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Does Sugar Cause Mental Illness?

I’m not an extremist. I’m not someone that takes information and runs with it. Nor am I a “health nut.” I eat popcorn at the movies, steal my kids’ Snickers out of their Halloween stash (parent tax), and I know my way around a Bear Claw. This weekend, while visiting a major U.S. theme park, […]

"7 Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder" – SheKnows

How to tell the difference between an anxiety disorder and nagging thoughts It took signing up for therapy to find the answer to the question I have always wanted to know: Is that constant uncomfortable, clenched feeling in my chest normal — or is it the sign of a bigger problem? After working with a […]

"Another Side Effect of Cancer: Suicidal Thoughts" – Healthline

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, spoke with Healthline about the warning signs of suicide. “If someone you know talks about killing themselves, having no reason to live, feeling like things would be better if they weren’t there, feels trapped, or says that they feel like a burden […]

"What Finger Length May Say About Your Mental Health" – Yahoo! Health

Look down at your hands, you’d be surprised what you can learn about your brain.       If your eyes are the windows to your soul, can your hands offer a peek into your mind? Possibly so, according to a recent study. Scientists in Turkey found that the length of a man’s finger — particularly […]

"What Finger Length May Say About Your Mental Health" – Everyday Health

Research links finger length to schizophrenia risk in men, but what do the experts say? If your eyes are the windows to your soul, can your hands offer a peek into your mind? Possibly so, according to a recent study. Scientists in Turkey found that the length of a man’s finger — particularly the ratio […]

"The 2 Key Factors That Explain Why People Commit Violent Hate Crimes" – Business Insider

Dylann Roof’s motives for initiating a mass shooting this past Wednesday are clear. The 21 year-old admitted to investigators that he wanted to start a race war, and killing nine people at a bible study in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, was meant to be the catalyst. Roof’s racism-fueled act doesn’t square with a racist slip of […]