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Humorous Illustrations Show What Anxiety and Depression Feel Like

As Grenville Kleiser (1868–1935) said: <i>“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business</i> …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Psychology: Why bad news dominates the headlines

Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>When you read the news, sometimes it can feel like the only things reported are terrible, depressing events. …

Psychology

[The clinic of apathy in schizophrenia: a critical review of the issue]. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Today the concept of apathy is subject to many questions. This psychological state is present and predominant in different disorders …

Schizophrenia

Do You Have Your Great-Great-Great-Grandfather’s Nose?

<i>by Diahan Southard</i>DNA gave you the gift of your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair, your grandmother’s freckles or your grandfather’s nose. It’s fun …

Genealogy

12 bizzare mental disorders you never knew existed

While most of us have heard about the most commonly discussed mental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or schizophrenia, there are a …

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?

After a mother killed her four young children and then herself last month in rural China, onlookers quickly pointed to life circumstances.<p>The family lived in extreme poverty, and bloggers speculated that her inability to escape adversity pushed her over the edge.<p>Can poverty really cause mental …

Mental Health

Mental illness and police

At the Orleans courthouse, Gerry followed a court clinician’s instructions and asked the judge to commit Dave under Section 35 of state law, which …

Mental Health

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

Los Angeles

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills

<b>UNNATURAL CAUSES</b> SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: <i>Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it. Read the other stories in this series here.</i><p>Cancer patients …

Medicine

Prescribed reading: why medicine is good training for writing fiction

Chekhov, Bulgakov, Conan Doyle, Somerset Maugham; more recently, Michael Crichton, Abraham Verghese, Khaled Hosseini: these are just a few of the best-known doctors with second careers as creative writers. I’m one myself. I’ve been in practice for 25 years, and have five novels and a scattering of …

Creative Writing

The cannibal cell research that won the Nobel Prize in medicine, explained in 300 words

This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi, a 71-year-old Japanese scientist who described the machinery and genetics behind autophagy<i>,</i> an essential part of basic cellular function.<p>The word autophagy — pronounced aw-toff-a-gee— comes from the Greek word for …

Pharmaceutical Sales 101: Inside Information

When Dr. David Mitchell was a third-year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in Springfield, he attended a lunch …

Cop crashes 3am ‘Pokémon Go’ meetup he mistook for drug deal

A late night-search for some Pokémon turned into a sticky situation with local law enforcement.<p>Redditor SlothOfDoom couldn’t fall asleep no matter …

Pokémon

TEST YOURSELF: What Is Your Age Based On How You See Colors?

The saying “age is just a number” rings true for many people. Just because some piece of paper says you’re a certain age, it doesn’t mean you have to …

Teens

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

The Race for a Zika Vaccine

In the throes of an epidemic, researchers investigate how to inoculate against the disease.<p>On a Saturday morning in April of 2014, Nenad Macesic, a thirty-one-year-old doctor-in-training, received an urgent phone call from the emergency room of Austin Hospital, just outside Melbourne, Australia. …

Public Health

Surf’s Up! 8th Annual Surf Dog Competition: Pictures

California

The Hidden Toll of Drug-Resistant Superbugs by ProPublica - Listen to music