Category: mental health

Stress has become one of the most popular words in common usage.  It is a scapegoat for a variety of health problems. Vast amounts of scientific work confirm that stress affects physical and mental health.  Stress is just another a natural response body response. Distress isn’t. Linking stress to a range of common diseases is statistically easy. […]

Even before the CoVID-19 pandemic, more and more people were working remotely. Between 2012 to 2016, the number of people working remotely rose by four percent globally. In the US, 43% of workers spend some of their time working remotely. In countries such as Finland, Japan, Netherlands and Sweden, more than half the population work […]

My favorite smartphone word game app now tells me it can improve my memory and potentially prevent my dementia. This is a remarkable advance and a larger incentive to keep playing than just giving me points and emoticons. If only it were true. Unfortunately, mental ill health is quite complex and chronic, and the treatments […]