Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

When a Veterans Affairs therapist first recommended that Chris Merkle strive a digital actuality simulation that might mimic his days in fight, he was horrified. “I was like, you want to put me in a virtual world, reliving my worst days, my worst nightmares?” he stated. It was the winter…

When Your Job Harms Your Mental Health

Haven’t all of us been Naomi Osaka sooner or later in our lives? OK, we could by no means know what it’s prefer to be the second-ranked girl in tennis, or the world’s highest-paid feminine athlete. But just like the sports activities star, many people have been caught in conditions…

Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter

This is what occurs to the Earth throughout summer time: Tilted about 23.5 levels, it arrives at a spot in its orbit the place the Northern Hemisphere leans towards the solar. This is what occurs in Wisconsin throughout summer time: People go exterior, perhaps to picnics or parks, to barbecues,…

Four Lessons From Your Anxious Brain

Feeling unsettled? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Welcome to the summer season of 2021. I requested hundreds of New York Times readers of all ages to share how they’re feeling proper now. The commonest solutions revealed the blended emotions of the previous 14 months: unsettled, anxious, overwhelmed, frazzled, drained, hopeful, optimistic, traumatic, exhausted,…

For Sleep Apnea, a Mouth Guard May be a Good Alternative to CPAP

Many individuals put on a CPAP machine at evening to deal with the interrupted respiratory of obstructive sleep apnea, a situation that impacts an estimated 22 million Americans. But CPAP machines can be noisy, cumbersome and uncomfortable, and many individuals cease utilizing the gadgets altogether, which may have dire long-term…

I Feel Great About My Neck

Like a lot of you, I have spent the final 14 months observing my neck. In all of human historical past, maybe no necks (or eyes, or foreheads) have been inspected so relentlessly, and with such consideration to element, as ours collectively have since final March, whereas working and socializing…

Aspirin May Help Protect the Brain From Pollution’s Toll, Study Suggests

Long-term publicity to air air pollution has many well being penalties, together with accelerating mind growing old and rising the threat for dementia. Now new analysis means that short-term publicity to polluted air, even at ranges typically thought-about “acceptable,” might impair psychological potential in the aged. Scientists studied 954 males,…

A Lingering Effect of the Pandemic: ‘Never-Ending’ Guilt

Like many individuals, Erin Fitch has been feeling responsible recently. She and her husband, who stay in San Diego, determined to prioritize security over socialization throughout the pandemic. But that meant that their three boys, ages 9, 11 and 14, have needed to stay fairly remoted — studying remotely for…

Need a Pandemic Reset? Try This 10-Day Challenge

If there was ever a excellent time to make a life change, that is it. Behavioral scientists have lengthy recognized that occasions of disruption and transition additionally create new alternatives for development and alter. Disruption can are available in many types, and it occurs when life knocks us out of…