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Cyclothymia: Symptoms, Causes and Diagnostic Criteria

By |2019-11-10T11:42:27+03:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia differs from bipolar in that major depression, mania, or hypomania have never occurred. Treatment is generally with counseling and mood stabilizers

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: a Powerful Tool for Mental Health

By |2019-10-22T19:56:58+03:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Focus on MDD and cognitive processes distinguish MBCT from other mindfulness-based therapies. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), for example, is a more generalized program that also utilizes the practice of mindfulness. MBSR is a group-intervention program, like MBCT, which uses mindfulness to help improve

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Sustainable City: the Urban Living of the Future

By |2019-10-09T20:53:01+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , , |

A sustainable city, urban sustainability, or eco-city (also "ecocity") is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same. These cities are inhabited by people who are dedicated towards minimization of required inputs of energy, water, food, waste, the output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution. Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book, Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a

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Alan Watts’ Philosophy, Biography and Basic Ideas

By |2019-09-19T20:40:11+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Inspirational, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher who interpreted and popularized Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy

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10 Quokka Facts: What You Didn’t Know about This Cute Animal

By |2019-09-10T19:54:08+03:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

The quokka, Setonix brachyurus, the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small animal about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. Read on to learn more interesting facts about the quokka. The Cute Quokka and 10 Facts about Its Habitat, Diet and More 1. Where do quokkas live? Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just

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Child Neglect: What Are Its Types, Causes and Long-Lasting Effects?

By |2019-09-06T20:31:23+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. This includes the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Causes of neglect may result from several parenting problems including mental disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and poverty. Child neglect depends on how a child and

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6 Child Development Theories and What They Reveal

By |2019-09-06T20:01:10+03:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

There were many theories aimed to describe and explain child development, but let's first focus on its definition. Child development entails the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the conclusion of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence, yet having a unique course for every child. It does not progress at the same rate and each stage is affected by the preceding developmental experiences. Because these developmental

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Shocking School Bullying Statistics That Will Make You Think

By |2019-09-02T14:20:36+03:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , |

School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs in any educational setting. The statistics below demonstrate how severe and widespread the problem of school bullying is in our society. For an act to be considered bullying, it must meet certain criteria. This includes hostile intent, imbalance of power, repetition, distress, and provocation. Bullying can have a wide spectrum of effects on a student including anger, depression, stress, and suicide. Additionally, the bully can develop different social disorders or have a higher chance of engaging in criminal

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