Source: pecaphoto77/Shutterstock A new understanding of paranoia as a psychiatric syndrome has been gained in recent years, enriched by contemporary psychoanalytic thought. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM) has historically defined this disorder, like other mental illnesses, in "categorical" terms rather than "dimensional" ones, observes psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams. In other words, you either have it, or you don’t. But McWilliams claims paranoia is a process rather than a trait, one we are all susceptible to under the influence of stress or regression. There are different types of paranoia, yet all share two main features. The first is projection, in which unwanted feelings, impulses, or aspects of self are attributed to another: I’m not angry; she’s angry. Secondly, this projection is disavowed or disclaimed, and so the individual is unaware of having pinned these unwanted feelings onto someone … [Read more...] about New Insights Into Paranoia
Source: Geralt/Pixabay Written By Peter Livingstone You’re probably losing money right now, without even knowing it! Why? Well, if you have money sitting in a bank account that’s giving you a return of less than 1.5%, you’re losing money due to inflation. Inflation simply means that your dollar will buy less a year from now than it can buy today. In fact, you would need ten dollars today to buy what you could for one dollar in 1950. retirement funds in a bank account.” Perhaps you listen to the news when the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops hundreds of points and think “I couldn’t stand to lose money like those folks in the stock market.” Using some simple, evidence-based methods for wise investing, you can outperform the majority of stock market investors (even those “masters of the universe”). You don’t need a lot of money to start investing. If you are fortunate enough to have a workplace retirement account, such as a … [Read more...] about Stop Losing Money Now!
Home Health Diabetes Diabetes oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on November 13, 2019 Every year, the month of November is observed as the Diabetes Awareness Month - celebrated globally to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. And, 14 November is observed as World Diabetes Day which is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The theme of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month 2019 is 'Family and Diabetes'.  . The day was initiated in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization as a response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. One of the most common health conditions to affect people, irrespective of age and gender, diabetes is of two types, type 1 and type 2. About 90 per cent of the cases diagnosed worldwide is type 2, where the body does not produce the required amount of insulin  . In the current article, we will take a look at juvenile diabetes … [Read more...] about Juvenile Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors And How To Manage
“My child wakes up at 2am and is up for 1-2 hours!” One of us remembers very clearly the first time her daughter ended up doing this. At around 14 months, she woke up in the middle of the night and didn't seem ready or able to go back to sleep for one to two hours no matter what strategies her parents tried. This continued regularly for a couple months. And then as quickly as it started, it stopped and hasn’t happened again in over a year. The “why” of this is relatively unknown—although researchers are continuing to explore the physiological underlyings of sleep—but we do know that extended night wakings like these are experienced by many children until around 3 years of age (Weinraub, Bender, Friedman, Susman, Knoke, Bradley, et al., 2012). Many times the wakings are brief and the child settles quickly. Other times settling takes longer. In either case, these wakings do not readily suggest your child has a sleep … [Read more...] about Normal Infant Sleep: Changing Patterns
“My baby is only happy in my arms, the minute I put her down she cries.” “She wakes every hour throughout the night, every night, I’m exhausted.” --Statements frequently spoken by new parents Waking at night and expecting comfort from parents is something most infants do. The number of times infants wake and need help to return to sleep decreases as they grow but still remains fairly common. Recent research by Weinraub and her colleagues confirms how normal it is for babies to wake at night, with 66% of 6-month-olds still waking at least once or twice a week and the remaining babies waking even more often. Some babies will cry when waking at 12 months of age—even babies who have settled back to sleep on other nights. Helping an infant return to sleep easily, then, is an essential gift to give our infants—as well as an important goal for parents who need to rest. The science of nighttime care provides a good foundation for parents … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Calm a Crying Baby