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March 28, 2015

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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: March 28, 2015
This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net covers everything from psychology and environmentalism, a new smartphone app for teens dealing with depression, and various misconceptions about psychology. The Surprising Psychology Behind Why Some People Become Environmentalists: Psychologists have started using tools such as surveys and questionnaires to delve into this polarized topic. 10 Steps […]

March 24, 2015

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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: March 24, 2015
“If you’ve been a victim of any kind of abuse, that it’s almost as if someone is putting their poison, their hate, their fear into your body. And when you write, your pen is a little utensil, a little tool, to pour that hate out of your own body and put it onto the page.” – Author Cynthia Bond, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday Everyone […]

March 20, 2015

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10:55 PM | The Unnecessary Financial Burden Caused by Mental Illness
It has been just a year since I returned to see my psychiatrist for treatment. I was depressed and needed help. As an out-of-network provider, each month I submit her bill and complete the claim form for my insurance company and then I receive a percentage back. The reimbursement averages about 60 percent per month. […]
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7:28 PM | How The US Military Tried To Root Out Psychopaths During World War II
How many potential American soldiers, going off to fight in World War II, were rejected because they were thought to be psychopaths? In some places, forty percent. Here's what the military did about that.Read more...

March 17, 2015

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3:42 PM | Exploratory survey digs into the lived experience of “hearing voices”
"Hearing" isn't always hearing, and many voices are friendly.
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1:30 PM | This Guy Is The Reason Why Mental Asylums Aren't Torture Chambers
Mental asylums will probably never have a good reputation. Bad as they are now, in the 1700s they were worse — deliberately worse. The person to really change the theory governing mental asylums was Philippe Pinel.Read more...
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10:13 AM | Psychotic symptoms managed by a gluten-free diet?
The case report detailed by William Eaton and colleagues [1] illustrating how a gluten-free diet might not just be the treatment of choice for the autoimmune condition coeliac (celiac) disease is served up for your consumption today.The authors report the story of 'Chris' an 8-year old boy who experienced various symptoms including "intermittent auditory and visual hallucinations" then moving later in his life to being hospitalised and eventually diagnosed with "major depressive disorder […]

Eaton, W., Chen, L., Dohan, F., Kelly, D. & Cascella, N. (2015). Improvement in Psychotic Symptoms After a Gluten-Free Diet in a Boy With Complex Autoimmune Illness, American Journal of Psychiatry, 172 (3) 219-221. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040550

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March 16, 2015

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9:33 AM | Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminatedIn these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. If you recall (from Dec. 2013), Neurotech Business Report revealed that "St. Jude Medical failed a futility analysis of its BROADEN trial of DBS for treatment of depression..."A recent comment on my old post about the BROADEN Trial1 had an even more […]

Morishita, T., Fayad, S., Higuchi, M., Nestor, K. & Foote, K. (2014). Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-resistant Depression: Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes, Neurotherapeutics, 11 (3) 475-484. DOI: 10.1007/s13311-014-0282-1

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9:33 AM | Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminatedIn these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. If you recall (from Dec. 2013), Neurotech Business Report revealed that "St. Jude Medical failed a futility analysis of its BROADEN trial of DBS for treatment of depression..."A recent comment on my old post about the BROADEN Trial1 had an even more […]

Morishita, T., Fayad, S., Higuchi, M., Nestor, K. & Foote, K. (2014). Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-resistant Depression: Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes, Neurotherapeutics, 11 (3) 475-484. DOI: 10.1007/s13311-014-0282-1

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9:33 AM | Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminatedIn these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. If you recall (from Dec. 2013), Neurotech Business Report revealed that "St. Jude Medical failed a futility analysis of its BROADEN trial of DBS for treatment of depression..."A recent comment on my old post about the BROADEN Trial1 had an even more […]

Morishita, T., Fayad, S., Higuchi, M., Nestor, K. & Foote, K. (2014). Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-resistant Depression: Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes, Neurotherapeutics, 11 (3) 475-484. DOI: 10.1007/s13311-014-0282-1

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March 10, 2015

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5:20 AM | WeightLoss Challenge: Weight Gain – Suicide By Food
#Youfit60Days @youfit Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chatos Stewart’s Annual Body Mass Index BMI) Chato Stewart: I’m Off the Charts Caption : The Measure of a Man. Weight-loss is not a new game for me…I’m on the Procrastination Diet. When on this diet, I hit 405 pounds (and for those using the […]

March 06, 2015

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12:57 PM | The Mask Of Addiction
Medication Bottle: (Anonymous mask – Mental Health) Liquor Bottle: (Anonymous mask – Mental Illness) Crack Pipe: (Anonymous mask – Mental Disorder) Caption: Is it time to unmask addiction? Helping A Fellow Advocate with Some Serious Funny Chato Stewart is one of those gems you find when Googling for information for this newsletter. He opened himself up […]

March 05, 2015

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8:05 PM | Confusing How and Why Is Prolonging The Suffering in Bipolar Disorder
Do you suffer from bipolar disorder or know someone who does? If you want to end all suffering you need to understand the difference between why and how. The reason so many people are still suffering is because this difference has not been made clear enough. Why do people go to a psychiatrist? To end […]

March 03, 2015

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4:10 PM | 6 Things I Learned about Serious Mental Illness While Caring for My Brother
Over the past year since I published my memoir about caring for my brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia, I have encountered several misguided but firmly held beliefs that get in the way of understanding our fellow humans who suffer from a severe brain disorder. Here are just a few: 1. If people with serious […]

March 02, 2015

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11:45 AM | The History of Psychology Roundup: From LSD to Lobotomies
It’s been a while — like a few years! — since I’ve shared the latest links on the history of psychology. But I think it’s important to take a look back. In order to know where we’re going, it’s important to know where we’ve been. Plus, the journey is rarely boring. This month’s pieces cover […]
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