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... →