Saturday, November 18, 2017

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Hearing an Opinion Said Aloud Humanizes the Person Behind it

From the Association for Psychological Science: According to a new research study, people attribute more humanlike qualities to those expressing opinions they disagree with when...

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking

In this piece for Nautilus, Veronique Greenwood discusses the legacy of Julian Jaynes, a psychologist best known for theorizing that consciousness was a cultural development resulting...

Reading ‘Girl, Interrupted’ in the Psych Ward

In this piece for Electric Lit, Anne Thériault shares how the book Girl, Interrupted helped her survive her 72-hour hold in a psychiatric ward following a suicide attempt. "The psychiatric...

Psychology’s Power Tools

In this piece for Aeon, David A. Sbarra discusses the philosophy and science behind cognitive behavioral therapy and explains why it is so effective. "Importantly, emotions...

Raped by Carl Jung, Then Murdered by Nazis

From Tablet Magazine: Angela Sells' new book Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth describes the work and life of a pioneering psychoanalyst who challenged her contemporaries'...

The Issue of Over-Diagnosing in Psychiatry

From The Concordian: On October 30th, Dr. Joel Paris, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University, gave a lecture about the dangers and consequences of...

Former Eli Lilly Executive is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

From The New York Times: President Trump has nominated Alex M. Azar II, a former president of the American division of Eli Lilly, to be...

America’s Opioid Crisis Proves the Limits of Capitalism

In this piece for RT, Slavoj Žižek discusses the impact of capitalism on America's opioid crisis, exploring the factors that have driven people to use drugs...

FDA Approves Pill That Digitally Tracks if Patients Have Ingested it

The FDA has approved Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally tracks whether patients have taken their medication. "The system works by sending...

What New Zealand’s “Unfortunate Experiment” Can Teach Us

From the Boston Review: In his new book Doctors in Denial: The Forgotten Women in the "Unfortunate Experiment," Ronald W. Jones chronicles the history of New...

Is Addiction a Disease?

From Scientific American: The current medical consensus is that addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease in which drug use becomes involuntary despite its...

How Culpable Are Educators and Psychologists in Youth Suicide?

In this piece for Medium, Karen Kilbane discusses the ways that contemporary psychological theories, diagnoses, and behavior modification programs are harming the mental health and emotional...

Voluntary Psychiatric Patients May Face Exploitation

From WFAA: Many patients who check themselves into psychiatric hospitals voluntarily may have difficulty when attempting to check out. In one recent incident in Denton,...

Antidepressant to Blame for Frank Sinatra’s Failing Health

From Fox News: According to Frank Sinatra's manager Eliot Weisman, Sinatra suffered from several adverse effects of the antidepressant Elavil during his final years. "...there was...

Racism is Literally Bad for Your Health

From WBUR: Racially motivated discrimination and abuse have tangible, measurable negative effects on health. Not only do daily acts of prejudice and discrimination lead to...

Blaming Mental Health Won’t Solve Gun Violence, Says APsaA

According to a new statement released by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the causes of firearm violence are complex and multifactorial, and gun violence...

Neoliberalism May Have a Devastating Effect on Mental Health

From The Independent: Policies that privilege neoliberal values are having a devastating effect on people with complex mental health needs. In the UK, people with severe...

Alcohol, Pot Dependent Teens Less Likely to Meet With Success

From Psych Central: According to a new study, teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work...

Coping With Trauma in the Classroom

From the Stamford Advocate: Increasing numbers of students have been affected by trauma; almost half of American adolescents have experienced an adverse childhood event. It...

Study Suggests Having Kids in Foster Care Bad for Mothers

From CBC News: A recent study shows that having a child taken into foster care has detrimental effects on the mother's mental health and may reduce...

Is Spanking Harmful? Study Finds Link With Future Mental Illness

From The Kansas City Star: A new study from the University of Michigan has found a link between spanking and serious problems in adulthood including mental health...

Christmas Songs Played on a Loop Can be Bad for Mental Health

From Providr: Many retail stores have already begun rolling out Christmas decorations and playing Christmas music. A clinical psychologist recently warned that playing Christmas music...

Vampire Medicines

In this piece, Dr. David Healy describes the various factors contributing to the lack of awareness surrounding the harmful and potentially dangerous effects of...

Psychiatrist Who Revolutionized Family Therapy Dies at 96

From The Washington Post: Salvador Minuchin, the psychiatrist who played an instrumental role in pioneering family therapy, died on October 30th at age 96. Minuchin was...

How a Focus on Rich Educated People Skews Brain Studies

From The Atlantic: Neuroimaging studies have traditionally scanned the brains of unrepresentative samples, focusing on Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic populations. Although the results...

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