“Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins When did psychiatry begin? Was it with the discovery of the unconscious? Or was it the discovery of neurotransmitters? As it turns out, healers have been treating mental disorders for thousands of years. Modern psychiatry reflects some, but not … More “Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our long week ahead some interesting articles! 1) Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea? With recent reports of suicide rates being on the rise in the U.S., we’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to better detect, … More “Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Wired that way: genes do shape behaviours but it’s complicated Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as … More “Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere Globally, the rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over 4m lives have been saved—more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the period. The decline … More “Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) A History of Delusions A multipart podcast on BBC where an experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion. 2) Suicide is declining almost everywhere Globally, the rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over 4m … More “A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

What Does It Mean to be Called a ‘Monster’? AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) What does it mean to be called a ‘monster’? On March 29 2016, the archivist Amy Proctor stood in a temperature-controlled strongroom in the London Metropolitan Archive and tried not to feel daunted by the task ahead of her. She was surrounded … More What Does It Mean to be Called a ‘Monster’? AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Can An Algorithm Stop Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Can an algorithm stop suicides by spotting the signs of despair? Predicting whether people plan to kill themselves is a complicated science still in its infancy – but some researchers say machines can do it better than we can. 2) Is mental … More “Can An Algorithm Stop Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads