Archive for February, 2008

Can a Person Change their Brain Structure? Yes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Excuse us while we do some spring cleaning around here and publish a few entries that have been sitting in our “draft” pile longer than …

Friday Flashback for February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

While I’m down in Texas enjoying some sunshine and the ranch life, I’m happy to present to you some of the golden oldies from Psych …

Communicating with the One You Love

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

All of us have our insecurities, and some of us have our secrets. Sometimes we share these with the ones we love, and sometimes we …

Lessons From the Family Bathroom

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

We’d like to give a hat tip to the New York Times health blog, written by the intrepid Tara Parker-Pope, for her entry on …

LifeTip: Planning for Your Own Passing

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Look, you might be 22 or 42, but there are some things you should think about even if you think it’s premature or “I’ll get …

Forcing the Mentally Ill to Move in Greater Boston

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

There’s no easy way to do this, but when a state wants to cut costs (and ostensibly “improve” treatment, although that remains to be seen) …

La récupération de mme. Trudeau

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Margaret Trudeau, Canada’s lively and lovely former first lady turned bipolar advocate, talks about her recovery (récupération in French) process to stay balanced.

“You need to …

Antidepressant Data Showed Not as Effective as Thought

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Meta-analyses are great research tools, because they allow researchers to look at data across large sets of data published by multiple studies, and see if …

Coping with Existential Depression

Monday, February 25th, 2008

People and professionals often divide up depression into different types, such as “clinical” depression versus “non-clinical” depression, “biological” depression versus “situational” depression. The diagnostic manual …

Mentally Ill Unfairly Portrayed as Violent

Monday, February 25th, 2008

As I’ve banged the drum previously here and here about the lack of a significant relationship between violence and mental illness, I was …

Eating Disorder Awareness 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Eating disorders are usually thought of a teen issue, but increasingly men, adult women and girls as young as seven also suffer. They don’t …

Mentally and Physically stimulating environments delay dementia

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

I’ve been reading a lot of articles in the past couple of years supporting mental exercises to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. However, today …

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