"Have you heard? They say that your EQ counts more than IQ for success. In fact, they say, EQ accounts for 80% of success...... This and other myths about emotional intelligence constantly float around the blogosphere and get spouted by management consultants."
The lifetime prevalence of a major depressive disorder in the United States is nearly 20%. Unfortunately, many cases of depression are undiagnosed owing to nondisclosure of depression symptoms by patients.
“Body dissatisfaction in the UK has never been higher, particularly among young people. The pressure to conform to the impossible stereotypes we are bombarded with in advertising, magazines and on the catwalk is overwhelming and damaging - one in four of us are depressed about our bodies
"While many see bullying as an adolescent rite of passage, for those who suffer through it, it's almost unbearable." - Let's make it clear - bullying is never a rite of passage. It is a cruel, murderous activity and needs to be stopped at every opportunity. And it's not only children who die. Grown adults commit suicide because of workplace bullying. It's no rite of passage.
New research from the University of Exeter in Great Britain on a process they call Concreteness Training suggests that targeting your thinking style can bring about significant long-term reduction in symptoms of depression.
A great systematic review has been published in this month’s British Journal of Psychiatry. It has the slightly less than tabloid-friendly title Biogenetic Explanations and Public Acceptance of Mental Illness: Systematic Review of Population Studies, but behind the dense title is a really useful and important piece of work.