World of Psychology

Stress may cause depression

Stress may cause depression

While not untrue in terms that stress can indeed contribute to the cause (or be the primary) cause of depression in some individuals, drug treatments affecting this issue are many years away. In the meantime, there are dozens of stress relieving strategies one can do in one's life to help relieve stress. Oh, and here's 20 more tips.

No need to wait, start putting those strategies into practice today!

Long-term exposure to stress may cause some types of...

Dr. Tom Ferguson, e-health Pioneer, Has Died

Dr. Tom Ferguson has passed away. A man I've known for many years, I met Tom back in the early 1990's because we were both thinking about how the Internet was changing the roles of doctor and patient. Dr. Tom Ferguson ("DocTom") and I met when he contacted me about a book he was writing back in 1994 ("Health Online"). I talked to him about the thriving online self-help support communities available (yes, this was before the...

Going Public With Your Mental Illness

The SAMHSA Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated With Mental Illness invites you to participate in a free online training teleconference titled, "Self-disclosure: The Public and Personal Effects of Revealing Mental Health Problems" on Thursday, April 27 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time).

To participate, please complete the online registration form.

It will introduce the topic of self-disclosure and discuss what is gained and risked by choosing to talk openly about mental health problems. In addition to exploring...

Bipolar Justice

I hope people will be educated. I would love for this book to spur conversations about the imminent danger clause. Because a parent shouldn't take a psychotic child to a hospital and be turned away. I just don't believe that that should happen. I...

Malcolm in the Middle: How Malcolm Gladwell connects psychology to everything

Malcolm in the Middle: How Malcolm Gladwell connects psychology to everything

Malcolm Gladwell is getting a lot of attention recently for bringing some psychological research to the masses. He, like any good author, picks and chooses the research he wants to illuminate with his stories, but he provides an engaging way to undestand the sometimes-dry and statistic-laden language of many research psychologists.

In Blink, his book about the powers of the unconscious, Malcolm Gladwell, author and self-described sports and psychology fanatic, argues that fairly...