Miscarriage Trauma Can Last Far Longer Than We Realized

New research says many women struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD months down the road.

Rachel Whalen’s first miscarriage happened fast. Six and a half weeks into her pregnancy, she took a test. Two days later, she started to bleed.

“It was just a really lonely experience and I was scared,” Whalen, now 34, told HuffPost. “Then I was also kind of like, ‘Am I being silly to feel this way?’” She told herself that early miscarriages are common (up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a loss) and hoped it would be her only one.

Several months later, she got pregnant again. Soon after, she miscarried again. Whalen and her husband were driving to their summer vacation. She felt a contraction and passed the fetal tissue in a gas station, catching it in her own hands.

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Freud e Lacan eram dois charlatões, diz professor de psicologia após décadas de pesquisa…

 

 

 

 

 

Freud nem sempre explica tudo. Pelo menos é o que defende o professor emérito de psicologia Jacques Van Rillaer, da universidade de Louvain, na Bélgica, que acaba de lançar o livro “Freud & Lacan, des charlatans? Faits et legendes de la psychanalise” (Freud & Lacan eram charlatões? Fatos e lendas da psicanálise, em tradução livre).

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Let’s touch: why physical connection between human beings matters

Touch can be used as a tool for communicating empathy, even resulting in an analgesic, painkilling effect. To combat loneliness, let’s set up coffee dates instead of screen time.

We humans aren’t meant to live in isolation – loneliness has been proven to cause serious repercussions, leading to illness and a 50% increased risk of early death.

In her New York Times Modern Love essay, writer Michelle Fiordaliso makes the case for unexpected moments of intimacy between strangers. “Touch solidifies something – an introduction, a salutation, a feeling, empathy,” she writes.

It turns out that these moments of connection, while fleeting, have a lasting impact on our wellbeing. One study published earlier this year showed that touch can be used as a tool for communicating empathy, resulting in an analgesic, painkilling effect. This ability to synchronize with others is crucial for social development – a fact that has garnered the attention of psychologists and scientists in recent years.

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Deitar-se com seu filho na hora dele dormir não é um “mau hábito”, é uma bênção!

Equívocos sobre pais com apego são as razões pelas quais muitos pais evitam dormir com seus filhos à noite. O apego aos pais (AP) significa simplesmente promover a conexão saudável que as crianças podem desenvolver com os estes. Trata-se de aprofundar o vínculo pai-filho em vez de cortá-lo à medida que a criança cresce.

Os críticos ao longo dos anos têm argumentado que a AP torna as crianças emocionalmente instáveis e incapazes de lidar com suas emoções. Eles acreditam que as crianças que são profundamente apegadas aos pais tendem a se desestabilizar quando são separadas pelo menor tempo possível.

Muitos pais tentaram limitar o tempo e a quantidade de contato físico que permitem aos filhos nesse sentido, acreditando que a educação dos filhos é destrutiva. Eles estão convencidos de que colocar seus filhos para dormir à noite tornará as crianças permanentemente dependentes de sua presença para adormecer.

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The spectrum of arrogance

On a first date, people focus on making a good first impression. But when someone brags about themselves constantly, that person is often exhibiting some level of arrogance.

Throughout history, cultures and academia have described arrogance in different ways, such as ancient mythology when King Xerxes’ fleet was ruined by his overconfident assessment of his force compared to the Greeks. Now, a team of psychology researchers at the University of Missouri is providing one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance, as well as a way to classify the condition on different levels across a spectrum, similarly to how autism is diagnosed. Nelson Cowan, a Curators Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science, organized a team of graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows to complete this project, something he had been working on for his entire career.

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Vitimismo crônico: pessoas que trabalham em “modo queixa”

Todos nós, em algum momento ou outro, assumimos o papel de vítimas.

No entanto, assim como existem pessoas que se sentem culpadas por tudo, existem pessoas que se tornam vítimas permanentes, sofrem o que pode ser considerado uma “vitimização crônica”. Essas pessoas se disfarçam de falsas vítimas, consciente ou inconscientemente, para simular agressões inexistentes e, incidentalmente, culpar os outros, libertando-se de toda responsabilidade.

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