TalkSession aims to provide intuitive, low-cost mental health treatment. The best part? You won't even have to leave your laptop.
One in five Americans will suffer from a mental health challenge or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. But two-thirds of those people will never seek treatment, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
TalkSession aims to lower those barriers to entry by presenting intuitive, low-cost treatment tools within reach. Simply put, the startup's goal is to make accessing mental health information and treatment as streamlined and simple as possible.
"What will become of our autistic children, who will surely age but never grow up? "The Autism Society of Canada's website notes there is currently 'no federal government monitoring system in place to provide us with accurate statistics on the prevalence of [autism spectrum disorders] in Canada even though we do know that ASD is the most common form of any neurological disorder or severe developmental disability of childhood.'"
Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman's "A Murder of Crows." He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie's Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: www.stephentonti.com or follow his blog "Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity."
New techniques are letting researchers look at the activity of the whole brain at once. Most brain areas multitask, and the brain is dynamic. It can respond differently to the same events in different times and circumstances.
A lot of treatment for mental health concerns is focused on the disorder. Medications for the symptoms, cognitive-behavioraltherapy for the irrational thoughts. Professionals always asking “How’re you doing?” “How’s the week been?” “How’s your depressive mood this week?” They look at your eye contact, monitor your lithium levels.
Megan Daalder‘s Project Eureka is a shape-shifting and multidimensional narrative about life, science, and technology after the end of the world. At her work-in-progress exhibition at the UCLA Art|Science gallery, which opened this week, she invites us to visit Eureka’s future, set in the year 2050. In this future “the ‘Naturals’ have won,” and society aggressively defends an idea of Nature and Natural Selection that is full of conflict, with room only for the naturally genetically fit. In this world, Daalder’s Eureka is an outcast on the run from a society that resists all technological interventions in Nature’s plan. She is the world’s first and last designer baby, engineered to be “futureproof” in a world wracked by climate change.
Doctor's told Gina Incandela's parents that she had autism so severe she might never speak...but God performed a miracle! Watch her bravely sing the National Anthem before an NBA game in front of thousands of spectators.
The ability to short-circuit debilitating tremors in disease states with implantable stimulators is nothing short of remarkable. The same can be said for cochlear prosthetics which restore hearing, and more recently, retinal implants which give some rudimentary light-sensing capability to the blind. The logical extension of these sensorimotor restorative devices converges upon something a bit more extravagant—a purely cognitive implant—namely, the memory prosthetic.
Mental exercises may prevent mental decline in seniors (CBC News): “A review released by the Canadian Medical Association Journal on the prevention of cognitive decline said that medicinal and non-medicinal products, and physical exercise did nothing to prevent the decline in healthy seniors, but mental exercises have been shown to be beneficial…The report was written to help aging Canadians make more informed decisions when faced with deteriorating mental faculties and the preventative therapies available to them…In some cases there was evidence of harm with certain pharmacological therapies such as estrogen and anti-inflammatory drugs.”
Facebook and privacy sometimes seems like an oxymoron — words or ideas that contradict one other. Users complain about Facebook's privacy settings being too difficult to understand and properly implement.
Now, Facebook and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) want to change that through a consumer education program.
They're partnering on a program "designed to provide teens and their parents with tools and tips to manage their privacy and visibility" on Facebook and online.
New edition of psychiatry's dictionary of disorders sparks transatlantic row about alleged role of big pharma in diagnoses.
Critics claim that the American Psychiatric Association's increasingly voluminous manual will see millions of people unnecessarily categorised as having psychiatric disorders. For example, shyness in children, temper tantrums and depression following the death of a loved one could become medical problems, treatable with drugs. So could internet addiction.
Substance abuse counselors (also called behavioral disorder counselors) help people who have problems with gambling, alcohol, drugs, substance abuse and eating disorders. They help individuals to identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction.
Find out what it means to be a substance abuse (or behavioral disorder) counselor and locate suitable substance abuse online programs.
A study published in February 2012 found that a region of the brain important for sensing texture through touch, the parietal operculum, is also activated when someone listens to a sentence with a textural metaphor. The same region is not activated when a similar sentence expressing the meaning of the metaphor is heard. As Annie Murphy Paul explained her fantastic March 2012 essayYour Brain on Fiction, “while metaphors like ‘The singer had a velvet voice’ and ‘He had leathery hands’ roused the sensory cortex, phrases matched for meaning, like ‘The singer had a pleasing voice’ and ‘He had strong hands’ did not.”
The study of developmental psychology degree can be taken from a broad range of topics relating to the changes that occur throughout human life, i.e., in infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
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The capacity to notice the distress of others, and to be moved by it, can be a critical component of what is called prosocial behavior, actions that benefit others: individuals, groups or society as a whole. Psychologists, neurobiologists and even economists are increasingly interested in the overarching question of how and why we become our better selves.
Psychology and Human Development us a fascinating and broad area of study. It is possible to specialize in development psychology as it relates to infantd and children, or to adolescents, or adults, or the elderly. Also, there are other specializations dependent on the approach taken such as cognitive development psychology or social development psychology.
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Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders: Could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing: for us to stop thinking about "mental disorders" and start understanding them as "brain disorders." (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
A business psychology masters degree is an excellent qualification for a rewarding career in business. Students study theses programs in order to understand the synergy of psychology and business, and to change behavior in a business setting.
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The analogy of “videogame addiction” to gambling addiction is misleading.
Many if not most researchers who support the concept of video game addiction draw an analogy between video game playing and gambling. In fact, much of the research purporting to assess the prevalence of video game addiction--including the much-touted recent study conducted in Singapore --has employed the same questionnaire that is used to assess the prevalence of gambling addiction, changing only the word "gambling" to "video gaming." The analogy may be tempting to people who don't know much about video gaming. From a distance, playing a video game looks a little like gambling at a video screen in a casino. But think of the differences!