“Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game Fortnite: Battle Royale is a game where 100 players land on an island, then have to fight until only one is left alive. It’s been downloaded more than 125 million times since its launch, … More “Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“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

“Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain While many deaths due to opioid overdoses are accidental, there a growing body of evidence that some cases were intentional and that the presence of pain played a role in the decision to end life. 2) … More “Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Food, My Frenemy My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes. 2) A Space to Talk How can services meet the needs … More “Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“The Best Way To Save People From Suicide” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) The Best Way To Save People From Suicide “What if this is what we should be doing? What if it’s that simple?” 2) Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis? When public health officials get wind of an outbreak … More “The Best Way To Save People From Suicide” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads