25 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Six Warnings that Someone Has a Substance Abuse Problem

Six Warnings that Someone Has a Substance Abuse Problem In our society today, people publicly use drugs and alcohol. In some states, it is legal to smoke marijuana. More people drink than don’t. Public intoxication at sports events or weddings is all too common. So how do you know when a friend, work colleague, parent […]

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18 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Three Tips for a Healthy Transition to College

Three Tips for a Healthy Transition to College The new school year is about to start. Many teens are off to college and out of their parents’ house for the first time. Although this is an exciting part of life, it can also be full of unexpected challenges and stressful situations. Unfortunately, some students have […]

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13 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Five Ways to Develop Gratitude

Five Ways to Develop Gratitude One important key to recovery is to develop a grateful spirit. If we have gratitude for the positive situations and people in our lives, we can address our problem areas with purpose and meaning. Here are five ways to develop a sense of gratitude in your life. Write a Gratitude […]

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8 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
1:10 am
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Three Signs Your High School Athlete May Be Taking Performance Enhancing Drugs

Three Signs Your High School Athlete May Be Taking Performance Enhancing Drugs We don’t like to think that our teen athletes could be using performance enhancing drugs. There was a time when high school sports were much more about learning how to work as a team and pushing to personal bests rather than earning scholarships […]

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30 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:39 pm
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Five Tips to Help You Sleep Better

Five Tips to Help You Sleep Better Quality sleep is elusive for far too many Americans. Those who suffer from addiction have abnormal sleep patterns and need help creating appropriate sleep habits. Here are five tips you can use to improve your sleep at night, by getting to sleep quicker and staying asleep longer. Keep […]

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29 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
9:04 pm
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Shutting Kids Up with “Screen Time” May Damage Their Brain Development

Shutting Kids Up with “Screen Time” May Damage Their Brain Development In China, doctors consider the overuse of video games, text messaging and other “screen” entertainment by children to be a clinical disorder. To “cure” the disorder, children are placed in what the New York Times health blog calls, “draconian therapy, completely isolated from all […]

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22 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:53 pm
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Healthy Eating for Physical and Mental Health

Healthy Eating for Physical and Mental Health We all know how important healthy eating is for the body, but did you know that it also helps the mind? Those with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, may not be eating as healthfully as they should, yet doing so may improve symptoms. The National […]

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30 JUN

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What People with PTSD Wish You Knew

It’s not always easy to live with someone who suffers from PTSD. There are accommodations that need to be made so that the person with PTSD can be comfortable most of the time. Loud noises can up-end what was otherwise a really good day. A misplaced hand or unexpected interaction can cause a startle response […]

26 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:01 pm
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Meditation: We Can’t Say Enough Good about It

Meditation: We Can’t Say Enough Good about It We keep talking about meditation because there are so many positive benefits to the practice and absolutely no negative side-effects. It is a secular practice that can be done by almost anyone. When practiced regularly, meditation rewires the brain in important, healthy ways and it has been […]

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17 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
8:30 pm
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Depression Changes Cell Structure

Depression Changes Cell Structure Scientists are sometimes able to trace the genesis of illness to early, often adverse, experiences in life. This is particularly true of extremely stressful childhood experiences, like sexual abuse. A new study in Current Biology suggests that a metabolic signature of depression may be found in our cells themselves. Researchers found […]

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