Archive for June, 2008

W.H.O. Global Drug Survey Finds High Rates of Cocaine, Marijuana Use in U.S.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In a newly published report on “Global Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Cocaine Use” from the World Health Organization’s series of Mental Health Surveys, Americans’ levels …

Running in Place to Conquer Your Anxiety?

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In this blog post a few days ago, John mentioned an April 2008 literature review by researchers at Boston University who wanted to explore …

Help! I’m Anxious about My Anxiety Management Class!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I took a seat at a large conference table in the university’s counseling center. I looked around nervously. I kept my hands in …

Creative Funding Solutions for Mental Health Care

Monday, June 30th, 2008

As we read our way through the detailed, insightful articles of The American Prospect’s special issue on the politics of mental health, we’ll share interesting …

How Effective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety?

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is probably the most well-known and most-practiced form of modern psychotherapy. Even therapists who don’t identify themselves as a CBT …

In Brain, Social Networking Concepts Lend a Hand

Friday, June 27th, 2008

In a fascinating bit of research, Stanford University researchers have discovered that a vital part of brain functioning — our neural hubs — might be …

The Persistence of Memory: Are Negative Events Easier to Recall?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

This brief interview with MIT neurobiologist Matt Wilson, posted on the TIME website a few days ago, is an interesting addition to a long-standing …

Help for Children with Mental Illness

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Today’s Boston Globe has one of those feel-good editorials that calls for more of this and more of that aid for children in Massachusetts who …

Forgo the Brain Training, Drugs, Vitamins & Meditation and Just Get Some Exercise

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Earlier this month, PsyBlog wrote a brief summary and synopsis of the current research findings for cognitive enhancers — you know, those things that …

Breaking Down the Breakdown

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

As a mental health writer from Canada I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to The Globe and Mail’s feature series …

Promising New Alzheimer’s Research Published

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Which came first, the beta-amyloid plaque or the Alzheimer’s? It’s the plaque, but only one subtype, according to a new report by Harvard researchers in …

Heather Locklear in Treatment for Depression, Anxiety

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Heather Locklear
People magazine broke the story that actress Heather Locklear, 46, has checked into an Arizona treatment facility for psychological treatment of …

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