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April 21, 2014

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5:00 PM | The Psych Files
Dr. Michael Britt keeps up to date on current psychology through video and podcasts.
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10:42 AM | Do you know that man can suffer Postpartum Depression?
Ones of the most important situations of the life is in the moment of to have descendent, although sometimes you can risk of suffer a Postpartum Depression even if you are men.

April 20, 2014

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10:03 AM | The Mystery of “Quantum Resonance Spectroscopy”
Can quantum physics help to diagnose schizophrenia and depression? A paper just published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease claims that a technique called ‘quantum resonance spectroscopy’ (QRS) can accurately diagnose various mental health problems. But is it quantum wizardry or magic quackery? According to the authors of the new paper, Zhang et […]The post The Mystery of “Quantum Resonance Spectroscopy” appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Zhang Y, Liu F, Shi J, Yue X, Zhang H, Du X, Sun L & Yuan J (2014). Exploratory quantum resonance spectrometer as a discriminator for psychiatric affective disorders., The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 202 (4) 287-91. PMID:

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April 19, 2014

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6:05 PM | DNews: Why You Get Angry When You're Hungry
Are you easily made angry whenever you're very hungry, and then as soon as you eat, you're fine? Why does this happen? Laci explains the science of being "Hangry."

April 18, 2014

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10:00 PM | The Cost & Solutions to Stress and Mental Illness in the Workplace: An Interview with Graeme Cowan
The direct cost of depression to the United States in terms of lost time at work is estimated at 172 million days yearly. According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Australian Graeme Cowan, who experienced a horrific five-year mental breakdown, published a report […]
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3:51 PM | Development problems associated with children with hyperactivity
According to the theory of the cognitive complexity and Control, children with ADHD have less development in theory of mind and cognitive flexibility
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3:45 PM | Study: New fathers struggle with depression, need interventions, too
Women aren’t the only ones at risk for depression and in need of screening services when a new baby comes into their lives. Young fathers face significant mental health challenges as well, according to a new study.
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3:45 PM | Study: New fathers struggle with depression, need interventions, too
Women aren’t the only ones at risk for depression and in need of screening services when a new baby comes into their lives. Young fathers face significant mental health challenges as well, according to a new study.

April 17, 2014

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6:15 PM | Finding the Right Kind of Mental Health Support at the Right Time
Our society has come a long way in terms of open dialogue about mental health and wellness. What used to be swept under the rug, looked down upon and ostracized is now discussed freely and holistically. However, too many Americans still have a foggy notion of available mental and physical wellness options. When most think […]
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10:44 AM | The Lie of Focusing on Those with Serious Mental Illness
I’ve long scratched my head at one of the arbitrary political lines drawn in the sand in the world of mental health and mental illness advocacy — “serious mental illness.” (Some people refer to it as “severe mental illness,” but the correct term is “serious.”) Focusing on this division is a lie. It is a […]
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8:00 AM | A photograph can be worth a thousand words
There has long been a tradition of using photographs to capture, reveal, and expose. A photograph has the ability to arouse emotion – oftentimes, some would argue, more effectively than a verbal or written description.In a recent article in Social Dynamics, Rory du Plessis of the University of Pretoria (South Africa) has brought to life a case example of the power photographs can hold. In an analysis of two sets of photographs produced by the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum between 1890 and […]
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6:00 AM | Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Daniel and Jason Freeman
Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a weekOn Wednesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea, with at least four people confirmed dead and 280 unaccounted for. Meanwhile, though the search has continued for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives' hopes of a safe landing have long since been extinguished.Human tragedies like these are the stuff of daily news, […]

April 16, 2014

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6:00 PM | The Black Dog
In the last twelve months one of my little sisters has struggled with depression. I think she’s coping remarkably well with it and I’m really very proud of her. Recently she got some bad news and in one of my … Continue reading →
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1:12 PM | DNews: When People are More Likely To Attempt Suicide
Millions of Americans suffer from depression and some choose to end their lives. When are people more likely to commit suicide, and what can we do to prevent it? Tara discusses how you can seek help if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts.

April 15, 2014

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4:50 PM | Gorski on Charting – Patient Placement
One more cartoon published one the  Medivance Billing services blog. If you remember, I told you I’ve had “the privilege and honor of illustrating each blog post with my Mental Health Humor  style of cartooning” – LOL I’m quoting myself! The cartoon series created for Terry is titled “Gorski On Charting“. In his latest article […]
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11:55 AM | DNews: Why Do We All Procrastinate?
If you're watching this video, you might be procrastinating! Why do we procrastinate and should we feel guilty about it? Annie discusses how procrastination evolved in us.

April 14, 2014

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6:47 PM | Help Without Heaven
Categories: ActivismTags: atheismatheistDo Better Challengefacebookmental healthsupport groupsAs part of my ongoing Do Better Challenge, I am seeking out people who are doing volunteer work and good deeds to help out in the various secular communities. We see a lot of negativity in the world and because of that, every now and then, I like to try to focus your attention on some of the good people out there doing great things. Miri Mogilevsky and Courtney Caldwell are two very inspirational women […]
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6:00 PM | Trauma Follows Generations
Did you serve in the military? Maybe you witnessed something traumatic at home, or you had a bad accident. It turns out that if it is extremely traumatic and sticks […]

April 13, 2014

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3:47 PM | The Many Problems with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
We haven’t yet spoken up about the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 (HR 3717), sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy because we were hoping Congress would see through this less-than-subtle attempt to gut SAMHSA, coerce states to pass new forced-treatment laws (even if their citizens don’t want them), and create yet another […]

April 08, 2014

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5:38 PM | Dogs Can Go Temporarily Nuts When Kenneled
When kenneled, a large percentage of dogs show behaviors commonly associated with mental illness. Some even bounce off the walls -- literally. Continue reading →
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3:39 PM | Track Your Treatment Progress! Target Zero Symptoms to Thrive
Psych Central is pleased to be a partner with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) in their project for April — Target Zero to Thrive. The campaign wants people to consider complete remission of your mental illness symptoms as a goal to strive toward. We think too many people involved in treatment of mental […]

April 07, 2014

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10:45 PM | Peer Support, Peer Problems
For Steve Harrington, president of the National Association of Peer Supporters, the loss of a relationship triggered a deep depression with psychotic features, resulting in hospitalization. For Leah Harris, communications and development coordinator for the National Empowerment Center, it was her parents dying young from a combination of mental illness and the “toxic effect of […]
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5:00 PM | PsychoTube
Free psychology videos dealing with a myriad of topics, from Mood Disorders to Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to Anxiety Disorders. Also listed are clinical psychology, developmental psychology, therapy, learning psychology, cognitive psychology, memory and other forms of psychotherapies. Psychotube is a new way to share video and audio clips with other psychology teachers. Many psychology teachers use short video and audio clips to facilitate their teaching of psychology and this site […]

April 04, 2014

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1:30 PM | Floating Away: The Science of Sensory Deprivation Therapy
I tried not to panic. I was floating effortlessly in a pitch-black tank filled with salty, skin-temperature water, wearing earplugs and nothing else. Within minutes I could no longer feel the sponge in my ears or smell the musty scent of water. There was no light, no smell, no touch and – save for the […]The post Floating Away: The Science of Sensory Deprivation Therapy appeared first on The Crux.
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10:00 AM | Why Are Artists and Musicians More Prone to Suicide?
Was Kurt Cobain’s profession as a musician a risk factor?
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10:00 AM | Did Shooter's PTSD Cause Violence at Fort Hood?
Gunman complained about symptoms relating to post traumatic stress disorder, but experts say combat not always to blame.
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7:30 AM | Do television and video games impact on the wellbeing of younger children?
We’re often bombarded with panicky stories in the news about the dangers of letting children watch too much television or play too many video games. The scientific reality is that we still know very little about how the use of electronic media affects childhood behaviour and development. A new study from a team of international researchers led by Trina Hinkley at Deakin University might help to provide us with new insights.The study used data from 3,600 children from across Europe, taken […]

April 03, 2014

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7:26 PM | Are The Mafia Psychopaths?
The view that the Mafia is an organization of especially ruthless psychopaths is wrong – in fact, members of ‘Cosa Nostra’ have lower psychopathic traits than other criminals. That’s according to a new study from Italian researchers Schimmenti and colleagues, who, appropriately enough, are based in Sicily, the Mafia’s birthplace. Schimmenti et al went to […]The post Are The Mafia Psychopaths? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Schimmenti, A., Caprì, C., La Barbera, D. & Caretti, V. (2014). Mafia and psychopathy, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, DOI:

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April 01, 2014

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12:06 AM | Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more
Removing pressure from medical school while teaching students skills to […]

March 31, 2014

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5:00 PM | International Positive Psychology Association
Positive psychology is an exciting new field of inquiry that has captured the interest of thousands of researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world. This burgeoning area of psychology focuses on the study and practice of the positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make individuals and institutions thrive. Since its inception in 1998, the field has seen an investment of tens of millions of dollars in research, the founding of several scientific journals, the development […]
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