NIMH’s Inaccurate Depiction of Depression Treatments

One of my life-long battles is to ensure that people get the most objective, useful information they can about mental illness and its treatment. It’s painful to me when I come across a popular website that misrepresents these illnesses or their treatment. So you can imagine my surprise when I reviewed the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) page on depression recently. This is a super-important page to get right, because it often appears as the number one or two search result in Google....
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Disorders, Depression, Treatment, Policy and advocacy, Fda, John, Depression Treatment, Treatment For Depression, NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health, ECT

Make peace with stress in the ER

This article is sponsored by Careers by Working in the emergency department or emergency room is not for healthcare practitioners who want to just chill. Although television’s portrayal of the ER on dramas like “ER” or “Chicago Med” is admittedly high on drama, life and work in the ER really are high pressure. In […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA

Out-of-state residents drawn to Oregon’s access to abortions

Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state’s abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states. According to data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed […]
Tags: Health, News, Oregon, Local News, Northwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

Move to relax rules that ban health-care kickbacks

Health-care providers are urging officials to waive or roll back the requirements of federal fraud and abuse laws so they can join forces and coordinate care, sharing cost reductions and profits in ways that would not otherwise be allowed.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Why you stayed in that unhappy relationship for too long

Thanks to "Sex and the City," we're all familiar with the phrase "he's just not that into you." Yet many couples who are no longer all that into each other choose to stay together anyway.
Tags: Health

Call obesity what it is: a disease

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its decision to classify obesity as a disease, moving against the recommendation at the time of a group studying obesity. Yet there are still those who believe that obesity is not a disease but rather a “condition,” and this has downstream ramifications for health policy, health care […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, American Medical Association AMA, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA

Another Year, Another Birthday: Processing Getting Older

For the past few birthdays, I’ve been telling everyone I know that “I’m turning 24 again!” Huh. What are the odds? Now of course I’m kidding, but the reality is that as I’ve gone up in my 20’s the mentality of growing older becomes more and more evident. And before anyone wants to bite my head off (please don’t), I am aware that I’m still relatively young. But this year’s birthday stung just a tad — the number signifying my last year in this decade. The number that acknowledges adulthood in rea...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Personal, Milestones, Achievement, Success & Achievement, Psychology Today, Coping Skills, Merrell, Growing Older, Susan Scar Merrell, Helen Kivnivk, Kivnick

Medicine: noble profession or big business?

In 1976 I graduated from medical school and proudly joined the medical profession. Thirty-seven years later, I retired as an employee of the biggest business in the country. In 2016 the medical industry was responsible for 3.3 trillion dollars of expenditure, comprising 18 percent of the United States GDP. For perspective, there are only four […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, United States, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA

Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood

A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others.The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected.The study may lead to further investigations into how people cope with trauma and lead to new ways to help victims bounce back.A new study published in PLOS One suggests that enduring a traumatic event in childhood can lead to higher levels of empathy as an adult. While it doesn't apply to every form of empathy, it ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Youth, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Greenberg, IRI, David M Greenberg

The Major Personality Trait Linked To Mating Success

The personality trait linked to 'getting lucky' more often. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You ...
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From skiing to salmon runs, the national climate report predicts a Northwest lifestyle in peril

Federal officials see more wildfire smoke and other negative effects on the horizon for the Northwest as a result of climate change. The drought of 2015, with soaring temperatures and water problems, could be a vision of our climate future, according to a new report.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Environment, Local Politics, Northwest, Puget Sound, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

I worked in the prison system for 5 years. Here’s what it does to a person.

Most people who go to prison are not incorrigible criminals - just normal people who made mistakes.The prison system can become breeding ground for antisocial behaviors.Bishop Jahwar worked with prisoners to help them retain the core of who they were and "take masks off".
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Prison, Poverty, Mental Health, Innovation, Inequality, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Bishop Jahwar

5 Tips For How to Get Fit Like A Dancer

Recent studies show that less than 5 percent of all adults get 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis. This lack of physical activity around the world has led to an obesity epidemic. If you are tired of feeling horrible each day due to a lack of activity, now is the time to take back your good health. Some of the fittest women on the planet are dancers. Most dancers are highly disciplined when it comes to maintaining a good diet and a rigorous workout schedule. As a result, most d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Fitness, Yoga, Exercise, Pilates, Physical Fitness, Juicing, Workout, Squats, Physical Health, Physical Activity, Dancer, Home Life

Psychology Around the Net: November 24, 2018

Is there a ticket to happiness? I’m not sure, but this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at achieving happiness once you know what kind of happiness you actually want (that’s right; there’s more than one), as well as a productivity app that helps you avoid the bad “to do list,” how you can make the most of the rest of this year, what kind of mental health care costs we’re looking at in the next decade, and more. Make a Resolution for the Last Six Weeks of the Year: If you’re into...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Politics, Technology, Goals, Happiness, Research, App, Psychiatry, United States, Global Economy, Experiments, Immigrants, Resolutions, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net

MKSAP: 82-year-old woman with a 1-week history of urinary incontinence

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. An 82-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-week history of urinary incontinence with lower abdominal discomfort. She reports no dysuria, fever, or back pain. Medical history is significant for hypertension and allergic reaction to sulfa drugs, which cause a generalized rash. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Conditions, Geriatrics, PA NP, CRNA

"Nearly half [of Americans] say they sometimes or always feel alone or 'left out.' Thirteen percent of Americans say that zero people know them well."

Writes Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Instituted in "How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart/When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics" (NYT)(citing a "large-scale survey from the health-care provider Cigna). Much of this op-ed column is drawn from the book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal" by Senator Ben Sasse.A précis of Mr. Sasse’s recommendations to America... might be this: Go where you get that hometown-gym-on-a...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, America, Cigna, Nyt, Nebraska, Seattle, Solitude, Brooks, Arthur C Brooks, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Sasse, Fremont Nebraska, American Enterprise Instituted

'Dangerous' rape laws must be updated, Amnesty report says

Rape laws across Europe are "dangerous and outdated," according to new analysis from human rights group Amnesty International.
Tags: Health, Europe, Amnesty

London schools tackle pollution with face masks and air purifiers

Schools introduce walk-to-school initiatives and stock up on asthma medicineSchools across the UK are taking ever more drastic steps in an effort to mitigate the effects of air pollution on their pupils’ health.Amid growing concern about the long-term implications of toxic air on young people’s development, the Guardian has found one London school is raising money for face masks for its pupils, while a growing number are installing air purifiers in classrooms and thousands more are trying to det...
Tags: Health, UK, London, Education, Children, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Schools, Guardian

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