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Could cognitive interventions be useful in treating depression?

A new study has examined whether cognitive bias modification (CBM) for facial interpretation, a digital health intervention that changes our perception for emotional expressions from negative to positive, might be useful in treating depression.

The Ones the Wolves Pull Down

Proposed budget cuts for mental health programs conflict with the need for preventative treatment for high rates of suicide among farmers.

Envy and Your Facebook Feed

Do you feel envious when scrolling through Facebook? Might others feel envious when looking at what you post? Here's why both matter.

Trump administration bans word "transgender" from CDC budget

The Trump administration bans the CDC from using the word transgender in budget documents. What does this mean for the future of transgender health?

Good Mood – Bad Mood? Blame the Bacteria You Eat

The bacteria in our gut—one’s so–called microbiome—play a huge role in shaping our emotions. The brain in our head is in constant contact with the one in our guts.

Depression: A Symptom, Not a Disorder

In the popular press and even in articles meant for professionals, the term "depression" is used as if it were a scientific word, when it is a symptom of many different diagnoses.

The Monistic Mistake about the Meaning of Life

Some people wrongly hold that in order to have a meaningful life they must commit to one source of meaningfulness throughout their whole life.

Stuck on Repeat in Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have a relative with Alzheimer’s, you’ve probably experienced conversational loops. A topic comes once. Within a few minutes, you're back to topic again. Stuck on repeat.

What are Your Links?

ADHD & Marriage News - December 14, 2017 Quote of the Week “When you consider who you want to marry, make sure you find someone with whom you can have a lively discussion about what is happening in the world around you every morningShow More Summary

Suicidal thoughts rapidly reduced with ketamine, finds study

Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers. They also found that ketamine's anti-suicidal effects occurred within hours after its administration.

My Adolescent Came Out as Transgender. What's Next?

Wondering if your support of a transgender or nonbinary teen matters? Research says it is lifesaving.

On Being Ill

After an emergency room visit on Thanksgiving, Dr. Gordon reflects on treatments for injury vs. psychiatric conditions.

Autism Parent Memoirs: Illuminating or Exploitive?

How is it that non autistic parents can hail a memoir of raising an autistic child, even as actual autistic people rise up in outrage at how hurtful and destructive the book is?

Can Coping With Stress Help You Live Longer?

How does chronic stress affect life expectancy in people already dealing with serious health problems? New research examines the stress-mortality connection.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

The fairer time of the year has passed and winter is upon us. With that come the many individuals who will experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Mindfulness and Mind-body Practices in Mental Health Care

Curious about the benefits of meditation and mind-body practices for depressed mood or bipolar disorder? Research findings show improved mood and functioning with regular practice.

The MOTION of EMOTION: Leonardo Knew It Well

Are you fascinated by words? I sure am. We send and receive them so freely and most often don't consider their origin and literal meaning. "Emotion" is a huge word in the mood and anxiety disorder neck of the woods. So huge it begs a closer look. With the help of Leonardo da Vinci, let's do it. Tap in...

Can Playing Super Mario 64 Increase Grey Matter in the Brain, and Help Delay the Onset of Alzheimer's?

Can playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day, five days a week help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease? By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This new research study is important, and I believe Alzheimer's caregivers should...Show More Summary

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About the ICD-10

American mental health professionals are often quite unfamiliar with aspects the ICD-10, despite its relevance to their work. Here is some basic information to help them.

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