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Knife wielding man refused sectioning at mental hospital despite hearing voices - This is Gloucestershire

Knife wielding man refused sectioning at mental hospital despite hearing voices - This is Gloucestershire | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
Knife wielding man refused sectioning at mental hospital despite hearing voices This is Gloucestershire A KNIFE wielding drunk man, who was hearing voices and being threatened by imaginary people, was refused entry to a mental hospital just days...
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Paedophile's threat to cook girls

Paedophile's threat to cook girls | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
A child sex abuser who threatened to cook his victims in a pie is sent to a secure mental hospital.

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Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds | Psychiatry | Scoop.it

New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels, writes Liz Bury

 

Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a new scientific study back you up, but only if your reading material is literaryfiction – pulp fiction or non-fiction will not do.

 

Psychologists David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, at the New School for Social Research in New York, have proved that reading literary fiction enhances the ability to detect and understand other people's emotions, a crucial skill in navigating complex social relationships.


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This article from the gaurdien, states that reading fiction helps a persons empathy. Even though this article does not nessicarily help a readers reading I found it interesting that reading fiction can help a person feel empathy.

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Psychiatrists Drugging Children For ‘Social Justice’

Psychiatrists Drugging Children For ‘Social Justice’ | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
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Life sentence for Leeds wife killer

Life sentence for Leeds wife killer | Psychiatry | Scoop.it

A former Taliban prisoner who brutally killed his wife after she asked for a divorce and hit him with a slipper has been jailed for life.

 

Mohammed Yakub smashed his wife’s head in with a dumbbell, stabbed her and strangled her to death with her headscarf at his home on Ashton Court, Harehills, Leeds.

Jailing Yakub for life, Judge Geofrey Marson QC told him he must serve at least seven years and five months before he is eligible for parole.

Afghan national Yakub, who is thought to be aged 62 or 63, was suffering from post traumatic stress at the time of the killing as a result of the ordeal he suffered as a prisoner of the Taliban.

He carried out the attack on Mariam Mohd Taqi, 50, at his home and then called the police to tell them what he had done.

Yakub admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Judge Marson said: “On the morning of April 6 your wife prepared a meal for you and brought it to your flat. Whilst she was there you killed her in a brutal attack; you stabbed her with such force that the knife you used broke. You then used a second knife.

“You struck her repeatedly about the head with a heavy dumbbell and you dragged her into the kitchen by her headscarf and strangled her.

“Death was caused by ligature strangulation and blunt force head injury.

“It is perfectly clear from this level of violence that you had formed the intention to kill your wife.”

Judge Marson added: “In interview you spoke of your mental health problems and said that you become angry very easily and start arguments and fights with people.

“You said that your wife was shouting and swearing at you and demanded a divorce.

“You said you were under pressure and angry and that she hit you with your slipper and that you then attacked and killed her.”

Yakub was assessed by psychiatrists who agreed that he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression at the time of the attack. He is also suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Yakub married his wife in 1977 and they had five children together in Afghanistan.

He was kidnapped by the Taliban in 1997 and held prisoner for six months. He suffered head injuries from being beaten and was tortured by having cigarettes extinguished on his stomach. He had also witnessed others being tortured, killed or buried alive.

After his release Yakub did not see his family for almost 10 years until he was granted asylum in the UK and they came to live with him in Leeds. The court head Yakub had been kidnapped for supporting a political group which opposed the Taliban.

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Finding Mentors In Your Medical Career | Residency Secrets

Finding Mentors In Your Medical Career | Residency Secrets | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
Photo credit: By Jocelyn Augustino (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMany of you have just completed your first month at your new posts ...
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State mental hospitals remain violent, despite gains in safety - Los Angeles Times

State mental hospitals remain violent, despite gains in safety - Los Angeles Times | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
State mental hospitals remain violent, despite gains in safety
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The committee focused its attention on the Napa facility, but will also be examining the other four state-run mental hospitals.
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Six principles of psychology which affect analytics and decision making | Econsultancy

Six principles of psychology which affect analytics and decision making | Econsultancy | Psychiatry | Scoop.it

The success of analytics within a business is not just about numbers, technology and processes, it's about how we integrate between analysts and marketers. set out six principles of psychology which affect analytics and decision making...


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The success of analytics within a business

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I-Search/Research Agenda

I-Search/Research Agenda: October 14-October 21

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1. Learn how successful, useful, and popular psychiatryis in the U.S.

-Are psychiatrists reaching the goal of treating patients? Are they making a good annual wage? Do patients feel they are being treated?

 

2. Research online, news articles, books, possibly interview a psychologist or psychiatrist.

 

3. Explain why I want this in particular as a career.

 

4. Explain why its important that this practice helps people.

 

5. Explain what I'm doing now to help reach the goal of becoming a psychiatrist.

 

6. What can I do with this career path and the goals I have reached, things I've experienced, and how will that benefit me in trying to achieve this career?

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13 Haunting Pictures Of Insane Prisoners In Kentucky

13 Haunting Pictures Of Insane Prisoners In Kentucky | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal had a staggering report recently that showed just how many crazy people America keeps in its jails instead of mental hospitals...

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Psychologists Claim Stereotyping Isn't Bad... That is soooo just like them.

NEW SOURCEFED SHIRTS!!! http://dft.ba/-4EpA A psychologist is currently claiming that stereotyping is not necessarily a bad thing, nor is it necessarily good...
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Empathy 'in the brain'

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Area of the Brain That Processes Empathy Identified

Oct. 24, 2012 — An international team led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has for the first time shown that one area of the brain, called the anterior insular cortex, is the activity center of human empathy, whereas other areas of the brain are not. The study is published in the September 2012 issue of the journal Brain.

 

Empathy, the ability to perceive and share another person’s emotional state, has been described by philosophers and psychologists for centuries. In the past decade, however, scientists have used powerful functional MRI imaging to identify several regions in the brain that are associated with empathy for pain. This most recent study, however, firmly establishes that the anterior insular cortex is where the feeling of empathy originates.


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Mindfulness and Psychiatry: The Next Fad or a New Revolution?

Mindfulness and Psychiatry: The Next Fad or a New Revolution? | Psychiatry | Scoop.it

As I or any practicing meditator can attest to, though, mindfulness may not be the next panacea, but it is much more than just the next fad. (Mindfulness and Psychiatry: The Next Fad or a New Revolution?


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Whole-Brained Management

Whole-Brained Management | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
The Myth Of “Left Brainers” & “Right Brainers”

 

 

Science has long debunked the myth that some people think more with one side of their brain than with the other. The myth suggests that people who “use” the left hemisphere of their brain are more analytical and logical. People who “use” the right hemisphere are more creative and emotional. Physically this has proven to be untrue: the brain is divided into several regions that handle analytical and creative tasks using both hemispheres.


Despite the physical inaccuracy of this myth, many psychologists still treat the analytical and creative differences between “left brained” and “right brained” people as cognitive preferences, or preferred ways of thinking. As a leader, recognizing and utilizing these differences in yourself, and your team, is key for success. The infographic below presents four simple steps any manager can take to utilize the true potential of a diverse, “whole brained” team.

 



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Chapter 6: Soviet Psychiatry

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Watch the videos. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights gives the truth about psychiatry. Take a virtual tour of Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum.

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Psychiatrists and nurses admit lying to dementia patients - Telegraph

Psychiatrists and nurses admit lying to dementia patients  - Telegraph | Psychiatry | Scoop.it
More than two thirds of psychiatrists and nearly all nurses questioned in research have admitted lying to dementia patients.

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