Bad News for Big Medicine

News feed

2 weeks 4 days
The Ethical Malpractice of SilencePsychology Today (blog)This knowledge is what we make use of in our day-to-day work as psychiatrists, when we must assess patients in crisis and decide whether or not they constitute enough of a danger to themselves or to the community that we are justified in admitting them ...
2 weeks 4 days
Fighting the Demons (Mental Health Awareness)Youth Ki AwaazOf course, medical science has made remarkable progress in the last few decades, but with regards to Psychiatry, the progress is not enough as compared to other fields of medical science. The difference is that, ... Only about 1 in 10 people with ...and more »
2 weeks 4 days
WIREDMy Father Says He's a 'Targeted Individual.' Maybe We All AreWIREDThe advertising model that drives online media and commerce means we pay for the web's valuable resources by opening up our minds to what virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier calls “siren servers”—cloud computing networks that dominate the internet ...
2 weeks 5 days
What's the Best Way to Treat a First Bout of Depression?Psychology Today (blog)This finding confirmed preexisting notions among the psychiatric community, and also spread to the public. The belief was that 'now that we've done the real study and we've looked at more severe depression, we can see that we were too optimistic to ...
2 weeks 5 days
Dearborn Press and GuideFinding refuge: Suicide prevention strategiesDearborn Press and GuideWhen a brick is knocked loose, then another in the mind of a potential suicide victim, his or her world begins to fall apart. Reconstructing the damage becomes ... The epidemic is so prevalent that recent studies show rates of death by suicide in the ...and more »
2 weeks 5 days
Medical XpressA new model for how working memory gets you through the dayMedical XpressNow, in the 30th Anniversary edition of the journal Neuron, Miller and co-authors Mikael Lundqvist and Andre Bastos present a new model of working memory that explains how the brain holds information in mind (the "memory" part) and also executes ...How working memory gets you through the dayMIT...
2 weeks 5 days
QuartzA “Friendship Bench” in Zimbabwe is changing the way we think—and talk—about depressionQuartzIn low-income countries such as Zimbabwe, over 90% of people don't have access to evidence-based talking therapies or modern antidepressants. Estimates vary, but even in ... Over a decade later, Erica's life and death sits at the front of Chibanda's ...
2 weeks 5 days
What's the Best Way to Treat a First Bout of Depression?Psychology Today (blog)This finding confirmed preexisting notions among the psychiatric community, and also spread to the public. The belief was that 'now that we've done the real study and we've looked at more severe depression, we can see that we were too optimistic to ...
2 weeks 5 days
How virtual reality is transforming autism studiesSpectrum“Having a perceptual experience — that's something we haven't been able to do without VR,” says Albert “Skip” Rizzo, research professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a pioneer of using VR in psychiatry. “You can watch a ...and more »
2 weeks 6 days
TheFix.comWhy Therapy and 12-Step Programs Aren't EnoughTheFix.comWith all this in mind, it's easy to see that the current system of recovery just isn't enough. Brain Health Matters. But what if there was a better way? One of the most major oversights in addiction treatment is that most rehabs don't focus on actual ...

Pages