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Alzheimer's 'early signs mapped'

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Scientists have assembled a "timeline" of the unseen progress of Alzheimer's before symptoms appear.
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The Mind and its Maladies

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The underlying factor structure of psychopathology...
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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.

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Pope Francis and People with Mental Disorders

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Francis' message is clear: as people and institutions, we need to be welcoming; not defer to the dogma of powerful, hierarchical authorities.

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Healing, building resilience, recovery and acceptance are all very important!

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The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces

The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014--and the results can make your office way better.
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Nailed down correctly the factors that make a workplace happy -

 

"Combing through the data, Willoughby and the Glassdoor team found a handful of themes emerged among the most beloved companies. They were:

Mission: a sense of purpose in coming into workCollegiality: working with awesome peopleChallenging work: being stimulated by the work to be done Meaningful advancement: the promise of growth Confidence in senior leaders: a sense of trust--and transparency--with management Perks: good pay, free food, a beer cart or two."
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John Michel's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

Just in.... Rather than showing a focus on perks, compensation, and other incentives, the best-rated workplaces had a range of intrinsic motivators, like challenging work, impact upon society, and an opportunity to work with brilliant colleagues.

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Six principles that make all the difference...

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What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.
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nice summary

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Debt and mental health problems

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New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt.There is currently arou
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Avoid debt as far as you can- for your own sanity!

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A Toddler on 3 Different Psychiatric Meds? How Drugging Kids Became Big Business

A Toddler on 3 Different Psychiatric Meds? How Drugging Kids Became Big Business | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Big pharma has discovered a lucrative new market in kids.
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avoid meds as far as possible:-)

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The New Science of Mind

The New Science of Mind | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A better understanding of the workings of the brain means that psychiatric disorders are increasingly seen as being based in biology.
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Depression as a  complex panoply b/w cingulate, insula, hypothalmus, hippocampus and PFC.

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How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon

How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense
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My Psychological fiction novella "The sculptor and sandman' does touch upon 'The Truman symptom' and would be relished by those who have liked Philiip Dick's world or such narratives. If u want an e-copy just let me know your mail id.

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People with depression tend to pursue generalized goals

People with depression tend to pursue generalized goals | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that people with depression have more generalized personal goals than non-depressed people.
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be specific!

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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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Guest: The front line of suicide prevention is primary care

Guest: The front line of suicide prevention is primary care | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Doctors and nurses receive inadequate training to diagnose and treat patients at risk of suicide, writes guest columnist Jennifer Stuber.
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The necessity of training first line of primary healthcare professionals, about diagnosing symptoms and preventing suicide.

 

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For the Love of Money

For the Love of Money | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
We are letting money addiction drive too much of our society.
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People may doubt and argue, but I truly believe this is a real psychological addiction and rightfully belongs to abnormal psychology category....

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Can Your Brain Really Be Retrained?

Can Your Brain Really Be Retrained? | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Yes say the creators of videogames like Atentiv and CogCubed which aim to combat the effects of ADD and ADHD. Will parents patients and the FDA agree?
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New neurofeedback based attention strengthening games for AD(H)D.

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Anxiety is a greater risk factor for suicide than depression, studies report

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Dont worry, be happy !

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A Revolution in Mental Health

A Revolution in Mental Health | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Bruce Cuthbert, inspired by his mentor, Peter Lang, seeks to break down the diagnostic categories that have hamstrung researchers.
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on RDoC

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ADHD: Ten Years Later - Dana Foundation

ADHD: Ten Years Later - Dana Foundation | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Ten years ago a landmark study showed that the structure of the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) differs from that of una
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impulsivity, inattention and planning defects and their correspoding hubs in the brain.

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Neurodiversity, Play, and the So-Called ADHD Child |

Neurodiversity, Play, and the So-Called ADHD Child | | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
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The disorder is in our culture, folks, not in these children.

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To Promote, Prevent, be Congruent or Discrepant

To Promote, Prevent, be Congruent or Discrepant | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
An alternate conceptualization of emotional/ motivational space
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Another orthogonal take on emotional/ motivational space

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Great cure but we lost the patient

Great cure but we lost the patient | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The Journal of Neuroscience has a surprising case report of a patient who was treated with an implanted brain stimulator to treat severe movement side-effects from an extended period of taking anti...
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Importnat point to keep in mind while taking/ prescribing psychotropic drugs....

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