Take After Leaving Residential Rehab

Residential rehab facilities provide a safe environment where you can begin your recovery journey surrounded by addiction professionals and other people who are receiving treatment for substance abuse. When the time comes to leave residential rehab, you will need to take certain steps to be sure you stay on track.

Benefits of Couples Therapy After Infidelity

Although an affair is one of the most painful betrayals of trust that anyone can experience, it does not always mean the end of a relationship. Frequently, both partners hope to save the relationship and stay together despite the loss of trust and underlying problems that may have contributed to the affair.

What Predicts Self-Harm in People With Borderline Personality Disorder?

The majority of people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) engage in a form of self-harm known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Underlying reasons for this behavior can vary widely from person to person. In a study published in the journal Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, researchers examined the factors that help predict non-suicidal self-injury …

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Skin Patch Could Track Stress in Armed Service Members

A new flexible patch developed by the University of Massachusetts could track stress and fatigue among members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The technology is similar to that used by many professional and amateur athletes to track heart rates and calories burned during workouts. But instead of tracking a relatively short-term workout, the patch designed …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Hinders Recovery From Depression and Vice Versa

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depression are highly interactive conditions, a new study from Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital finds. Specifically, the presence of BPD hinders a timely recovery from major depression, while, conversely, the presence of major depression hinders a timely recovery from borderline personality disorder, researchers say.

Genetic Disposition No Excuse for Cheating on Your Partner

The science of infidelity is still in its infancy, but recent studies have suggested that genetic factors may partly explain why some people are more likely than others to cheat on their romantic partners. However, genetic factors are never the only factors when it comes to human behavior, and these recent research results by no …

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How Bad News Is Delivered Affects Our Ability to Bounce Back

A recent study from Rutgers University explores why people react to personal setbacks or negative news in different ways at different times. A setback, such as a bad grade on a test or a negative performance review at work, sometimes inspires people to work harder and improve on their results. Other times, equally disappointing news …

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How Much to Tell Your Children When Your Spouse Commits Adultery

Any person who finds herself the victim of adultery has a number of painful decisions to make. Those decisions become even more numerous, painful and difficult when children are involved. In this situation, the question of whether to stay with the partner who cheated on you is not just about your well-being, but also about …

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Binge Drinking Deaths More Common in Older Men

We often assume that binge drinking is a problem associated with young people—the underage millennials guzzling Four Lokos—but in reality, deaths from alcohol poisoning are more common in older men, according to CDC data. It seems we have been putting too much emphasis on the problem of excessive drinking among youth and missing the true …

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