Inside Schizophrenia: Motivation in Schizophrenia
The word “schizophrenia” tends to conjure ideas of dramatic imagery: hallucinations, delusions, insane asylums in the general public’s mind. Most people don’t think of the boring parts that consume many with schizophrenia, like lacking the motivation to get out of bed, to make friends… Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss avolition and ways to help motivate loved ones in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia. Family Counselor Ms. Breen joins to share ways to sort through dilemmas. And Rachel does an experiment on her own to address her lack of mo...
Source: World of Psychology - October 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology avolition Lack Of Motivation Living With Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

5 Lessons in Expressing Your Feelings
“If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.” – Sidney Banks I spent most of my life scared of my feelings. Having feelings and expressing them made me mentally ill—or so I was led to believe by a large number of mental health professionals. When I felt sad, they labeled me as depressed. When I showed any signs of anxiety, they gave me another list of mental health disorders I needed medication for. And if I was angry? Oh well, that was the absolute worst. That clearly proved how insane and utterly out of control I was! I didn’...
Source: World of Psychology - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Publishers Tiny Buddha Emotional Expression Emotions expressing feelings Source Type: blogs

What sperm banks could learn from Fox ’s ‘Almost Family’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel ‘The Testaments’
This article was originally featured on the Genetic Literacy Project on October 1, 2019. This article, along with more information and additional links can be found at: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/10/01/foxs-almost-family-vs-the-handmaidens-tale-sequel-the-testaments-different-takes-on-the-dangers-of-sperm-bank-donations/ .  ** I'm dreading the debut of the Fox TV series Almost Family on October 2. In it, Julia Bechley discovers that her dying dad, a famous fertility doctor, had made dozens of personal DNA donations that are now millennials, at least two of whom have unknowingly h...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Genetics Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right things; The lack of adequate FDA testing of medical devices; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 4): Assault, Choosing cryonics, abuse of power; Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16; Episode 3): Mistaken identity and withdrawal decisions The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent Michelle Reynolds is a 14-year-old girl who comes in with abdominal pain—looks like a gallbladder issue.&hel...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV End of Life Care Informed Consent professional ethics Psychiatric Ethics Social Justice Source Type: blogs

Potential Mental Health Benefits of Living to Age 100
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson To me, age is more a state of mind than anything else. It’s perception that comes into play, what we think about when we consider who’s old, or what it means to be old, or even what age makes someone old. Frankly, centenarians are lauded and celebrated for good reason: They’ve lived through many experiences and deserve to be honored. Thus, since through my research and personal experience I’ve found many potential mental health benefits of living to age 100, I wanted to share them. Taking ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Aging Brain and Behavior Mental Health and Wellness centenarian Elderly Memory Neuroscience nonagenarian Perspective Source Type: blogs

Women and ADHD: Changing Destructive Self-Talk
I’m such a mess!  I can’t do the simplest things. Why am I so stupid? I’m too sensitive. Why am I so lazy? Everyone else can do this without any problems. Why can’t I?   I’ll never accomplish that. How does she get everything done?   Many women with ADHD wake up with these kinds of thoughts, and they follow them throughout the day. Perhaps similar thoughts have followed you, too, for a very, very long time. And the longer these thoughts have followed you, the more they’ve become part of your sense of self, chipping away at how you see yourself, your abilities, and you...
Source: World of Psychology - October 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: ADHD and ADD Books Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Success & Achievement Women's Issues Adult Attention Deficit Destructive Patterns self-compassion Self-Talk Source Type: blogs

Press Release: Tafida Raqeeb: Right Outcome, Wrong Reasons
Written by Professor Julian Savulescu Dominic Wilkinson describes well the decision to allow a severely brain damaged girl, Tafida Raqeeb, to travel to Italy to continue to be kept alive with artificial ventilation. This is the right outcome. It appears as if Tafida is insensate or unconscious. If Tafida is vegetative, continuing treatment won’t cause […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 3, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Julian Savulescu Tags: Health Care Julian Savulescu's Posts regulation syndicated Source Type: blogs

Reading Between The Lines: Why Girls ’ Superior Reading Skills May Be Lowering Their Future Salaries
By guest blogger Louisa Lyon In many countries, the proportion of girls opting to pursue careers in lucrative fields such as engineering and computer science has stagnated. Despite the best efforts of schools, universities and governments, women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called “STEM” subjects. The shortage of women is particularly acute in professions with a heavy focus on maths. But why? A recent study in PNAS suggests that the answer may lie in differences in ability between boys and girls. But surprisingly, the ability in question is not maths, but r...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Gender guest blogger Occupational Reading Source Type: blogs

Greta Thunberg: Stigmatized for Asperger ’ s
Whether you agree or disagree with her message, Greta Thunberg has suffered from the typical stigmatizing comments from those who disagree with her because of her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis. This is the kind of ignorance most people have left behind in the last century. But some critics, instead of focusing and replying to her message about the threats of climate change, chose to focus on the messenger, Thunberg herself. Calling her “mentally ill,” one critic even went so far as to suggest she was some sort of parentally-controlled pawn in a vast global conspiracy. It shows a stunning amount of discrim...
Source: World of Psychology - September 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Policy and Advocacy Stigma Climate Change Greta Thunberg Mental Health Stigma Source Type: blogs

Wonder about each patient outside the exam room
I pass by one of our local parochial schools on the way to clinic two mornings a week. With the school year in full swing, each Friday I see the children lining up outside to go to weekly Mass. With the girls in their grey tartan skirts and blue vests and the boys in their […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alexander-rakowsky" rel="tag" > Alexander Rakowsky, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Podcast: The Not Crazy Episode
In the first episode of Not Crazy or the final episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle reminisce on past episodes, and Michelle tells us what her plans are for the future. Later, Michelle gives some words of wisdom to Gabe’s new co-host, Jackie Zimmerman. We get to know Jackie and discuss how Gabe and Jackie will be taking over BSP, but with a slightly new direction and a new name! Listen Now to get all the details. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental I...
Source: World of Psychology - September 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Are there evil people or only evil acts?
“I can guarantee that someone in the world thinks you are evil. Do you eat meat? Do you work in banking? Do you have a child out of wedlock? You will find that things that seem normal to you don't seem normal to others, and might even be utterly reprehensible. Perhaps we are all evil. Or, perhaps none of us are. ”– Julia Shaw,Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark SideEarlier this month,Science magazine andFondation Ipsen co-sponsored a webinar onImpulses, intent, and the science of evil. “Can research into humankind’s most destructive inclinations help us become better people?”It's fr...
Source: The Neurocritic - September 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

The Long Emergency: Going to wash us away . . .
So for the second time in two yearsthe Houston area is drowning in rain measured in feet, not inches. This particular event barely made it to tropical storm status but it dumped enough water to set records. The perpetrators of this Chinese-inspired hoax predicted exactly this -- wetter storms and bigger and better floods -- along with everything else that's been happening: more and more intense heat waves; droughts; melting permafrost; disappearance of the arctic sea ice; wildfires; rising sea levels; mass extinction. Funny thing about that. Even though it's a hoax, everything the hoaxers predicted has come true and keeps ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - September 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Working With Schizophrenia
Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today’s episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own work lives and speak with fellow schizophrenic Michelle Hammer. Michelle, an award-winning graphic designer and entrepreneur, discusses her struggles working full time and transitioning to working for herself. Cheryl Wallace the Vice President of Programs at Rose Hill Center, a psychiatric tr...
Source: World of Psychology - September 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Employment life with schizophrenia Living With Schizophrenia mental illness at work Psychology working working and schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

No More Clitting Around: Let ’s Talk about Clitoris Transplants
Quality of life transplantations (e.g. hand, face, etc.), in contrast to life-saving transplantations (e.g. heart, lungs, etc.), have become increasingly popular and have gained more acceptance in the medical and lay communities. In the last two decades transplants for sexual and reproductive organs—specifically allogenic transplantations of the uterus, ovary, and penis—have emerged as yet another type of quality of life transplants. The purpose of uterus transplantations is to allow cisgender women with absolute uterine factor infertility to experience pregnancy. Although the first uterus transplantation took ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 17, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Health Care assisted reproduction feminist ethics reproductive medicine Sex and Sexuality surgical ethics syndicated transplantation Women's Reproductive Rights Source Type: blogs

How to Empower Yourself When You Feel Powerless and Helpless
Lately, you’ve been feeling powerless and helpless. Maybe you’ve experienced a devastating loss. Maybe you’re going through a difficult situation, and you feel stuck. Maybe there’s always been an undercurrent of I just can’t do this. I can’t change my circumstances. This is just how it is (and maybe always will be). Thankfully, just because you feel powerless and helpless doesn’t mean you actually are. This happens because when we get scared, we get tunnel vision, said New York City psychologist Lauren Appio, Ph.D. And it becomes “hard for us to take a step back and review o...
Source: World of Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Relationships Self-Help Stress Empowerment Helplessness Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Living biblically
I have only a passing acquaintance with moral philosophy, but I do know that philosophers make what amounts to a common sense distinction between morality based on principles, from which you try to figure what is right to do in a given situation; and lists of detailed, specific rules. Generally speaking, the law -- written statutes which are supposed to guide the decisions of judges and juries -- are mostly of the latter character. So that's what God is going to be laying down for Moses for the next while. But note that this is almost all of Old Testament morality. We get very little sense of what is right and wrong, but r...
Source: Stayin' Alive - September 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Are You Preventing Your Kid from Being a Bully?
School bullying has probably been around as long as there have been schools. At one time, it was even seen as an unavoidable, maybe even important, fact of life. Bullied kids were told to tough it out as a way to learn to be strong. Bullies were ignored or even encouraged. But the last decade or two has seen a shift in public attitude from denial of the negative impact of bullying to concern. News of suicides of some young victims, murder of at least another, and school shootings perpetrated by those on the receiving end of constant belittlement and humiliation have brought the issue to national attention.  The proble...
Source: World of Psychology - September 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Parenting Students Back To School Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Use Disorder in Teenagers – Symptoms and Control
You're reading Alcohol Use Disorder in Teenagers – Symptoms and Control, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It’s the 21st century where smoking and drinking have become a symbol of social acceptance among a majority of teenagers. If you do not drink, then you are a dull person and no girl/boy would ever fall in love with you, boohoo. Snap out it. Look around you. Unlike popular opinion, alcohol consumption is not a necessity of society. Do I have your attention? Good. In this blog post, you and I ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: sidandrew881 Tags: health and fitness self improvement Source Type: blogs

Five Frank Tips that Helped Me Manage My Depression
Managing your depression doesn’t mean it goes away. Sometimes life will come at you just fast enough to throw you off your game. Here are five tips that helped me get my depression back in control.As I write this, I am depressed. I shouldn ’t be. There’s so much going right in my life right now, but the feeling of thatbleak fist of hopelessness around my heart is fairly tight. I am finishing up what is arguably the most productive summer I ’ve had in years, yet I feel like an abysmal failure. This summer I have mountains of paperwork and completed applications to prove my productivity. Logic stammer...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Goodreads Source Type: blogs

You Got This: Coping with the First Few Weeks of School
Whether you’re just starting at a new school, your first year of high school, or your first year of college, it can be a scary, daunting experience. Some seem to handle it with grace and little anxiety, while the rest of us bite through our fingernails and dread the first few days or weeks of school. What’s it going to be like this year? Will anyone like me? Will I be able to make new friends? How am I going to be able to deal with the class load and all the activities I have scheduled? So how do you help yourself through these next couple of days and weeks? I have some ideas. Most importantly, though, is this...
Source: World of Psychology - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Children and Teens College General Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Students new school starting school Study Habits Source Type: blogs

Poem sunday
Thunder TreeI heard something likeA stray dog's low growlAnd went outside to check.There she was---8 feet up---- in a wretched treeWedged between a cachectic trunk And a scurvied, zig-zagged limb.Hey what ’s with that look on your face?I ’ve seen that look before:The bills are late.Dad didn ’t hear a word you said.The lovely girl across the barChatting up another guy.Passed over at work,Picked last, too short,Passing another whole day unseen,Passing the next unable to hide The things you want to keep inside.The feeling the world won ’t simply unfurlAnymore from within but simply hurtlesFor...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - September 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

3 Months of Learning Guitar
I started learning to play guitar about three months ago, so here’s an update on how it’s going and what the experience has been like so far.What I’ve LearnedI’ve learned a lot so far, but I also feel like I can’t really do much yet. If someone were to watch me play, I don’t think they’d be impressed by what I can presently do. I’m still learning lots of basics.I’ve been pretty consistent with my lessons and practice. Every Saturday I have a 30-minute in-person lesson, although I’ve missed a few due to travel. This is plenty of time for me to learn something new e...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

80 Inspirational Education Quotes for Students and Teachers
Education is so important. Because it opens the mind and expands it. It allows you to improve your life in hundreds of ways. So in this post I'd like to share 80 of the most motivating and inspiring quotes on education of all time. Quotes both on what you learn in school but also on what you can learn for yourself in life. I hope you'll find them helpful no matter if you're a student that needs a boost of motivation or if you're a teacher of any kind that wants to inspire and make a change in your students lives. Education Quotes to Motivate Students “A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its ori...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Source Type: blogs

Improving health outcomes for children requires us to look at the big picture
It was a simple chief complaint: sore throat and fever. As expected, the little girl ’s rapid Strep was positive. Instructions given. Antibiotics sent. This was Peds 101. But for some reason, before mom walked out the door, she made mention of their stay at the shelter. Although I had seen this child many times before, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/khadijia-tribie" rel="tag" > Khadijia Tribie, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Children With An Older Brother Have Poorer Language Skills Than Those With A Big Sister
By Matthew Warren The role of birth order in shaping who we are has been a matter of some debate in psychology. Recent research has cast doubt on the idea that an individual’s position in relation to their siblings influences their personality, for instance. But there may be other domains where birth order is still important: in particular, researchers have found that children with a greater number of older siblings seem to have worse verbal skills. However, a new study published in Psychological Science has found that the situation is a bit more complicated than that.  Young children with an older sibling ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Gender Language Source Type: blogs

Breaking the Silence Around Shame in Medical Education
As a child, I was deemed good at math. And so my fourth-grade teacher expressed surprise when I scored an 89% on a test. After passing out our grades, she called me to her desk. I remember feeling very small as I stood before her in my green and yellow plaid tunic, the uniform at my Catholic school. She looked at me sternly, pointed to my score, and asked, “What happened?” I now recognize that the emotion I experienced in that moment was shame. Whereas guilt is an emotion focused on a specific action, shame is a global feeling about oneself. Rather than thinking, “I made a mistake,” the way I fe...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - August 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: ATLAS Featured Trainee Perspective Academic Medicine podcast medical education resilience shame well-being Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Simple Psychology Explanations with Dr. Ali Mattu
Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos on psychology and mental health topics?  But are you tired of wading through all the mindless fluff, meaningless new-age jargon, and overly pedantic lectures?  There is a better option out there – The Psych Show, created by Dr. Ali Mattu.   It might seem frivolous, but YouTube videos aren’t going anywhere. They have become one of the most common ways we access information, and this is especially true for young people. Join us as Dr. Mattu tells us how a PhD psychologist became one of the first YouTubers, how he decides what type of content to feature ea...
Source: World of Psychology - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Pediatric Bookends, Part 1: Letter To The Secretary of NCDHHS Regarding Randolph Hospital
8/21/2019Mandy Cohen, M.D., MPH,Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services2001 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, N.C. 27699-2000Re: Randolph Hospital, Asheboro“I sat with my Anger long enough . . . until she told me her real name was Grief.”-UnknownDr. Cohen,A friend of a friend connected me to Sam Hedrick – who advised that if I composed a letter and e-mailed it to her, it would be put into the hands of the Secretary. This finished product is three weeks later than planned . . . because I briefly faltered . . . wondering (for good reason), “What IS the point?”. But I ...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - August 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Families Impacted by Schizophrenia
  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Children and Teens Family General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Families Impacted by Schizophrenia
 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a d...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Children and Teens Family Inside Schizophrenia Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental illness and Source Type: blogs

The Hot Summer of Benjy
As published inTeen Cancer America's Calling Out CancerMy older brother JD burst through the front door at 11 p.m. carrying three cardboard boxes, the exterior shells to heaven on my tongue. He said the large one held a 14-inch Domino ’s Hawaiian pizza, and the elongated ones held cheesy bread and hot wings.Perfect timing. I ’d tired of watching fireflies and playingDonkey Kong 64 on this summer night in 2000, between my sophomore and junior years of high school. I ’d even felt ready for bed, but stayed up extra minute after extra minute in hopes my delivery-driver brother would make my wish come true.Lat...
Source: cancerslayerblog - August 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: family food Source Type: blogs

A Wargame at RAND Puts Teen Girls in Command
RAND analysts developed and hosted a wargame for young women to learn firsthand about national security. It's a lesson in strategy, in the hard realities behind news headlines, but also in agility and resilience. In that, it's not so far removed from the daily life of a teenage girl. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - August 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Whenever my ego bloats up . . . I see this video, to get it deflated !
Whenever we have difficulty in accepting our mistakes or unable to forgive other’s mistake,or when we make big fuss about trivial events in life, I was advised to ask these three questions and Introspect. 1. Who you are? 2.From where did you come ? 3.What for, you are present in this world? It was a really tough ask , until I saw this video. It not only stuns but also humbles us and whatever little knowledge we acquired over the years looks nothing.Yes, whenever my ego tend to bloat up… this 3-minute video never fails to get it deflated. Just one requisite , you need to Imagine it’s you lying there inste...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - August 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Uncategorized art of forgiving ego ethics education principles of living purpose of life Source Type: blogs

How Long-Term Friendships Enrich Our Lives
Yesterday I found myself in the familiar presence of people who have been pivotal in my life for 40 years. Like everyone else I now know and love, they were once strangers, going about their own lives, not knowing I existed either until our paths crossed.  Most of us were college students, enrolled in psychology, sociology and teaching programs at what once was called Glassboro State College in Glassboro, NJ. The name has since been changed to Rowan University, but it will always be GSC to me. One of the mainstays of the school was a crisis intervention/counseling center called Together, Inc. Not sure who it was tha...
Source: World of Psychology - August 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Friends Personal Psychotherapy Friendship Loneliness Old Friends Social Health Source Type: blogs

What ’ s the right way for scientists to edit human genes? 5 essential reads
Ethical frameworks, rules, laws: all try to have their say. Tati9/Shutterstock.comSince scientists first figured out how to edit genes with precision using a technology called CRISPR, they’ve been grappling with when and how to do it ethically. Is it reasonable to edit human genes with CRISPR? What about human genes in reproductive cells that pass the edits on to future generations? The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing convened on Aug. 13 to hash out guidelines about editing human embryos. The goal is to provide a framework that researchers around the globe can consult to...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: The Conversation Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

5 Fabulous First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas Which You Should Know
You're reading 5 Fabulous First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas Which You Should Know, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you often wondered, who started the tradition of celebrating the first wedding anniversary? Why so much of importance is given to the first year only, and not to second or the tenth? Well, you will be surprised to know about the main reason behind the idea of celebrating the first wedding anniversary. It is said that after marriage, the first year is all about both the individuals adj...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mukeshsd Tags: Uncategorized Wedding Anniversary Gift Source Type: blogs

What ’s New in Alzheimer ’ s Research?
“I can’t say when we will have a cure, but we now know through our findings how to ask the question of what is going wrong at the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s. – John O’Keefe Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that affects more than 50 million people worldwide, and 5.8 million in America alone. Dementia is its most common form. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. While there’s currently no treatment or cure that can stop Alzheimer’s or slow progression of the disease...
Source: World of Psychology - August 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease Dementia Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?
In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Brain and Behavior Disorders General Source Type: blogs

New Series on THCB — The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Privacy? Sharing? Both?
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl whose name was Goldilocks. She was a wise girl who was aware that there was great value in health data. One day she decided to go for a walk in the forest of the U.S. healthcare system. Goldilocks learned that there are risks of TOO LITTLE health data being shared: That she and her care providers would not have the best information for clinical decision making That clinical researchers would be stifled from conducting groundbreaking analyses and studies That next generation technologies, which rely on vast quantities of data (e.g., AI and machine learning) could be suffocated Th...
Source: e-CareManagement - July 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Vince Kuraitis Tags: Health Policy/Reform Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) data sharing Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma health IT interoperability privacy privacy legislation Source Type: blogs

The Ultimate Sci-Fi Movie List To Prepare For The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
Would artificial intelligence spell the end of all humankind? What happens if it ‘spares’ us? How might childbirth, parenting, taking care of the elderly, or love look in the age of A.I.? The best sci-fi movies explore questions bordering the technologically impossible and its consequences. Moreover, they help humans imagine and prepare for the future. We compiled our favorite science fiction features about A.I. for a summer movie night. Read on! Will humanity move to Mars or amalgamate with machines? Sci-fi has the answer! Science fiction is a conversation between the technological universe and our socie...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Medical Science Fiction AI artificial intelligence film future Innovation movies robots sci-fi technology watch Source Type: blogs

Teens Who Struggle To Differentiate Their Negative Emotions Are More Prone To Stress-Induced Depression
By Emma Young The first step to dealing with a negative emotion is to identify it. If you’re feeling irritated, restless or guilty, the most effective way to start feeling better will be different in each case. The trouble is, if your sense of your own emotions is not that fine-grained – if you feel just “bad” or “upset” – you may struggle to identify the cause of your distress, making it tricky to self-regulate your emotions.  Plenty of studies have linked a poor ability to differentiate between negative emotions (known as “low Negative Emotion Differentiation” or...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Emotion Mental health Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Childhood Schizophrenia
 In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with schizophrenia symptoms as an adolescent and Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich from Harvard Medical School discusses some of the latest research. Listen in now! About Our Guest Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD is Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He did his undergraduate and medical school at Johns Hopkins, his residency t...
Source: World of Psychology - July 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Disorders Inside Schizophrenia Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

The Way Children Draw Human Figures Has Changed Since The 1970s, Reflecting Modern Society ’s Attitudes To Gender – German Study
Examples of children’s drawings of a human figure, via Lamm et al, 2019 By Christian Jarrett Over the last half century Western European countries have enjoyed a large increase in gender equality. There is a long way to go, but some statistics are striking: for instance, in Germany the employment rate for women has increased from 48 per cent in 1980 to 73 per cent in 2014. Psychologists are interested in whether, and how, these kind of societal-level changes filter down and affect children’s conceptions of gender. To find out, a team at the University of Münster and Osnabrück University, led by&n...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Educational Gender Social Source Type: blogs

Two-Year-Old Receives Deep Brain Stimulation Implant
A two-year-old girl has received a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to treat her dystonia. The condition, which results in painful random muscle movements, spasms, and the like, can lead to severe limitations on a child’s development and overall quality of life. A team at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital worked together to develop the necessary anesthesia protocols and surgical procedure. One of the issues that the team had to consider was that DBS systems are made for much larger patients, and so the device had to be positioned and the procedure implemented accordingly. Another is that the impla...
Source: Medgadget - July 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Jeffrey Epstein: Rorschach Test
Scumbag Jeffrey Epstein hobnobbed with various famous and powerful people, so tummies are aflutter with the prospect that some of them will be implicated in the course of his upcoming prosecution and associated investigations. The specific figures about whom the speculators choose to speculate of course depend on who specifically they would like to see disgraced.We already know one individual who is well and truly disgraced, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. But of course we knew that already. The new indictment of Epstein doesn't provide any new information about Acosta, but now we're hearing renewed calls for his resi...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

How A Mother ’s Odour Helps Her Baby Develop A Sensitivity To Faces
By Emma Young A newborn baby knows almost nothing about the world it comes into. To make sense of the onslaught of incoming sensory information, she or he must start to notice meaningful patterns and categorise them: that particular combination of visual data signifies a “face”, for example, while that noise is a “voice”. As the authors of a new paper in Developmental Science point out, “without this fundamental categorisation function, our nervous systems would be overwhelmed by the sheer diversity of our experience.”  It had been thought that infants form these categories using in...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Faces Perception Source Type: blogs

Five Unusual, Evidence-Based Ways To Get Better At A New Language
By Emma Young The last time I tried to learn a foreign language, I was living in an Italian suburb of Sydney. My hour a week at a local Italian class was inevitably followed by a bowl of pasta and a few glasses of wine. As an approach to language-learning goes, it was certainly more pleasurable than my German lessons at school. Despite the wine, it was also surprisingly effective. In fact, getting better at a new language doesn’t have to mean hard hours on lists of vocab and the rules of grammar. It turns out that what you don’t focus on matters, too. And a glass of wine may even help …  Listen to ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Educational Feature Language Memory Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Low Self-Esteem and How it Connects to Mental Illness
 As a society, we suffer from low self-esteem. A lot. The entertainment media assaults us with beautiful faces and perfect bodies, making millions feel inadequate or even ashamed. We have school children who feel that anything less than straight A’s is failure. For people living with mental illness, the impact of low self-esteem is even worse. Listen to hear how.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Physical health is extremely important in mental health.” – Michelle “All mental health is physical health!” – Gabe   Highlights From ‘Self-Esteem’ Episode [3:30]...
Source: World of Psychology - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Exercise & Fitness Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs