Archive for June, 2006

Child Abuse and Schizophrenia

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

On Tuesday, the news section of beautiful Psych Central had a story on child abuse being a cause of schizophrenia. This is not …

The High Price of Daycare

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

The New York Times observed today,

Young children in Quebec are more anxious and aggressive than they were a decade ago, even though children elsewhere …

Light Therapy & Medication for Seasonal Depression

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The FDA recently approved Wellbutrin XL for seasonal depressive episodes (often called Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D.). Fortunately for folks who have this condition, …

Disturbing Reality Television

Monday, June 12th, 2006

A student of mine just sent me a link to a new Fox Reality Channel show called “Solitary“, where the goal of the show …

For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Many companies that recruit on college campuses have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to conduct background checks on seniors looking for their …

NPR Psychiatric Medication Debate

Friday, June 9th, 2006

NPR’s Talk of the Nation “Science Friday” had a phenomenal debate on the increase in prescriptions for anti-depressants and anti-psychotics for the general US …

Self-Mutilation & College Students

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Another AP story is making internet waves this week: “Self-mutilation rampant at 2 Ivy League schools“. Self-injurious behavior has been the buzz around university …

Anger disorder more common than thought?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Trailing on Will’s entry from yesterday, Reuters Health also reported that anger disorder more common than thought:

A surprising number of Americans suffer from a …

Intermittent Explosive Disorder Rates

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Anger is often viewed as a completely negative emotion. However, there are several benefits we get from feeling anger such as:

1. Motivation to attack when …

Brain Computer Interface Video

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

A YouTube video demonstrates a brain computer interface created by the company that produces it. A nice description of how people who are paralyzed …

Introducting our newest blogger, William Meek

Monday, June 5th, 2006

I have the pleasure of welcoming a new contributing editor to our site here at Psych Central, and the World of Psychology blog!

William D. Meek, …

Bipolar teens see hostility in neutral faces

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Bipolar teens see hostility in neutral faces

Teens diagnosed with the bipolar disorder are more likely to interpret neutral facial expressions as hostile and react …

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