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a mix of clinical psychology and psychiatry
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Suffering out loud: More people coming out about mental illness to fight stigma

Suffering out loud: More people coming out about mental illness to fight stigma | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Suffering out loud: More people coming out about mental illness to fight stigma
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Good to know that there seems to be a movement in the making, at least in the US.
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A tale of two diseases

A tale of two diseases | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). I am also bipolar. Now which of the above statements shocked/ surprised you more? If I am guessing correctly the latter
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on my tryst with bipolar:-)
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Manic Depressive Leaders in a Time of Crisis

Manic Depressive Leaders in a Time of Crisis | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
S. Nassir Ghaemi, in his book, A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the links between Leadership and Mental Illness, makes a case for the fact that while 'normal'
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The surprising benefits of being Bipolar!
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Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD

Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers able to reduce anxieties without asking people to think about them consciously, making it more appealing than current therapies
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A lot needs to be done before this becomes available for therapy...for starters, the fMRI scanning is very costly , but hope some good comes out if this new research. 
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The Precise Sleep Schedule That Helps Fight Depression - PsyBlog

The Precise Sleep Schedule That Helps Fight Depression - PsyBlog | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Antidepressants are more effective when accompanied by the correct sleep schedule.

Via Luis Valdes
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get your 8 hours of sleep!
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Gwendoline Vienne's curator insight, December 6, 2016 2:51 PM
get your 8 hours of sleep!
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Surprising Finding | Mental Illness vs. Mental Health: Continuum or Matrix?

Surprising Finding | Mental Illness vs. Mental Health: Continuum or Matrix? | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I shared some research by Carol Ryff and Corey Keyes on the structure of psychological well-being. Today, I'd like to highlight more of Keyes'  work. When we think about psychological health, we typically have a kind of continuum in mind. On the one end, there are states such as satisfaction and…
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Mental illness a separate construct than mental health.
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Two in five formerly depressed adults are happy and flourishing

Two in five formerly depressed adults are happy and flourishing | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study reports that approximately two in five adults (39 percent) who have experienced major depression are able to achieve complete mental health. Researchers consider complete mental health as occurring when people achieve almost daily happiness or life satisfaction, positive social and psychological well-being, and are also free of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse for at least one full year.
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Recovery is possible, not only for depression  but for bipolar and other illnesses too!
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Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
An 18th century math theory may offer new ways to understand schizophrenia, autism, anxiety and depression.
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The emerging field of #computational #psychiatry
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Why there’s no such thing as an ‘antidepressant’

Why there’s no such thing as an ‘antidepressant’ | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Antidepressants have been in the news recently. The general feeling seems to be that although they are being overused and may have some unpleasant side effects, they certainly ‘work,’ at least in some people (1). So what is the evidence that antidepressants ‘work’? If you compare them with a dummy tablet or placebo in a…
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worth some thought and musing
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How Sleep Apnea Causes Biochemical Havoc in Your Brain

How Sleep Apnea Causes Biochemical Havoc in Your Brain | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
For the one in 15 adults suffering sleep apnea, every night is a journey into treacherous territory. Now a study shows more precisely what the condition is doing in the brain.
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its important not to take sleep apnea lightly!
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Matthew Kyte's curator insight, March 14, 2016 6:49 PM
One model within Psychology I have strongly identified with is the biopsychosocial model which considers behaviours and health are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors.  Sleep apnea is a serious condition which can effect a persons ability to render a sound night sleep, and from a OHS perspective has the potential to impair cognitive and motor performance like heavy machinery.  This itself can be hazard.  As part of my approach in becoming a psychologist, this model will be considered when dealing with clients.  
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New Year’s Resolutions that Can Help Bipolar Disorder | Breaking Bipolar - HealthyPlace

New Year’s Resolutions that Can Help Bipolar Disorder | Breaking Bipolar - HealthyPlace | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The right New Year's resolutions can help with bipolar disorder. Learn about the resolutions you should be making if you live with bipolar. Read this.
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A nice list of resolutions for a person suffering from bipolar disorder!
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Mind Control: How to win the war in your head | Owen Fitzpatrick | TEDxTallaght

In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this uniqu
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#poetry #depression how to combat negative automatic thoughts in your heads #CBT
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YEAR END MUSING AND RESOLUTION: As 2017 Dawns -It is Time to Talk “Mental Illness” in India”.

YEAR END MUSING AND RESOLUTION: As  2017 Dawns -It is Time to Talk “Mental Illness” in India”. | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
It is time to bid farewell to 2016 and make some audacious resolution for upcoming year. Among my resolutions for the year 2017 knocking at the door, the one closest to heart is - "It is time to Talk Mental Illness in India". In my lexicon it is time to talk "Of Madness and Sadness"…
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Opening up the conversation around mental health and illness.
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Virtual reality isn't just for gaming - it could transform mental health treatment

Virtual reality isn't just for gaming - it could transform mental health treatment | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The results of our experiment paint a very striking picture of the power of therapy involving VR in treating patients with persecutory delusions
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Using VR to treat paranoia....the article is by 2 distinguished psychologists who have written a book on paranoia too and specialize in that subject
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13.7% Indians are mentally ill, study says - Times of India

13.7% Indians are mentally ill, study says - Times of India | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A countrywide National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (Nimhans) study has revealed a shocking prevalence of mental illness in India. At least 13.7 per cent of India’s general population has been projected to be suffering from a variety of mental illnesses; and 10.6 per cent of this requires immediate intervention.
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not a heartening news!
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The BioPsychoSocioEnvironmental model

The BioPsychoSocioEnvironmental model | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Most of us have heard about the BioPsychoSocial model of mental illnesses and have also heard about the stress-diathesis model. Today as I was contemplating the
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Bridging biopsychosocial model and stress-diathesis model.
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The Mystery of Urban Psychosis

The Mystery of Urban Psychosis | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Why are paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities?
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The nuanced relation between city living and psychosis!
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Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats

Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists.
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the downside of taking anti-anxiety medications!
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Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds

Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study found symptoms of OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression were much more common among adults who met the criteria for workaholism.
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interesting....for the sake of sanity, switch off from work!
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Connecting to Madness | Jim van Os | TEDxMaastricht

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jim van Os explains that madness has been misrepresented as
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An interesting approach to psychosis
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Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life

Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers claim languages should be a requirement for any kind of degree as bilingualism
could protect the brain in later life
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Although benefits of bilingualism is contested, there appear to be no harmful effects in trying to prevent dementia by learning a second language!!
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Caleigh Pryor's curator insight, March 22, 2016 12:42 PM
  • There are several documented cases that prove that learning a second language can help the onset of dementia up to five years.
  • It doesn't matter at what age you learn the language, it helps to increase your mental awareness and capabilites. 
  • It is being pushed in many colleges that no matter what degree you want to pursue that it should be required that you learn a second language and are bilingual to some extent.
  • Bias: The bias in this article is leaning towards that you should know a foregin language no matter what. Even though some people may not be capable of retaining that language and an older age. There isn't much in this article to suggest how it could not help at all and that requiring it in college could potentionally be a waste of money.
  • The purpose of this article was to inform you on the potential benefits of being bilingual can have in your life.
  • I can totally see how being bilingual can help you later in life with your mind and preventing diseases. However, I feel like if it was going to be something that was fully enforced, that it should be started at a young age and implented throughout elementary and high school, not in college. I think that learning a second language could be and really is a beneficial thing. 
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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
My brain scan showed new tumors and swelling, terrifying everyone but me.
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A view from the inside!
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