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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. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? Well, here on PsyBlog we’ve got the scientific evidence. STAGES OF SC - SPIRITUAL CRISIS NETWORK. Stages of Spiritual Crisis (and finding a suitable therapist).


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. What follows is a rough guide to what sort of support is most useful at what stage. 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. 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. In any other area of medicine, if your doctor told you that the cure for your disease involved surrendering to a “higher power,” praying to have your “defects of character” lifted, and accepting your “powerlessness,” as outlined in the original 12 steps, you’d probably seek a second opinion.

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! 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. Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. 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. The Psychology of Emotions. Rosenhan experiment. Experiment to determine the validity of psychiatric diagnosis Rosenhan's study was done in eight 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 psychiatric hospitals in five states in the United States. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies.

Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo Like eminent social psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo (author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil), I’m also obsessed with why we do dumb or irrational things. 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. Many psychiatrists are well aware that the myths do not hold and have told me so, but they don’t dare deviate from the official positions because of career concerns. Being a specialist in internal medicine, I don’t risk ruining my career by incurring the professors’ wrath and I shall try here to come to the rescue of the many conscientious but oppressed psychiatrists and patients by listing the worst myths and explain why they are harmful.

James Carpenter. Disorders of Thought Are Severe Mood Disorders: the Selective Attention Defect in Mania Challenges the Kraepelinian Dichotomy—A Review. Untitled. Page: 1 23456789101112 object id="d_dlg" classid="clsid:3050f819-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b" width="0px" height="0px">The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.


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. 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. I am not a traveler, but I come at you from different states at different times. BRUCE E. LEVINE: 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. 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.” Mr Hammersley, Programme Director for the COPE (Collaboration of Psychosocial Education) Initiative at the School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, said: “We are not returning to the 1960s and making the mistake of blaming families, but professionals have to realize that child abuse was a reality for large numbers of adult sufferers of psychosis.” Source: EurekAlert! 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.

Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder? “I have Bipolar disorder” … say 5.7 million Americans. These patients have been labeled, categorized, and offered an understanding of themselves as diseased, sick, and permanently broken. ECOLOGY OF MIND  MIND-ING ECOLOGY. Experimental Treatments for Bipolar Disorder. Madness Radio. Madness Radio. MindFreedom Principles for Mental Health Alternatives. MOTIV Personality Test Trait Descriptions. N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC) for Schizophrenia.

On Hearing Voices - Schizophrenia Schizoaffective Online - Symptoms, Treatments, Resources. 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.

What is “Alternative Mental Health”? When Relationship Conflict Turns Into Fighting.