Children with mental health problems can wait for more than three years to be assessed and up to nearly two years to receive treatment, according to a report.
Freedom of Information requests submitted by The Times newspaper found that the longest wait from first referral to being formally assessed since 2012 was at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where this took three years and 20 weeks in one case.
The longest wait from being assessed to getting treatment was found at the South London and Maudsley Trust in which a child waited a year and nearly 42 weeks.
Sarah Brennan, chief executive of the charity Young Minds, said: “Children’s and adolescent mental health services are creaking at the seams as they are being hit with increased referrals at the same time as cutbacks to their services.”
“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”
From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.
Scientists are now researching the use of electrical currents for treating a range of mental issues, from depression and depression to learning and remembering.
“People find electricity being applied to treat depression very bizarre, but they find swallowing a pill to treat depression or anything else very natural,” said Marom Bikson, a professor of biomedical engineering and founder of a company that develops brain stimulation hardware.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
Clinical psychology is the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This can be contrasted with counseling psychology, which deals with everyday stresses, including career planning, learning difficulties, marriage guidance and family difficulties.
This page provides information on clinical psychology online and on campus programs, where the programs can be studied, what the career prospects are for graduates, and more.
“Most people can’t answer the simple question of why they want the things they want. That’s because our brain drives our decision-making process in ways that we’re not really aware of. “- Michael Fishman
Traveling through this digital world we’ve built for ourselves is a dizzying experience. We see certain structures and terminology that we are accustomed to from the physical realm (words like “pages”) but in another sense, it forces us to think and make decisions in entirely new ways. There’s a new psychological journey to be learned and perfected.
Our construction of (and obsession with) social media sites like Facebook and Twitter reflect attempts to streamline and reconstruct our already established social interactions, but inevitably there’s something unique and new established as well.
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.
If you have a few minutes to kill, do you take out your smartphone? If so, then you may be missing out on opportunities for some real creative thinking.
In a series of experiments, cognitive psychologist Jonathan Smallwood has found a troubled relationship between distraction and creativity. It turns out that an idle mind is a wandering mind, and the more the mind wanders, the more likely it is to come up with novel ideas. Smallwood calls this experience “perceptual decoupling”: when your mind breaks free from constant attention to immediate perceptions in the here-and-now—like those provided non-stop from bright shiny screens—and goes, well, somewhere else.
I’ve noticed this more and more recently, especially in conversations with my colleagues and friends who are working their socks off to achieve an ambition, improve their lives, build their businesses and create a good life for their families – the habit of self-compassion has become buried in the pace and noise of hectic lives as we drive ourselves to have, be, do more.
We are in danger of living lives that are fraught with deadlines, self sabotaging judgement and perfectionism – so busy trying hard to achieve goals, aspirations and ideal standards. Some we have set for ourselves, some others have inadvertently set for us.
What is an Executive Functioning Disorder and how is it manifested in children?
Executive functioning issues can vary greatly from one child to the next, so it isn’t possible to give broad generalizations about how children with these issues think. Laura Tagliareni, Ph.D., pediatric neuropsychologist in New York City and a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center, says:
It’s also important to note that children with executive functioning issues don’t necessarily “think” differently. What they struggle with is the process of coordinating, prioritizing or managing information needed to perform tasks successfully.
Are some people born with a brain that is wired to be more empathetic? Can compassion be learned? What daily habits or life experiences reinforce selfishness, narcissism, and at a far extreme psychopathy?
Last night, I listened to an interview (link is external) with Madonna and Anderson Cooper talking about the importance of teaching our children to be able to empathize and to not be complacent about fighting against oppression and inequality.
Two studies in the past month have identified specific brain regions linked to empathy and compassion.
by Christopher Bergland
Madonna Wants Fans to Revolt http://guardianlv.com/2013/10/madonna-wants-fans-to-revolt/ The performer spoke of the world’s degeneration and how people have lost consciousness of their fellow man and the lack of empathy today. She feels that the world’s population have become selfish and put their own wants and needs first. But despite this belief of the world not caring, she has faith in the “good of humanity” and she wants people to support one another without some sort of disaster initiating the act of caring.
A long-term study published in The Lancet Global Health has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, and results appear to back current advice that babies should be exclusively breastfed for six months.
According to new research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease – focused beams of ultrasound.
“Our research was very exploratory and we really didn’t expect to see such a massive effect,” Juergen Goetz of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, one of the study authors, said. “I’m really excited by this.”
It’s amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there’s good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)
A study published in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences warns that over-praising children can turn them into narcissists, i.e., people who think they’re better than everyone else, live for personal success and expect exceptional treatment.
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
Ever wonder why we do what we do? From a product management perspective, understanding the human psychology behind intent, purchase, and sustained use can make the difference between a wild success or financial disaster.
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences.
few years ago, 4-year-old Danny was on the verge of being expelled from a Chicago preschool for violent behavior when a woman named Lauren Wiley was called in to help.
She met with the boy’s teacher, who thought he needed to be medicated for attention deficit disorder.
Next, Wiley and the teacher met with Danny’s mom. As the teacher dropped her judgmental attitude, it came out that Danny had watched his father beat his mother and get taken away in handcuffs. No one had ever talked to the child about what he saw.
How much of what you think about your brain is actually wrong? In this whistlestop tour of dis-proved science, Ben Ambridge walks through 10 popular ideas about psychology that have been proven wrong — and uncovers a few surprising truths about how our brains really work.
Magisto is a mobile video creation app that I've written about a few times in the past when it was only available for iOS, Android, and Chromebooks. Last week Magisto launched a free Windows desktop app to round-out their offerings. Like the mobile apps, the Magisto Windows app helps you mix together pictures, music, and raw video clips to create short videos. Videos created on the mobile apps will be available through the Windows desktop app too (provided you sign into and sync your
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