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New Markham's Behavioral Health blog platform.

Future posts will be on Markham's Behavioral Health on Typepad.com.https://behavioralhealth.typepad.com/ [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham


How the media spreads false information

Editor's note:False information is toxic in the societal consciousness. False information distorts community norms and atittudes contributing to societal dysfunction. The computer meme is "garbage in, garbage out."Just as we are aware of the idea of "caveat emptor", let the buyer beware, in our economic interactions, we should be aware of media distortions and strive to be "media literate" so we can develop immunity to toxic misinformation. [Author: David G. Markham]
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Articles worth reading - Most Of What We Think of As “Love” is Bullshit

As a marriage counselor, I hear people say all the time that they love somebody or somebody told them that they loved them and when I ask "How do you define love?" most people seem irritated, annoyed, put on the spot, and defensive.What is "love" and what isn't "love." This is an important question that haunts us our whole lives. "Most Of What We Think Of As "Love" is Bullshit" is an important article which gives a lot of ideas for thought and reflection.Access it by clicking here. [Author:...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham


What do you know about alcohol use disorder?

What do you know about alcohol use disorder?Take this brief 8 question quiz. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Alcoholism, Infertility, David G. Markham


On average 6 people die every day in the U.S. from Alcohol overdoses

In the United States,  six people die each day  from periods of extreme binge drinking that lead to alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning. When taking into account all alcohol-related causes of death (e.g., liver disease, motor vehicle crashes), there were  88,424 alcohol-attributable deaths  per year on average from 2006 to 2010.  [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Alcoholism, Infertility, David G. Markham


Articles worth reading - "Where Our New World Begins; Politics, power, and the Green New Deal"

For the article in the May 2019 issue of Harper's click here. [Author: David G. Markham]
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Gambling is a state sponsored addiction especially with state run lotteries

Gambling addiction is a big deal to the person suffering from it and the person's family and community.Gambling addicition is a government sponsored and encouraged addiction. All but six states run lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah).About 95% of problem gamblers play state sponsored lotteries.10 - 15% of people buy 80% of lottery tickets.Lotteries brought in $17.7 billion in 2015.For more click here.To learn where to get help with a gambling problem click here. [A...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham, Problem gambling


How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?

The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham


Peer psychotherapist support meeting feedback

Supervision Feedback Sheet Directions: Please place a hashmark on the line which most closely measures your degree of satisfaction with the indicator. The far left is 0% and the far right is 100%. The middle of the line would be 50%. Complete this feedback sheet as soon as you are able after the meeting. Bring it for discussion at the next subsequent meeting. Date of the meeting_________________________________ 1. I had an opportunity to talk about what I wanted to talk...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham, Psychotherapy supervision


Nora McInerny - Grief: Moving on or moving forward?

For a video commentary [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Grief, Infertility, David G. Markham


Percentage of income that goest to taxes in first world countries

Click on image to enlarge [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Taxes, Infertility, David G. Markham


Almost half of Generation Z are people of racial and ethnic minority groups in U.S.

Stat: 48%—Almost half the members of Generation Z—age 22 or younger—are racial or ethnic minorities. Story: Step aside, Millennials. There’s a new, younger group out there: Generation Z, which includes anyone born after 1996.To learn more about this generation, we sat down with Kim Parker, director of social trends research at the Pew Research Center. Listen in to hear about Gen Z’s social, cultural, and political inclinations, and what this might mean for the future.For more click here. [Aut...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham, Class and race


Jurors in capital trials suffer PTSD and other mental health problems

Prophetic women and men is a regular feature of the UU A Way Of Life ministries blog which appears on Sundays. On 06/24/1994 Lindy Lou Isonhood. as a member of a jury in Mississippi, voted to put a man to death. She has regretted her decision and now become a death penalty abolitionist. Her story is disturbing and inspiring.  For a brief commentary about this article [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Ptsd, Death Penalty, Infertility, David G. Markham


Is Zoloft a good medication for depressive bipolar symptoms?

Is Zoloft a good medication for bipolar disorder?Zoloft can help manage the symptoms of depression for people with bipolar disorder. However, a mood stabilizing drug should be considered the basic treatment with Zoloft added to treat the depressive symptoms during a depressive episode.Zoloft is one of the drugs in the SSRI category of which there are several. These SSRI drugs can be used to treat symptoms of depression other than the depressed episode of bipolar disorder.The diagnosis of bipola...
Tags: Health, Bipolar, Infertility, David G. Markham, Psychotropic Medications


20% of students with ADHD receive no school support services

From Science Daily on 03/05/19 At least one in five students with ADHD receive no school services despite experiencing significant academic and social impairment, a gap particularly evident for adolescents and youth from non-English-speaking and/or lower-income families, researchers found in the largest study of children and teens with ADHD ever conducted. The new findings are based on data on 2,495 youth with ADHD aged 4 to 17 years from across the United States, collected through the Nat...
Tags: Health, Education, Adhd, Infertility, David G. Markham


Incorporating the arts in science lessons improves learning

From Science Daily on 03/05/19 Incorporating the arts -- rapping, dancing, drawing -- into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The findings were published on Feb. 7 in Trends in Neuroscience and Education and support broader arts integration in the classroom. "Our study provides more evidence that the arts are absolutely n...
Tags: Health, Education, Infertility, Music Therapy, David G. Markham


Is it ADHD or Bipolar?

Is it ADHD or BiPolar?Both terms have entered pop psychology and are thrown around indiscriminately. There is a difference and telling the difference is important because the psychopharmocological treatment is different.Also, the psychosocial management and psychotherapy can be different.The immediate focus of therapy is on symptom management with the longer term focus being on the management of the disorder and what I call life style engineering or developing and implementing a wellness plan.F...
Tags: Health, Bipolar, Adhd, Infertility, David G. Markham


Social indicators - U.S. has low life expectancy compared to other first world countries and continues to drop

Most Americans think that the United States is exceptional. On most social indicators, however, the U.S.  has relatively low rankings for first world countries. One such social indicator is life expectancy and the United States comes no where close to the top ten countries.There are many reasons for the U.S. low rankings in life expectancy as compared to these other countries. The several that come first to mind are our terrible health care system, our gun policy, our drug problems, infant child...
Tags: Health, Life Expectancy, Infertility, David G. Markham, Social Indicators


Social indicators - Deathly consequences of unsafe drinking water greater than natural disasters and conflict

Click on image to enlarge. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Water, Infertility, David G. Markham, Social Indicators


Physical, emotional, and verbal abuse in families

Editor's note:This is a sad and accurate story of abusive patterns of behavior that develop in some families. This video and story comes from the UK. Here in the US, the narrator and older female sibling can and perhaps should call Child Protective Services who will investigate. In New York State where I live these reports can be made anonymously.The father, the perpetrator of abuse, does not need punishment but mental health help or perhaps a combination of services from the mental health syste...
Tags: Health, Domestic Violence, Child protection, Infertility, David G. Markham


How internet "echo chambers" lead to faster radicalization on Marketplace Tech

The audio clip lasts about 6 minutes. Molly Wood is the moderator of Marketplace Tech. Fathali Moghaddam is a professor psychology at Georgetown University.  Molly Wood: What are the things that move people, ultimately, to violence?Fathali Moghaddam: It's a slow process sometimes, but it can also be rapid. The key issues are that individuals feel that they are being mistreated, that there is injustice in the world. Particularly nowadays, through the internet, an echo chamber has developed and i...
Tags: Health, Peer Pressure, Infertility, David G. Markham, Self Righteousness, Grievance, Radicalization, Norms and attitudes


Alcoholism and its affects on families.

Alcoholism and its effects on families learned the hard way contributing to a loss of innocence in a young teenage girl.  Editor's note:An apparently well meaning mother keeps the secret of her father's drinking problem from her for reasons that aren't detailed in this video. It is a good example of the "don't talk" rule in dysfunctional families. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Alcoholism, Infertility, David G. Markham, Loss Of Innocence, Don't Talk Rule, Secret Keeping


Teacher who made a difference to a third grader with Asperger's.

Sometimes it takes an understanding person to make a difference. Did you or do you have a teacher who you got alot out of?  [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G. Markham, Asperger's


Gambling is a state sponsored addiction especially with state run lotteries

Gambling addiction is a big deal to the person suffering from it and the person's family and community.Gambling addicition is a government sponsored and encouraged addiction. All but six states run lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah).About 95% of problem gamblers play state sponsored lotteries.10 - 15% of people buy 80% of lottery tickets.Lotteries brought in $17.7 billion in 2015.For more click here.To learn where to get help with a gambling problem click here. [A...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham


How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?

The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, Donald J Trump, David G Markham



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