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Computerized Self-Diagnosis and Diary Now Available We now offer state-of-the-art, interactive psychiatric tools. You can use your computer to: make psychiatric diagnoses keep a private diary (to document, graph and statistically analyze your week-by-week progress) test your brain ( memory, concentration, verbal fluency, orientation, and thinking speed or executive functioning ) statistically test whether your current treatments have been successful . Our computer program, Decisionbase™, generates 80 of the most common psychiatric diagnoses.
Many cognitive biases have been demonstrated by research in psychology and behavioral economics . These are systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment. Although the reality of these biases is confirmed by replicable research, there are often controversies about how to classify these biases or how to explain them. [ 1 ] Some are effects of information-processing rules, called heuristics , that the brain uses to produce decisions or judgments. These are called cognitive biases . [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Biases in judgment or decision-making can also result from motivation , such as when beliefs are distorted by wishful thinking . Some biases have a variety of cognitive ("cold") or motivational ("hot") explanations. Both effects can be present at the same time. [ 4 ] [ 5 ]
ISSN 1359-7620 since 1994 The International Forum for Psychiatry - the world's First Internet Medical Journal Editor: Professor Ben Green, FRCPsych FHEA.
In an attempt to measure life changes, Holmes and Rahe, developed the Life Events Scale (also known as the Holmes & Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale). The life events are ranked in order from the most stressful (death of spouse) to the least stressful (minor violations of the law). Place a check beside any of the following events that you have experienced in your life over the past 12 months.
This reference list was compiled by Robert Hare for personal use. Links to available abstracts are provided, and when available, links to the full text on the Journal web sites (search for [full text] on the page below). Many articles are also available for free from PubMed Central , as a result of NIH's Public Access Policy .
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Looking back, those who crossed paths with Kaushal Niroula - an exchange student accused in a dizzying binge of graft and murder - wonder if anything he ever said was true.