“10 Meditations on Succeeding—and Flourishing” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

1) 10 Meditations on Succeeding—and Flourishing

If we fail to cultivate and exercise virtues such as wisdom, curiosity, intellect, aesthetic sensitivity, compassion, empathy, and generosity, we fail to exemplify human flourishing.

2) Antipsychotic Use More Frequent for Off-Label Indications in Older Adults

Antipsychotic use was more common for off-label conditions in older adults, including for dementia, behavioral issues, cognitive deficiency, and use of physical restraint.

3) Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

4) Overcoming Tribalism

Are humans destined to hate each other? You might think so, given the current tribal passions that sharply divide the country. Considering our political affiliations, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, and racial and ethnic backgrounds, I cannot think of another time in recent memory when people have been so pitted against each other.

Well, I have some good news: there is nothing inevitable or hardwired about our specific prejudices or biases. In fact, recent neuroscience research suggests that tribalism is, to a great extent, socially constructed and that there is much that we can do as clinicians to combat the forces that divide us and our patients.

5) Depression: How To Help Someone With Depression

Are you worried about a friend or relative’s mental health? Do you think they may be showing signs of depression? Here, we a look at how to help someone with depression and how to spot the signs.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles 🙂

Best Regards,

Vikram


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