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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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Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery

Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a gene variant involved in synaptic pruning puts individuals at higher risk for developing schizophrenia.
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Sensationalist headline, but nothing as spectacular in actuality; it has been known for decades that pruning accelerates and continues for longer duration in schizophrenic brains esp during puberty when most of the pruning happens; all that this study supposedly adds is identifies a genetic marker  for the same. Will definitely help to accelerate research and treatments but nothing to the level of opening up the 'black box'!!

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16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016 | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Meet your new resolution.
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Treat your mental health with a high priority before its too late. Start on those healthy resolutions now!!

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Can’t Experience Pleasure? Blame Inflammation

Can’t Experience Pleasure? Blame Inflammation | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A recent study has strengthened the depression-inflammation link by looking directly at the brain activity of depressed patients. The authors suggest a mechanism by which excess inflammation can cause disparate brain regions to “fail to communicate.” Poor connectivity between reward-related brain regions may directly cause anhedonia. Anhedonia or the inability to experience pleasure is one of the most […]
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more on depression-inflammation link.

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#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine

#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective.

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surprising role for cerebellum abnormalities in bipolar disorder!

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How hallucinations emerge from trying to make sense of an ambiguous world

How hallucinations emerge from trying to make sense of an ambiguous world | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Take a look at the black and white image. It probably looks like a meaningless pattern of black and white blotches. But now take a look at the image below and then return to the picture: it’s likely that you can now make sense of the black and white image. It is this ability that scientists at Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge believe could help explain why some people are prone to hallucinations.
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using too much prior knowledge and too little sensory inputs to make sense of ambiguous stimuli may be the root cause of hallucinations! 

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The Network Structure of Symptoms of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The Network Structure of Symptoms of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Although current classification systems have greatly contributed to the reliability of psychiatric diagnoses, they ignore the unique role of individual symptoms and, consequently, potentially important information is lost. The network approach, in contrast, assumes that psychopathology results from the causal interplay between psychiatric symptoms and focuses specifically on these symptoms and their complex associations. By using a sophisticated network analysis technique, this study constructe
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Structure of DSM based diagnosis largely confirmed by network analysis of individual symptoms.

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How Cotard’s and other phenomena throw light on the self

How Cotard’s and other phenomena throw light on the self | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Can the Cotard’s syndrome tell us something about the self? A person suffering from Cotard’s syndrome is likely to claim that he/ she is dead- can such a delusional experience make us a…
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the mysteries of self illuminated by various disorders of the brain/ mind!

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Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
One in 50 of us are victims, left feeling like robots – and yet even doctors have to Google it. Now one sufferer is intent on helping millions out of their torment
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we need more awareness about DPD

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Urge by Oliver Sacks

Urge by Oliver Sacks | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Walter B., an affable, outgoing man of forty-nine, came to see me in 2006. As a teenager, following a head injury, he had developed epileptic seizures—these first took the form of attacks of déjà vu that might occur dozens of times a day. Sometimes he would hear music that no one else could hear. He had no idea what was happening to him and, fearing ridicule or worse, kept his strange experiences to himself.
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one of the last written pieces by Sacks!

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The Algorithm that Predicts Psychosis

The Algorithm that Predicts Psychosis | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study finds a computerized word analysis is flawless guessing whether a person will have a psychotic episode.
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Scary at one level......what if companies decided to use such algorithms to 'weed out' potential psychotics from the hiring process?

 

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Which countries are researched more on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease?

Which countries are researched more on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease? | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative then moves if nothing is done, hence the importance of the research to stop it.
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Autism in 100 Words

Autism in 100 Words | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A short article in the current BJ of Psychiatry where psychologits are asked to condense an important point, concept or theory into only 100 words.  A need for succinctness required.  This time aro...
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On autism

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Day 14: James Maddux on Positive Clinical Psychology

Day 14: James Maddux on Positive Clinical Psychology | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
The future of mental health interview series continues with James Maddux on positive clinical psychology
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bridging abnormal and positive psychology traditions!

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How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them

How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
People were less tolerant toward those described as 'mentally ill' than those described as 'people with mental illness,' a new study found.
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Please consider addressing those grappling with a mental health challenge as 'people with mental illness' rather than 'mentally ill' or 'psyhco' or mental' or whatever. It has important implications for how we end up behaving towards them.

 

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Rethinking How We Diagnose Psychosis

Rethinking How We Diagnose Psychosis | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study opens a door to more biologically based categories of major mental illness
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diagnoses based on biomarkers may be really helpful in treatment specificity! 

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The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. Dependent…
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A new theory of depression.

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Scientists and mathematicians test higher on autism spectrum, says Cambridge University

Scientists and mathematicians test higher on autism spectrum, says Cambridge University | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Academics really are wired differently, testing higher on the autism spectrum which makes them better at 'systems thinking'
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Re-confirmation of what I have been proposing for quite some time!

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Madness, Incorporated: Are psychiatric diagnoses real?

Madness, Incorporated: Are psychiatric diagnoses real? | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it

"From depression to bipolar disorder, we think psychiatric diagnoses are real. Yet many now argue that categories of mental illness have little basis in nature. Is it time to abandon psychiatry and its classifications? Would this usher in a new era of effective health care or cause widespread harm?

 

President elect of the World Psychiatric Association Dinesh Bhugra, radical psychiatrist David Healy and clinical psychologist Richard Bentall debate the future of psychiatry."


Watch the debate here: http://iai.tv/video/madness-incorporated



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a good discussion; have read Richard Bentall and have attended Dr Dinesh Bhugra's talk while he was in Pune at law college so enjoyed the discussion a lot.

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Psychedelics Could Be The Next Big Thing In Mental Health Care

Psychedelics Could Be The Next Big Thing In Mental Health Care | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.
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Psychedelic assisted therapy- a new paradigm indeed!

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Got Weaknesses? Good! Research Shows They're a Sure Sign of Talent - Fulfillment Daily

Got Weaknesses? Good! Research Shows They're a Sure Sign of Talent - Fulfillment Daily | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Most of us feel ashamed of what we believe are our weaknesses and perceive them as stumbling blocks. However, research is showing us that we are wrong and that, in fact, these "weaknesses" are actually indicators of talent.
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terrible headline; but good article on neurodiversity!

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A Red Flag for a Neurodegenerative Disease That May Be Transmissible

A Red Flag for a Neurodegenerative Disease That May Be Transmissible | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Animal experiments show how a just-discovered prion triggers a rare Parkinson’s-like disease
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Multiple system atrophy (MSA) found to have prion like transmission!

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Roots of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s May Be in How You Sleep | Brain Blogger

Roots of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s May Be in How You Sleep | Brain Blogger | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
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quite a provocative finding....

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Researchers use brain scans to predict response to antipsychotic medications

Researchers use brain scans to predict response to antipsychotic medications | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment.
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use of fMRI as a step towards precision medicine.

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Study identifies symptoms of suicide risk for people with depression

Study identifies symptoms of suicide risk for people with depression | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
A major multinational study has identified some of the behaviors that come before a suicide attempt. People who show these behaviors are a significant suicide risk.
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Mixed episodes indicative of suicidal risk

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Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics | Abnormal Psychology | Scoop.it
Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity
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high intelligence confer risks for manic traits!

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Marissajt's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:38 AM

I'm a little skeptical of this article and study, not because I don't believe this is possible, but because there is such little information on the study. I am curious to know more information about this study such as what exactly were the 100 questions they asked the children in their 20's and how did they test their IQ.

 

While I am skeptical, I still think this article and research studies such as this are wonderful for creating awareness about mental health. I think articles and studies which shine a positive light on bipolar and other mental illnesses can decrease stigma and help individuals suffering from mental illness to feel more "normal" and less of an outsider. Also, research in general, typically help people feel less alone; with articles like this individuals don't feel like they are the only person in the world suffering from this disease.

 

I wonder if this study was done in the US if it would have the same results? This study was completed in the UK. I am curious if there is anything in the two countries that would create different results or findings from the same study.