by Lynn Parramore Psychologist Elaine Aron has pioneered the study of a category of human personality that is generating considerable buzz both in the media and in the scientific community: the highly sensitive person (HSP). People in this group look the same as everyone else, but they don’t respond to the world the same. … Continue reading Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Here’s The Science Behind This Personality Type
LSD Can Ease Anxiety for Dying Patients All those flower children who said, “Dropping acid/dancing with Lucy/a dose of this stuff melts your worries away, man” weren’t (just) tripping, after all. The results of the first clinical study of the therapeutic use of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in humans in more than 40 years were published in … Continue reading LSD Can Ease Anxiety for Dying Patients
by Karen Serrano, MD Many people who have asthma also have allergies. It is common for your asthma triggers to include things that you have contact with every day and are allergic to, such as: animal dander dust molds pollen Know Your Allergies Allergic reactions cause asthma symptoms to flare up. This can be annoying … Continue reading Allergy-Asthma Connection
by Dr. Ben Kim A few days ago, I was flipping through an Oprah magazine that my wife borrowed from our public library when I came across a short piece on forgiveness by playwright and actor Tyler Perry. Here’s the part that I felt a strong connection to: “My father was a carpenter. He used … Continue reading How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You
by Lissa Rankin, MD We all know what it’s like to fill out detailed forms about our medical history at the doctor’s office. But is your doctor asking you the questions he or she really needs in order to get a good read on your health? At the Whole Health Medicine Institute, the training program … Continue reading 9 Crucial Questions Your Doctor Should Ask You (But Probably Doesn’t)
The Physiological Reponse of Your Body During a Panic Attack? By Arlin Cuncic What is a Panic Attack? If you suffer with social anxiety, you may have experienced what is known as a "panic attack" in social or performance situations. Although panic attacks are generally thought of in relation to panic disorder, panic can also … Continue reading What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS Of course, you've heard about stress, and may have even experienced a good amount of it already today. But do you know what the difference is between "stress" and "stressors?" Stressors are situations that are experienced as a perceived threat to one’s well-being or position in life, when the challenge of … Continue reading What Are Stressors?