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The Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Whether you are seeking mental health treatment or training to become a mental health provider, you will encounter many different approaches to therapy. It can be confusing to tell the difference between them and to figure out which one is right for you. So, in this post, I d like to address the question what is the difference between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis Everyone who practices psychotherapy is first trained to be a general practitioner, also c ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
The Upside of Chance
Alea iacta est . Gaius Iulius There is an upside to chance it is an ingredient to creativity and happiness , and you can use it. I have commented on chance e.g. , creativity e.g. , and happiness e.g. a number of times. All three topics cut close to our experience with life and all are easily misunderstood. Students and other laypeople confuse chance with improbability, misattribute creativity to genius, and think that happiness is either your sole responsi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
Quality of psychiatric treatment -- not number of beds -- should be focus of s...
Health care providers should focus on the overall quality of psychiatric care, depression screening and outpatient services to prevent suicide, not the number of available inpatient psychiatric beds, argue researchers from the University of Chicago and Columbia University in a new statistical analysis. The study, published June 14 in JAMA Psychiatry , rebuts an earlier study published in JAMA that claimed that the overall decline in the number of inpatient ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Study finds 1 in 5 hospitalized adults suffer side effects from prescribed ant...
A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in patients who didn t need antibiotics in the first place. Their report , published June 12, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine , adds to growing evidence that antibiotics are not benign and that clinicians often fail to w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Indoor tanning still accessible to young people -- despite bans
facilities Despite legislation prohibiting the use of ultraviolet UV indoor tanning facilities by minors, one in every five tanning salons in US states where such bans are in place stated over the phone that they would allow an underaged caller to do so. Many others provide inaccurate health information about indoor tanning, says Leah Ferrucci, of the Yale School of Public Health in the US. She led a study in Springer s journal Translational Behavioral Med ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Low complication rates after screening colonoscopy
COLOGNE. During colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer and in the four weeks after the procedure, the risk for complications to develop is low. This is the finding of a prospective cohort study conducted in the Saarland region, whose results Nadine Zwink and coauthors report in the current issue of Deutsches 196 rzteblatt International Dtsch Aerztebl Int 2017 114 321-7 . Worldwide, bowel cancer is the most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
UK's voluntary pledge to provide calorie content information for alcoholic dri...
Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2017 - Alcoholic beverage producers and retailers in the UK are failing to provide consumers with information on the calorie content of alcoholic drinks. According to new research reported in Public Health , the voluntary pledge by the UK industry in 2011 to provide information on alcohol calories has not led to any significant provision of this information to consumers. The study found that calorie information only appeared on t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Boston Medical Center, Head Start partner to prevent maternal depression
BOSTON - Boston Medical Center BMC , in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development s ABCD Head Start program, has helped mothers experience a 40 percent reduction in the emergence of clinically significant depressive symptom episodes. Among the study s subpopulation whose initial depression screening indicated low depressive symptom levels, they experienced a 61 percent reduction. The five-year study screened more than 2,200 mothers for their ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Does White Noise Help You Learn?
Most people have trouble focusing when there are distractions, and that will surely impair learning. Learning can be impaired by distracting background sounds. That is why teachers generally encourage students to study in quiet environments. Children, however, like extra stimulation when studying, perhaps because they view study as boring. So, a common practice is to play music or even have the radio or TV on. I have written about music effects on learning ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 13
Your Brain on Magic
David Blaine. David Copperfield. Harry Houdini. These three magicians may be ranked among the world s most talented, but there is another person that also belongs on this list You . Even if you can t wield magic from a wand or pull a bunny from your hat, it doesn t mean you aren t born with mystical, preternatural skills that you probably didn t know you had, but use everyday. Here are five of them Mind Reading Developed by scientists 20 years ago, the Rea ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 13
How to Gain Confidence in Your Life and Loves
When I asked my youngest granddaughter who is seventeen and spending a week with me, what she would like advice on in a blog, she said, How to feel confident. A tall, beautiful blond with long legs and a lovely smile I wondered why she would need advice of this kind. So bright and beautiful, she should stride, her head held high through her young life, surely. Perhaps the answer is intelligence , which she possesses in spades, and leads her perhaps to ques ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 13
Dog Obedience Trials Began Because of Poodles and a Farmer
I was sitting at a dog obedience trial watching the competition when a white-haired woman with a matching white standard Poodle sat down beside me. I had spoken with her a few times before at similar events and after we exchanged greetings she turned her attention back to the ring where a Golden Retriever was performing splendidly. Then her voice took on a bit of a philosophical tone and she said to me, I ve been competing in dog obedience trials ever sinc ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 13
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