Archive for August, 2006

Age & Adventurousness

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Recently, NPR had a really fun piece on how openness to experience and adventerousness decreases with age. It follows a prominent scientist’s fury …

Top 20 Psychiatric Prescriptions in 2005

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Ever wonder what were some of the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications in the U.S.? Wonder no more — the top 20 psychiatric prescriptions …

YouTube Star Calls it Quits Citing Privacy Concerns

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Privacy affects us all, and no more so than when we participate in all of the new and amazing tools and technologies that companies continuously …

SSRI Pregnancy Concerns

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

SSRIs (antidepressants) have had somewhat of a panacea status with physicians prescribing the meds for all sorts of off label usage, particularly during the boom …

Teacher Gender Influences Student Learning

Monday, August 28th, 2006

A provocative new line of research has concluded that the students learn better from teachers of their same sex. After controlling for a variety …

AOL 9.0 Accused of Behaving Like Badware

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Just a public service announcement, for those of you contemplating AOL 9.0… From the wonderful makers of hundreds of unrequested CDs in the 1990’s, they …

Workplace Mental Health

Friday, August 25th, 2006

USA Today had a great feature on the gradual shift taking place in the world of work toward psychological problems. In the past, the …

John Mark Karr & False Confessions

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

The JonBonet Ramsey case has received unbelievable media coverage in the United States since the crime was first reported. The recent arrest of John Mark …

Mental Health, FEMA, & Katrina

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

I’ve written several times in the past about the growing mental health crisis in the hurricane affected Gulf region. Not only are the level of …

Glaxo, Shire Strengthen Risk Warnings on ADHD Drugs

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Not good news for people taking Adderall XR or Dexedrine this morning.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Shire Plc said they strengthened warnings that their attention-deficit drugs may …

BrainTalk2 Community Online

Monday, August 21st, 2006

We’ve gone ahead and created a temporary community for folks to hang out in for ex-Brain Talkers…….

Brain Talk Communities

Please feel free to use these …

Donate Your Brain

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center performs ongoing post-mortem research on schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. They’re seeking brain tissue donations from people who have …

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