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Alzheimer's 'early signs mapped'

Alzheimer's 'early signs mapped' | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists have assembled a "timeline" of the unseen progress of Alzheimer's before symptoms appear.
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The Mind and its Maladies

The Mind and its Maladies | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The underlying factor structure of psychopathology...
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Robin Williams: How to recognize suicide signs, where to get help

Robin Williams: How to recognize suicide signs, where to get help | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Friends of comedian Robin Williams , who died Monday at age 63 in an apparent suicide , urged the public Monday to seek help if they have suicidal thoughts and encouraged friends to stay alert to any warning signs of depression.
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Suicide and its immediate triggers are preventable; and the underlying long term causes like depression or other mental health issues are treatable.
Be on the lookout for these and other signs and help someone you love get over a temporary rough phase of life!

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New Neuroscience Tools Provide Fresh Hope for Improved Psychiatric Drugsis | MIT Technology Review

New Neuroscience Tools Provide Fresh Hope for Improved Psychiatric Drugsis | MIT Technology Review | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
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How genetic approaches using stem cell techniques can aid new drug discovery for mental illnesses.

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MRI technique may help prevent ADHD misdiagnosis | Science Codex

MRI technique may help prevent ADHD misdiagnosis | Science Codex | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

a goo technique that may also provide some insights as to the underlying difference in bOAK BROOK, Ill. – Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online

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A good technique that may also shed light on the differences in brains of ADHD folks

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Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking — PsyBlog

Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking — PsyBlog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A serious mental health problem can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, according to a new analysis by psychiatrists.
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a really sorry state of affairs which can be prevented by providing the affected people treatment, care and respect.

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What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital

What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
 
The Shamanic View of Mental Illness
In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé.  Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.

What those
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An alternate view of mental illness that informs a crucial way to make sense of those experiences and move on (to become a healer themselves? ).

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Natural sciences vs Indigenous knowledge?

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Inside the adult ADHD brain | McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Inside the adult ADHD brain | McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

Via iPamba, Jocelyn Stoller
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The non-synchrony between parts of Default mode network (posterior cingulate / medial PFC) continues in adulthood for those who have adult ADHD.

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America's Most Depressing Jobs? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

America's Most Depressing Jobs? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
An interesting study just published examines the rates of clinical depression experienced by workers in different jobs. It turns out that people involved i
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are some jobs, say involving difficult interactions with others, inherently more depressing?

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Stories as a Window Into Schizophrenia

Stories as a Window Into Schizophrenia | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Oral history provides a new way of seeing people who are living with schizophrenia.
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Lets look at the whole person and grant those with mental illness a personality and a life!

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Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Mice by Curbing Synaptic Pruning — PsyBlog

Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Mice by Curbing Synaptic Pruning — PsyBlog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Experimental chemical restores some lost brain cell function in schizophrenia.
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Validates one key neural model of schizophrenia.

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The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
What language and symbolism have to do with mood and how light exposure and sleep shape our mental health.

"Depression is a disorder of t
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the evolutionary significance of mood continuum and depressive mood.

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Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The reason why is not fully clear. Maybe cats just dislike depressed people.
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The mediation via toxoplasma Gondi looks most plausible!
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Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness

Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Businesses don't have great track records with mental illness — but family firms face this challenge more adeptly.
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Some really profound questions being addressed in this HBR blog. Had a tough time deciding whether to scoop.it it in Positive psychology or Abnormal Psychology! (so posted in both)

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Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself | Bering in Mind, Scientific American Blog Network

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself | Bering in Mind, Scientific American Blog Network | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
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"Suicide rates are lowest on Fridays and highest on Mondays; they also drop just before the major holidays and then spike sharply immediately after the holidays. Baumeister interprets these patterns as consistent with the idea that people’s high expectations for holidays and weekends materialize, after the fact, as bitter disappointments. "

I could have thought of a simpler explanation- the drudgery of returning to (an unacceptable ) daily grind:-)

Also, some of the steps towards suicidal ideation/ execution could have been labeled more simply like sudden losses in life(falling short of standards) , perceived loneliness (self-awareness) , guilt and shame ( negative affect), acute existential boredom forcing one to focus on concrete aspects ( cognitive deconstruction) and prior exposure/ habituation to pain ( dis-inhibition) ....look out for these in you and your loved ones and seek help!!

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Suicidal ideation and actually completing a suicide are complex psychological and behavioral phenomena. “Concluding simply that depression causes suicide and leaving it at that may be inadequate for several reasons. It is abundantly clear that most depressed people do not attempt suicide and that not all suicide attempters are clinically depressed.” Read this EXCELLENT article about the intense feelings and perceptions that commonly lead to suicide.

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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science

Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments, urge Emily A. Holmes, Michelle G. Craske and Ann M.
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more bridges between many types of therapies and their neuroscience basis will really help advance the mental health field further!

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A Career That Has Mirrored Psychiatry's Twisting Path - New York Times

A Career That Has Mirrored Psychiatry's Twisting Path - New York Times | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Thomas H. McGlashan has extinguished some of psychiatry's grandest notions over the last five decades, none more ruthlessly than his own.
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Neither medicine nor therapy seem to be effective in preventing psychosis in the pro dorm.

 

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Nomophobia: the fear of being out of cell phone contact. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Nomophobia: the fear of being out of cell phone contact. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Photo: flickr/schottchene Most people these days are so hooked to their cell phones that they are hardly seen without one, and many (including us) don't ev
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No-mobile-phone-phobia, really?!? after internet addiction, another new kid on the block trying to get a legit status:-)

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The 10 Best Mental Health Apps for Medical Professionals - Capterra Blog

The 10 Best Mental Health Apps for Medical Professionals - Capterra Blog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
“ 10 of the best mental health apps for medical professionals, from iPhone to Android. Capterra helps people find and compare software for their business.”
Via Allison Hermann, PhD
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Some cool free apps too in the collection.
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Brian the Mentally Ill Bonobo, and How He Healed

Brian the Mentally Ill Bonobo, and How He Healed | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
It took a troop of apes, and a psychiatrist, and a little Paxil.
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care and concern trumps everything else.

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Animals suffer from mental distress too, and the causes aren't always clear

Animals suffer from mental distress too, and the causes aren't always clear | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

the maladies that haunt naimals too:From anxious dogs to depressed gorillas, animals suffer from mental distress just like humans, and the causes aren't always clear. An excerpt from Laurel Braitman's "Animal Madness."

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The maladies that haunt animals too:-)

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How Long-Term Stress Causes Serious Mental Disorders — PsyBlog

How Long-Term Stress Causes Serious Mental Disorders — PsyBlog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The delicate balance between white and grey matter is disrupted by chronic stress.
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chronic stress is really deleterious!

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Dear CNRS: That mouse study did not "confirm" the neurobiological origin of ADHD in humans | Neuroscientifically Challenged

Dear CNRS: That mouse study did not "confirm" the neurobiological origin of ADHD in humans | Neuroscientifically Challenged | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
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Abnormalities of NE in superior Coliiculus in ADHD like mice

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Depression, the secret we share

Depression, the secret we share | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)
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makes some very good points like the need for proper treatment- as  'you wont be 37 yrs of age again"

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Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The reason why is not fully clear. Maybe cats just dislike depressed people.
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The mediation via toxoplasma Gondi looks most plausible!
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How Inequality Hollows Out the Soul

How Inequality Hollows Out the Soul | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Our tendency to equate wealth with inner worth invokes deep psychological responses.
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The widening gap between the rich and the poor is not good for anyone's health!!

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Mental health for all by involving all

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply.
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We dont necessarily need more psychitarists; if specialists are rare, educate and empower the common man/ generalists to deliver specialised services.

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Elizabeth Neatherway's curator insight, March 21, 1:09 PM

This TED talk really opens up people’s eyes to the statistics of mental illness. It is a very personal topic to me and the fact that not even half the people get the specialist care they need in order to get better is very saddening. Suicide is the most common cause of death for young people in every country, why is this fact not a reason to do something about it? Maybe more psychiatrists is the answer instead of making more and more cut backs on the NHS, it is clear that these people need help as mental illness is just as serious as any other illness. Dare To Care.