Jean-Louis Du Plooy

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How the Rorschach Test Became the Most Famous Tool in Psychiatry

A revealing new book sheds light on Hermann Rorschach and his controversial and inexplicably effective test.<p>The Rorschach Test, conceived 100 years ago by a young psychiatrist at a Swiss asylum, continues to divide the scientific community and fascinate the public. From Hillary Clinton to Andy …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Bryan Timlin always carries an iPhone and an Android phone.<p>The 57-year-old is an app and graphic designer with a Michigan company called OptHub, but …

'It's a national scandal': 15 stories which show the state of mental health care in the UK

Mental illness treatment must be on level with physical health and taboo over issue must end, says deputy prime minister

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Forensic psychiatry: out of mind, out of sight

<i>Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Inside the Brockville Psych</i> is an intense film about forensic psychiatry that won best Canadian documentary at the 2014 …

Mental Health

AT HOME, KINDA, WITH RYAN ADAMS

An alt-country wunderkind who hates country music, a restlessly prolific songwriter stifled by his label, a reformed hell-raiser determined to maintain privacy in a celebrity marriage. For 20 tumultuous years, Ryan Adams has done things the hard way, but thanks to a thriving new …

20 Signs Your Cat Is Turning Into a Human

Stop your precious pet before they become something terrifying: a human.<p>The Internet has had a long love affair with cats. Perhaps we human beings …

Smartphones proliferating - but data access creates a divide

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

40<p>‘It Might Get Loud’ (2008)<p>Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (<i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>) hangs out with three generations of innovative guitarists — Jimmy …

The Science of Depression Explained in a Simple Video

Depression is something that affects all of us at some point and understanding what's going on in the body is useful to explain depression as a …

The Real “Knick”

The mortal intricacies of the surgical theatre and the laboratory work on which it depends are the centerpiece of Steven Soderbergh’s TV series “The Knick,” set in a downtown Manhattan hospital in 1900. Soderbergh (who does his own camera work) films it thrillingly, but his greatest inspirations …

Public Health

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.<p>People with the disorder alternate between crushing …

Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

If we’re talking about vinyl in 2014, we have to talk about Jack White. In April, rock‘n’roll’s self-appointed analog evangelist celebrated Record Store Day by teaming up with United Record Pressing in Nashville to put out the “World’s Fastest Released Record.” At 10 a.m., White and his band …

Does Increasing Plantar Flexion Really Help Achilles Tendinitis?

Small study calls into question one piece of conventional wisdom.<p>New research might make Achilles tendinitis sufferers take a step away from one common piece of advice.<p>The study involved men walking on a treadmill barefoot and in Adidas Oregon running shoes, which have a 10-millimeter heel-to-toe …

Running

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Worldwide, 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, study says

The world isn't getting smaller, it's getting fatter, according to a comprehensive report published Thursday in The Lancet.<p>Whether you're looking at men or women, children or adults, citizens of rich countries or poor ones, people were much more likely to be overweight or obese in 2013 than they …

Public Health

100 Best Albums of the ’90s

100<p>Moby, ‘Everything Is Wrong’<p>Moby's first major-label album didn't seem promising at first — a little techno dude trying his arty hand at pop-song …

Blues Genes: 15 of Jack White’s Biggest Influences

The Flat Duo Jets<p>Long before the Stripes, there were the Flat Duo Jets, Dexter Romweber's ferocious guitar-drums duo from North Carolina who blazed …

Is There a Link Between Metal Bands and a Country’s Wealth?

If we’re going to play the word association game with “heavy metal,” immediate responses would probably veer towards “dark,” “sad” and “working …

Case Study

Jun 11<br>2016<p><b>MusicNewsHq was a network of automated entertainment sites.</b> <b>It operated from 2011 until August 2016.</b><p><i>This post details the successes and</i> …

Want to book your favorite band? Here’s how much it’ll cost

“I wonder how much it’d cost to book ____ for my birthday/wedding/Super Bowl party/music festival/funeral?” It’s a question that’s surely floated in …

Here are all 181 songs played by Bruce Springsteen during his most recent tour

In addition to three-plus hour set times and a bevy of left-field covers, one thing you can <i>always</i> count on from a Bruce Springsteen show is variety. …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Unleashing the cartoon anarchy and wacky violence of Looney Tunes

<i>Welcome to the TV Roundtable, where some of TV Club’s writers tackle episodes that all deal with a central theme. Now through July: TV we loved as</i> …

How hard has depression hit cricket? http://gu.com/p/3kkt2/fb Jonathan Trott is the latest in a string of players to suffer publicly from mental health problems. Is the nature of the sport to blame? Photograph: Graham Morris

1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year

40<p>Live, ‘Throwing Copper’<p>The Pennsylvania-bred Live broke out of the Buzz Bin with their first full-length <i>Mental Jewelry</i>, a self-righteous whirl of …