Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Group therapy helps people in

Group therapy helps people in prison part ways with cigarettes

People who are incarcerated in American prisons smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products at disproportionately higher rates than the general adult population, which can be attributed to behavioral health conditions and mental health symptoms. Inmates likely use tobacco products to cope with Read More...

Seeking psychological healing?

Seeking psychological healing? Psychedelic-assisted therapy can help

Ask anyone experimenting with psychedelics in the 1960s and they would tell you about the mystical experiences associated with tripping. Urban legends circulated, claiming that psychedelics could allow intrepid trippers to meet spirit guides, to travel to other dimensions, and even to know God. Read More...

How virtual reality is helping

How virtual reality is helping patients conquer their fears

Technology has reached a point where it feels as if we are truly living in the future. A testament to that is the fact that virtual reality is on-track to receiving FDA approval for the treatment of a variety of anxiety disorders.  Virtual reality is being used as a tool for exposure therapy, an Read More...

Music plays an optimistic note

Music plays an optimistic note for cancer patients

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Nursing have started using music to help young cancer patients understand their illness. The study followed 113 young people ages 11 to 24 and assessed how well music aided them throughout the course of their treatment, sometimes involving stem cell Read More...

Next stop, love

Next stop, love

Therapy was supposed to bring us joy and love. But the language of the heart can be cut off by the cold analyses of the "expert." It's time rethink therapy and reembrace your lover, friends and family. Frank Furedi | December 2004 issue Every society expresses its beliefs about human nature in Read More...

Nine amusing ways to stay out

Nine amusing ways to stay out of the therapist's office

| December 2004 issue   · Try not to take yourself seriously. Stand in front of a mirror and make funny faces, even in public. · Get a pet that suits you and give it a strange name. Don’t forget to take care of it. · Get some exercise. Squash and badminton are very civilized sports that Read More...