|Depression and personality disorders drive psych patients to euthanasia
||Depression and personality disorders are the most common diagnoses among Belgian psychiatric patients requesting help to die, on the grounds of unbearable suffering, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Drugs, given either by mouth or administered intravenously, are used to perform euthanasia in Belgium, where the practice has been legal since 2002. [...]
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|Low-dose lithium reduces side effects from most common treatment for Parkinson’s disease
||Low-dose lithium reduced involuntary motor movements – the troubling side effect of the medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) – in a mouse model of the condition that is diagnosed in about 60,000 Americans each year. The third in a series of studies from the Andersen lab involving PD and low-dose lithium, [...]
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|Why Alfred Hitchcock grabs your attention: Researchers identify neural signature of tunnel vision
||The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences’ brains. Their study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. During high suspense moments, the brain narrows [...]
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|Managers, beware of gender faultlines
||Do you have gender “faultlines” in your organization? New research suggests that such fissures appear when gender differences solidify into cliques. And this tends to occur when members of one gender share other demographic traits and professional interests, such as age, job responsibilities and time served. For example, the men in one organization might be [...]
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|Study identifies challenges of delirium detection in older adults in emergency department
||An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency departments in the United States annually. Yet about two-thirds of the cases of this sudden and potentially lethal change in mental status are unrecognized by emergency department clinicians who are under time pressure and almost always managing multiple patients at once. Half [...]
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|3 Surefire Strategies that Don’t Work for ADHD
||If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it’s really frustrating when the strategies you’re trying aren’t working. You might assume that the problem is you. What’s wrong with me? How is it that I still can’t get this right? However, the real issue often … ...
|Is it a case of ‘the younger, the better’ for children learning a new language?
||As primary school children bound through the first weeks of their summer holidays, perhaps those lucky enough to go abroad will get the chance to practice some of the new vocabulary they’ve learnt in a foreign language class. It’s the end of the first academic year in which languages were introduced formally within the primary [...]
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|Shoulds and Musts
|| Life is full of choices isn’t it? Some big, some small. They hit us from the second we wake up until we go to bed. What do we do … ...
|Participative Leadership Theory and Decision-making Style
||Overview of democratic leadership theory, examples, pros and cons with graphic representation of the concept. In addition, other forms of participative decision-making has been discussed -- collective, autocratic, and consensus.
|Self-Care Sunday Links 8.2.15
||On some Sundays I share links to pieces from around the web, along with posts I’ve written for Psych Central. I hope you find these helpful, and I hope you’re … ...
|Do I Complain Too Much?
||Do I Complain Too Much? How to complain more effectively. By Lisa Juliano, Psy.D.
|The Amount of Coffee That Protects Against Dementia Precursor
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|Why You Should Always Get a Second Opinion
||When you are diagnosed with an illness, especially when you have a mental health condition, you should always get a second opinion. Or a third. Or a fourth. Get as many as you can. The more you get, the more expert evidence you can collect … ...
|Seven False Beliefs About Relationships
||Sharing your feelings with others will make you look weak. It’s best not to fight if you want to have a good relationship. Sharing your feelings or troubles with another … ...
|5 Ways to Thrive
||Ideally, we all want to do better than just get by. We want to thrive. But what does that mean? In their scholarly article, “A new look at social support,” … ...
|Depression and Learning From Other Cultures–Part 1
||There is an “epidemic” of mental illness across this country and people (including young children) are being diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD by the thousands. Individuals are rushing to find remedies; from doctors, gurus, and from diet programs, exercise routines and … ...
|For Women Who Were Told To Keep Quiet
||I grew up with a father who was a bully. It was okay to speak if I agreed with him, but I wasn’t allowed to freely speak my mind. I … ...
|Friendship Day: Be the Friend You Would Like to Have
||My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. ~ Henry Ford In 1935, the U.S. Congress declared the first Sunday in August a holiday to honor friendship. This year it is Sunday, August 2nd. To celebrate the occasion I wanted … ...
|How The Internet Tricks You Into Thinking You Are Smarter
||Searching the Internet for information creates an illusion of knowledge, in which we think we are smarter than we really are.
|Help Your Child Succeed
|| Children With Bipolar in School If you have a child with bipolar in the school system you will want to create a protective/empowerment support system … ...