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8 artists who suffered from mental illness

Genius often comes at a price.<p>The tortured artist has been a recurring character in fiction and in real life. Countless painters, composers, writers …

Meet the Mumbai neurosurgeons who use surgery to cure mental illness

While a majority of neurosurgeons and psychiatrists seek more research before surgery is considered to treat psychiatric disorders, a few doctors are …

8 Misconceptions about Mental Health and Mental Illness

There are still many myths floating around out there about mental illness, ranging from the absurd to the contradictory to the somewhat plausible. …

Teens talk suicide, mental health and pressures of growing up in social media age

Judy McDonald almost gave up teaching after one of her students took their own life three years ago.<p>Ms McDonald said the loss deeply affected her, …

5 surprising lessons a psychologist learned from interviewing killers

Which is to say, he interviews criminals before appearing as a witness to give expert testimony in their trials.<p>Earlier this year, the Loyola University psychologist published a book tying these experiences together, entitled "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a …

Mental illness is an affliction, not a crime. Police must stop killing suffering citizens

Officers need vital training to prevent violence in dealing with the mentally ill. Congress should step up and fund it<p>The life of a man with schizophrenia, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, ended after he was struck by 14 bullets from a Milwaukee police officer’s handgun on 30 April 2014. The lethal …

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Guidelines on hoarding launched by psychologists

New guidelines providing information, guidance and recommendations for people working with those with hoarding difficulties are launched today, …

Researcher uses psychology techniques to change pest management behaviour - ABC Rural - ABC News

Researchers are looking inside the minds of producers to change the way they view pest control.<p>Professor Don Hine from the University of New England …

Surviving the Sneaky Psychology of Supermarkets

We’re all being manipulated by our grocery stores.<p>The experience of dashing into the local Price Chopper, Safeway, or Piggly Wiggly for a quart of milk and emerging with a bulging cartload of unintended food purchases is universal—and it’s not our fault. Supermarkets make us do it. Or at least they …

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Why Seeing a Therapist Makes You Strong, Not Weak

When a potential client calls psychologist Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D, the first thing she does is congratulate them. “I say, ‘good for you. You did …

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The “logical despair” of womanhood: Women are much more likely to suffer psychological distress than men

Gender norms and inequality seem to have a significant link for suicide vulnerability<p>Surprise, surprise! A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that women in <i>every single age group</i> are much more likely than men to …

Mental health patients 'smoke three times as much'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32982669<p><b>Mental health patients smoke more than three times as much as the general population, a Public Health England and NHS survey of 105 care units suggests.</b><p>Smoking can increase depression and anxiety and reduce the effectiveness of medication by up to 50%, …

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Scientists Reveal 'Strongest Evidence Yet' To Explain Schizophrenia

An international team led by researchers from the University of Cardiff in England has presented the strongest evidence ever to explain the root …

The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

Philosopher Joshua Knobe recently posed a perplexing question in contemplating the nature of the self: If the person you will be in 30 years — the person for whom you plan your life now by working toward career goals and putting money aside in retirements plans — is invariably different from the …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

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Some perfectly healthy people can't remember their own lives

Psychologists in Canada think they've identified an entirely new memory syndrome in healthy people characterised by a specific inability to re-live …

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The Psychologist June 2015

This is a preview of The Psychologist, published by the British Psychological Society. For more information, see …

A psychologist says these personality types are most likely to clash at work

Dominant and steady personalities tend to clash, as do conscientious and influential personalities.Flickr/Trawin<p>Conflict at work is inevitable, but some personalities are more likely to clash than others.<p>According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, some financial firms are experiencing high …

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

8 Normal Experiences That Should Not Always Be Labeled a Mental Illness

<b>Anxiety</b>: Life is full of anxiety and it’s a very normal part of existence. Can you think of a time when you were very anxious about life and your …

The Search for a Blood Test for Depression

Why don't we have biological tests for mental illness?<p>If you think you have diabetes, you go to a doctor and get a blood test. Heart disease? An electrocardiogram can make sense of symptoms. And with cancer, a biopsy can cement a diagnosis.<p>But when it comes to behavioral health, your diagnosis is …

How Your Doctor Treats Bipolar Disorder

<b>Evidence Based Practice</b><p>Evidence based practice in general means that the care and interventions used by practitioners to treat a medical, …

Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it. Various studies have also …

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Meditation can make you miserable, psychologist says

Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain expert.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's an alluring promise in meditation.<p>You'll …

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How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression

I'm in a booth with a computer program called Ellie. She's on a screen in front of me.<p>Ellie was designed to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and when I get into the booth she starts asking me questions — about my family, my feelings, my biggest regrets.<p>Emotions seem really …

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