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Positive Mental Health Changes Found After Smoking Cessation

February 20, 2014 Most know the numerous physical benefits of quitting smoking but are reluctant to quit because they rely on their cigarettes for stress relief and decrease anxiety. However, a study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that those who quit had lower stress and anxiety levels than continued smokers.

Parent-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Children With Anxiety

January 20, 2014 Anxiety in children can not only impact their current wellness but also increase their risk of future health problems. Fortunately, therapy can be very effective, in fact, researchers from England found that a parent-led behavioral therapy program was successful at helping children manage anxiety.

Regular Consumption of Nuts Associated with Lower Mortality

December 20, 2013 If you happen to be a nut lover, you may find yourself with a few extra years to enjoy them! Researchers found that those who had at least 2 servings of nuts per week had lower mortality during a lengthy cohort study than those who did not eat nuts.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy May Be More Beneficial Than Supportive Counseling for Adolescent Girls with PTSD

November 18, 2013 Some adolescent girls who have suffered a sexual assault trauma can later develop PTSD, a psychological condition that causes them to relive painful moments. Fortunately therapy has been found to be effective in managing PTSD and this study found that Prolonged exposure therapy may be most beneficial.