Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Meaning and purpose

Meaning in Life Linked With Health, Cognitive Functioning

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A new study associates the presence of meaning in life with well-being and cognitive functioning in an adult population.

People Age Better if They Have a Purpose in Life

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From TIME: Living purposefully may help people maintain their physical function and independence as they age. According to a new study, older adults with a...

“How to Find Meaning in Suffering”

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In Scientific American, Kasley Killam presents insights from research on “post-traumatic growth,” highlighting the importance of finding meaning or underlying significance in our struggles and misery. “The psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote extensively about this process after observing that his fellow inmates in concentration camps were more likely to survive the horrific conditions if they held on to a sense of meaning.”

REFOCUS Psychosis Recovery Intervention Ready for Trials

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A new pro-recovery manualized intervention – called the REFOCUS intervention – has been developed and will now be evaluated in a multisite randomized control trials. The strengths-based intervention, which focuses on promoting relationships, is outlined in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.