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Women Seek Mental Health Treatment Earlier Than Men
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 26, 2014

Chronic illness can often lead to depression.   Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use [...]

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Low Vitamin D and Cancer: What’s The Link?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 17, 2014

Low vitamin D is linked to high risk of death from all medical causes, including cancer and heart disease. &nb [...]

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104 Acts Of Kindness: The Power To Save Lives
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 05, 2014

A small act of kindness can make all the difference in the world. Welcome to Episode #104 of The Healthy Mi [...]

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Are Creative Brains Different?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 03, 2014

 People with high mind-brain development are alert, interested in learning new things and see the whole pictu [...]

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Dealing With Stress: Why Are You More “Chill” Than Me?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 31, 2014

How well do you deal with stress?   We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great mo [...]

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103 The Healing Power Of Forgiveness
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 22, 2014

Healing begins when we let go of our grudges and anger. Welcome to Episode 103 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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Low Vitamin D and Cancer: What’s The Link?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 17, 2014

Low vitamin D is linked to high risk of death from all medical causes, including cancer and heart disease. &nb [...]

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Childhood Depression Linked To Heart Disease Later In Life
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 30, 2014

A higher rate of heart disease was also observed in the parents of depressed children.   Children with de [...]

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Positive Outlook Linked To Better Health, Study
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 20, 2014

People who are happier and enjoy life show slower declines in physical function as they age, say researchers. [...]

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How To Lose Weight In Less Than 5 Minutes
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 01, 2013

A University of Utah study finds that even a few minutes of high-intensity activity can  result in significan [...]

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Can Fish Oil Reduce (Or Even Prevent) Physical Pain?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 17, 2013

An ingredient found in fish oil not only alleviated the pain, but also reduced nerve swelling following an inj [...]

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Less Sleep Is Linked To Weight Gain, Study
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 28, 2013

Adults with late bedtimes may be more susceptible to weight gain due to the increased consumption of calories [...]

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Women Seek Mental Health Treatment Earlier Than Men
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 26, 2014

Chronic illness can often lead to depression.   Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use [...]

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104 Acts Of Kindness: The Power To Save Lives
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 05, 2014

A small act of kindness can make all the difference in the world. Welcome to Episode #104 of The Healthy Mi [...]

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Are Creative Brains Different?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 03, 2014

 People with high mind-brain development are alert, interested in learning new things and see the whole pictu [...]

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Dealing With Stress: Why Are You More “Chill” Than Me?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 31, 2014

How well do you deal with stress?   We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great mo [...]

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103 The Healing Power Of Forgiveness
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 22, 2014

Healing begins when we let go of our grudges and anger. Welcome to Episode 103 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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102 – How Teens Deal With Stress: In Their Own Words
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 01, 2014

What is it REALLY like to be a teen today? Welcome to Episode #102 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. [...]

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Want To Be More Creative? Go For A Walk
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 28, 2014

Walking may lead to more creativity than sitting, say researchers.   If you’re looking to boost your cr [...]

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Are You A Positive Or Negative Thinker?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 02, 2014

A new study finds differences in the brains of positive and negative thinkers.   The ability to stay positive [...]

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096 Public Speaking: Why We’re Scared (and how to beat the fear)
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 22, 2014

Are you afraid of public speaking? You are not alone! Welcome to Episode #96 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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Saying This Lowers The Stress Of Public Speaking, Test-Taking
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 24, 2013

Simple statements about excitement could have big effects, research shows.    Do you get anxious speaking in [...]

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089 Why Persistence Is The Key To Success
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 04, 2013

Even when fear and self-doubt sets in, KEEP GOING! Welcome to Episode #89 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafir [...]

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Tools of Persuasion: Direct Eye Contact Can Backfire On You
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 30, 2013

 The  more time people spend looking at a speaker’s eyes, the less persuaded they are by the speaker& [...]

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Online Therapy: The Future Of Counseling? (INFOGRAPHIC)
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 07, 2014

From gene mapping to robotic surgery – and everything in between – technology has led to a revolut [...]

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100 The Sacred Space
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 26, 2014

The Healthy Mind Podcast Turns 100 Today!!! Welcome to Episode #100 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. [...]

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Why Do We Love To Gossip?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 27, 2014

A new study finds that gossip and social exclusion may have hidden group benefits.   Conventional wisdom hold [...]

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Does Having Children Make People Happier?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 13, 2014

 Taking all factors into account, parents and non-parents have similar levels of life satisfaction.   Ameri [...]

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How To Practice ‘Safe Stress’ Over The Holidays
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 16, 2013

Ah, the holidays. Snow is falling peacefully in the meadow. Santa is getting ready for his Big Night. Visions [...]

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Is Oxytocin The Monogamy Hormone?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 25, 2013

Oxytocin activates the reward system, maintaining the bond between loving couples and promoting monogamy, say [...]

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Your Brain On Meditation
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 17, 2014

In addition to calming you, meditation can really help to process your thoughts and feelings.   From Mind [...]

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What Nightlight Color Improves Your Mood?
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 10, 2013

When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the ligh [...]

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Mindfulness Meditation Linked To Lower Stress Hormone
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 30, 2013

Focusing on the present moment has a very positive effect on our overall health and well-being.     Mind [...]

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Workplace Stress: You Are Not Alone (INFOGRAPHIC)
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 24, 2012

  According to a 2007 nationwide poll by the American Psychological Association, 75% of Americans list wo [...]

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Choosing a Meditation Style That’s Right For You
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 09, 2012

 New to meditation and you’re already thinking about quitting? You may have simply chosen the wrong met [...]

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Voters Prefer Candidates with Deep Voices
By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 15, 2012

These findings could have important implications for women who seek positions of leadership.     &nb [...]

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Chronic Pain: Treatment Shouldn’t Be Based Solely On MRI Results

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 11, 2012
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As it relates to MRI results in patients with chronic hip pain,  what you see doesn’t dictate the treat [...]

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014 Chronic Pain & Emotions – Dr. Schubiner Interview

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 28, 2012
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Welcome to 2/28/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. I am honored to welcome Dr. Howard Schubin [...]

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Why Is “2-4 Pounds” Easier To Lose Than “3 Pounds”?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 18, 2013
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We are much more likely to pursue goals that are ambitious, yet flexible.     Does it seem like you̵ [...]

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011 Fish Oil & Your Mood: Dr. Barry Sears Interview

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 07, 2012
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Dr. Sears and I will discuss the benefit of incorporating fish oils into your diet. We talk about the anti-inf [...]

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When Stress Causes Pain: A Genetic Risk Factor Is Identified

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 05, 2013
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A new study finds that chronic pain after stressful events has a specific biological basis.     A new st [...]

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Why Do Sad Movies Make Us Happy?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 23, 2013
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A new Ohio State University study reveals why we feel so good after watching a tearjerker like “Titanic& [...]

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Does Vitamin D Improve Your Mood?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 25, 2013
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Many health experts consider the benefits of vitamin D to be one of the most important health discoveries [...]

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Positive Feelings May Decrease Risk of Heart Disease, Harvard Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 19, 2012
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Optimism and happiness may play a critical role in cardiovascular health.     Over the last few deca [...]

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Living Alone Linked To Depression – New Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 22, 2012
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 The stress of isolation can take a significant toll on our emotional well-being.         [...]

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Can Stress Cause Physical Pain? New Clues Emerge

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 26, 2013
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People suffering from stress-related pain have brains that function differently, say University of Cambridge r [...]

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Stress: A Cause Of Breast Cancer?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 25, 2013
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In an unexpected finding, scientists have linked the activation of a stress gene in immune-system cells to the [...]

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Sleep Apnea Drug Helps To Fight Depression

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 08, 2013
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New research offers hope to the many individuals for whom anti-depressants offer little or no relief.   A [...]

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The Corruption Epidemic: Why Good People Defend Bad Systems

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 13, 2011
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From the bust of the housing bubble and mortgage meltdown to Bernie Madoff and Jerry Sandusky, to political c [...]

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Stress Illness: New Findings Reveal How Stress Impacts the Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 25, 2012
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Stress swirls around us every single day of our lives. It begins early in the morning when we are stuck in rus [...]

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Feeling Snubbed? How Our Brain Soothes The Pain Of Rejection

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 12, 2013
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The brain’s natural painkiller system responds to social pain in much the same way it does physical inju [...]

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How Stress Causes Illness: It’s All About Inflammation

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 06, 2012
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 Carnegie Mellon University scientists identify a critical link in the mind-body connection.     We [...]

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100 The Sacred Space

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 26, 2014
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The Healthy Mind Podcast Turns 100 Today!!! Welcome to Episode #100 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. [...]

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Depression In Childhood Linked To Heart Problems

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 16, 2013
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Childhood depression appears to influence the presence of cardiac risk factors during adolescence.    Teens [...]

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Emotional Illness Tied To Higher Rates of Physical Problems

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 16, 2012
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Emotional illness greatly impacts physical health and well-being.        According to the late [...]

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tCDS: A New Depression Treatment Offers Hope

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 11, 2012
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The largest controlled trial of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation shows treatment is safe and not associ [...]

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Letter to a Young Psychiatrist

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 20, 2013
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Every once in a while, you read something so amazing, it literally takes your breath away. It not only moves y [...]

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Stress Illness: Childhood Trauma Linked to IBS Symptoms in Adults

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 02, 2012
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Emotional abuse was the biggest predictor of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).       Yet another [...]

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Why Telling a Little White Lie Can Get Very Expensive

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 29, 2011
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We’ve all been there, right? We have all uttered that little white lie to get out of an uncomfortable situat [...]

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Stress Management Discussions Are Rare In Primary Care Setting

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 19, 2012
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Stress management counseling is the least common type of physician counseling in primary care.     Str [...]

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Vitamins and Colon Cancer: Can Supplements Lower Your Risk?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 04, 2012
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Could the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in a regular diet help to reduce the risk of colon cancer and [...]

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Mindfulness Meditation Linked To Lower Stress Hormone

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 30, 2013
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Focusing on the present moment has a very positive effect on our overall health and well-being.     Mind [...]

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047 Why Your Subconscious Mind Is So Powerful

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 17, 2012
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How much of our behavior is truly under our conscious control?  Welcome to 10/17/12 podcast of The Health [...]

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Is This Substance The Key To Happiness?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 10, 2013
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   What makes you happy? Family? Money? Love?   What if all it took to be happy was… a protein???   [...]

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Increased Inflammation Linked to Depression, New Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 09, 2012
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 New data offers hope for future treatment options.       Inflammation in the body is common t [...]

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042 When Stress Causes Pain – Dr. David Clarke Interview

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 13, 2012
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Is stress making you sick? Welcome to 9/5/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, I [...]

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PTSD: A New Treatment Offers Real Hope

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 28, 2012
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As early as the first session, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) significantly reduced symptoms associated [...]

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021 How Existential Anxiety Leads To Physical Pain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 18, 2012
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Welcome to 4/18/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week Dr. Zafirides continues the m [...]

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Greek Coffee: The Key To A Longer Life?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 18, 2013
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Greek coffee had a positive effect on the blood vessels of the heart, according to scientists at the Universit [...]

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Handling Stress: How Your Emotional Style May Be Creating Anxiety

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 13, 2013
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Individuals who used the emotional strategy of reappraisal experienced less anxiety than those who suppressed [...]

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092 Existential Therapy – Freedom (Part 2)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 20, 2013
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Is freedom always a good thing? Welcome to Episode #92 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast. Thi [...]

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Chronic Pain IS All In Your Head: A Startling New Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 01, 2012
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A new Northwestern University study reveals the early brain changes that consistently predict which patients g [...]

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Why Stress Reduction (and brain size) May Be The Key To Managing Chronic Pain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 24, 2013
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      Do you suffer from chronic pain? You are definitely not alone.    Chronic pain is an e [...]

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Vitamin D and Depression: The Latest Link

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 06, 2012
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As I had written in a previous article, low levels of vitamin D have been shown to be associated with a host o [...]

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084 Fixing Psychiatry For Good (Dr. Nassir Ghaemi Interview)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 23, 2013
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Has psychiatry progressed at all in the last 100 years? Welcome to 8/21/13 episode of The Healthy Mind with [...]

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The Secret to a Happy Marriage? What the Latest Research Reveals…

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 06, 2012
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You say you are very committed to your marriage. But what does being ‘committed to your marriage’ really m [...]

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Depression and Fast Food: A Link Has Been Confirmed

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 30, 2012
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 The latest study suggests that fast food can worsen our mood.     Depression affects 121 million p [...]

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How Stress Damages Your DNA

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 19, 2012
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New research reveals how stress leads to a higher risk of both physical and emotional illness.      [...]

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Moderate to High Stress Levels Can Shorten Your Life

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 24, 2011
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Well, the latest research on men and stress deserves your attention. A new study out of Oregon State Universit [...]

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Why Our Performance Improves After Receiving A Compliment

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 09, 2012
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  A team of Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing exercises appear to perform [...]

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How Mindfulness Meditation Works to Positively Impact Your Health

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 03, 2011
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In times of stress, we are often encouraged to pause for a moment and simply be "in the now". But what does th [...]

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Depression After Stroke: Most Patients Receive No Treatment

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 01, 2012
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 Researchers call for routine depression screening.       People who have experienced a stroke [...]

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Study: Even Mild Depression and Anxiety Can Kill You

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 04, 2012
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A large-scale study has found that having even mild mental health problems results in a lower life expectancy. [...]

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Why Stress Makes It Harder To Control Our Emotions

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 27, 2013
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How well do you cope with stress?   According to a new study, even the mild stress of everyday life interfere [...]

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Depression and Heart Disease: What Women Need To Know Right Now

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 15, 2011
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Despite the advances made in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, a major obstacle is the stigma [...]

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Sleep Preserves and Enhances Traumatic Memories

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 17, 2012
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A recent study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that, after w [...]

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Why Do Men Cheat?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 23, 2013
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A new study finds that men cheat because they experience stronger sexual impulses, not weak self-control. &nbs [...]

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Chronic Anxiety May Make You Age Faster

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 16, 2012
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A new study shows anxiety may actually accelerate aging in people on a molecular level.       I [...]

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How A Second Language Affects Your Child’s Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 30, 2013
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The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant impact on the structure of their adul [...]

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How an Anti-Inflammatory Drug Offers New Hope…for Depression

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 03, 2012
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A drug used to treat Crohn’s Disease relieves symptoms of depression.     The link between inf [...]

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Teaching Kids Persistence: What Every Parent Needs to Know

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 18, 2012
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BYU researchers found the persistence kids gained through fathers led to higher engagement in school and lo [...]

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091 Existential Therapy – Introduction (Part 1)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 30, 2013
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Can our search for meaning heal us? Welcome to Episode #91 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast. [...]

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Low Socio-Economic Status Linked With Heart Disease

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 07, 2011
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People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealth [...]

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018 Cognitive Dissonance: A Powerful Tool of Persuasion Explained

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 27, 2012
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Welcome to 3/27/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, Dr. Zafirides discusses one of [...]

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1 In 5 Americans With Emotional Illness – National Survey

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 22, 2012
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A new national report reveals the extent of emotional illness in the United States over the last year. The num [...]

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Fear and Panic: How Our Brain Knows The Difference

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 04, 2013
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New study finds different areas of brain are responsible for external versus internal threats.     When [...]

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023 Anxiety: Why Negative Thoughts Hurt So Much

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 02, 2012
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Welcome to 5/2/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, Dr. Zafirides discusses why an [...]

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Freud Was Right: Study Finds Depression Is Linked To Feelings of Guilt

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 04, 2012
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 MRI scans reveal a strong response to guilt in depressed individuals.     Science may have just pr [...]

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005 Overcoming Procrastination

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 28, 2011
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Welcome to 12/27/11 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. Do you find yourself putting things off un [...]

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The Science Of Gut Feelings: How We Get to the Truth in 20 Seconds

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 23, 2011
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We have all been there before, right? It might have been at work, with friends or at a family gathering. We ar [...]

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067 Setting Limits: Why You Can’t Say No and How To Fix It

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 13, 2013
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Does your life feel like it is out of control? Welcome to 3/13/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafi [...]

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Researchers Discover A New Way To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 04, 2013
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Clinical trials could begin within the next few years, say Vanderbilt University researchers.     Chemi [...]

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Eliminating Chronic Pain by Medically “Erasing” Our Memories

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 18, 2012
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Chronic pain can terribly debilitating. For some individuals, the pain is so great that they can't even bear t [...]

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Are Anxious People Totally Oblivious?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 23, 2011
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Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. In some situations, anxiety can actually be quite beneficial. For some [...]

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Being Nice: Why Some Folks Just Can’t Help It

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 11, 2012
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Kindness and generosity may be part of our DNA.       According to the latest scientific resear [...]

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025 Transforming Our Relationships: Dr. Georgianna Doradio Interview

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 16, 2012
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Welcome to 5/17/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, Dr. Zafirides is honored to w [...]

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A Taste of Bliss (by Greg Malouf)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 12, 2013
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Indulge only in loving thoughts and your day will be beautiful.      I came to a point in my life w [...]

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082 The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 08, 2013
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If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? Welcome to 8/8/13 podcast of The [...]

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Transforming Anger Into Creativity

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 21, 2012
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Social rejection can fuel imaginative thinking, study shows.     Anger isn’t always a bad thin [...]

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How Stress Affects Brain Cells…and Your Mood

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 07, 2013
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Researchers identify a “stress” protein that reduces new brain cell production and is linked to de [...]

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019 How to Create Loving Relationships – Dr. Goodstone Interview

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 04, 2012
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Please join me as I welcome Dr. Erica Goodstone to the 4/5/12 broadcast of The Healthy Mind. Dr. Goodstone [...]

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Penn State Deconstructed: The Psychology Behind the Silence

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 12, 2012
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In the wake of the horrible situation unfolding at Penn State, a very common question being asked - at the kit [...]

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Are Negative Thoughts Bothering You? Just Throw Them Away!

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 27, 2012
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When individuals threw their thoughts away, they simply didn’t consider them anymore.     If you want [...]

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064 FAST MINDS: How To Thrive With ADHD (Dr. Tim Bilkey Interview)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 20, 2013
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So you think you have ADHD? Here’s what to do about it! Welcome to 2/20/13 podcast of The Healthy Min [...]

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Study: Lying Is Bad For Your Overall Health

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 10, 2012
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Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have found that telling fewer lies can literally improve your phy [...]

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Dealing With Stress: Why Are You More “Chill” Than Me?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 31, 2014
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How well do you deal with stress?   We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great mo [...]

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Depression Gene is Isolated by Yale University Researchers

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 04, 2012
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The statistics on depression are just staggering. There simply is no other way to describe them. According to [...]

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015 How Stress Becomes Deadly

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 06, 2012
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Welcome to 3/6/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides.  Did stress cause Steve Jobs’ deadl [...]

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Depression and Heart Disease: The Latest Link Emerges

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 16, 2012
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Depressed heart attack survivors have a harder road to recovery, according to the latest research.   &nbs [...]

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Are Creative Brains Different?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 03, 2014
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 People with high mind-brain development are alert, interested in learning new things and see the whole pictu [...]

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038 Stop Negative Thinking: You Deserve Happiness!

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 15, 2012
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Is your glass half-empty or half-full?   Welcome to 8/15/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafiride [...]

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How Ketamine Defeats Chronic Depression

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 04, 2012
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“The biggest breakthrough in depression research” in the last 50 years.   Many chronically depres [...]

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074 Chronic Pain: Forget What They Say…You CAN Break Free!

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 15, 2013
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Step One: Forget everything you know about chronic pain. Welcome to 5/15/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind wit [...]

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Tools of Persuasion: Direct Eye Contact Can Backfire On You

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 30, 2013
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 The  more time people spend looking at a speaker’s eyes, the less persuaded they are by the speaker& [...]

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Berries Keep Your Brain Sharp, Harvard Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 29, 2012
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Berries are brain boosters, according to Harvard researchers.     We know berries are very good for [...]

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Being Selfish Makes Us Happy, Especially If We Have No Choice

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 09, 2012
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We are happiest when our self-interest is imposed upon us, relieving us of guilt.       Humans are very so [...]

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Loneliness Is Bad For Our Health

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 20, 2013
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New research links loneliness to immune system problems and increased inflammation.       Lone [...]

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Study: ADHD Remains A Serious Problem For Adults

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 03, 2013
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Sobering results from a new study finds that ADHD doesn’t just “go away” in adulthood.   Th [...]

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Parents Today are Happier Than Non-Parents, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 21, 2012
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 The benefits of parenthood appear more consistently in men and older and married parents.     Atte [...]

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Treating ADHD With Sunshine?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 21, 2013
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Even after controlling for factors that are known to be associated with ADHD, regions with high sunlight inten [...]

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Exercise Improves Our Satisfaction With Life, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 27, 2012
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 Regular exercise has a very positive effect on our emotional health, outlook on life and  even self-esteem. [...]

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027 Dr. Barry Sears Interview – Fish Oils and Your Health (Rebroadcast)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 30, 2012
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Welcome to 5/30/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. Given the recent birth of Dr. Z’s [...]

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Science of the Mind: Searching for Causes of Emotional Illness

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 17, 2011
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Recently, I had a friend ask what I felt was the most challenging part of being a psychiatrist. My answer was [...]

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051 Emotions & Unexplained Physical Symptoms

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 15, 2012
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Welcome to 11/14/12 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, Dr. Z discusses the role of [...]

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Workplace Stress: You Are Not Alone (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 24, 2012
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  According to a 2007 nationwide poll by the American Psychological Association, 75% of Americans list wo [...]

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Anger: How a Common Emotion Affects Your Body and Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 11, 2012
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Poorly managed anger can lead to emotional and physical health issues.       We all know what i [...]

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Women Seek Mental Health Treatment Earlier Than Men

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 26, 2014
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Chronic illness can often lead to depression.   Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use [...]

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Low Vitamin D and Cancer: What’s The Link?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 17, 2014
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Low vitamin D is linked to high risk of death from all medical causes, including cancer and heart disease. &nb [...]

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104 Acts Of Kindness: The Power To Save Lives

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 05, 2014
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A small act of kindness can make all the difference in the world. Welcome to Episode #104 of The Healthy Mi [...]

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Are Creative Brains Different?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 03, 2014
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 People with high mind-brain development are alert, interested in learning new things and see the whole pictu [...]

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Dealing With Stress: Why Are You More “Chill” Than Me?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 31, 2014
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How well do you deal with stress?   We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great mo [...]

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103 The Healing Power Of Forgiveness

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 22, 2014
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Healing begins when we let go of our grudges and anger. Welcome to Episode 103 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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Your Brain On Meditation

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 17, 2014
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In addition to calming you, meditation can really help to process your thoughts and feelings.   From Mind [...]

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102 – How Teens Deal With Stress: In Their Own Words

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 01, 2014
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What is it REALLY like to be a teen today? Welcome to Episode #102 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. [...]

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Want To Be More Creative? Go For A Walk

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 28, 2014
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Walking may lead to more creativity than sitting, say researchers.   If you’re looking to boost your cr [...]

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A New Anti-Depressant Mechanism Is Discovered In The Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 22, 2014
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Ghrelin (a hormone produced in the stomach and intestines) has natural anti-depressant properties, say researc [...]

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101 Mind-Body Pain Syndromes: A Conversation With David Schechter, M.D.

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 16, 2014
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“When it comes to chronic pain – think psychological, not structural.“ Welcome to Episode 10 [...]

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Online Therapy: The Future Of Counseling? (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 07, 2014
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From gene mapping to robotic surgery – and everything in between – technology has led to a revolut [...]

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Are You A Positive Or Negative Thinker?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on April 02, 2014
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A new study finds differences in the brains of positive and negative thinkers.   The ability to stay positive [...]

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100 The Sacred Space

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 26, 2014
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The Healthy Mind Podcast Turns 100 Today!!! Welcome to Episode #100 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. [...]

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Stressed Women Have A Harder Time Getting Pregnant, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 24, 2014
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Researchers find stress can delay pregnancy and double the risk of infertility.   Having difficulty getti [...]

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How Chronic Pain Affects Your Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 14, 2014
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New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments, s [...]

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New Genes For Bipolar Disorder Discovered

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 10, 2014
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The cause of bipolar disorder is not yet fully understood, but researchers have found that genetic factors pla [...]

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099 Suicide & Homicide: How Stigma Kills

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 05, 2014
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The stigma of mental illness can have tragic consequences. Welcome to Episode #99 of The Healthy Mind with [...]

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Can Tylenol Cause ADHD?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on March 01, 2014
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A new study finds that acetaminophen use by women during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk in childre [...]

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Can Babies Learn To Read? No.

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 24, 2014
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Despite the study results, it turns out parents benefit from the experience.   While parents use DVDs and oth [...]

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098 The Biology Of Depression: Dr. Vladimir Maletic Interview (Rebroadcast)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 20, 2014
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Back by popular demand, one of The Healthy Mind’s “Essential Episodes” (Episode #58). It is my sinc [...]

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Listening To ‘Beautiful But Sad’ Music Helps Lift Your Mood

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 19, 2014
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New research has found that ‘beautiful but sad’ music helps us feel better when we’re feelin [...]

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New Depression Treatments On The Horizon

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 14, 2014
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From biomarkers to brain stimulation, the future treatment of depression is nearly upon us.     New [...]

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097 Breaking Through Fear

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on February 05, 2014
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What do you fear the most? Welcome to Episode #97 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast.  Fear a [...]

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Childhood Depression Linked To Heart Disease Later In Life

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 30, 2014
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A higher rate of heart disease was also observed in the parents of depressed children.   Children with de [...]

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Why Do We Love To Gossip?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 27, 2014
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A new study finds that gossip and social exclusion may have hidden group benefits.   Conventional wisdom hold [...]

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096 Public Speaking: Why We’re Scared (and how to beat the fear)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 22, 2014
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Are you afraid of public speaking? You are not alone! Welcome to Episode #96 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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Positive Outlook Linked To Better Health, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 20, 2014
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People who are happier and enjoy life show slower declines in physical function as they age, say researchers. [...]

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Does Having Children Make People Happier?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 13, 2014
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 Taking all factors into account, parents and non-parents have similar levels of life satisfaction.   Ameri [...]

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095 Existential Therapy – Death (Part 5)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 02, 2014
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Death is an important ally for appreciating life. Welcome to Episode #95 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafir [...]

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Stress and Emotional Illness: The Startling Truth (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on January 01, 2014
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  Even though the stigma of mental illness has improved over the last 20 years, it still prevents too man [...]

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Saying This Lowers The Stress Of Public Speaking, Test-Taking

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 24, 2013
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Simple statements about excitement could have big effects, research shows.    Do you get anxious speaking in [...]

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094 Existential Therapy – Meaning (Part 4)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 20, 2013
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What is the meaning of life? Welcome to Episode #94 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. Dr. Z continues [...]

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How To Practice ‘Safe Stress’ Over The Holidays

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 16, 2013
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Ah, the holidays. Snow is falling peacefully in the meadow. Santa is getting ready for his Big Night. Visions [...]

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Sleep Apnea Drug Helps To Fight Depression

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 08, 2013
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New research offers hope to the many individuals for whom anti-depressants offer little or no relief.   A [...]

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093 Existential Therapy – Isolation (Part 3)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 04, 2013
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Do you feel alone in the world? Welcome to Episode #93 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. Dr. Z contin [...]

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How Focusing On Bad News Can Improve Your Mood

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on December 01, 2013
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Repeatedly exposing yourself to a negative event may prevent it from affecting you.   Did you know that the s [...]

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Is Oxytocin The Monogamy Hormone?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 25, 2013
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Oxytocin activates the reward system, maintaining the bond between loving couples and promoting monogamy, say [...]

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Fear Of Pain Is Often Worse Than Pain Itself

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 23, 2013
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 Anticipation of pain is a major source of misery.     Faced with inevitable pain, most people choo [...]

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092 Existential Therapy – Freedom (Part 2)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 20, 2013
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Is freedom always a good thing? Welcome to Episode #92 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast. Thi [...]

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Most Teen Mental Health Problems Go Completely Untreated (Stigma Kills)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 18, 2013
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A new Duke University study finds that only a fraction of American teenagers with mental health problems ever [...]

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Can A Bookstore’s Comfy Couch Make You Spend More Money?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 12, 2013
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Understanding consumer psychology can help you to become a smarter shopper this holiday season.   Why put a b [...]

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Bipolar and Pregnant? What You Need To Know

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on November 03, 2013
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About 50% of the women in the study had worsening depressive symptoms as their blood levels of medications dro [...]

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091 Existential Therapy – Introduction (Part 1)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 30, 2013
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Can our search for meaning heal us? Welcome to Episode #91 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast. [...]

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Why Keeping Emotions In Check May NOT Be Good For Your Health

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 28, 2013
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When stressors are controllable, simply reframing your thoughts about the situation isn’t just less bene [...]

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Treating ADHD With Sunshine?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 21, 2013
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Even after controlling for factors that are known to be associated with ADHD, regions with high sunlight inten [...]

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Can A Store’s Music Influence What You Buy?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 15, 2013
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Music is a powerful tool of influence that is used routinely to maximize the buying behavior of a consumer.   [...]

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Feeling Snubbed? How Our Brain Soothes The Pain Of Rejection

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 12, 2013
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The brain’s natural painkiller system responds to social pain in much the same way it does physical inju [...]

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090 Reducing Stress: 3 Simple Ways To Calm Down and Feel More Relaxed

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 09, 2013
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Has stress taken over your life? Welcome to Episode #90 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podcast.   [...]

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How Depression Affects Your Memory

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 05, 2013
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 A new Brigham Young University study finds that the more depressed someone feels, the harder it is to distin [...]

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089 Why Persistence Is The Key To Success

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on October 04, 2013
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Even when fear and self-doubt sets in, KEEP GOING! Welcome to Episode #89 of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafir [...]

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Tools of Persuasion: Direct Eye Contact Can Backfire On You

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 30, 2013
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 The  more time people spend looking at a speaker’s eyes, the less persuaded they are by the speaker& [...]

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Can Anger Worsen My Depression?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 28, 2013
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 A new study finds that depression accompanied by anger and irritability can lead to a worse prognosis, lower [...]

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088 Why You Can’t Sleep and How To Fix It! (Rebroadcast)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 25, 2013
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Back by popular demand, one of The Healthy Mind’s “Essential” episodes. Welcome to Episode [...]

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Why Do Men Cheat?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 23, 2013
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A new study finds that men cheat because they experience stronger sexual impulses, not weak self-control. &nbs [...]

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Reducing Fear While You Sleep, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 21, 2013
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  A new study provides the first evidence that fear can be reduced during sleep.     In a new study, North [...]

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087 Why Does Depression Hurt So Much?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 18, 2013
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The pain of depression is both emotional and physical.  Welcome to Episode #87 of The Healthy Mind with Dr [...]

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Afraid Of Clowns? New Hope In The Treatment Of Phobias

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 16, 2013
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 Vicarious social learning may be more effective than direct personal experience in extinguishing fear respon [...]

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Think You Know Everything About Your Partner? Think Again!

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 10, 2013
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Even in committed relationships, people hide issues of money, addiction, health or personal failures from ea [...]

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3 Ways To Spot A Texting Liar

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 07, 2013
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People who lie while texting take a longer time to respond. This is also true for social media conversations a [...]

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086 How Road Rage Can Save Your Marriage

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 05, 2013
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Once we understand the psychology behind Road Rage, we can use that knowledge to heal our relationships. Welco [...]

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How To Lose Weight In Less Than 5 Minutes

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on September 01, 2013
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A University of Utah study finds that even a few minutes of high-intensity activity can  result in significan [...]

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How A Second Language Affects Your Child’s Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 30, 2013
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The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant impact on the structure of their adul [...]

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085 The 3 Most Important Words In Any Relationship

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 28, 2013
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What 3 words have the power to completely transform your personal and business relationships? Welcome to Episo [...]

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Why Stress Makes It Harder To Control Our Emotions

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 27, 2013
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How well do you cope with stress?   According to a new study, even the mild stress of everyday life interfere [...]

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Stress: A Cause Of Breast Cancer?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 25, 2013
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In an unexpected finding, scientists have linked the activation of a stress gene in immune-system cells to the [...]

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084 Fixing Psychiatry For Good (Dr. Nassir Ghaemi Interview)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 23, 2013
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Has psychiatry progressed at all in the last 100 years? Welcome to 8/21/13 episode of The Healthy Mind with [...]

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Letter to a Young Psychiatrist

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 20, 2013
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Every once in a while, you read something so amazing, it literally takes your breath away. It not only moves y [...]

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Bipolar Disorder Identified Using Brain Scan

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 18, 2013
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Identifying bipolar disorder through MRI  proves successful in initial results, say researchers.    What ar [...]

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083 Stress, Chronic Pain… and Mosquitoes?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 15, 2013
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What does stress do to your body?  Welcome to 8/14/13 episode of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides podc [...]

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5 Mental Illnesses Share A Common Genetic Link

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 12, 2013
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In a sweeping study, scientists discover a genetic link between depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizoph [...]

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What Nightlight Color Improves Your Mood?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 10, 2013
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When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the ligh [...]

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082 The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 08, 2013
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If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? Welcome to 8/8/13 podcast of The [...]

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How Insomnia Leads To Pizza Cravings

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 06, 2013
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Didn’t sleep well last night? Be careful! Your mind is programmed to lead you to that pizza, say researc [...]

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Researchers Discover A New Way To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 04, 2013
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Clinical trials could begin within the next few years, say Vanderbilt University researchers.     Chemi [...]

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Why Do We Resist Change?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on August 01, 2013
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A new study finds that we tend to resist making changes in our life – even when the consequences of doin [...]

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081 End Stigma: Don’t Apologize For Your Depression!

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 31, 2013
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Realize the true strength within you! Welcome to 07/31/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. T [...]

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If You’re Not Looking For It, You Won’t See It

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 28, 2013
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When engaged in a demanding task, attention can act like a set of blinders, leading us to “not see” [...]

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The Ups And Downs Of Bipolar Disorder (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 27, 2013
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All of us experience changes in our mood. From happiness and excitement to anger and sadness, the normal ups a [...]

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Can Optimism Protect You From Stress?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 24, 2013
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Cortisol – the “stress hormone” – tends to be more stable in people with an optimistic [...]

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Sexual Addiction: Is It A Real Disorder?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 20, 2013
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Despite speculation about the effect of sexual addiction in the brain, UCLA researchers found no evidence to s [...]

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080 Thirteen Hours To Happiness: A Story Of Strength

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 18, 2013
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How long will it take for you to be happy again? Welcome to 07/18/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Z [...]

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Can Fish Oil Reduce (Or Even Prevent) Physical Pain?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 17, 2013
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An ingredient found in fish oil not only alleviated the pain, but also reduced nerve swelling following an inj [...]

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Surgery May Not Be Effective For Spinal Fractures

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 14, 2013
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This finding is consistent with more recent studies which suggest surgery’s perceived benefits may be d [...]

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079 Surviving An Extramarital Affair (Dr. Scott Haltzman Interview)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 11, 2013
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What are the secrets to surviving infidelity? Welcome to 07/11/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafi [...]

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Why Does Sad Music Make Us Happy?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 10, 2013
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Researchers believe that sadness experienced through art actually feels pleasant, possibly because it does not [...]

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Stress And Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 07, 2013
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  Stress – all of us know the feeling. Sometimes stress can be positive, motivating you to get thin [...]

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078 Why We Procrastinate and How To Stop It

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on July 05, 2013
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Do you put things off until the very last minute?? Welcome to 07/03/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. [...]

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Less Sleep Is Linked To Weight Gain, Study

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 28, 2013
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Adults with late bedtimes may be more susceptible to weight gain due to the increased consumption of calories [...]

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Does Vitamin D Improve Your Mood?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 25, 2013
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Many health experts consider the benefits of vitamin D to be one of the most important health discoveries [...]

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Why Is “2-4 Pounds” Easier To Lose Than “3 Pounds”?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 18, 2013
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We are much more likely to pursue goals that are ambitious, yet flexible.     Does it seem like you̵ [...]

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Why Depression In Menopause Is Bad For Your Heart

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 15, 2013
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An increased risk of heart disease and diabetes is identified in postmenopausal women suffering with depressio [...]

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077 The Power of 11:11 (Life-Lessons From Maggie)

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 13, 2013
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I am so very grateful when patients teach me.  Welcome to 6/13/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Za [...]

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Social Media and Narcissism: Why It’s “All About Me!”

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 11, 2013
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College students and adults use social media in different ways to boost their egos and control others’ p [...]

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How Do We Form Long-Term Memories?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 09, 2013
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A protein known as Arc is a ‘master regulator’ of the entire memory process, say researchers. &nbs [...]

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076 Weight Gain and Depression: What’s The Connection?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 06, 2013
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Welcome to 6/5/13 podcast of The Healthy Mind with Dr. Zafirides. This week, Dr. Z discusses the link betwe [...]

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Feeling Anxious? How Meditation Calms Your Brain

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 04, 2013
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Meditation provides many health benefits, but the exact brain functions involved have been elusive – unt [...]

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What Form Of Talk Therapy Is Best For Depression?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on June 02, 2013
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Researchers found that ALL forms of psychotherapy are beneficial and no single form of therapy was better tha [...]

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075 Do Antidepressants Really Work?

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 29, 2013
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By looking at depression as “the sore throat of psychiatry”, we can better answer that question. [...]

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Stress Release: The Power Of Bad (and Good) Habits

By Peter Zafirides, M.D. on May 27, 2013
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We’re just as likely to default to positive habits, such as eating a healthy breakfast or going to the g [...]

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