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Where is Dignity for Rural, Low Income Countries Like... This year’s World Mental Health Day theme, “Dignity in Mental Health,” reminds me of a particular patient that I had seen in my second year of residency in Nepal. For the sake of this story, let’s call her Nina (not her real name). Nina was … ...
Resilience: It Might Be Overrated     Resilience gets a lot of positive press. It is touted as the character trait that separates the successful from the average, the professional from the amateur, and the … ...
People With Asperger’s Are Weird. So What? Not every weird person has Asperger’s. But, let’s be honest, every person with Asperger’s is at least a little bit weird. For World Mental Health Day, I’d like to remind you … ...
What Is a Democracy? Jimmy Carter's shocking statement about our democracy disappeared in the media
Today I Love That I Slept Late Coffee, cobwebs, markets, cafés and galleries, today I love Saturdays just because - well, read this and see ......
Psychology Around the Net: October 10, 2015 Today is World Mental Health Day 2015, and our bloggers here at Psych Central have worked tirelessly to bring you some of the most thought-provoking, enlightening mental health- and psychology-related posts around. It’s not just our job; it’s our passion. Fortunately, educating the world about … ...
These Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death Drugs prescribed for anxiety, OCD, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked to dementia. » Continue reading: These Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death
On This World Mental Health Day I give You Hope   Happy World Mental Health Day to you all. Today I want to tell you a little bit about my journey and give you hope because we are all in … ...
How to Answer the Number One Question People Always Ask What do you think is the most common question you ever get asked? Hint: It’s one you usually answer without any thought. You may not realize it, but your responses to conversation openers may actually be conversation enders.
Dignity & Living with a Mental Illness Dignity is easy to take for granted. It’s something we assume will be afforded us when we come in contact with the government, a healthcare system, or even strangers on the street. After all, aren’t we all worth of simple respect? Sadly, dignity is one … ...
Spike activity 09-10-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: How much can you really learn while you’re asleep? Interesting piece that looks at what the research genuinely tells us in The Guardian. Comedian John Oliver takes on mental health in America with a segment which is both funny and sharp. Neuroecology has an […]
Hope Today I finished my job at the not for profit. Yup, big news. Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Lots of stuff happening. Hard to keep up! But for … ...
Researchers develop deep-learning method to predict daily activities Researchers from the School of Interactive Computing and the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines developed a new method that teaches computers to “see” and understand what humans do in a typical day. The technique gathered more than 40,000 pictures taken every 30 to 60 seconds, over a 6 month period, by a wearable camera [...]
Pressure to ‘publish or perish’ may discourage innovative research, UCLA study suggests The traditional pressure in academia for faculty to “publish or perish” advances knowledge in established areas. But it also might discourage scientists from asking the innovative questions that are most likely to lead to the biggest breakthroughs, according to a new study spearheaded by a UCLA professor. Researchers have long faced a natural tension and [...]
New paper explores America’s obsession with Steve Jobs A new paper in the International Journal of Communication investigates America’s obsession with stories about celebrity CEO’s like Steve Jobs, suggesting it says more about our culture than the man. The Steve Jobs movie, opening in theaters on Oct. 9, helps us imagine capitalism as being humane and having moral integrity as opposed to the [...]
Returning to the World of Work I need to start working again. Like seriously. And start doing it right now. Been procrastinating for too many years. So sick of not working. It’s a cancer that starts … ...
Strengthen Your Emotional Bond in Three Easy Steps The steps are easy; it’s the repetition that matters. Make these habits, and your relationship will be better for it. 1) Refuse to make excuses. Yes, your life is busy. … ...
Blood clotting protein triggers immune attack on brain A single drop of blood in the brain is sufficient to activate an autoimmune response akin to multiple sclerosis, new research shows. This is the first demonstration that introduction of blood in the healthy brain is sufficient to cause peripheral immune cells to enter the brain, which then go on to cause brain damage.
Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse It’s very common to find people with bipolar using drugs of one kind or another. If you were to experience the constant interference, disruption and pain that bipolar brings about, you would understand why one would resort to using drugs. Bipolar disorder makes it hard … ...
What to Remember When You’ve Gained Weight When you’ve gained weight, you might feel frustrated. Very frustrated. You don’t like how your clothes fit. In fact, you feel very uncomfortable. Itchy. Awkward. Sad. You might even feel … ...