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Climbing Trees Can Improve Cognitive Ability, Study says

Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida (UNF). “This research suggests that by doing activities that make us think, we can exercise our brains as well as our bodies,” said … Read more

Depression: A Look into the Minds of Those Affected

In most articles regarding depression, bipolar disorder, or the causes of self-injury, the focus is on the perspective of the bystander— the one who will treat the depressed. Most often discussed are the possible treatments, how to recognize symptoms, or the categories of bipolar disorders. Although these types of text do provide a rich source … Read more

The Minefield Of Depression Part Two

*** This article is a continuation of the Minefield of Depression One. Self-injury. In a strange twist, some people coping with depression use self-injury. While often not intentional, self-injury (such as cutting or burning) can lead to serious, or even life threatening injuries, as well as accidental deaths Reckless behavior. Often, when feelings of hopelessness … Read more

The Minefield Of Depression Part one.

Perhaps one of the most devastating psychiatric disorders can often be one of the more subtlest and pervasive as well.  Depression can seep in at any age and from any source of strain in our lives.  Often it can sit just below the surface undetected, only showing symptoms when it’s set more deeply in our … Read more