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March 29, 2015

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7:27 AM | The Week On Twitter: Hozier Defends SSM and VinB Baffles
With the exception of hysterical One Direction fans, this week’s Twitter trends featured some important topics. Unusually, the majority of Irish Tweeters were very politically aware and discussed everything from Irish politics and world news, to depression and murder trials. Here is the best of this week’s trends and tweets.   Heroic Hozier #SSM Two weeks ago, on [...] The post The Week On Twitter: Hozier Defends SSM and VinB Baffles appeared first on HeadStuff.

March 28, 2015

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7:26 PM | Olfaction, ecology, and intelligence
“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete comprehensive understanding of odor. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all...Read more

March 27, 2015

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4:58 PM | Colorblind Chemistry offering advice
Want to talk to someone who isn't in early-middle age (i.e. me?) He'd be happy to hear from you: If you are someone seeking anonymous advice, feel free to send that, and I will attempt to facilitate that discussion discreetly for you. While I might not be in a position to answer many of those questions, sometimes you just “need an adult” and I can tell you from experience that the chemblogosphere has plenty of sympathetic ears. One of the major hurdles to jump over […]
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3:40 PM | How Do We Know When A Pilot Isn’t Mentally Fit To Fly?
On Tuesday, the news of the Germanwings flight crash en route to Dusseldorf appeared to be another tragic accident, like the AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines flights of the…

March 26, 2015

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10:27 PM | Stereotype lowers math performance in women, no one noticed
Stereotypes about people can affect how we look at a person, but sometimes it causes other problems. Gender stereotypes about women’s ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance — but instead motivate them to perform better. […]

Boucher, K., Rydell, R. & Murphy, M. (2015). Forecasting the experience of stereotype threat for others, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58 56-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.01.002

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11:39 AM | Autism increases risk of nonaffective psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder
Published at the same time and in the same journal as the 'MoBa does bowel issues in autism' paper from Bresnahan and colleagues [1], the study results from Jean-Paul Selten et al [2] reporting that "A diagnosis of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] is associated with a substantially increased risk for NAPD [nonaffective psychotic disorder] and BD [bipolar disorder]" has, at the time of writing this post, received little or no press attention in comparison despite […]

Selten JP, Lundberg M, Rai D & Magnusson C (2015). Risks for Nonaffective Psychotic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Study., JAMA psychiatry, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25806797

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March 23, 2015

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2:02 PM | Psychology & Empowering Stress Tools Help Breast Cancer Outcomes
When a person hears they’ve just been diagnosed with any kind of cancer, the last thing running through their mind is taking care of their emotional health. But your emotional and mental well-being is probably just as important a component of any other part of your treatment, it needs your attention. Yet another study has […]

March 22, 2015

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4:45 PM | Mental Health Issues Faced by Teenagers
Teens are just as vulnerable to developing mental health disorders as adults. In fact, some mental illnesses develop in the teen years. Other conditions, considered to be “disorders” rather than mental illnesses, such as oppositional defiant disorder, may exist in the teen alongside such illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders … READ MORE

March 20, 2015

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11:00 PM | This Video Clears Up 10 Popular Misconceptions About Psychology
The world of psychology can be pretty extensive, and because of that, a lot of things can be unclear. This video will help clear your mind of all the myths and old wives' tales.Read more...
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9:47 AM | Writing about your emotional pain could make you feel worse, unless you do it with “self-compassion”
By guest blogger Temma EhrenfeldSome of us tend to brood over painful experiences. Others distract themselves, taking on more work, for example, or watching videos. In my experience, brooders think distractors are uninsightful people avoiding their problems (read “more troubled than I am”) and distractors think brooders are wallowing, tiresome, and way more troubled. Still worse, brooding is thought to be a female failing and distraction male (some research backs this up). The […]

March 19, 2015

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4:50 PM | The impact of military deployment on children
Being a military family is hard, it’s hard for the person serving (obviously) and if divorce rates are any indication, it is also hard on the spouse. While the added stress of deployment on a family cannot adequately be explained, even as someone who has seen it first hand, those stresses affect even the littlest members […]

Hisle-Gorman, E., Harrington, D., Nylund, C., Tercyak, K., Anthony, B. & Gorman, G. (2015). Impact of Parents’ Wartime Military Deployment and Injury on Young Children’s Safety and Mental Health, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54 (4) 294-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.017

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1:24 PM | The tao of depression for a journalist
About 15 years ago the newspaper where I work sent me to a number-crunching boot camp, where I learned how to analyze data. I became a geek. As journalism morphed from the old fashioned pen, notebook and musty records at the courthouse to the internet’s ability to gather mountains of data in the blink of […]

March 18, 2015

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9:41 PM | Workplace suicide rates highest among workers in the protective services, researchers find
Workplace suicides took a sharp upward turn in 2008, with workers in the protective services, such as police officers and firefighters, at greatest risk, a new study finds. Researchers say the findings point to the workplace as a prime location for reaching those at risk with potentially life-saving information and help.
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9:41 PM | Workplace suicide rates highest among workers in the protective services, researchers find
Workplace suicides took a sharp upward turn in 2008, with workers in the protective services, such as police officers and firefighters, at greatest risk, a new study finds. Researchers say the findings point to the workplace as a prime location for reaching those at risk with potentially life-saving information and help.
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6:19 PM | Not “just in your head,” brain networks differ among those with severe schizophrenia
The brain is plastic, it’s how we grow, it’s how we adapt, it is quite literally how we survive. This can unfortunately be to our detriment and new research shows that people with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals. […]

Anne L. Wheeler, PhD, Michèle Wessa, PhD, Philip R. Szeszko, PhD, George Foussias, MD, MSc, M. Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, Jason P. Lerch, PhD, Pamela DeRosse, PhD, Gary Remington, MD, PhD, Benoit H. Mulsant, MD, Julia Linke, PhD & Anil K. Malhotra, MD (2015). Further Neuroimaging Evidence for the Deficit Subtype of Schizophrenia: A Cortical Connectomics Analysis, JAMA Psychiatry, Other:

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12:28 PM | UK Scientists Are Exploring the Health Benefits of Psychedelic Drugs
We’ve always been warned about the psychological and physical side effects of using psychoactive drugs, but UK scientists are now conducting studies with these drugs to explore their abilities in helping cure various mental health problems. Scientists have reported that cannabis has shown positive potential for helping treat ADHD (Attention … READ MORE

March 17, 2015

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3:10 PM | A healthy society is a disaster resilient society
Today, we warmly welcome to the blog Professor Shinichi Egawa from the Division for International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine, International Institute of Disaster Science at Tōhoku University. His bio can be found at the bottom of this post. Disasters are usually measured … Continue reading »The post A healthy society is a disaster resilient society appeared first on Public Health.
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2:50 PM | The Path to True Compassion
Sometimes bad boundaries can disguise themselves as compassion. I didn’t realize this until eight or nine years into therapy. I always thought I opened my arms for anyone and everyone who needed help because of my years training to be a nun, as my responsibility to “let peace begin with me,” the final refrain to […]

March 16, 2015

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10:37 AM | Would you like to live in a town with mental health problems?
Would you like to live in a town with mental health problems? When you are looking house, you look different things, but hardly attend to health indices, but if you did, Would you live in a town with mental health? When we have to make as important as where to spend our life decisions, we ... The original article is in Would you like to live in a town with mental health problems?

March 15, 2015

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2:56 PM | Try These Easy Exercises to Combat Stress and Regain Your Mental Sanity
Every day of the week, our mind is scattered in millions of different directions. We have choices to make, disasters to deal with, and that guy that left his lunch in the office for over a week.  The point is, no matter who we are, or where we go, life … READ MORE
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10:35 AM | What Self-Care Looks Like
Self-care has many faces. The definition really depends on who you ask. That’s because self-care is personal. But there is an overarching theme: Self-care is critical, for ourselves and others. Ali Miller, MFT, a therapist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif., likened self-care to putting on your oxygen mask before helping others […]
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1:50 AM | Psychonomic Society
The mission of the Psychonomic Society is to promote the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences. It achieves this goal through two main mechanisms: (1) an annual meeting devoted to the presentation of scientific papers; and (2) the publication of scholarly journals in a variety of domains relating to cognition.

March 14, 2015

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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: March 14, 2015
Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Despite losing an extra hour this week, we hope you’ll make some time for today’s Psychology Around the Net, which takes a look at how daylight-saving time can affect your relationships, what teen depression really looks like, how your psychologist feels about dating apps, and more. Daylight-Saving Time Is Bad […]

March 13, 2015

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7:08 PM | This Is Why Depression Is a Real Illness That Requires Attention
Depression is categorized as being a mental health disorder. So, if you think of it, in one way, it is a disease because it is a condition that does require medical attention and treatment before it manages to get worse. Therefore, with this said, it is a disease of sorts. … READ MORE
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: March 13, 2015
What if I told you that every relationship, conversation and issue going on in your life was a reflection of what’s going on inside? Think about that for a minute. This means your critical boss, unforgiving relative, and failed relationship, all have something to teach you. It’s a reminder that the answers and solutions we seek […]

March 11, 2015

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3:15 PM | One Man’s Dream to Legalize MDMA Might Not Be Just a Dream for Much Longer
We’ve all heard of MDMA; otherwise known as “Molly” at rave parties. For those who are not familiar with the drug, MDMA is a psychoactive drug, the consumption of which has euphoric effects, hence it is taken in the context of parties. Of course, like most drugs, MDMA is also … READ MORE

March 09, 2015

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6:57 PM | Despite Federal Law, Some Insurance Exchange Plans Offer Unequal Coverage for Mental Health
By Kelsey Berry One of my previous blogs discussed how potentially discriminatory practices in insurance design may continue to dissuade people with high-cost conditions from enrolling in insurance plans, even in a post-ACA world. Last week, colleagues Haiden A. Huskamp, Howard H. Goldman, … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | CopeCareDeal
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands created its Adolescent Mental Health Initiative to synthesize and disseminate scientific research on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents. The Initiative creates books and Web materials for adolescents on topics including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. CopeCareDeal is administered with the assistance of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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4:53 PM | Wellcome Trust 2015 Book Prize shortlist announced | @GrrlScientist
The Wellcome Trust just announced the shortlist for their book prize. The shortlist, which celebrates the finest recent writing in health and medicine, includes two novels and four non-fiction books.Here’s a treat for the book lovers in the crowd: the Wellcome Trust just announced the shortlist for their book prize. The shortlist, which celebrates the finest recently published books in health, medicine and medical science, includes two novels and four non-fiction books. The prize aims to […]
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8:00 AM | Anxiety in young people with learning disabilities: prevalence and assessment
Anxiety disorders are estimated to affect over 3% of children and young adults in the UK, but it is less clear how common such disorders might be amongst children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Here, in his debut blog, Sam Jee looks at a systematic review which looks at what we know about the prevalence and measurement of anxiety in children and adolescents with learning disabilities. The post Anxiety in young people with learning disabilities: prevalence and assessment appeared […]
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