Items Tagged ‘psychiatry/psychology’

Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


Alternative Facts: Why provable falsehoods stick

June 28, 2017

Alternative Facts: Why provable falsehoods stick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fake news or fact? In today’s world, the difference may be in the eye of the beholder, says Emanuel Maidenberg,  a clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the director of the UCLA Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic. In a recent article, Maidenberg posits that we believe what […]

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Tags: Emanuel Maidenberg, mental health, psychiatry/psychology


Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!   

May 4, 2017

Cyberbullying: Don’t feed the trolls!  

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

  A recent story on National Public Radio cited an academic study that suggested many teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing more serious depression than boys. And while the usual stressors for teens no doubt still apply—academics, hormones, parents—another increasing reason may be their obsession with social media.  And social media sites such as […]

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Tags: autism, Bully, cyberbullying, parents, psychiatry/psychology, teens


Keeping your cool when political passions run hot

August 30, 2016

Keeping your cool when political passions run hot

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A volatile and contentious presidential election campaign has left many people feeling disheartened, frustrated, and even hostile. Our reactions to the presidential contest – and many issues in general – have become so polarized that attempts at discussion can quickly turn into confrontations. These conflicts can negatively impact both our emotional health and social relationships. […]

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Tags: Emanuel Maidenberg, mental health, psychiatry/psychology, relationships, social interactions


August 26, 2013

Put in place

By wow2 wow2

I had been a person with many moves in my life.ucla neuro medical doctors and staff were there to help put things in place after my psychotic break. I deeply felt cared for and empathy and I was even guided to a recovery group even with resistance at first due to a differing faith. after the hospitalizations i […]

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Tags: patient stories, psychiatry/psychology, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA