Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western ... - Washington Post

How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western ... - Washington Post | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Schizophrenics, some believe, are simply a “modern manifestation of prehistoric tribal shamans.”

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is the lack (or less important) of a spiritual awareness a significant weakness of western behavioral/emotional treatment?  I hope more people begin to look at mental health problems with a wider lenses and learn from other cultures.  -Lon

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The Adolescent Brain | Conversation | Edge

The Adolescent Brain | Conversation | Edge | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

"The idea that the brain is somehow fixed in early childhood, which was an idea that was very strongly believed up until fairly recently, is completely wrong. There's no evidence that the brain is somehow set and can't change after early childhood. In fact, it goes through this very large development throughout adolescence and right into the 20s and 30s, and even after that it's plastic forever, the plasticity is a baseline state, no matter how old you are. That has implications for things like intervention programs and educational programs for teenagers."

 

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a leading social neuroscientist of adolescent development. She has reawakened research interest into the puberty period by focusing on social cognition and its neural underpinnings.


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Redefining Mental Illness

Redefining Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The network of therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness therapy programs started in the 1980s rejecting the rigid diagnosis and treat mentality, referring to it as "medical model."  Much of what they did came under the category of "emotional growth schools and programs."  The traditional defining of mental illness has been questioned by many successful schools and programs in the last 30 years, and seem to be along the line of what this article presents. -Lon

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