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Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American

Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Certain painful experiences are more likely to precede depressive episodes than others. And some forms of loss can trigger depression more quickly than previously realized
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depression is a result of chronic stress...and an interpersonal loss is typically chroninc in nature.

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triggers of depression

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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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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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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

Pope Francis and People with Mental Disorders | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

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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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

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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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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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