“O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin!

1) O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a companion that constantly wants to protect me, never realizing the threats it sees aren’t legitimate.

2) Can We Measure Delusions?

There might be a way—and if so, we could use it to detect and treat them in the earliest stages, before they become debilitating.

3) The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button.

4) Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Gerda Saunders, an emerita professor who was diagnosed with vascular dementia at age 60, explores the meaning of progressive cognitive impairment in relationships and life.

5) Secondary Prevention of MI in Schizophrenia Cuts CVD Mortality

Secondary prevention in individuals with schizophrenia who have suffered an MI cuts mortality in this population where CVD outcomes are notoriously poor and tied to a vastly reduced life expectancy.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for weekend quotes.

Best Regards,

Vikram


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