Research

Exposure without conscious awareness is a more effective treatment for phobias, says study

02-08   Exposure without conscious awareness is a more effective treatment for phobias, says study

Posted in Anxiety, Research, Treatment

Phobias are fear of objects or situations that can give rise to anxiety. For years, therapists have used exposure therapy to treat patients of phobias. The rationale behind the treatment is the more a patient is in the presence of the phobic stimuli, the less frightening it becomes. A recent study by the Children’s Hospital […]


The global need to fight mental illness stigma

02-08   The global need to fight mental illness stigma

The stigma associated with mental illness undoubtedly impacts the health and well-being of the patient. It increases the negative stereotypes of people, including beliefs and views that individuals with mental illness are dangerous, violent or unpredictable. The stigma is also viewed as one of the most significant challenges affecting their prospect of seeking and gaining […]


Sovereign Health’s Dr. Veena Kumari leads study on mindfulness and cognition

01-26   Sovereign Health’s Dr. Veena Kumari leads study on mindfulness and cognition

Posted in Research, Treatment

Mindfulness has become popular in American culture recently. Mindfulness is basically an awareness of the present on a moment-to-moment basis using nonjudgmental observation. Some people are naturally more mindful than others. Mindfulness meditation involves specific practices that are cultivated over time. Mindfulness meditation training has been shown to improve cognition, but not much is known […]


Colorado approves $2.3 million for marijuana research

01-12   Colorado approves $2.3 million for marijuana research

In the wake of the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state recently sanctioned an additional fund of $2.3 million for seven research grants on public health and safety of cannabis. The December 2016 grants follow another $9 million in approved research projects over the past few years. “This research will be […]


Sedentary behavior in residential treatment is counter-productive

01-04   Sedentary behavior in residential treatment is counter-productive

If a person maintains a sedentary lifestyle, it’s likely that they are putting their health at risk, increasing the likelihood for developing chronic health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and depression. Exercise can have an impact on the body and mind, including improvements in mental clarity, psychological well-being and mood. Everyone […]


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