Entries by Dr. Mark Zuccolo

Environment Lighting and Mental Health

In a review of the effects of full-spectrum fluorescent lighting (FSFL) on human physiology and health, McColl & Veitch (2001) reviewed studies conducted on the protective or therapeutic effects that this type of artificial light may have. The study reviewed research conducted between 1941 and 1999. Their research approach gives an overview of the present […]

Food Intolerances and Mental Health

In a review of the role of nutrition in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Schnoll, Burshteyn, & Cea-Aravena (2003) investigated the hypothesis that the symptoms of ADHD may be ameliorated by a child’s food intake. The study reviewed studies conducted between 1980 and 2002. Their research approach gives an overview of the present […]

Physiopsychological Correlates in Menopause

The word “menopause” derives from the Greek menos (month) and pausis (a cessation, a pause), and it is used to indicate the end of the female reproductive function and in some cases the unfortunate beginning of a variety of physical and psychological problems (Walsh, 1912). In fact, with the last menstruation (which indicates the beginning […]

Pleasure, Gratification, Strengths & Optimism

The pursuit of happiness is indispensable to achieve a pleasant, engaged and meaningful life. The sustained feeling of wellbeing within oneself is fundamental to our ability to be with the others and to contribute to the society to which we belong in a meaningful way (Kahneman, 1999). According to positive psychology, as outlined by Martin […]