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Voices in the Family

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.

Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:22 +0000


Magnets! How do they work (for people with anxiety)?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:22 +0000

A combination of older and newer treatments had the best results for patients in a recent study on anxiety. Researchers at a German university tested the effectiveness of different approaches to help people who had a debilitating fear of heights.

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The silence surrounding postpartum depression

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:53:33 +0000

Many women who have post-partum depression don't talk about their condition - and don't ask for help. That's according to new research.

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Emotional Support for In Vitro Patients

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:14:20 +0000

About one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant - and many end up pursuing fertility treatments. The process can be emotionally exhausting – or even traumatizing.

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Find the positive in feeling negative

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:14:28 +0000

When you're feeling grumpy, or irritated, or sad - the best remedy might be to embrace those negative feelings - that's according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

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Are obese people treated differently at the doctor’s office?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:17:54 +0000

Being judged for your weight in a doctor's office can have serious side effects. That's according to a new review of research on the treatment of obese people in medical settings.

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Can meditation ease chronic pain?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:00:29 +0000

With the country in the midst of an addiction crisis, health care providers are looking for new ways to treat their patients' pain without prescribing heavy-duty opioids. That's especially true for patients with chronic pain.

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How to support cancer patients

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:39:56 +0000

When a friend, a neighbor or co-worker is dealing with cancer - most of us want to chime in - with messages of support, or empathy. But what we end up saying sometimes isn’t very helpful

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The Pain of it All

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:52:58 +0000

At some point or another we all confront some sort of pain. Pain is necessary. We need it to alert us that something is wrong, but when acute pain turns to chronic pain, everything changes. So we need the pain, but not so much of it. That’s the territory Dr Dan Gottlieb explores in this Voices in the Family special.

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Could magnesium help treat depression?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:22:47 +0000

Millions of Americans suffer with depression - and traditional medications used to treat the illness are expensive, and can have a lot of side effects. New research from the University of Vermont shows that over-the-counter magnesium could be effective to treat mild to moderate depression.

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Sex and aging

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:19:28 +0000

Sex and aging remains an uncomfortable topic for many people. But, a new study finds that your sex life is impacted by how old you feel, more so than by how old you actually are. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY's Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

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