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New DNA Test to Offer Mental Health Insights

New DNA Test to Offer Mental Health Insights

    Important Note: IFHP Clothing Co. is in no way sponsored by Genomind, we are not endorsing this product or company, and we have not used or otherwise evaluated the product described in this article. We are simply providing information for your general mental health-oriented knowledge.   We've all heard of at-home DNA tests. You order a kit from a company like 23andMe, swab your cheek or spit in a tube, send the kit back, and get results online that tell you about your ancestry. Some of the kits even offer information about your physical health, such as predispositions...

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"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

  Nobody is really sure exactly where the term came from, but "doomscrolling" has entered the lexicon of American English recently. It's the act of scrolling endlessly through social media, consuming as much bad news as possible in hope of finding answers that never come. Wired Magazine recently published an article all about the trend, exploring the etymology of the term, the reasons people might engage in it, and the negative effects it can have on mental health. Whether it's COVID-19 news, protest reporting, or speculation about the next awful thing 2020 might throw at us, there's no end of...

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Boston-Based Akili Interactive Introduces First FDA-Approved Prescription Video Game

Boston-Based Akili Interactive Introduces First FDA-Approved Prescription Video Game

  It seems that congratulations are in order for Boston-based Akili Interactive! On Monday, June 15, 2020, the company made history when their mobile-based game, EndeavorRX, became the first video game to ever be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a medical treatment. Yes, you read that correctly – EndeavorRX is the first FDA-approved prescription video game in history. How cool is that?! Designed and used to treat children between the ages of 8 and 12 with attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the video game was developed with a team of neuroscientists and tech designers in order to...

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Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

  You may remember a write-up we published in mid-late May talking about the fantastic things that London-based nonprofit Safe in Our World is doing to bring mental health awareness to the gaming community in the most tailored way possible. Today, we’re lucky enough to bring you a similar story with a different spin. If you’ve ever played or heard of the video game “World of Tanks”, or if you have friends that play it, then chances are that you’ve heard of the video game developer Wargaming (also known as Wargaming Group Limited or Wargaming.net). If you haven’t heard of...

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