“How to Develop Better Habits in 2019” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) How to Develop Better Habits in 2019

Just about everyone wants to cultivate better habits. The problem is, very few of us want to do the work to make those habits a reality. We hope they will magically develop, that one day we’ll just wake up (early, without even considering the snooze button) and head straight to the gym. Then we’ll have a healthy breakfast and sit right down with that creative project we’ve been putting off for months.

At some point our desire to smoke or lie or complain will mysteriously disappear too. The reality? This has never happened for anyone, and it’s never going to happen. This is what inspired Epictetus’ famous quote from 2,000 years ago: “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” He’s really asking how much longer you are going to wait until you demand the best of yourself.

2) Mental Health Treatment Now Available at Walmart

The clinic offers a new model for care of mild mental health needs, with more serious cases referred to appropriate providers; more clinics are planned.

3) If genomics is the answer, what’s the question? A commentary on PsychENCODE

There was much excitement in the press and in the psychiatric research community recently as a flurry of papers was published, presenting the work of the PsychENCODE project. This project, involving the work of many labs, aimed to deploy the powerful tools of genomics to dissect the landscape of gene regulation in the human brain, with the ultimate goal of revealing the molecular underpinnings of psychiatric disease.

4) Lithium Preferred Method of Maintenance Monotherapy in Older Adults With Bipolar Disorder

Lithium continues to be the preferred method of maintenance monotherapy in older adults with bipolar disorder according to a Delphi survey.

5) Youth Vaping an Epidemic, US Surgeon General Declares

The Office of the US Surgeon General has officially declared e-cigarette use in youth an epidemic and called on the federal government, parents, teachers, government, and healthcare professionals to help stem the tide.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles!

Best Regards,

Vikram


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