Thyroid And Mental Health

When a therapist diagnosis a patient with depression and one of the anxiety disorders, the potential is strong that the thyroid is the origin of the difficulties.  Additional medical evaluation can prove the patient has autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as AIT.

“Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease” (Harding, 2018) talked about the symptoms a patient may experience with this cluster of health issues, the conversation a psychiatrist needs to have with patient when thyroid has not been evaluated and depression and anxiety are diagnosed, and the conversation a physician needs to have with patient when thyroid becomes a complication.

 

Vikki

 

Reference

 

Harding, A. (2018).  Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease.  Retrieved From  https://www.psychcongress.com/news/depression-and-anxiety-more-common-patients-thyroid-disease

 

Potential Health Benefits From Regular Fish Consumption

 

 

Lane (2019) talked about the numerous health issues that can decrease with a routine menu of fish, in the article:  “When You Eat Fish Every Day, This Is What Happens To Your Body”.

 

Vikki

 

Reference

 

Lane, K. (2019).  When You Eat Fish Everyday, This Is What Happens To Your Body.  Retrieved From https://www.thelist.com/179800/when-you-eat-fish-every-day-this-is-what-happens-to-your-body/

 

 

The Colorful World We Live In

Changing Minds (2019) provide tables of various colors and their Western and Non-Western meanings:

 

Color Western meaning
RED: warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, energy, determination, desire, passion, courage, socialism, republicans, chaos
PINK: feminine, love, caring, nurture
ORANGE: cheerfulness, low cost, affordability, enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity, aggression, food, halloween, liberal (politics)
YELLOW: attention-grabbing, comfort, liveliness, cowardice, hunger, optimism, overwhelm, Summer, comfort, liveliness, intellect, happiness, energy, conflict
GREEN: durability, reliability, environmental, luxurious, optimism, healing, well-being, nature, calm, relaxation, Spring, safety, honesty, optimism, harmony, freshness
BLUE: peace, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, trust, melancholia, boredom, coldness, Winter, depth, stability, professionalism, conservatism, democrats
PURPLE: power, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, artificial, luxury, mystery, royalty, elegance, magic
GRAY: conservatism, traditionalism, intelligence, serious, dull, uninteresting
BROWN: relaxing, confident, casual, reassuring, nature, earthy, solid, reliable, genuine, Autumn, endurance
BLACK: Elegance, sophistication, formality, power, strength, illegality, depression, morbidity, night, death
WHITE: Cleanliness, purity, newness, virginity, peace, innocence, simplicity, sterility, snow, ice, cold

 

Color Non-Western meaning
RED: Eastern: luck, prosperity, happiness, long life, fertility, powerSome Africa: mourning
PINK: Belgium: boys (rest of Europe is girls)
ORANGE: Eastern: happiness, spiritual
YELLOW: Eastern: sacred, imperial, wisdom, maleSome Middle-East: mourning

Africa: high rank

France: jealousy

Greece: sadness

GREEN: Eastern: birth, hope, new beginnings, youth, immortality, fertilityMiddle East: Islam, strength, luck, fertility, prestige

Africa: corruption

South America: death

BLUE: Eastern: immortality, life, feminineMiddle East: protection

Mexico: mourning

PURPLE: Eastern: wealth, privilege, sorrow, mourningBrazil: death, mourning
BROWN: Eastern: earth, mourning
BLACK: Eastern: wealth, health, boys, mystery, evil
WHITE: Eastern: death, mourning, funerals, sadness, purity, age, misfortuneMiddle East: purity, mourning

 

However, the article suggests that all of us wear certain colors because of our own life experiences, and favorites.

For example, several people could enter a room wearing similar colors, and yet each one has varied reasoning for wearing that particular color:

 

• Their go-to color;

• Reminds them of a loved one, for whatever reason;

• Brings comfort, relaxing;

• Was their nickname growing up;

• Enhances their appearance;

• Appeals to their sensibility;

• Reminds them of their favorite song, movie, publication, artist;

• Has that ahhhhhh appeal,

and many other explanations.

 

What are your favorites, and why?

 

Vikki

 

Reference

Changing Minds (2019).  The Meaning Of Colors.  Retrieved From http://changingminds.org/disciplines/communication/color_effect.htm