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Free People Model Martha Hunt Opens Up About Scoliosis & How It Makes Her Stronger

Just last month, Martha Hunt was giving us major squad goals as she was strutting her stuff at Taylor Swift’s concert in Detroit alongside Gigi Hadid. And while the Victoria’s Secret angel looks like she’s living the perfect life, it turns out Martha Hunt has been struggling with scoliosis for a while now. For those...

Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse Through Self-Compassion_Term Life

“Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.”Anais Nin (attributed) Several months ago I wrote a blog on how self-compassion can heal the shame ofchildhood wounds and I received many queries about shame and self-compassion from Psychology Today readers. I’m happy to announce that my book, “It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself of the...

Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary,...

7 Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

It may seem as if a heart attack comes out of the blue, but there are numerous symptoms that can sound the alert — if you know what to watch for. According to a recent Harvard study, only 25 percent of heart attack victims had no prior symptoms. The trouble is, these danger signs...

Can You Outgrow Therapy for Bipolar Disorder?

I have had years of therapy in my life to deal with bipolar disorder (and other assorted issues). I would say, at least 15. It makes my head spin thinking of all the therapists I have talked to in my time. But I admit, I’m not in therapy now. I know, as a role model...

20 Secrets of People Who Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

There are many things you may not know about borderline personality disorder (BPD). Like how it affects 50 percent more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Or how research has shown people with BPD who engage in treatment have good outcomes. Or how just because you’ve seen one media portrayal of someone with BPD, doesn’t mean you know...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Leaves Wheelchair To Walk after amazing medications

Doctors are “quite optimistic” about starting new research that could potentially repurpose HIV drugs. by Matthew Tharrett  Doctors in the UK are working to set up a clinical trial to administer antiretroviral medications designed for people living with HIV/AIDS to people suffering from multiple sclerosis after one woman claimed the drugs helped her walk again. The woman,...

How to Be Friends With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder-Term Life

Borderline personality disorder is a monumental pain to live with, both for those of us diagnosed, and those trying to support us. The diagnostic criteria are absolutely huge, and if you were to sit 10 people with borderline in the same room, chances are symptoms would manifest differently for all of them. We can...

7 things you need to know about child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. And because, really, every month should be abuse prevention month, I’ve compiled a list of 7 things you should know about child abuse, whether you are a parent or not. Child sexual abuse=any kind of sexual activity between a child and someone more powerful than her or him. That can...

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds -Term Life

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. ‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as waking up early, getting outdoors and...

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