You Say Potato, I Say. . .Disruptive Mood... →
So…if we’re doing to demote thousands of children from the ranks of being bipolar—where, in heavens name, are they to go? Never fear—the DSM5 is ready for you…Click the title to discover.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Diagnosis With Some... →
“The causes behind the surge in childhood bipolar disorder are no mystery — a combustible combination of overly influential thought leaders, aggressive drug company marketing, desperate parents, and gullible doctors.”~Dr. Frances Allen
Bipolar Disorder in Children: How'd We Get Here? →
How did bipolar disorder go from being an illness almost solely for adults in the 1980s, to becoming a near epidemic among children?
Braatah: Yoga for Cancer Patients Provides... →
braatah: (Bloomberg) — Touch toes. Downward dog. Breathe. Itâs a yoga routine that cancer doctors have prescribed for years without evidence it would do much good. Now the biggest ever scientific study of yoga finds their instincts were right. While yoga doesnât cure the disease, its stretching and…
DNA sequencing lays foundation for personalized... →
bestofnursing: Personalized medical treatment is infinitely fascinating. Progress in DNA sequencing could lead to individualized cancer treatment. Advances in cancer treatment make me downright giddy.
mary'home: Cancer Immunotherapy, Volume 90 →
gladyfsza: Cancer Immunotherapy, Volume 90 For some time immunotherapy has been heralded as a breakthrough approach for cancer treatment. Although the potential of this strategy remains solid, the approach needs considerable refinement. Whilst some programmes are looking to increase the understanding of…
Bipolar Disorder Support: How do you feel about... →
bipolarsupport: As a psych major, I have always been taught that bipolar disorder in children is extremely rare and is often misdiagnosed. I had quite a few discussions about it with my two adjunct faculty teachers last year (they were doctorate students). Those in-depth discussions really convinced me of the…
A 'Fine Mess': Cancer Research →
Well we’re in a fine mess when it comes to cancer preclinical research, with retraction after retraction, and sometimes downright fraud. How’d it GET so bad—and what can we do to fix it up, and get back in the business of helping patients?
Bad Science: Exaggerated & False Research...
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"Oops! I take it back": Cancer research gone bad →
Just when you thought you could trust cancer research published in the most prestigious journals, it turns out the articles have to be retracted with alarming regularity. Read some of the funnier, crazier, most upsetting retractions in the past few years:
‘A Fine Mess We’re In’: Majority of Cancer... →
Alll that researcher time, and government and private investor money? Seems study after study is no good, even after it receives the gold-medal treatment in premeir journals. It’s a fine mess we’re in, if we’re relying on cancer labs to come up with new cures for very serious illnesses.
The Cell Donation Day That Will Live On In... →
Cancer cells stolen from an unsuspecting Henrietta Lacks become the first human cells to grow in the lab—and, in fact, become immortal AND virulent, taking over lab after lab, and destroying one cancer research project after another. Seems that Ms. Lacks got some posthoumous satisfaction, after all.
A Cell Donation Day That Will Live in Infamy–Part...
How one poor, young, African-American woman who died of cervical cancer has, post-humously, through her cancerous cells, taken over and contaminated cancer lab after cancer lab, skewing results and wreaking havoc. Click to read the unusual story.
When the Oncologist Talks. . .NOT Everybody... →
Too many cancer patients mis-hear their doctors, and over-estimate their chances of survival, or mis-understand their treatments. The statistics are surprising. Click to read.
Quality Over Quantity?: It’s the Patient’s To... →
Turns out cancer doctors place more value on prolonging a cancer patient’s days than on improving his quality of life. Also turns out that cancer patients may have very different priorities. Whose choice is it—and what factors go into this life-and-death decision?
Psychiatric 'Bible's' Tendency to Pathologize the... →
At 130 pages, the first mental health Bible took up little space on bookshelves. The last permutation, the DSM-IV-TR had 482. We can only imagine the pagination count for the upcoming DSM-V, with its tendency to make mental disorders out of the ‘normal.’
Fewer Antidepressants to African-Americans--Not... →
Since the late 80s, antidepressant usage in the U.S. has increased over 400%. But the statistics are far different for minorities, where usage lags so far behind that researchers are scrambling to make sense of it. Click the link to see why the whole scenario might not be as bad—and racially charged—as it sounds.
Faking Grief: When the Faces of Murderers Betray... →
Ever seen a later-convicted murderer pleading for the return of the person he’s already killed? Did he look pretty convincing? Turns out there are scientific ways to analyze who’s telling the truth—and who’s a psychopathic liar. Click to read the tricks to help you distinguish.
How Psychiatry Stigmatizes Depression Sufferers →
emphysemainacan: Viewing depression as a “brain defect” rather than a “character defect” is supposed to reduce the stigma of depression, according to the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the rest of the mental health establishment. But any defect can be…
How Birth Order Affects our Personality →
onlinecounsellingcollege: Although there will always be exceptions to the rule, research seems to show that birth order in a family greatly shapes and influences personality. The article below summarises these findings. 1. ONLY CHILDREN Positives: Only-borns are the mega-movers of the world. They are…
Personality disorders category is likely to be... →
drego: “Several types of personality disorders will be dropped from the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But one disorder previously proposed for elimination — narcissistic personality disorder — will likely remain in the text.” Read more… (source: The Baltimore Sun)
COUNSELLING BLOG: Narcissistic Personality... →
onlinecounsellingcollege: This disorder is characterised by having an inflated sense of one’s own importance, and a deep desire for admiration. The person has little regard for the wishes, needs or feelings of other people and believes that they are genuinely superior to the people in their life. However, behind the…
A Profile on Narcissistic Personality Disorder,...
wow-realoriginal: “Wait…I actually look so beautiful when I cry.” —Me, while crying.
Perish the Paranoid: Personality Disorders... →
A Psychiatrist’s Reponse to ‘Money Motivates... →
Mourning Someone You Only Thought You Knew →
Well, I never really knew you ‘til you said goodbye~Vince Gill If you want to know something about bereavement that slides from ‘normal’ to ‘complicated’ in a moment of revelation, due to unimaginable circumstances, you need look no further than to the mourning experiences of Julie Metz and Reeve Lindbergh. Betrayed by men they thought they loved, they knew nothing...
Not ‘Normal’ Anymore?: Complicated Bereavement →
Definers of Mental Illness Connected to Drug... →
Members in charge of defining and including new categories of mental illness have ties to drug companies. Click to see where that can lead. .
Mourning the Deceased: And Being Able To Say 'I... →
A Tale of Two Shivas: Different Responses to Death →
Turning Quirkiness Into Mental Illness: The New... →
When shyness becomes Social Anxiety Disorder, a tendency towards sexual acting out becomes Hypersexuality, and too much time spent on the computer is now Internet Addiction—and they’re all officially mental disorders, have we become a society that pathologizes the normal?
Making Grief a Mental Disorder →
What the latest permutation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM5, has to say about bereavement, its status as a mental disorder, and, consequently, appropriate treatments.
Pathologizing Grief–Just For Starters: The DSM-5... →
Not Dying of a Broken Heart: What Scientists Think... →
We’ve heard them time and again, those stories. A couple is married for 55 years. The husband dies, and, within 6 months, the wife—previously healthy—dies, too. The common man’s explanation? She died of a broken heart. But the latest research has quite a different theory—and has proved it time and again. Check it out.
Bereavement With Your Name On It: The ‘Unbereaved... →
What happens when circumstances arise that call you in the role of the mourner—when it’s a place you never expected—or wanted—to be? You become one of the ‘Unbereaved Bereaved.’ Want to see what that looks like? Read the stories of Jeff and Sharon—mourners by accident: http://wp.me/p22afJ-W6.
Belief in the Afterlife: Does It Help Healing... →
“Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Grief from the loss of a loved one is often overwhelming and crushing. Religions often try to ease that gaping sense of emptiness through ritual aimed at...
String Plucking: Commitment Phobic Women? →
stringplucking: A good friend of mine told me that I am commitment phobic and that I’ve always been commitment phobic. So I’m left with one question, why? This is the beginning of my self-exploration to answer this question. According to Audrey Chapman (family therapist, author, trainer, and…
Commitment Phobic Man? How to Make Him Want to Be...
lucysdatingtips: Do men actually want to settle down into a committed relationship? If you are wondering if you will ever get past his commitment phobia to the secure relationship that you long for you need to read this. Often, the misunderstandings that lead us not to be successful at dating and relationships come from communication differences between the sexes. Want to get past his...
Warning Signs Your Date Might Be a Commitment... →
The truth will out, as it always does. Eventually you will know that your partner is commitment phobic. Perhaps you’ll be like Sally, only to discover after umpteen years of false promises that your man won’t be walking you down the aisle. Or, like Wendy, you may learn that the reason your partner won’t marry you, after years of dating, is the very (unchangeable) reason you both...
Living With–Or, Commonly, Without–A Commitment... →
Let us just take a brief moment to thank Brad Pitt for his innovative contribution to the Commitment Phobe cause. Says Pitt: “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” At once seemingly sensitive to single-sex couples deprived of the right to marry, demonstrating a willlingness to put his needs last, for the...