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DSM-5 Continues to Ignore Criticism From Petitioners
The petition to reform DSM 5 speaks with the powerful voice of more than 50 mental-health associations. Perhaps more important to APA s publishing ambitions and budgetary needs, it represents a significant percentage of the potential customers who eventually will have to decide whether or not DSM 5 is worth buying and using. Displaying its usual the customer is always wrong arrogance, APA has previously been dismissive of the completely reasonable recommen ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Jan 7
This Little Mental Health Screening Could Have A Big Impact When It Comes To D...
Stress, sadness and overwhelming situations are a natural part of life -- but knowing the difference between what s a transient episode and what may be the signs of chronic mental distress could be a life saving observation. That s where depression screenings can come in.
Huffington Post - Thu. Jan 7
Homeopathic Alternatives for Children with ADHD
In 2004, American physicians wrote over 28 million prescriptions for ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs, and by 2008 alone, this number increased substantially to over 39 million. Despite these scary-high numbers of powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed for our children, The Washington Post reported on a large, multi-center, federally funded study that confirmed there were zero long-term differences between children who were continuously m ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Jan 7
Are anxious people better equipped to handle danger?
Anxiety disorders involve excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday tasks or events and can interfere with daily activities, including work and relationships. A new study, however, investigates the potential neurological upsides to anxiety.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jan 7
The Psychology of Going to War
War is a male activity. Organized fighting and killing by groups of women against other groups of women has simply not existed at any point in human history, and given the wide range of diversity to be found across human cultures, the consistency with which males are the organizers and perpetrators of group conflict has led many scholars to conclude that the male propensity for group violence is rooted in more than the learning of culturally prescribed gen ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 7
The Power of Asking for Help
Embed from Getty Images Friend.......Good Frankenstein I used to belong to a Board of Advisors for a neighbor of mine, a computer software designer who wanted to move into the construction business and wanted help making that career transition. He asked half a dozen people to get together at his house quarterly, and the first order of business was that he fed us expensive ice cream. Then we retired to his dining room table for several hours and we asked hi ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 7
The Science to End the Baby Care “Mommy Wars”
There s no disagreement that new mothers and fathers want to get it right. But, what is right when it s your baby and you The conversations, headlines, information on the Internet around issues from feeding to bed sharing leave many confused and unsure. The pediatrician says one thing, your best friend says something else, and an article on your favorite parenting site points you in yet another direction. Everyone seems to have an opinion or position. It s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 7
Fear and Shame on New Year's Day
As most people know, the new year has not always been celebrated on January 1st, and it is not fixed by any natural seasonal marker. Nonetheless, it is fixed in our psyche as a new beginning, and our focus is captured so well by the Roman god Janus god of doorways and beginnings for which this month is named.
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
The Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Human Happiness
So much has been written about human happiness that bookstores can barely keep up with even the most popular of the offerings. There are entire textbooks devoted to the topic and academic journals that publish nothing but happiness research. Yet one of the important pieces of the puzzle of human happiness is almost entirely missing from all of these writings consideration of our physical space. The places where we live, and the spaces we create, have a lot ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
Brains, Bridges, and Creativity Boosts
Dancers and drummers, singers and swimmers, all regularly warm-up before their performances. Should we, too, sometimes be warming up before diving into a creative endeavor If so, how might we better ready ourselves to innovatively think and make And why might it work One promising warm-up approach is to imaginatively think of novel ways to use a common object, such as a brick or a chair. When we try to come up with new plausible alternative uses for an obj ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
Travel distance is still a barrier to breast reconstruction after mastectomy
December 30, 2015 - Long travel distances continue to be a significant obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . While greater patient awareness and insurance coverage have contributed to greater breast reconstruction rates in the United States, geographic barriers to ac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Areas of increased poverty associated with higher rates of Ebola transmission
Since October 2014 the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been diminishing and efforts have shifted from emergency response to prevention and mitigation of future outbreaks. Researchers from the Liberian Ministry of Health and the Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modelling and Analysis evaluated 3532 Ebola cases reported in 2014 in order to quantify the impact of poverty on the transmission and spread of Ebola. They found that areas stricken by extreme po ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
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