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Dr. Kathryn DeLonga, director of the psychological treatment program with the Mood Brain and Development Unit at NIMH, discusses symptoms and treatment of adolescent depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Supplementing with vitamin D can promote weight loss, study finds
(Natural News) Childhood obesity has become a significant health problem around the world. Not only is it dangerous for children right now, but it also sets them up to develop serious problems later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease. In addition, it can cause psychological damage. While the most obvious solution is for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Limiting social media use to 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Melissa G. Hunt,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ensuring a good standard of therapy | Letters
The three leading regulatory bodies for the counselling and psychotherapy profession have created a new competence framework as a response to the mental health crisisSuzanne Moore is right (We can talk about self-care, but this mental health crisis is political, 26 November) that counselling and psychotherapy is about talking and that “it is better to talk about things rather than not”. Addressing the mental health crisis is one of the most challenging tasks faced by us all and counselling and psychotherapy have an important role to play in providing a solution. As the three leading regulatory bodies for the co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Psychology Education Science Society Depression Anxiety Post-traumatic stress disorder Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Source Type: news

A Face Transplant Gave This 26-Year-Old a ‘Second Chance at Life’ — And Points to a Promising Future for Patients
Cameron Underwood is back to golfing, restoring cars and even sky-diving, less than three years after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound that severely damaged his face and nearly claimed his life. Underwood, now 26, was left without the majority of his lower jaw, teeth and nose, and with significantly impaired eyesight, speech and mouth function, after his June 2016 injury. But just 18 months later, the California resident became NYU Langone Health’s second-ever face transplant recipient and one of about 40 worldwide — a remarkably brief journey that he says gave him “a second chance at life.&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

What happens to your life after you accidentally kill someone?
I ’m an accidental killer – and thousands of Americans share this secret shame. How can you recover from the trauma of accidentally killing someone?“There’s never a time, even when I’m laughing at a party, when I’m not thinking about it,” Pam Uhr says.It was a hot summer day a few weeks before the end of her junior year of high school. Uhr and her friends had spent the afternoon at a swimming hole near their central Texas town. She was driving home on a country road, two friends as passengers, when her front tire slid. She overcorrected. The car spun. A car coming over a blind hill...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Peters Tags: Psychology Health & wellbeing Medicine Religion Anglicanism Evangelical Christianity Science Judaism Source Type: news

To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two
Romantic partners of someone with an eating disorder often want to help, but simply don ’ t know how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Mental Health and Disorders Bulimia Weight Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Dating and Relationships Food Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in the posterior parietal cortex
Models of systems memory consolidation postulate a fast-learning hippocampal store and a slowly developing, stable neocortical store. Accordingly, early neocortical contributions to memory are deemed to reflect a hippocampus-driven online reinstatement of encoding activity. In contrast, we found that learning rapidly engenders an enduring memory engram in the human posterior parietal cortex. We assessed microstructural plasticity via diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging as well as functional brain activity in an object–location learning task. We detected neocortical plasticity as early as 1 hour after learni...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Brodt, S., Gais, S., Beck, J., Erb, M., Scheffler, K., Schönauer, M. Tags: Neuroscience, Psychology reports Source Type: news

Memories reach the cortex rapidly
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stern, P. Tags: Neuroscience, Psychology twis Source Type: news

Find Out If You Have A Healthy Personality
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you have a healthy personality? Researchers at the University of California, Davis say they can tell you if you have one or not. A healthy personality can have a positive effect on your health, self-esteem, how you do in school, how successful you are in your marriage, and how well you perform at work. In this review, researchers surveyed hundreds of personality psychologists and college students and they found that both the experts and the non-experts agreed that a healthy personality carries the following traits: low levels of neuroticism, high levels of openness to feelings, warmth, positive emot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Personality Test Source Type: news

Doctors and Nurses Treat Gunshot Wounds All the Time. Now They ’re Preparing for Active Shootings at Their Own Hospitals
A shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, quickly followed by a false alarm at Maryland’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sent shockwaves through the medical community this month — and exposed the reality that hospitals, the institutions tasked with caring for the victims of violent incidents, are also at risk of enduring them. The FBI defines an active shooter incident as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Of the 50 such events that took place in 2016 and 2017, according to FBI data, only four occurred in healthc...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime hospitals onetime Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Declines in U.S. Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Many who could benefit from treatment weren't getting it (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New Research on Gambling Use Disorder
“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.” – Wilson Mizner Who doesn’t enjoy a game of chance now and then? Trying your luck on an inexpensive lottery ticket can seem innocent enough, and might even net you considerable return. Spurred on by the lure of winning the big jackpot through television, radio, Internet, newspaper and other media ads may even prompt you to spend more than you intended. And it’s not just lottery tickets that people become hooked on but other forms of gambling as well: horse racing, slot machines, card games, sports betting. It should come as no surpris...
Source: Psych Central - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What makes your personality 'healthy' or 'unhealthy?'
Do you have a 'healthy personality?' Researchers claim to have mapped out the personality traits that can help a person thrive in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Britons are swallowing conspiracy theories. Here ’s how to stop the rot | Hugo Drochon
Aliens exist and global warming is a hoax – these unbelievable beliefs are symptoms of people feeling threatenedWho believes in conspiracy theories, and why? That is the question asked ina five-year study at Cambridge University, which commissioned three surveys from YouGov (2015, 2016 and 2018) to get a sense of the phenomenon.It turns that out 60% of British people believe in at least one of the 10 conspiracy theories we put to them. So, for instance, 8% think humans have made contact with aliens at Roswell but the US government is hiding it from us; 7% believe that global warming is a hoax invented to deceive peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hugo Drochon Tags: Society Psychology Social media Digital media Brexit Politics Immigration and asylum Source Type: news

Bride price, cultural and gender identity, and husband-to-wife abuse in Ghana - Adjei SB, Mpiani A.
Although much anecdotal evidence about the legendary practice of bride price exists in Ghana, there is a paucity of empirical studies that explore the psychological impact of the practice on the people who pay and those for whom bride price is paid. This p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developing and validating an experience sampling measure of aggression: the Aggression-ES Scale - Borah TJ, Murray AL, Eisner M, Jugl I.
In this study, we evaluate whether a newly dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Driving among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Bishop H, Boe L, Stavrinos D, Mirman J.
Over the past several decades there has been a surge of research on the contextual, biological, and psychological factors associated with transportation safety in adolescence. However, we know much less about the factors contributing to transportation safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental health care increasing most among those with less distress
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study shows that more Americans are getting outpatient mental health care and the rate of serious psychological distress is decreasing. However, a careful analysis of the data shows that the growth in outpatient mental health care is being driven by people with little or no psychological distress, and many with serious distress don't get the care they need. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which Comes First, Marijuana Use Or Psychological Problems?
A new study points to an important point: Pot use is often a symptom, not a cause. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Which Comes First, Pot Use Or Psychological Problems In Teens?
A new study points to an important point: Pot use is often a symptom, not a cause. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Podcast: Talking therapy for the management of mental health in low- and middle-income countries affected by mass human tragedy
Evidence Aid, an organisation dedicated to improving the use of evidence in humanitarian crises, highlights information from Cochrane and other systematic reviews of particular relevance to those involved in humanitarian assistance and, in July 2018, these were added to by a report on psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries. We asked one of the authors, Marianna Purgato from the University of Verona in Italy, to tell us about this new Cochrane Review." Whether a humanitarian crisis is triggered by natural hazards or other events, people affected by it in low- a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Dancing naked with robots: dreams of Jarman prize winner Daria Martin
Video art has never been more celebrated – and after taking the £10,000 prize for the best artist using moving images, the intriguing filmmaker is in the vanguardForDaria Martin, making art is a dream come true – literally. Her films involve restaging the dreams, nightmares or altered states of consciousness of friends and relatives. For one forthcoming project, Tonight the World, she’s recreated several of her grandmother’s nocturnal visions. She fled the Nazis in 1938 and spent the rest of her life dreaming about the family home she was forced to abandon.Even when Martin is not turning dream...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Jonze Tags: Video art Awards and prizes Psychology Art and design Culture Film Consciousness Neuroscience Human biology UK news Source Type: news

Juul ’ s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor
In an effort to expand overseas sales, the company is designing a way to reduce nicotine levels but enhance the rate of absorption in the body. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine Youth E-Cigarettes Advertising and Marketing Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Source Type: news

New psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse
Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomised controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who received just advocacy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Why Do We Love Sad Music? Mourning Our Pain Why Do We Love Sad Music? Mourning Our Pain
Dr Robert Berezin explores the psychology of why we gravitate toward sad music during trying times.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

More Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
For something so common, anxiety is still massively misunderstood. There are myths and misconceptions about everything from what anxiety disorders look and feel like to what actually helps to treat these illnesses and navigate anxiety. Which is why we asked several anxiety experts to clear things up. Below, you’ll find their illuminating insights. Living with an anxiety disorder can be exceptionally difficult. Many people minimize and trivialize anxiety disorders. For instance, how often have you said or heard someone say “I’m sooo OCD about my desk!” or “I’m really OCD about using hand ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorder Treatment Anxiety Disorders Cbt exposure and response prevention therapy GAD Ocd Source Type: news

Less Pediatric Screen Time Tied to Better Well-Being
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- A higher amount of screen time per day is associated with decreased psychological well-being in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the December issue of Preventive Medicine Reports. Jean M. Twenge,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evening stress elicits a low hormonal stress response
Research, published inNeuropsychopharmacology Reports, suggests that increases in cortisol, caused by acute psychological stress, are lower in the evening compared to the morning.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bristol academics named among the most highly cited in global list
Eighteen researchers at the University of Bristol have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List, which recognises influential researchers around the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Research, Staff notices; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology, Facul Source Type: news

Keep it complex: Study shows that previous research oversimplified Schizophrenia symptoms
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person's ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently. In a recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry, UNLV psychology professor Daniel Allen and colleagues suggest a new way to classify the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, which may influence research and treatment in years to come. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wriggly, squiffy, lummox, and boobs: What makes some words funny?
(University of Alberta) Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly: the top 10 funniest words in the English language, according to a new study by University of Alberta psychology experts. The researchers determined that there are two main kinds of predictors of funniness in words: those related to the form of the word and those related to its meaning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An understudied form of child abuse and intimate terrorism: Parental Alienation
(Colorado State University) According to Colorado State University social psychologist Jennifer Harman, about 22 million American parents have been the victims of behaviors that lead to something called parental alienation. Having researched the phenomenon for several years, Harman is urging psychological, legal and child custodial disciplines to recognize parental alienation as a form of both child abuse and intimate partner violence. Harman has authored a review article in Psychological Bulletin defining the behaviors associated with parental alienation and advocating for more research into its prevalence and outcomes. (...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Touch can produce detailed, lasting memories
(Association for Psychological Science) Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don't intend to memorize the object's details, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bratman Describes Science of Nature ’s Effects on Psychological Health
How contact with nature —whether outdoors or indoors (e.g., from plants or window views)—is an emerging field of research showing potential to help address some important public-health problems, said Gregory Bratman, Ph.D., in a recent lecture at NIH. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

Social exclusion, social support and psychological wellbeing at school: a study of mediation and moderation effect - Arslan G.
Social exclusion experiences thwart fundamental human needs, and threaten youths' mental health and wellbeing. Given the literature supporting the protective effect of social support, the present study investigated whether social support mediated and moder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The protective effects of social support and engagement coping strategy on the relationship between perceived discrimination and psychological distress among Chinese migrant children - Wang JL, Hsieh HF, Assari S, Gaskin J, Rost DH.
This study was aimed to figure out whether perceived stress mediates the relationship between perceived discrimination and psychological distress among Chinese migrant children and whether social support and engagement coping moderate the detrimental effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The protective role of religious involvement in African American and Caribbean Black adolescents' experiences of racial discrimination - Butler-Barnes ST, Martin PP, Copeland-Linder N, Seaton EK, Matusko N, Caldwell CH, Jackson JS.
For many Black adolescents, racial discrimination increases the risk of developing adverse psychological outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationships among religious involvement, racial discrimination, and psychological outc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is in it for them? Understanding the impact of a 'Support, Appreciate, Listen Team' (SALT)-based suicide prevention peer education program on peer educators - Zachariah B, de Wit EE, Bahirat JD, Bunders-Aelen JFG, Regeer BJ.
Youth suicide is a public health problem in India, and young people in school, particularly adolescents, experience heavy psychological burden. Prevention programs, involving peer educators (PEs), have proved useful strategies to address this problem, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Long-term mental health outcomes after unintentional burns sustained during childhood: a retrospective cohort study - Duke JM, Randall SM, Vetrichevvel TP, McGarry S, Boyd JH, Rea S, Wood FM.
This study assessed long-term MH admissions after paediatr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Football Affects Youth Brain Development After Just One Season, Study Says
(CNN) — Their youthful brains were developing normally, with no signs of developmental, psychological or neurological problems. None had ever had a concussion. But by the end of a single football season, 24 children between the ages of 9 and 18 who had more frequent impacts to the head showed signs of damage to brain development, new research says. “Repetitive head impact exposure may have a cumulative effect in the rapidly developing brains of youth and high school football players,” said study co-author Gowtham Krishnan Murugesan, a radiology research assistant at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dalla...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Youth Football Source Type: news

Grief: What ’ s the Point of Talking About It?
'Isolation' seems too feeble a word to describe the part of grief that is aloneness, since it suggests a world out there which we could connect with were it not for our state; it is, rather, the kind of aloneness that tells us there is nobody there at all. Tags: bereavement, death, denial, relationships (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: bereavement death denial relationships Source Type: news

Sudan: Dr. Ba'ashar Struggles to Take Psychological Medicine to People Where They Lived
[SudaNow] "If you talk to the cupboard, no problem. But if the cupboard talks to you, come to me," the late Psychotherapist, Dr. Taha Ba'ashar, once told a friend who complained to him that he would often discover that he was talking to a house object like a stubborn cupboard that refuses to open or close or a blunt knife that fails to cut something. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexist men underestimate their power in romantic relationships
(American Psychological Association) Heterosexual men with sexist attitudes may underestimate how much power they actually have in their romantic relationships, which could lead to increased aggression toward their female partners or wives, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is Genomic Imprinting?
Discussion Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a rare genetic syndrome first characterized by Silver in 1953 and Russell in 1954. Patients with SRS have characteristic growth patterns and clinical findings, although within an individual patient there are phenotypical differences. Patients are born small-for-gestational age (SGA) but have a relative macrocephaly. There is postnatal growth failure and difficulty feeding, with a very low body mass index. Body asymmetry (e.g. hemihypertrophy) and facial features (i.e. protruding forehead, triangular facies, micrognathia, dental anomalies, downturned mouth corners, and ear anomali...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Treatment Gap: This City ’ s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?
Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Opioids and Opiates Addiction (Psychology) Deaths (Fatalities) Buprenorphine (Drug) Fentanyl Medicaid Naloxone (Drug) Dayton (Ohio) carfentanil Source Type: news

Revolution in the head: from Maniac to Homecoming, the era of introspective TV
From Cary Fukunaga ’s Maniac to Julia Roberts’ new Amazon show, television is exploring its darkest subject yet – the human brain – and it all started with Tony Soprano on a horseIn an early episode of the Julia Roberts showHomecoming, a soldier is brought back from Afghanistan to live in a rehabilitation centre in Florida, where he will learn to reintegrate into civilian life. At dinner in the hall, he begins to question the food on the plate in front of him. The pineapple cobbler the men are served every night is “really laying it on thick”, he announces, served to make them believe th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Drama Psychology Television Culture Mental health Legion Mr Robot The Sopranos Julia Roberts Dan Stevens Cary Fukunaga Jonah Hill Emma Stone US television & radio TV crime drama Schizophrenia Psychiatry Society Kill Source Type: news

Mind sweepers: welcome to the age of introspective TV
From Cary Fukunaga ’s Maniac to Julia Roberts’ new Amazon show Homecoming, television is having an introspective moment, exploring its darkest subject yet – the human brainIn an early episode of the Julia Roberts showHomecoming, a soldier is brought back from Afghanistan to live in a rehabilitation centre in Florida, where he will learn to reintegrate into civilian life. At dinner in the hall, he begins to question the food on the plate in front of him. The pineapple cobbler the men are served every night is “really laying it on thick”, he announces, served to make them believe they are in Flo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Drama Psychology Television Culture Mental health Legion Mr Robot The Sopranos Julia Roberts Dan Stevens Cary Fukunaga Jonah Hill Emma Stone US television & radio TV crime drama Schizophrenia Psychiatry Society Kill Source Type: news

How dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction
Opening up to past trauma is difficult, but self-awareness is key to addressing issues that leave us vulnerableWhat ’s your poison, people sometimes ask, but Gabor Maté doesn’t want to ask what my poison is, he wants to ask how it makes me feel. Whatever it is I’m addicted to, or ever have been addicted to, it’s not what it is but what it does – to me, to you, to anyone. He believes that anything we’ ve ever craved helped us escape emotional pain. It gave us peace of mind, a sense of control and a feeling of happiness.And all of that, explains Mat é, reveals a great deal ab...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

People keep asking why I don ’t have children. I don’t know what to say
Resist the urge to over-explain yourself, says Annalisa Barbieri – you have nothing to apologise forI ’m a middle-aged woman, and many women I meet askif I have children. I do not.They often ask why not, but I cannot tell them. The real reason is because I am a failure, both personally and professionally, and have been for most of my life. There are many causes – a mental health condition that it would be immoral to pass on, a date rape, an abusive relationship, a promising career destroyed by both the economy and my own poor decisions.I have discussed some of these issues with the couple of women I have ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Annalisa Barbieri Tags: Family Life and style Mental health Women Parents and parenting Psychology Source Type: news