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“Noise Sensitivity and Mental Health”

Phonophobia - sensitivity to sound

Phonophobia – sensitivity to sound (Photo credit: Joana Roja – work and migraines – coming back..)

 

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This December 27, 2013 article on HealthyPlace.com talks a little about noise sensitivity listing some of the causes, and some suggestions for coping with it.

 

 

 

PAMHI 2013 in review

English: Sydney Opera House

English: Sydney Opera House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

 

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

 

Click here to see the complete report.

 

“Are there enough doctors for the newly insured?”

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This December 30, 2013 article on the ydr.com website talks raises concerns about whether there are enough physicians to treat the newly insured people in America starting January 1.

“Body clock may be to blame when tots fight sleep”

English: A little girl leaning against a sofa.

English: A little girl leaning against a sofa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This December 30, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that looks at why toddlers fight sleep despite being tired.  In the study the measured melatonin levels in toddlers in addition to having their parents keep diaries about the child’s activities and sleep patterns.

“Lewis Diuguid | Open the dialogue on mental illness”

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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this December 18, 2013 article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the invisible disabilities specifically serious mental illness and encourages people to open a dialogue about mental illness.

To those who celebrate ….

To those who celebrate, Merry Christmas!

“A Lesson from Jennifer Lawrence on Social Anxiety”

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83r...

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This December 19, 2013 article on the Healthy Place website talks about Jennifer Lawrence’s struggle with Social Anxiety and what she found helpful to her.

“New mental health contract at state prisons tailor-made”

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This December 23, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the new mental health contract for state prisons in Pennsylvania that will offer incentive to prisons for meeting or exceeding baseline targets, while at the same time penalizing prisons who don’t meet the baseline requirements.

 

Some Fun Things to Try

Hair dryer

Hair dryer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I haven’t tried any of these ideas personally, but they seem like they would work so I thought for something fun I would share 2 links with you 🙂

 

Both links are found on NPR: The Salt

 

How To Build an Indestructible Gingerbread House” offers some tips on building a gingerbread house that is both sturdy and edible

 

The second link is

 

“Hair Dryer Cooking: From S’mores To Crispy Duck” which offers some creative uses for a typical hair dryer in the Kitchen

 

Enjoy!

 

 

“Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study”

English: An anxious person

English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This December 19, 2013 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about a study indicating there could be a possible link between anxiety and the risk of stroke.  The findings are causing some controversy, but it is an interesting article.

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