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» Brain Hemispheres Out of Sync in Schizophrenia - Psych Central News

» Brain Hemispheres Out of Sync in Schizophrenia - Psych Central News | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
People with schizophrenia have significantly decreased interhemispheric coordination compared to those without the disorder, according to a new study. ...
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Clinics offering ketamine injections to treat depression blame negative publicity for closures

Clinics offering ketamine injections to treat depression blame negative publicity for closures | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A controversial commercial chain of depression clinics offering injections of the party drug ketamine claim they have been forced to close down due to negative publicity.
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There needs to be more level headed discussion and research around ketamine use for depression.

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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.
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Love this: "the opposite of addiction is not sobriety; it is connectedness:-) "

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Childhood biography forms adult health – Donna Jackson – Nakazawa Aeon

Childhood biography forms adult health – Donna Jackson – Nakazawa Aeon | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults
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childhood adversity liked to poor health outcomes in later adult life.

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Why CBT is falling out of favour

Why CBT is falling out of favour | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
‘Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’
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CBT's effectiveness seems to be decreasing!

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Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
New research finds mental illnesses are common among entrepreneurs, and actually help them succeed.
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You need some craziness to venture out!

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Madness and Meaning

Andrew Scull, author of “Madness in Civilization,” a new cultural history of madness, examines more than a dozen depictions of insanity.
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History of madness in pictures!

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2 Supplements Proven to Improve Depression

2 Supplements Proven to Improve Depression | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
2 Supplements Proven to Improve Depression. Depression is one the of the top causes of mental illness in the world and represents a significant problem in many developed and developing countries.
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Eat your way out of depression:-) (juts kidding, eating these supplements would help, but don't stop your medication/ therapy:-)

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About Your Boss' Lack Of Emotional Intelligence...

About Your Boss' Lack Of Emotional Intelligence... | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
My recent post, Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence, really struck a nerve here on Forbes. Many of the messages I received came from people who had experienced first hand what our data set shows—emotional intelligence diminishes as you move up the corporate ladder. We analyzed the score profiles of more [...]
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amusing; proves what one intuitively guessed.......in higher management echelons  lot of scope for better EQ and people skills.

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6 Unexpected Blessings of Mental Illness

There are silver linings to the storms of mental illness.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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a refreshing take on the upside of mental illness:-)

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....
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New Depression Treatment So Obvious You Won’t Believe It’s NEVER Been Tried Before — PsyBlog

New Depression Treatment So Obvious You Won’t Believe It’s NEVER Been Tried Before — PsyBlog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Study finds support for severe depression treatment that’s so obvious it incredible it hasn’t been tried before.
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Laughing gas as a quick-fix treatment for severe depression.

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New study reveals a fascinating relationship between bipolar disorder and earnings

New study reveals a fascinating relationship between bipolar disorder and earnings | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

r earnngs on an avarage, but if you are sucessful 9and part of t may be because of taking reguar medication) then it iFlickr/Nestor LacleMental illness is not something we often talk about at work, but for those who suffer from a mental illness, it often affects how they go

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having bipolar is not good for your earnings, on an average, but if you are successful (partly due to your taking regular medications) the chances are you are super successful!  

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Mild Jolt to Brain Can Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Patients

Mild Jolt to Brain Can Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Patients | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Applying mild electrical stimulation to the brains of schizophrenia patients has been found to improve certain aspects of cognition, according to a new study by psychologists at Vanderbilt University. Specifically, the small jolt allows patients to recognize...
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tDCS as a treatment for error monitoring in schizophrenia.

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How do common medications influence moral decisions?

How do common medications influence moral decisions? | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that medications used to treat depression and Parkinson’s disease can alter moral decision-making in healthy people. Lead author Molly Crockett discusses what we can and cannot conclude from these findings.
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The effect of taking antidepressants and levodopa on healthy people's moral behaviour.

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Happiness an Attainable Goal in Schizophrenia

Happiness an Attainable Goal in Schizophrenia | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness may be an attainable goal for at least some patients with schizophrenia and is associated with positive psychosocial attributes that can be enhanced.
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Good news for those suffering from schizophrenia....as high as 38 % of the outpatient population may be quite happy....

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Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders

Memory System May Overcome Diverse Disorders | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Declarative memory, rooted in the hippocampus, could help the brain pick up slack for diverse impairments across many developmental disorders such as autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder
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declarative memory shown to play a big part in compensation strategies.

 

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Poetry Kept My Patient Alive

Poetry Kept My Patient Alive | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
It soothed. It agitated. It connected him to others.
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Poetry in the therapeutic context!

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Leadership Across Cultures

Leadership Across Cultures | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Some unexpected strengths (and weaknesses) in today’s world
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difference in leadership traits amongst different regions of the world.

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Got ADHD? You May Live a Shorter Life, Study Shows

Got ADHD? You May Live a Shorter Life, Study Shows | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition — and the causes tend to include fre...
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the risk of accidents become high given the impulsivity and distractibility of those with ADHD.

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Breathing polluted air may increase risk of suicide: researchers

Breathing polluted air may increase risk of suicide: researchers | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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interesting, some of it may be due to social- demographics factors.

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Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here's why
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OCD and intrusive thoughts!

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Warped Brain Lobes Could Underlie Depression Symptoms

Warped Brain Lobes Could Underlie Depression Symptoms | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Wraparound occipital lobes found to be highly common in depression
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Interesting!

 

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It was a struggle to wake up: Deepika Padukone on suffering from depression - Hindustan Times

It was a struggle to wake up: Deepika Padukone on suffering from depression - Hindustan Times | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
HT Exclusive In 2014, while Deepika was being appreciated for her work, she was struggling with depression. She opens up about how counselling and medicines helped her get through the shooting of Happy New Year, and how she finally accepted her condition.
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the stigma of mental illness has to go and people have to become more accommodating and understanding of those who suffer. Kudos to Deepika for coming out and spreading awareness and fighting stigma. 

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Depression – not just in your head, it’s also in your genes

Depression – not just in your head, it’s also in your genes | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Shorter gene telomeres and depression risk.
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the link between a mother's depression and her daughter's telomeres!!

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