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National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend to even the basic elements of self-care, while others attempt or complete suicide. Now researchers report the results of the first large-scale, randomized, sham-controlled trial of deep brain stimulation treatment for treatment-resistant symptoms of depression.
5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You The therapist-client relationship is unique. Therapists are prohibited from sharing their personal information with clients due to a strict code of ethics. But as a therapist, I can’t help but share some secrets with you. What is in our hearts is more important than what … ...
How do You Handle Your Insecurities? It’s natural to feel insecure from time to time, but these feelings can get in the way of your happiness. Figuring out where those insecurities come from is the first step to overcoming them.
News of Note: Insomnia and Antidepressant Medications FDA Issues Safety Warning on Lunesta In mid-May of 2014, the FDA released a warning that eszopiclone (Lunesta) can cause next-day impairment when taken at the recommended target dose of 3 mg/ day. As a result, the FDA has lowered the recommended starting dose to 1 mg/day. The FDA cites a … ...
Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress can have profound effects on host behavior in adulthood.
Going Out Can Be The Best Thing For Autistic People Last week I went to karaoke twice, the beach, and a show. I’m telling you this because I’m autistic, and I want to kill the idea that autistic people don’t … ...
Be Yourself, Act Yourself, and Be a Hero We tend to overlook it in daily life, but people are vastly different. Even in the exact same situations, each of us provide our own unique, subjective interpretation and respond … ...
Massive Study Reveals If Eldest Children Are More Intelligent — And If It Matters Are eldest children more intelligent with 'better' personalities? Massive study settles this sibling rivalry. Related articles:Are Sexy People Really More Selfish? New Study Reveals Men and Women Differ How Parents Turn Their Children Into Narcissists 8 Household Items Newly Found to Lower Children’s IQ Significantly The Learned Attitude That Makes Children More Anxious and Violent Panic Attacks: Study Reveals The Best Type of Treatment
Bipolar II is Not Diet Bipolar The history of bipolar disorder is a long one. It goes back to at least the first century AD when Aretaeus of Cappadocia described the behavior of patients with quips … ...
Why Your View of the Future Can Make You Depressed Most people assume that if you're depressed, that colors your view of your future. New research turns that thinking on its head, showing that, for many, if your view of your future is negative to begin with, that can actually make you depressed. The flip side is that a positive view of your future stimulates greater mental health.
Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine The relationship between medical art and science is changing rapidly, with the science now overwhelming the art. Doctors more and more function like technicians, not healers. A knowledge of the humanities is crucial if doctors are to treat patients, not lab tests.
The Birds of Pandemonium I am just finishing up the most fabulous new book called “The Birds of Pandemonium.” Written by the founder of Pandemonium Aviaries, Michele Raffin, this book has shown me my … ...
We Succeed by our Failures When we reflect on our childhood we tend to recall the tough times -- times when we as kids screwed up, or when our parents failed. It turns out that the dance between love and hate, doing right and doing wrong, and above all making amends is critical for secure attachments. We learn to trust other, indeed, we learn to be moral as part of a normal developmental process.
Only Four-Year-Olds Truly Know Whether They've Gotten a Bad Deal You probably lost the ability to recognize a bad deal before you got into kindergarten. This experiment shows that they’re able to emotionally understand when hard work has earned something that’s not worth having—but it turns out in this instance, four-year-olds are wiser than six=year-olds....
Do You Work with a Sociopath? At first glance, a sociopath may be difficult to identify at work. They generally don’t draw attention because they have no internal need to socialize or interact with co-workers unless there is something to be gained from the experience. When they choose to intermingle, they … ...
Where memory is encoded and retrieved: New findings in a long-standing debate Are the same regions and even the same cells of the brain area called hippocampus involved in encoding and retrieving memories or are different areas of this structure engaged? This question has kept neuroscientists busy for a long time. Researchers have now found out that the same brain cells exhibit activity in both processes.
Take the Fear Out of Marketing Your Practice Five Tips 1. Like therapy (and life), marketing is about relationships. You are good at relationships or at least have the skills to be. You can build relationships in so many different ways- online or in person or even through audio or video content that … ...
Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.
#158 Emotions: Friend or Enemy? Alex Motrenko via Compfight We have been talking about the movie Inside Out and the wonderful psychological insights it provides us. The human mind is the most complicated phenomenon on … ...
The Alpha Male Trait – Myth or Reality Face it. Everyone knows what an Alpha Male is. Everyone has the image in their mind already, and the behaviors and lifestyles have been depicted in abundance of movies and … ...