Psychological Aftershocks in Japan
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an unpredictable psychological consequence of Japan's most recent earthquake and tsunami. "'There will be people who will be able to move back to how things were, and there's going to be a subset of people who are going to have more mental health issues,' said Melissa Brymer, a clinical psychologist and director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA. Post-traumatic stress disorder—an anxiety disorder occurring after a traumatic event—can strike some immediately or long after a stressful episode."
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
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- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
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The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
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Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
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