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10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life. People love to give each other advice.

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life

The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. STAGES OF SC - SPIRITUAL CRISIS NETWORK. Stages of Spiritual Crisis (and finding a suitable therapist).

STAGES OF SC - SPIRITUAL CRISIS NETWORK

Stages of Spiritual Crisis (and finding a suitable therapist). Anyone going through a spiritual crisis will look for help, support and the opportunity to make sense of what they are experiencing. Looking for therapy in particular can be difficult at the best of times, but particularly so if the world is whirling around you. Personality Tests. Herbal Antipsychotics - Smokable Herbs. Fortunately there are many different treatment options for people suffering from psychosis, and one of the newest and most exciting are herbal remedies.

Herbal Antipsychotics - Smokable Herbs

Although herbs have been used for a long time to treat psychological disorders, they have fallen by the wayside as modern medicine has improved. It’s only recently that herbal remedies have come back into fashion for treating psychosis. Here’s everything that you need to know about herbal antipsychotics. Potential Cures Gingko Biloba is often used to promote memory and cognition. St. After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem. For much of the past 50 years or so, voicing any serious skepticism toward Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12-step program was sacrilege—the equivalent, in polite company, of questioning the virtue of American mothers or the patriotism of our troops.

After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem

If your problem was drink, AA was the answer; if drugs, Narcotics Anonymous. And if those programs didn’t work, it was your fault: You weren’t “working the steps.” The only alternative, as the 12-step slogan has it, was “jails, institutions, or death.” By 2000, 90 percent of American addiction treatment programs employed the 12-step approach. Are Some Psychiatrists Addicted to Deference? - Mad In America. One of the subtle but underlying factors that keep the great divide active between psychiatry's medical model of human emotional suffering, and the alternative paradigm that challenges it, is the existence of a class system based on meritocracy, that accounts for some of psychiatry's rigidity in considering an alternative paradigm position.

Are Some Psychiatrists Addicted to Deference? - Mad In America

The credible research that supports such an alternative view is often ignored, which is inconsistent with the scientific method that psychiatry claims is the legitimizing foundation of it's theory and practice. I'm offering a partial explanation of why such valuable research is ignored. My remarks here are based on working side by side, everyday for over 30 years with my friends and colleagues who are psychiatrists. Some of them seemed to suffer from what I would, in good nature at times describe to them, as an addiction to deference! When necessary I would not give them the last word. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill. (Note: Read Bruce Levine’s latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better? In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.

How to Start a New Life when You're at Rock Bottom. Steps Part 1 of 4: Taking Care of the Basics 1Whine a little.

How to Start a New Life when You're at Rock Bottom

That's right. That's the first step to starting over. You gotta feel what you're feeling. The Psychology of Emotions. Rosenhan experiment. Rosenhan's study was done in two parts.

Rosenhan experiment

The first part involved the use of healthy associates or "pseudopatients" (three women and five men, including Rosenhan himself) who briefly feigned auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different states in various locations in the United States. All were admitted and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. Myths about antidepressants & antipsychotics. Share this: Editorial note: We follow up the Guilty post last week with a piece written by Peter Gøtzsche that has caused a stir in Denmark and provoked some of the Danish professors he critiques to respond.

Myths about antidepressants & antipsychotics

At the Nordic Cochrane Centre, we have researched antidepressants for several years and I have long wondered why leading professors of psychiatry base their practice on a number of erroneous myths. These myths are harmful to patients. James Carpenter. Disorders of Thought Are Severe Mood Disorders: the Selective Attention Defect in Mania Challenges the Kraepelinian Dichotomy—A Review. Untitled. Mental Health and Significant Others. "TeSTeD" 1.The REAL Cause of Bipolar Mania / Bipolar Disorder. About Clyde Dee. I am an author and anonymous licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who writes reflective blogs to come to a truer reality and understanding of myself.

About Clyde Dee

I do this to be a strong professional presence for the people I work with, to positively impact the local mental health system, and to promote my work. BRUCE E. LEVINE: www.brucelevine.net. Child Abuse can Cause Schizophrenia. University of Manchester researcher Paul Hammersley is to tell two international conferences, in London and Madrid on 14 June 2006, that child abuse can cause schizophrenia.

Child Abuse can Cause Schizophrenia

The groundbreaking and highly contentious theory, co-presented by New Zealand clinical psychologist Dr John Read, has been described as “an earthquake” that will radically change the psychiatric profession. Clinical psychologist and writer Dr Oliver James commented: “The psychiatric establishment is about to experience an earthquake that will shake its intellectual foundations [and] may trigger a landslide.” Cool News: Raising Body Temperature Can Relieve Depression : Bipolar Network News. CuriosityStream. CuriosityStream. Direct Current Stimulation Improves Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia : Bipolar Network News. A new double-blind, randomized clinical trial has shown that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can reduce negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

TDCS, a treatment in which an anode and a cathode electrode placed on the skull are used to apply a steady, low-level current of electricity to the brain, has been shown to improve neuroplasticity, such as neuronal remodeling, by depolarizing or hyperpolarizing neurons. People with schizophrenia have neuroplasticity deficits in parts of the cortex, so a few case reports and one previous randomized clinical trial have explored the use of tDCS in schizophrenia. The current study, presented by Ulrich Palm at the 2015 meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, included 20 patients with primarily negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as thought disorders, poverty of speech, and withdrawal.

This study suggests that tDCS is a promising treatment for otherwise difficult-to-treat symptoms of schizophrenia. Comments. Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder? “I have Bipolar disorder” ECOLOGY OF MIND  MIND-ING ECOLOGY. Experimental Treatments for Bipolar Disorder. Madness Radio. Madness Radio. MindFreedom Principles for Mental Health Alternatives. Info. MOTIV Personality Test Trait Descriptions. MOTIV Personality Trait Descriptions. N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC) for Schizophrenia. On Hearing Voices - Schizophrenia Schizoaffective Online - Symptoms, Treatments, Resources. Allan N. Coordinate a group effort for the synthesis of voluntaryism, neuroscience, and psychology. Maintain and promote unrestricted and unapologetic sovereignty. Create a thriving community of emotionally savvy, relationship oriented anar.

Psychological Anarchy: Curing Schizophrenia through Talk. The N-acetylcysteine Story: A New Potential Therapy for Bipolar Illness and Substance Abuse : Bipolar Network News. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a readily available substance from health food stores, is able to reestablish glutamate homeostasis (regulation and balance) in the reward area of brain (the nucleus accumbens), reported Peter Kalivas of the University of South Carolina at the “Staging neuropsychiatric disorders: Implications for idiopathogenesis and treatment” meeting in Mojacar, Spain this past November.

Kalivas reported that NAC appears to be effective across a spectrum of addictions, including cocaine, heroin, alcohol, cigarette smoking, and gambling. How NAC works in the brain Even more remarkably, NAC also appears to have positive effects in placebo-controlled studies in the treatment of patients with bipolar illness, report Mike Berk and colleagues, who are studying the same substance in Australia. Compared with placebo, patients taking adjunctive NAC showed improvement in all outcome measures, especially depression, after 3 and 6 months. Potential implications for clinical treatment. What is “Alternative Mental Health”? When Relationship Conflict Turns Into Fighting. Conflict is inevitable as soon as we expand our world from me to we.